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Wholesale/retail sectorNews digestManufacturer newsFleet profileRemarketingRecruitmentFirst drive: Lexus LS600hIs a hybrid engine best used to make a large inefficient engine more efficient or to make a small engine very efficient? The Lexus approach is to put hybrids into massive SUVs and executive carriers that, as petrols, would be gas guzzlers. Read more....First drive: Hyundai i40The i40 promises to combine functionality with desirability. It's a handsome thing, even as an estate - the saloon will be launched later this year - and when it goes on sale in September the Blue Drive eco version will boast best-in-class CO2 emissions. Read more....Land Rover Freelander ED4Arguably the most famous 4x4 brand has survived on its reputa-tion for go-anywhere vehicles; the decision to offer two-wheel drive was not taken lightly. And so Land Rover launches ED4 versions of the Freelander, with power delivered only to the front wheels. Read more....Vauxhall CorsaThe Vauxhall Corsa has been given a mechanical and cosmetic overhaul. CO2 emissions have been reduced, most notably to 94g/km on the 95bhp version of the three-door 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex, thanks to the addition of a stop/start system. The five-door manages an equally impressive 95g/km.Read more....Long-term test: Renault Kangoo CompactWe recently swapped our old Renault Kangoo Maxi for a Compact version - essentially a Maxi with the back end cut off. Our new van features a gearshift indicator and a handy flap in the back of the roof which lifts up to allow the carriage of longer loads. Read more....Car reviewsCar reviews

leet News has updated and improved the vehicle running costs and car tax calculator tools on its website, making them more relevant to car and van fleet operators.As part of the changes, these vital management tools have a new data supplier, KeeResources. The company is supplying fuel, depreciation, SMR and VED costs, plus CO2, BIK and mpg for all new vehicles, via its KWIKCarCost service.Among the changes made to the running cost calculators are new operating cycles, which now range from two years/20,000 miles to five years/100,000 miles for cars and three years/45,000 to five years/150,000 miles for vans.Fleet News has also refreshed its car tax calculator. Fleets can choose from a greater spread of operating cycles to establish the driver's benefit-in-kind costs and the employer's running costs and Class 1A National Insurance cost.Fleet News improves its web tools with KeeResourcesFKey Fleet News tool features include:n Identify fuel, SMR and depreciation for every new car and van on the marketn Identify BIK costs for 20% and 40% taxpayersn Choose from a wider range of operating cycles, making the quoted costs more relevant for your businessn Graduated VED costs for each modeln CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency figures for each vehiclen Ability to compare costs with like-for-like modelswww.fleetnews.co.uk/costs/car-running-costs/www.fleetnews.co.uk/cars/car-tax-calculator/n For further information on KeeResources, go to www.keeresources.com