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DRIVERLINK MAGAZINE I WELCOME

Issue 31: Driverlink Magazine

Gary Grace, Managing Director, GMP Drivercare Ltd. WELCOME to Issue 31 of Driverlink Magazine. Driverlink as always provides the very best advice on safe, efficient driving, explanations of the fantastic schemes available through GMP Drivercare and of course, reviews and offers on the best vehicles from leading manufacturers. As a company we are continuing to meet the needs of our clients by helping them reduce the environmental impact of their Essential Car User fleet. The growing choice of highly efficient vehicles for Lease Car drivers are also available through our Salary Sacrifice Scheme which is not only great for the driver, but also for the organisation when the vehicle is being used for work. For example, it is essential that we are part of the momentum towards low emission and electric vehicles. Our ULEV solutions have already helped many organisations to achieve significant reductions in their carbon emissions. and at the same time fantastic cost savings across their operational fleet. Driverlink has always promoted safe driving techniques for work and it’s important that these are carried over into leisure time.

GMP Drivercare has always stressed that we look after “all of your motoring needs”. This has never been more true with schemes ranging from Essential Car User Leased Cars, through Salary Sacrifice vehicles and now including our Optimum Solution Scheme for occasional drivers and simple to use Pool Car Booking System. Whatever your driving needs, GMP Drivercare will provide the most cost effective, straight forward option. As well as the helpful advice, news and guides, as always there is a great range of vehicle offers and reviews to help you make your choice of vehicle in this issue. If you would like to find out more about any of the schemes we offer don't forget to visit our website www.gmpdrivercare.com or alternatively speak to one of our friendly team, full contact details for each department can be found at the end of this issue of Driverlink. We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Regards, Gary.

A warm GMP welcome

- to our new clients

GMP Drivercare would like to welcome the staff and drivers of two new clients, Surrey County Council and Supply Chain Coordination Limited. We very much look forward to working with both organisations and we are sure that by reading Driverlink Magazine, by visiting www.gmpdrivercare.com or by contacting the GMP Drivercare team, both staff and drivers will find helpful information, details about our vehicle schemes, and essential driver advice. They all can be assured of the very best service levels at all times.

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CONTENTS

IN THIS ISSUE

GMP Events

Clean Air Day

DRIVERLINK MAGAZINE ISSUE (31) - 2019 Published bi-monthly in digital format by: JDM Web Publishing Ltd www.jdmpublishing.co.uk Company Reg: 07514160 In partnership with GMP Drivercare Ltd. www.gmpdrivercare.com

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Salary Sacrifice Scheme About the Salary Sacrifice Scheme 14 - 15 Ordering your new vehicle 16 - 17 Salary Sacrifice quotations 18 - 20

Driver advice

BREXIT - driving in Europe in a 'no-deal' senario Motorway Breakdown I Don't be a victim of crime Driving at night

Vehicle Options

Read the latest vehicle reviews

MAILING LIST & CIRCULATION If you would like to receive a digital copy of the magazine or join our digital mailing list please visit www.driverlinkmagazine.co.uk for further details.

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GMP Autocare 47 Electric Vehicle Solutions 50 - 51 Optimum Scheme 52 - 53 Pool Car Booking System 54 Grey Fleet Management 56 - 57

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DRIVERLINK MAGAZINE I GMP EVENTS

Carbon-friendly travel

- GMP supporting the clean air message

ON THE 20th June 2019 the University Hospitals of Derby (UHDB) and Burton NHS Foundation Trust held a Clean Air Day at the main Derby Hospital. UHDB takes air quality very seriously and actively promotes carbon friendly travel to the hospital for everyone coming to site. Clean Air Day was a day to help promote the UHDB Travel Plan and helped spread the message of travelling to the hospital by sustainable modes of transport, by inviting local companies to hold awareness stands at the Royal Derby Hospital. Signs were made to encourage motorists to switch off their engines when queuing or waiting around the hospital site. By taking part coming in an electric vehicle, cycling, walking or by public transport everyone is helping to reduce pollution around their hospitals and Derby city. GMP Drivercare supported this event with an outdoor stand and by being on hand to speak with employees on the Trust’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Lease and Salary Sacrifice Schemes, Electric Vehicles and available grants for home charging points and how to apply. The day was a great success and demonstrates the ambition of UHDB to reduce carbon emissions and encourage employees to take the most environmental mode of transport.

Royal Derby Hospital site GMP Staff talking to visitors at the event

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IN THE NEWS I BIK AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES

NO BiK in 2020/21

- for electric car drivers

BiK, otherwise known as company car tax, can be expensive as many drivers know, but following the introduction the the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) emissions regulations, the Treasury has reviewed its tax rules, and electric car drivers will be no longer be required to pay it in 2020/21. A rate of 1% will be applied in 2021/22 and 2% in 2022/23, so this is excellent news for anyone considering a Battery Electric Vehicle or BEV. These new rates will hopefully also have significant impact on the further adoption. With the correct charging infrastructure in place at home or at work, many company car drivers will be able take advantage of the fantastic cost savings. It seems reasonable then to expect BEV

demand from company car and grey fleet drivers to rocket. For example a 40% tax payer opting for a Hyundai Kona Electric with a range of 279 miles, will be liable for a monthly BIK contribution of £0 in 2020/21, followed by approximately £12.50 per month in 2021/22 and around £25 per month in 2022/23. This announcement means a huge leap forward for the electrification of the UK’s car fleet at large and will drive the production of a greater range of vehicles. As production capacities are at the moment much lower than for traditionally fuelled vehicles, supply of BEVs is already outstripped by demand, so drivers may end up waiting a significantly longer time to take delivery of their new vehicle.

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IMPROVED ROAD JOURNEYS I IN THE NEWS

DfT to revolutionise data on traffic works - to improve road journeys THE Department for Transport has launched a consultation on changing the law so that councils and utility companies have to share roadworks data on a new website - meaning work is co-ordinated and drivers know where to look. The consultation will seek views on making it the law from next April (2020) for local authorities and utility companies to have to use a new digital platform, named Street Manager, to plan and manage roadworks. This will mean up to date information on live and planned works across England will be available under one source, making it easier than ever before for tech companies to map where and when road work are happening. On top of this, the service – which the department will invest £10 million in – will require those feeding in information to provide updates within 2 hours of road works beginning and ending. This will help third parties like Waze to use data to provide real time journey updates for road users through travel apps, significantly improving travel times for people across the country.

It will also mean drivers can find out which areas to avoid due to roadworks before they leave home. It is hoped the new system will be used in this way to reduce congestion as a result of roadworks. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “Everyone has experienced the annoyance of travel that is disrupted by roadworks, but the systems we currently use to help companies communicate this aren’t fit for purpose, and need changing. Street Manager will do just that, making it easier for companies to use data on roadworks to inform people of where to avoid when travelling, helping to boost the experiences for people travelling up and down the country.” The consultation will also look at removing temporary traffic lights as soon as possible after the completion of works, and a new national condition requiring companies to place roadworks underneath pavements to reduce the impact on traffic. Pilots have already been running with a small group of utility companies and councils since May (2019), with the full roll out of the new data source set for next April (2020).

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DRIVER ADVICE I DRIVING AFTER BREXIT NO DEAL

Driving in Europe

- no-deal Brexit planning AS WE are still no clearer about whether we are leaving the EU, with a 'deal' or 'no-deal' the Government has issued the latest guidelines as to what drivers will need if they intend to drive within Europe after the 31st October deadline. The following advice refers to the ‘no-deal’ scenario only. You may need one or more international driving permits (IDPs), as well as your UK driving licence to drive in an EU or EEA country. There are 3 types of IDP: • 1926 IDP • 1949 IDP • 1968 IDP Insurance for your vehicle, caravan or trailer You will need to carry a motor insurance green card when driving in the EU and EEA. Contact your vehicle insurance provider one month before you travel to get green cards for your vehicle, caravan or trailer.

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You’ll need multiple green cards if: you have fleet insurance you’ll need a green card for each vehicle your vehicle is towing a trailer or caravan - you’ll need one for the towing vehicle and one for the trailer / caravan (you need separate trailer insurance in some countries) you have 2 policies covering the duration of your trip, for example, if your policy renews during the journey

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Vehicle registration documents If you’re taking your vehicle to the EU for less than 12 months, you should carry one of the following documents with you: • your vehicle log book (V5C), if you have one • a VE103 to show you’re allowed to use your hired or leased vehicle abroad • Trailer registration You will still need to register

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some commercial and noncommercial trailers before towing them to or through most EU and EEA countries.

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GB stickers and number plates You should display a GB sticker on the rear of your vehicle, even if you currently have a number plate which includes the GB identifier.

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Road traffic accidents making an insurance claim If you are involved in a road traffic accident in an EU or EEA country you may not be able to make a claim via a UK-based claims representative or the UK Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). Instead, you may need to bring a claim against either the driver or the insurer of the vehicle in the EU or EEA country where the accident happened. This may involve bringing the claim in the local language.

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EU DRIVING AFTER BREXIT NO DEAL I DRIVER ADVICE

"Get your IDP at the Post Office" Type of international driving permits (IDPs) needed, by country, if the UK leaves the EU with a 'no-deal' AUSTRIA AND GERMANY You will not need an IDP for visits up to 6 months if you have a UK photocard driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence for longer visits or if you have a paper licence. BELGIUM You will not need an IDP for visits up to 185 days if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP for longer visits. BULGARIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC You will not need an IDP for visits up to 3 months if you have a UK photocard driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence for longer visits or if you have a paper licence. CROATIA You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence if you are: • a category D1 or D licence holder under the age of 24 • a category C licence holder under the age of 21 • a category C1 and B licence holder under the age of 18 CYPRUS You will need a 1949 IDP and your UK licence. DENMARK You will not need an IDP for visits up to 90 days if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence.

ITALY AND MONACO You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence.

You will need a 1968 IDP for longer visits. ESTONIA, GREECE, LATVIA AND ROMANIA You will not need an IDP if you have a UK photocard driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence if you have a paper licence.

LIECHTENSTEIN You will need a 1926 IDP and your UK licence. LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, POLAND, PORTUGAL AND SWEDEN You will not need an IDP for visits up to 185 days if you have a UK photocard driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence for longer visits or if you have a paper licence.

FINLAND, NETHERLANDS, SLOVAKIA AND SWITZERLAND You will not need an IDP if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence. FRANCE You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence.

MALTA You will not need an IDP for visits up to 12 months if you have a UK photocard driving licence. You will need a 1949 IDP for longer visits.

HUNGARY You will not need an IDP for visits up to 12 months if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP for longer visits.

NORWAY AND SLOVENIA You will not need an IDP for visits up to 90 days if you have a UK photocard driving licence. You will need a 1968 IDP and your UK licence for longer visits or if you have a paper licence.

ICELAND You will not need an IDP for visits up to 1 month if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence. You will need a 1949 IDP for longer visits.

SPAIN You will not need an IDP for visits up to 9 months after the date the UK leaves the EU. Then you will not need an IDP for visits up to 6 months, if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence. You will need a 1949 IDP for longer visits.

IRELAND You will not need an IDP for visits up to 12 months if you have either a UK photocard or UK paper driving licence. You will need a 1949 IDP for longer visits.

Whilst every effort has been made to check this details - all drivers should visit www.gov.uk

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DRIVER ADVICE I SPEEDING

Motorway breakdown

- staying safe and getting help MOTORWAYS are one of the safest places to drive, but if you do feel your vehicle is breaking down or in need of a emergency repair, you may well feel anxious about the prospect of being able to pull over safety, especially with cars travelling at speed very close to you. Now that most main routes have Smart Motorways, there is an different level of anxiety for drivers to cope with as there may not be a hard shoulder to use. On a Smart Motorway that is running an 'all lanes’ configuration, drivers are advised to use the Emergency Refuge Areas(ERA) which are located every 1.5 miles - they can be identified by a blue sign containing an orange SOS telephone symbol. You must use the emergency telephone within the ERA to speak to the Regional Traffic Control Centre. They will send someone to assist you. If you cannot pull into an ERA then try to pull as close to the nearside boundary/verge as possible. Leave the vehicle by the left-hand doors and encourage passengers to do the same. Keep passengers well away from the carriageway, standing behind the crash barrier. If your car is stranded in a live lane, call 999 for emergency help, then contact your breakdown cover provider. Don't put yourself at risk. Stay in your car, keep your seat belt on and switch on your hazard warning lights and sidelights. Never attempt to leave your vehicle to cross the carriageway. If you can manage to use the hard shoulder, stop as far to the left as possible and turn your wheels to the left. If you have a pet with you they must be left in the vehicle unless there is an emergency where they should be kept under proper control behind the crash barrier.

In order to find the emergency telephone, follow the arrows on the marker posts along the hard shoulder, they are located every 100 metres. Calls are connected directly to the relevant highway authority Regional Control Centre. Do not worry – you will not need any money to use an emergency telephone. You should always try to use the emergency telephone rather than a mobile phone as you will go through to the correct people sooner, meaning that you will be located and helped earlier than if you used your mobile to get assistance. You will need to: • Lift the handset and face the traffic when you speak on the phone. • Give full details of your situation. • Give the number of the nearest market post. • Inform the Highways Agency or police if you are a vulnerable motorist; disabled, older or travelling alone. If you use your mobile phone, use a free mapping service to find your location this will help you let the breakdown service where you are. You can alternatively give the marker post number to help your breakdown recovery operator or police to locate you. lf you breakdown, you will be more likely to be helped by the Highways Agency rather than one of the three main emergency services.

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SPEEDING I DRIVER ADVICE

Don't be a victim of crime - look after your vehicle

THERE ARE people who just want to admire your car as they pass by, they may even glance inside for a look at the dash, but unfortunately vehicle theft and crime is still a major issue in the UK and not all admirers are genuine. Thieves are opportunists, they look for vehicles that provide easy pickings, so all drivers must take precautions to make sure their vehicle is not targeted in this way. It may sound obvious to say, but make sure you lock your car. At some point most drivers will have left their car unlocked. Maybe on their drive overnight or just by walking away to go shopping and forgetting to click the remote. In some cases drivers will have also left the keys inside the car. This may sound ridiculous, but with keyless start/stop standard on a lot of new cars, it is very easy to do indeed. All the thief has to do is step in and drive away. The speed at which you could lose a car under those circumstances is measured in seconds. If you leave a bag on the seat, even if there is nothing of value in it, a thief will take the chance that there is. At the very least you will have a broken window to pay for, not to mention the inconvenience of having to get it repaired. So leave nothing on display at all. This also goes for small change. Thieves also like quiet areas that are unlit, so try to leave your car where there’s a lot of pedestrian traffic. Avoid the higher floors in multi- storey car parks if you can; they’re usually much quieter than the lower ones. And at night, if your car is left on

the road, make sure you park under a street light. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t add extra layers of security to your drive. For example you may wish to installing parking posts that prevent the car from being driven away - they can act as a huge deterrent to any would-be thieves. Installing CCTV that covers your driveway is always as option, but you must ensure that you are not invading a neighbours privacy by pointing it directly at their property. If you are going on holiday and want to use airport parking, always remember the price maybe cheap for a reason, for example there is no patrol or CCTV in place. Your car could be also driven to a field which is unprotected. Always park in an allocated space and avoid a valet parking service. That way you will know, where your car will be stored. Car crime is one thing but minor bumps and scrapes can also be easily avoided. It would be considered criminal damage if someone was to scratch your car on purpose, but sometimes drivers give people the opportunity to do this by accident by parking too close to other vehicles. Just because you have fitted your car into a tight space, don't walk away and congratulate yourself for your driving skills, as you may come back to find a large scratch or dint where the other driver has hit your door trying to get into theirs. Try not to be lazy, park away from the main traffic areas in carparks and always leave sufficient space between your vehicle and the next. Its better to be safe than sorry.

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DRIVER ADVICE I NIGHT-DRIVING

Driving in the dark - tips on how to stay safe AS WE approach Autumn, we are all facing darker evenings, for some, this can mean more anxiety out on the road. Although you should prevent distractions while driving at any time of the day, driving at night requires even more focused attention, so we have added a few tips from the RAC to help make you feel safer on the road.

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Use your lights appropriately It’s illegal to drive at night without properly functioning front and rear lights, so make regular checks to ensure they’re all in full working order. If you find that a bulb needs changing, get it done as soon as possible to avoid being stopped by the police. The way you use your lights is hugely important too. Turn dipped headlights on about an hour before sunset and keep them on an hour after sunrise to ensure you’re always clearly visible to other road users. Many cars also now have auto settings or daytime running lights that will adapt to the light. You should use your full beam on unlit country roads to help you see the road layout more clearly, but if you encounter another vehicle, switch back to dipped beam straight away so that you don’t dazzle them.

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Don’t stare at oncoming vehicles To prevent yourself from being dazzled, never look directly at the headlights of other cars. The glare can temporarily impair your vision, making you more likely to panic and lose your bearings. Look to the left-hand side of the road and follow the white line marking the edge if there is one, so you can keep track of your position. If the glare is so bad that you can’t see anything, slow down but avoid stopping abruptly as you don’t want a car that is travelling behind you running into the back of you.

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Keep windows clean A build-up of condensation on the inside of your windows and dirt on the outside can also impair visibility, so it’s important to take time to clean them before setting off. Windscreens are particularly susceptible to steaming up on the inside, especially in cold weather, while car heaters can blow dirty air at the glass, causing a hazy film to build up on the inside. This can increase glare from oncoming headlamps. 12 • DRIVERLINK MAGAZINE

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NIGHT-DRIVING I DRIVER ADVICE

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Watch out for children, cyclists and animals Vulnerable road users such as children, the elderly and cyclists are at increased risk in the darker evenings. Take extra care when driving around schools and in residential areas so you have time to react if someone does happen to step out in front of you. Cyclists can be difficult to spot after dark too, especially if they’re not wearing reflective clothing. You should also watch out for animals darting out in front of you, particularly on country roads where nocturnal creatures are active. Keep your speed down and always be on your guard for any unexpected movements.

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Get your eyes tested Source: RAC as daytime turns into night can be very tricky as your eyes have to constantly adjust to the Driving reducing light levels. This can be when motorists first realise they have an eyesight problem as they struggle to see traffic signs properly when confronted with glare from oncoming vehicles and traffic lights. Some people turn to so-called night driving glasses, but there is no scientific proof that they work and, in fact, there is evidence to suggest that the yellow tint can actually reduce visibility. If you’re experiencing problems with your vision, the best thing to do is get your eyes tested to make sure you’re wearing the correct glasses for driving at night. Your optician may recommend an antireflection coating on your lenses to reduce glare.

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Don’t get behind the wheel when tired Driving tired makes you a danger to yourself and other road users and even can be as harmful as drink-driving! So, if you start to feel drowsy, stop and take a break. If you’re heading off on a long journey that involves driving through the night, make sure you schedule some rest stops at least every couple of hours and grab a strong coffee or caffeinated drink to keep yourself alert.

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Just in case… carry these night driving essentials Every driver should be prepared in case of emergency. A torch is very useful if you suffer a breakdown at night and need to inspect your car’s engine or change a tyre. Even better – a head torch can free up your hands completely. In case you get stranded or need to wait for assistance, it’s advisable to keep a blanket or warm clothing in the boot. It’s also a good idea to keep your mobile charged and carry an ice-scraper or de-icer to clear your windows if the temperature drops. If you do break down, find a safe and well-lit place to stop and leave your hazard warning lights on while you wait for help.

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SALARY SACRIFICE About the Scheme

The Benefits... aNo Deposit aNo Credit Check aNo Additional Hidden Costs aTransparent, All-Inclusive Quotes Included in all quotations: • Road Tax • European Breakdown Services • Emergency Roadside Assistance • Fully Comprehensive Insurance • Annual Key Driver Licence Check • Mechanical Repairs And Servicing

Our Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme is delivered by highly trained and skilled staff, who recognise your needs and those of your Employer. Once you have chosen your vehicle, absolutely all the usual worries and expense are completely removed and you will only need to put fuel in the tank. GMP and our industry-leading affiliates will look after all servicing, maintenance, repair, tyres and a host of other services. You can be sure that you can rely on your vehicle for work and that you can relax and enjoy it at times of leisure.

Looking after all your motoring needs... At GMP Drivercare we are at the forefront of offering a complete peace-of-mind package that allows you to get the best possible prices, on the best vehicles available, achieved through close links with the leading manufacturers.

The GMP difference You retain all the benefits of owning the vehicle, whilst all the concerns or difficulties are removed by the fully managed package provided by the experts at GMP Drivercare and GMP Autocare. Even the quickest overview demonstrates not only substantial savings through use of our Salary Sacrifice scheme, but also the complete removal of many hugely stressful situations.

GMP Giving you that little bit extra With every new vehicle delivered we provide a Safety Pack that includes: A digital tyre tread depth and pressure gauge, hi-vis waistcoat, first aid kit, foil blanket, warning triangle, wind-up torch and accident form.

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Helpful advice

When will my car be delivered? Opting for a new car via GMP Drivercare’s Salary Sacrifice or Lease Car Scheme, means you can be assured that the vehicle you order is brand new. We want you to be 100% satisfied, that is why we also want to be able to offer to you, a great choice of vehicles that can be specified to meet your exact requirements. At GMP Drivercare we fully manage and maintain your vehicle, we remove all the headaches normally associated with owning or leasing a car and when we hand over the keys to you, all you have to worry about is adding fuel. Your vehicle will be delivered usually within 12 to 20 weeks, it can take longer depending on the make and model chosen. But you are kept informed of the lead-time through your Employer’s portal and you are notified by email when your vehicle is ready for delivery. Manufacturers work to a ‘just-in-time’ model, which means they make your car to order; this is a more efficient production method and can make vehicles more affordable. At GMP Drivercare we have implemented the just-in-time inventory management model to allow us to serve our clients faster and more efficiently and to have a greater level of control over the entire order process. It also makes it easier for us to respond quickly when the needs of our clients change.

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Stick to standard specifications and colour choice for a faster delivery time.

What if I need my car almost immediately? If there is an immediate requirement for a standard specified model we may be able to source your vehicle more quickly, call our team who will be able to advise you. www.gmpdrivercare.com

FAQs How is your Salary Sacrifice Tax efficient? Your tax and NI liability is reduced because it is based on the “sacrificed amount of salary”. You are still liable to BIK tax, but the most popular and highly efficient vehicles keep this to a minimum. The BIK figure is included in your quotation so there’s no need to worry that you will ‘sacrifice’ any more salary that is quoted.

Can my friends and family drive my lease car? Yes, (Subject to your Trust’s Terms & Conditions) additional drivers can be added to your Salary Sacrifice vehicle’s insurance. Firstly they will need to complete a Driver Licence Mandate form. Please note that drivers under 25 or inexperienced drivers will be subject to an increased insurance excess in the event of accidental damage to the vehicle.

Can I have a choice of vehicle within reason? Yes, within reason. However, your Employer sets the CO2 upper levels limit for the vehicles that you can choose.

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DRIVER PORTAL Ready to order your new vehicle?

www.gmpdrivercare.com Our Driver-facing Portal Makes ordering your new vehicle simple.

When you are ready to order your new Salary Sacrifice or Lease Car from GMP this handy guide to the new website and driver portal will help. Clients have easy access and can benefit from: • Dynamic content

• Live pricing for Salary Sacrifice and Lease Car options

• Driver-led operation and focus

The Step-by-Step process...

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DRIVER REGISTRATION using unique Employer Reference

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MEMBER HOME PAGE Choose employer scheme

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INITIAL QUESTIONS tax band, mileage etc

FILTERS • manufacturer • model • fuel type

ORDER VEHICLE with desired additional options

7AUTHORISATION OF ORDER

EMPLOYER REJECTED

7AUTHORISATION OF ORDER

EMPLOYER APPROVED

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GMP PROCESSES ORDER

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Ordering your new vehicle

Step 1 - Car Builder • • •

Customers can choose filters to select different car options (inc. CO2). Live prices are displayed for Salary Sacrifice and Lease Cars. Each page displays 16 cars – customer can click on to display 16 more.

Step 2 - Select your options Once you have selected additional options, the system will automatically update the price. NB: Standard specifications are included and will not be shown for selection.

Step 3 - Order Process Once you have selected your vehicle, click to proceed. You will then see your agreement and cost breakdown displayed. Please read the agreements carefully before accepting order. NB: Prices shown (right) are from demo account, and for illustration purposes only.

Step 4 - Authorisation Once you have accepted the order, it will go to your employer for authorisation. You can always view the status of your order on the portal by clicking on MY ORDERS.

After acceptance, GMP Drivercare will process your order and you will receive regular updates via email.

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SALARY SACRIFICE I VEHICLE QUOTES

SALARY SACRIFICE QUOTES NO DEPOSIT OR CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED With a Salary Sacrifice offer you get the WHOLE package including:

• Fully comprehensive business and personal insurance • Full service and maintenance package • No quibble tyre replacement • 3 years road tax • Full fleet management service • Accident management • Full manufacturers warranty • Homestart breakdown recovery

VAUXHALL CROSSLAND X 1.2(83) SE NAV 5 DOOR NET COST MONTHLY £295.36 GROSS COST MONTHLY £363.71 P11D £18190 CO2 116G/KM TAX RATE 27% CLICK TO READ THE VAUXHALL REVIEWS

NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5DCI(115) VISIA 5 DOOR NET COST MONTHLY GROSS COST MONTHLY P11D CO2 TAX RATE

£343.41 £414.97 £21390 100G/KM 28% CLICK TO READ THE NISSAN REVIEWS

TOYOTA YARIS 1.5 HYBRID Y20 5 DOOR CVT NET COST MONTHLY £291.21 GROSS COST MONTHLY £370.02 P11D £19865 CO2 87G/KM TAX RATE 22%

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SALARY SACRIFICE QUOTES NO DEPOSIT OR CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED With a Salary Sacrifice offer you get the WHOLE package including:

• Fully comprehensive business and personal insurance • Full service and maintenance package • No quibble tyre replacement • 3 years road tax • Full fleet management service • Accident management • Full manufacturers warranty • Homestart breakdown recovery

TOYOTA COROLLA 1.8 VVT-I HYBRID ICON 5 DOOR CVT NET COST MONTHLY £299.71 GROSS COST MONTHLY £355.23 P11D £24870 CO2 76G/KM TAX Rate 22% CLICK TO READ THE TOYOTA REVIEWS

MERCEDES-BENZ A180 SE 5 DOOR NET COST MONTHLY £330.57 GROSS COST MONTHLY £380.81 P11D £22935 CO2 123G/KM TAX RATE 28% CLICK TO READ THE MERCEDES-BENZ REVIEWS

MERCEDES-BENZ GLA 180 URBAN EDITION 5 DOOR NET COST MONTHLY £345.57 GROSS COST MONTHLY £347.79 P11D £26515 CO2 144G/KM TAX RATE 32%

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SALARY SACRIFICE QUOTES NO DEPOSIT OR CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED BMW i3 125 kW 42 Wh 5 DOOR AUTO NET COST MONTHLY £350.55 GROSS COST MONTHLY £436.84 P11D £35295 CO2 0G/KM TAX Rate 16%

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BMW 330E SE PRO 4 DOOR AUTO NET COST MONTHLY £419.53 GROSS COST MONTHLY £542.89 P11D £35295 CO2 37G/KM TAX RATE 16% CLICK TO READ THE BMW REVIEWS

VW GOLF 1.0 TSi 115 MATCH 5 DOOR NET COST MONTHLY £330.49 GROSS COST MONTHLY £410.18 P11D £21530 CO2 108G/KM TAX RATE 25%

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RENAULT MEGANE 1.3 TCE PLAY 5 DOOR NET COST MONTHLY £320.67 GROSS COST MONTHLY £401.41 P11D £17595 CO2 125G/KM TAX RATE 29%

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The new all-electric Corsa-e Call 03305 878 222 Or search Vauxhall Corsa-e. Or please visit your Public Sector Framework provider for a quote. Zero % BiK†| CO2 from 0g/km* Charging time from 30 mins# | Range up to 205 miles

Fuel economy# and CO2* results for the Vauxhall Corsa-e 100kw (136PS). Combined mpg (l/100km): N/A. CO2 emissions: 0g/km. Electric range up to 205 miles (WLTP) #These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The Vauxhall Corsa-e is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. †Zero % BiK applies to all vehicles registered after April 2020. Registrations prior to this date will be 16% BiK. Vauxhall Motors Limited does not offer tax advice and recommends that all Company Car Drivers consult their own accountant with regards to their own tax position. Please call 0330 587 8221 for full details. All figures quoted correct at time of going to press (September 2019). #DC charge time to 80% battery capacity, 100kw.


VEHICLE OPTIONS

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NISSAN QASHQAI - Well Connected Nissan’s all-new infotainment system, NissanConnect, enhances functionality with the seamless and intuitive integration of the driver's smartphone with the vehicle, and is available in the Qashqai crossover. There is also the ability to download Over The Air (OTA) map and software updates. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard on all grades except entry level Visia. Users are encouraged to download an all-new app – called Door to Door Navigation – to their smartphone. This unlocks enhanced functionality, such as planning a route before they leave their home or office on their phone. Once complete, they can send the destination directly to the car to start route guidance the moment they’re behind the wheel. NissanConnect also features TomTom Premium Traffic, which provides highly accurate real-time traffic data to optimise travel time. Access to NissanConnect is via a seven-inch touch-screen head unit integrated centrally into the dashboard. It’s the same size as before, though now has fewer hard keys and a new multitouch capability. The system’s features include: • Single line search: this new functionality in the navigation system speeds up and simplifies the process of finding a location • Personalisation: the homescreen is fully customisable via ‘drag and drop’ functionality so users can set up short cuts for regular tasks • Voice recognition: accessed through the revised steering wheel buttons, making phone calls, having messages read out and controlling music can all be carried out by

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voice command • Apple Carplay and Android Auto: standard on Acenta, N-Connecta, Tekna and Tekna+ grades of the Nissan Qashqai • 3D Maps: standard for improved clarity, plus multi-touch capability to zoom in and out for enhanced detail or a wider view • Find My Car: the parking point can be logged as users flip the navigation back to their smartphone to walk to their final destination • Premium Traffic powered by TomTom: accurate real-time traffic information provides on-the-go rerouting to minimise journey time. This service is free for five years, and transferrable to second and subsequent owners • Door to Door Navigation app: Available from the Apple Store or Google Play, the customer downloads this to their smartphone to access the full functionality of New NissanConnect. • Plan a trip before leaving / send destination to car: In conjunction with the Door to Door Navigation app, user can identify their destination on their smartphone when at home or in the office then send it to their Qashqai. Route guidance will begin as soon as they start the vehicle • OTA software and map updates: customers can download these at their convenience via wifi or their smartphone’s data package The instrument cluster display has also been redesigned to show additional information when receiving phone calls or SMS text messages.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I CITROËN C5 AIRCROSS

RENAULT ALL-NEW CLIO

- More spacious and refined

THE ALL-NEW Renault Clio is now available to order, with customer deliveries from late October. This fifth generation Clio features the latest technological innovations and has been completely redesigned inside and out. The All-New Clio is more spacious and refined than ever, plus it introduces cutting edge driving assistance and infotainment systems to the supermini class, it also continues Renault’s strong tradition for safety, having already been awarded a five-star EuroNCAP rating.

The cabin has a premium feel, with soft touch plastics, satin finish metal trim and with careful attention paid to ergonomics, meaning the AllNew Clio is the most comfortable and refined version yet. One of the highlights of the new interior is the option of new, larger 9.3-inch EASY LINK infotainment screen, an upgrade on the standard 7-inch touchscreens, both of which are compatible with with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM. The 9.3-inch screen is standard on S Edition and R.S. The system bundles together all the multimedia, navigation, infotainment and MULTISENSE functions. A 10-inch TFT instrument display is also available as an option on R.S. Line and is fully configurable, allowing the driver to customise the display to include information sat-nav instructions directly in front of the driver. Customers also get more interior customisation

with two separate Colour Touch packs offered, that add either red or orange inserts for the dashboard, doors and centre console. On top of this is the availability of ambient lighting, which allows drivers to light the cabin in one of eight different colours. Despite being 12mm shorter and 8mm lower than its predecessor, a new front seat semi-soft shell back liberates more legroom for those sitting in the rear. Boot capacity has been increased to a best in class 391 litres, plus the cabin itself boasts a further 26 litres of storage. A double height floor simplifies loading, while the rear seats fold down to provide a flat floor. The All-New Clio is packed with visual appeal, and while it retains the old Clio’s sleek profile, the new car has a distinctive style. At the front, the bonnet features sculpted ribs, while the grille is now bigger

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and the front bumper more pronounced. A further innovation is the adoption of full LED headlamps across the range that are flanked by Renault’s C-Shaped daytime running light signature that delivers unrivalled night vision. Embodying the model’s vitality, the new Valencia Orange paint tone offers unprecedented depth and radiance thanks to a specific lacquer treatment that is a first in the automotive industry. As with the exterior there’s the option of contrasting Colour Touch trim embellishments, with Red, Black and Orange inserts for the front grille, side protection strips, rear bumper and alloy wheels. In terms of the latest driver assistance, not only is there the ‘Smart Cockpit’ that allows easier and safer use of infotainment functions on the move, there’s also the option of the EasyDrive advanced driving assistance system, which represents the first step towards a self-driving vehicle. Available

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on the TCe 130 EDC this advanced system combines adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist to maintain a safe distance to the car in front, help keep the car in its lane and take over braking and acceleration in slow moving traffic. Thanks to careful design and the strategic use of high-strength steel, the Clio is also one of the safest cars in its class, as highlighted by its fivestar EuroNCAP rating. All models get autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, road sign recognition and six airbags. At launch the All-New Clio is available with three engines: two petrol and one diesel. Starting with the TCe 100, this new petrol engine comes with power and torque figures of 100PS and 160Nm respectively. Fitted as standard with a five-speed manual gearbox the engine is also available from November with a seven-speed CVT gearbox. Next up is the TCe 130, which makes its debut in the All-New Clio having already been seen in the Kadjar, Mégane and Scénic. Available exclusively with the seven-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission, the sophisticated combination makes for impressive performance and smoothness. The Blue dCi 85 diesel gets a six-speed manual transmission and is capable of returning an impressive 78.5mpg. Tuned to be as effortless and efficient on a long run as around town, the 1.5-litre unit develops a muscular 220Nm of torque at 1750rpm. Available to order from October, will be the entry-level three-cylinder naturally aspirated SCe 75 with power and torque figures of 72PS and 95Nm respectively. Fitted as standard with a fivespeed manual gearbox, this combines grown-up performance with small car running costs. From mid-2020 a new-generation Hybrid powertrain will be available.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I TOYOTA COROLLA

TOYOTA COROLLA

- packed with technology

THE 12TH GENERATION, Toyota Corolla model range has been given superior driving dynamics and enhanced safety levels. The range has also been given a lower stance and a dynamic styling which differentiates between the sporting, compact Hatchback, saloon and the sleek, versatile Touring Sport more strongly than ever before. The Corolla model range further expands the brand’s hybrid line-up. The Hatchback and Touring Sports are the first models to offer a choice of two self-charging hybrid powertrains –an improved 1.8 litre with 122 DIN hp or a brand new 2.0 litre unit developing 180 DIN hp- marking the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy. And for the first time, the Saloon is available with the 1.8 litre selfcharging hybrid powertrain. Reflecting the brand’s continued focus on selfcharging hybrid technology, the Corolla models offer customers just one conventional engine choice; a 114 DIN hp, 1.2 litre turbo petrol unit for Hatchback and Touring Sports models and a 132 DIN hp, 1.6 litre for the Saloon. Equipped with the 1.8 litre hybrid powertrain, performance figures for the Hatchback, Touring Sports and Saloon are 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9, 11.1 and 11.0 seconds respectively. All three variants have a maximum speed of 180 km/h.

Fuel consumption for both the Hatchback and Touring Sports is as low as 3.3 l/100 km and CO2 emissions are just 76 g/km (WLTP: 101 g/km), whilst the Saloon’s fuel consumption is as low as 3.4 l/100 km and its CO2 emissions are only 77 g/km (WLTP: 100 g/km). The model range showcases an all-new interior designed to create a spacious, modern and cohesive cabin environment in which new textures, colours and trim combine to offer the highest levels of visual and tactile quality. The driver’s cockpit area is further enhanced by new, steering wheel design featuring rim heating and an optimised switch layout. The driver’s instrument screen incorporates a 7” 3D-effect panel and a new 10” colour headup display. Other features include a 8” central multimedia display, an electronic parking brake, a wireless phone charging pad. A revised front seat design has achieved a better driving posture and enhanced comfort. Standard on High grade Hatchback and Touring Sports models, a newly developed front sports seat features thin and wide shoulder supports. Rear passenger comfort has been increased through dedicated rear air vents and increased leg-room. New technology includes Adaptive Automatic

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High Beam. This means that beam areas occupied by preceding and oncoming vehicles are automatically shaded, maximising the time during which the driver can use the high beam setting. The system also varies the width of high beam projection according to vehicle speed. During times of low beam use, it automatically adjusts the beam cut-off line to offer the largest possible area of illumination without risk of dazzling the preceding driver. Adaptive Automatic High Beam also incorporates a cornering lamp function to improve visibility through bends in the road ahead.

All three new Corolla variants are equipped as standard with the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense; including active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations. The upgraded active safety package features a newly developed, single-lens camera with higher resolution and a millimetre-wave radar. Further driver support and safety enhancing systems include a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS), Drive Start Control (DSC) and a full suite of brake and traction control systems.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VAUXHALL CORSA-E

CORSA-E

- plug and play

VAUXHALL'S all-new Corsa-e, one of the most hotly-anticipated new cars to go on sale in 2019. As part of the PACE! strategic plan, Vauxhall’s Corsa-e and Grandland X PHEV will lead the British brand’s electric charge this year. Two more all-electric models will follow in 2020, including the successor to the Mokka X SUV and Vivaro van. All models are vital to Vauxhall’s ongoing reduction of CO2. By 2024, Vauxhall will have an electrified version of every model in its range. A key role is played by the shared multi-energy platforms. They make it possible to offer various propulsion systems on a common platform. Corsa has been Vauxhall’s best-selling car for many years, and most drivers are familiar with its name and looks. The Corsa-e has 205 mile range that can be extended by up to 40 per cent in Eco mode. The battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in

30 minutes at a rapid-charge station. With 136hp and 260Nm of torque from the electric propulsion system, the Corsa-e sprints from 0-31mph in just 2.8 seconds. The Corsa-e reaches 62mph in just 8.1 seconds. Corsa-e drivers can choose from three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. In Normal mode, the 50kWh battery allows a driving range of 211 miles according to WLTP. Sport alters responsiveness and delivers more performance, which result in a moderate loss in driving range of around 10 per cent. In “Eco”, the Corsa-e becomes a long-distance runner. All the car’s systems and the electric drive are adjusted for maximum energy efficiency, without significant detrimental effect on comfort. Compared with “Sport”, range is increased by up to 40 per cent. In order to further improve efficiency, the Corsa-e features a regenerative braking system

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to recover the energy produced under braking or deceleration. This excess kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and either used immediately or stored in the battery. The driver can choose between two levels. At the lower level, the Corsa-e’s deceleration is similar to the enginebraking of a conventional car. At the highest level of energy recuperation, the drag torque of the electric motor is much higher. The Corsa-e is as easy to charge as it is to drive. It charges via a cable that can connect to a wallbox or fast charger (and the battery is guaranteed for eight years). The Corsa-e is equipped as standard with an 11kW on-board charger. The Corsa-e is a pioneer in every way thanks to its advanced technologies, driver assistance systems and connectivity, which are more familiar to premium car drivers. Numerous camera and radar-based assistance systems enable safer, more relaxed driving. The new Corsa’s infotainment systems up to and including the Multimedia Navi Pro are available with a 10-inch colour touchscreen. They are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car has numerous advanced driver assistance systems, which enable safer, more relaxed driving, that are based on camera and optional

radar technology. For example, camera-based automatic emergency braking is activated if a collision threatens at speeds between 3mph and 25mph. Up to 18mph the car can be brought to a standstill. Between 30 and 52mph the car’s speed decreases by up to 13mph. The front camera can identify vehicles and pedestrians. With Navi as standard, the new Corsa’s infotainment ranges from the Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi with 7-inch colour touchscreen, to the top-of-the-range Multimedia Navi Pro with 10-inch colour touchscreen. Angled slightly toward the driver, each system is positioned for optimum ergonomics in the clearly arranged instrument panel. The Corsa-e also has an “Open & Start” keyless locking and start system (with anti-theft protection) which recognises the driver via a smart device. The engine is switched on a via the start button in the instrument panel. So the Corsa-e, is packed full of tech and offers a substantial daily mileague range. Assuming a charge overnight, the Corsa-e will help drivers to have greater confidence to embrace a fully electric drive and one that will fit their daily commute and business activities.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORTS TOURER

VAUXHALL NEW ASTRA HATCHBACK VAUXHALL ASTRA SPORTS TOURER AND SPORTS TOURER Purposefully practical

- fuel efficient and refined

THE NEW ASTRA hatchback and sports tourer feature a refreshed exterior design, a brandnew range of fuel-efficient powertrains and the latest technology. With over three million Astras already sold in the UK over the last 40 years, the new Vauxhall Astra follows the long legacy of one of the country’s topselling and best-loved cars. The Vauxhall Astra is available in hatchback or sports tourer body styles, with seven different trim levels to best suit customer requirements. Building on the strengths of the outgoing Astra, the design of the New Astra remains thoroughly modern and attractive. Vauxhall has also refined details such as the front grille and front bumper design, and added LED headlamps on higher trim levels to provide a fresher appearance and lower CO2. An impressive drag coefficient of 0.26 makes the Astra hatchback the most aerodynamic car in its class, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions even further. Thanks to innovative engineering, airflow has been improved and turbulence reduced. The new Astra boasts an impressive range of allnew powertrains, comprised of three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with start/stop systems. Setting the standard for fuel economy and low emissions, these engines

offer CO2reductions of up to 19 per cent versus the outgoing model. All of the new engines are

compliant with Euro 6d (6.3) and RDE 2. The low consumption and CO2 figures are enhanced by the modern six-speed manual gearboxes, as well as the new stepless automatic transmission available with the 1.4-litre petrol engine and the new nine-speed automatic transmission available with the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engines are available in 1.2- and 1.4-litre versions, with power outputs from 110PS to 145PS.

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The 1.5-litre diesel engines offer 105PS and 122PS power outputs. Astra customers are presented with a whole suite of top-of-the-range technology, including the smarter, faster and more intuitive Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro systems. The systems offer optimum levels of comfort and connectivity, and are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro comes as standard on Elite Nav and Ultimate Nav trims, with an eight-inch colour touchscreen and voice control. Connected navigation services are available, which present the driver with realtime traffic information and online map updates,

making the journey as easy as possible. As for aesthetics, the navigation display appears with redesigned symbols in a fresher and more modern look, while the instrument cluster features a new digital speedometer. The range-topping Ultimate Nav trim is equipped with a Bose premium sound system, wireless charging and class-leading technology such as the IntelliLux LED Matrix headlamp system. Bringing premium technology to the mainstream, the Matrix headlights provide outstanding performance at night, enhancing safety for the driver, passengers and other road users around them.

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- highly efficient with a lively performance

THE ALL-NEW Corsa offers reduced fuel consumption, flexibility and refinement as key characteristics of all powertrain options, with every variant of the new model emitting less CO2 than the most efficient versions of the Corsa currently on offer. Compared with the current powertrains of the Corsa range, the new engines have significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions while retaining similar power outputs to the outgoing model. For the all-new Corsa, the engine lineup includes an entry level 1.2-litre (75PS) petrol unit and an award-winning three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged 1.2-litre (100PS) all-aluminium powertrain. The two petrol engines are joined by a 1.5-litre diesel with 100PS and maximum torque of 250Nm. High efficiency and lively performance are signature characteristics of the new petrol engines. Internal friction and friction losses have been reduced to a minimum, resulting in smooth and efficient power delivery. The turbocharger reacts immediately when prompted, with a strong torque output developed at low revs. The maximum torque rating of the 1.2-litre (100PS) engine is 205Nm, and at least 95 per cent of maximum torque is developed between 1,500 and 3,500rpm. In combination with the low vehicle weight, excellent aerodynamics and the

optimised gear ratios, these factors make the Corsa great fun to drive. Further to the enhancements made to the engine line-up, the powertrain improvements also include the transmission options. The gearbox range is topped by the eight-speed, lightweight automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre (75PS) entrylevel engine is fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. With the 1.2-litre (100PS) unit, customers can choose from a six-speed manual or a smooth eight-speed automatic. Adaptive shift programmes and Quickshifttechnology are state-of-the-art in this segment, while drivers can shift gears themselves with the paddles at the steering wheel. For optimum exhaust after-treatment, the emissions reduction system – consisting of a passive oxidation catalyst/NOx absorber, AdBlue injector, SCR catalyst and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) – is grouped together as a compact single unit, as near as possible to the engine. The NOx absorber acts as a cold start catalyst, reducing NOx emissions at temperatures below the SCR light-off. Customers in the market for an all-electric version, can choose the all-new Corsa-e. Thanks to the common modular platform (CMP), various powertrains can be offered on one platform and produced on a single line.

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Drivers enjoy maximum visibility with the glare-free matrix headlights Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Infotainment and Connectivity The all-new Corsa offers numerous assistance systems, such as front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, intelligent speed control and limiter, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. A range of new infotainment systems made up of Multimedia Radio, Multimedia Navi with 7.0-inch colour touchscreen and the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with 10.0-inch colour touch screen. The new telematics service, Vauxhall Connect, is available in the all-new Corsa range. The model features navigation with real-time traffic information, plus a direct link to breakdown assistance and emergency service call. Vauxhall’s all-new, fifth generation Corsa has achieved a significant weight loss, with the new model weighing in from just 980kg. Thanks to its lightweight design, the new Corsa weighs up to 108kg less than the outgoing model. This means that every new Corsa benefits from improved performance and handling, and increased efficiency, whether it’s powered by an electric motor or conventional engine. Despite

losing around ten per cent of its weight, the Corsa retains similar dimensions to the outgoing model at 4.06m with five doors as standard. The light-weight design was created using the latest virtual development methods. The specific use of various steel grades and connection methods enabled the Corsa’s significant weight reduction. This includes the consistent use of highstrength and ultra-high-strength steels, as well as the optimisation of load paths, connections, structure and form. Compared with the previous model, the body-in-white is 40kg lighter. The all-new Corsa will be the first car in its class to feature adaptive, glare-free full-LED headlights. Previously seen on Astra and Insignia, Vauxhall’s pioneering glare-free lighting called IntelliLux LED Matrix is technology usually only found in premium cars. The glare-free matrix headlights, one of which is visible in the teaser image, automatically and continuously adapt to the prevailing traffic conditions. Approaching traffic and vehicles being followed are simply “cut out” of the illuminated area. Glare is minimised and drivers of the new Corsa can enjoy optimum visibility.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I FORD FIESTA

FORD FIESTA - creating a new Trend

The UK’s top-selling Ford Fiesta range is welcoming the addition of a new highlyspecified Trend series. Forecast to account for one in every four of the 100,000 Fiestas sold in the UK annually, the new Fiesta Trend combines strong exterior styling cues with the most popular interior technology. Available in three- and five-door bodystyles, Fiesta Trend’s exterior standard features include 16-inch silver and black machined alloy wheels, privacy glass and six metallic body colours plus mesh design front grille with chrome surround and halogen projector headlamps with daytime running lights.

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As well as SYNC infotainment and connectivity inside, lane keeping aid, speed limiter, auto head lamps and MyKey also come as standard. MyKey enables top speed, maximum audio volume and other settings to be limited for when the car is driven using the second “MyKey”. Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain managing director, said: “Our new Fiesta Trend has stand-out appeal thanks to looks and equipment. It has been designed with our value Fiesta shopper in mind and represents the package of styling and ease of use they require.” The Fiesta Trend’s powertrain is the 1.1-litre petrol 85PS engine. Trend replaces Zetec as the entrylevel series in the Fiesta range.

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- highly specified

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THE MERCEDES-BENZ A-Class Saloon is available as the A 180 d Sport, and the A 200 Sport. The Saloon further expands the bestselling A-Class range, and also showcases the latest in-car technology. It’s available in a choice of two trim lines: Sport and AMG Line. A sevenspeed automatic gearbox comes as standard. Like the A-Class Hatchback, every model comes packed with a high specification as standard. The Sport model features twin seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; comfort suspension; DAB radio; 17-inch alloy wheels; Artico and Fléron fabric upholstery; automatic two-zone climate control; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Speed Limit Assist; and Keyless-Go starting function. AMG Line customers will benefit from 18-inch AMG alloy wheels; AMG bodystyling; Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery; and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. The 180 d uses a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which produces 116 hp and 260 Nm of torque. It delivers up to 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 110 g/km of CO2. It has a top speed of 125 mph, and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 10.5 seconds. The A 200 is powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine with an output of 163 hp and 250 Nm. It can deliver up to 51.4 mpg and emits 121 g/km of CO2. A 7G-DCT automatic transmission is available as

standard across all models. There are a number of option packages available. The Executive equipment package upgrades the standard seven-inch central touchscreen media display to a 10.25-inch item, as well as adding Active Parking Assist with Parktronic; heated front seats; and Mirror package. Premium equipment line adds a 10.25-inch cockpit display – creating a widescreen effect; 64-colour ambient lighting; illuminated door sills; Keyless-Go; upgraded sound system; and a rear armrest. The Premium Plus equipment line includes the Premium and Executive lines, and adds electricallyoperated seats with memory function for the driver and front passenger; multibeam LED head lights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; and a panoramic sunroof. The Advanced Navigation package introduces augmented reality into the onboard satellite navigation. Using a camera located at the top of the windscreen, the infotainment screen overlays the navigation display with the actual road ahead, making for clearer, more obvious navigation. The package includes Traffic Sign Assist which automatically reads road signs, making sure the driver is always aware of the current speed limit. The Advanced Navigation package is only available in conjunction with the Executive, Premium or Premium Plus equipment lines.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VAUXHALL NEW CORSA

Independent Emissions testing reveals Jaguar Land Rover diesels are among the best in Europe Jaguar Land Rover is the first car maker to put its cars to the test with the AIR Index – and the new independent on-road emissions testing procedure has found that Jaguar Land Rover diesel models have some of the lowest NOx emissions of any car on sale today. The models independently tested for the AIR Index were 180hp 2.0-litre diesel Ingenium 4WD versions of the Jaguar E-PACE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and outgoing Range Rover Evoque. The AIR Index has previously rated the Land Rover Discovery 3.0TD6. All four achieved an ‘A’ rating – the top rating possible – signifying that each of them emits between 0-80mg/km of nitrogen oxides, or NOx. Nitrogen oxides emissions contribute to poor air quality in urban areas, but these latest results show just how vast the improvements in NOx emissions have been. In 2001, for example, the EU3 limit for NOx emissions in diesel cars was 500mg/km. By contrast, and through large-scale investment in new diesel technology at Jaguar Land Rover, the E-PACE 2.0D 180PS emits just 14mg/km. AIR Index testing is carried out on at least two cars, sourced independently from a vehicle manufacturer, with Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) equipment recording on-road driving in towns and cities. For a result to be considered acceptable for rating in the AIR Index there must be at least five, 10km trips completed during three separate journeys on at least two matching vehicles. From today, Jaguar Land Rover will display the AIR Index rating for each of the vehicles tested on its UK website to help consumers to make an informed and transparent choice. As well as its strong performance in the AIR Index, Jaguar Land Rover is one of the first manufacturers to release RDE2-compliant

models, in line with the latest government emissions legislation. Certain models in the XE and XF recently became the first cars in their class to be officially pass the RDE2 NOx emissions regulations, nearly two years ahead of the legislative deadline. “We have been vocal about the benefits of diesel technology in recent years and I am delighted to see simple, clear and accurate consumer information about urban vehicle emissions published and available with the AIR Index. “The performance of our vehicles on the AIR Index reflects Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in classleading technology and its hard-working, talented engineers. There are some stand-out results here, particularly the superb performance of our new Jaguar and Land Rover SUVs. “For those drivers doing more than 12,000 miles a year, a modern diesel engine could be the best choice; not only are its NOx (and particulate emissions) comparable to a petrol engine, but economy is 25% better and CO2 is 15% lower. “The modern diesel engine certainly has a place in the current automotive landscape, and I’m confident that the AIR Index will provide the trusted, independent information essential to inform car

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buyers as they consider their next vehicle.” Comments Rawdon Glover, Managing Director, JLR UK. “The AIR Index provides easy to understand, at-aglance information on actual vehicle emissions, from independent testing to help consumers compare vehicles when making buying decisions. Jaguar Land Rover asked us to put a range of their new diesel cars to the test, and the evidence shows that their latest engines are extremely clean, with all of the four models tested achieving the AIR Index A rating, which means that they produce the lowest levels of NOx emissions in urban driving. “One of the key things to observe from this set of AIR Index ratings is that perceptions of the emissions produced by particular vehicle types, such as SUVs, can be very misleading. In fact, Jaguar’s E-PACE and

Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque are amongst the cleanest cars on sale of any type, not just vehicles within the SUV segment. The perfect example is the Land Rover Discovery, which produced NOx emissions 20 times lower than a diesel Renault Clio supermini.” Comments Massimo Fedeli, Co-founder and Operations Director, Allow Independent RoadTesting (AIR) From 2020 every new Jaguar and Land Rover model on sale will offer the option of electrification, as ever-more stringent air quality regulations come into effect throughout the world. In the meantime, Jaguar Land Rover has invested more than £1bn into the Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton and its range of cuttingedge, new petrol and diesel engines.

Here is a full model-by-model breakdown of Jaguar Land Rover’s AIR Index ratings: Make

Model

Jaguar

E-PACE HSE 2.0l 180hp

Land Rover Range Rover Land Rover

Discovery Sport 2.0l 180hp 2019 Evoque TD4 2.0l 180hp 2019 Discovery 3.0 TD6 HSE 2018

Year

2019

AIR Index Rating

NOx measured by AIR

Fuel Type

A

14 mg/km

Diesel 80 mg/km

Euro 6

A A A

34 mg/km 17 mg/km 33 mg/km

Diesel 80 mg/km Diesel 80 mg/km Diesel 80 mg/km

Euro 6 Euro 6 Euro 6

Official NOx limit

Euro Standard

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I SKODA KAROQ AND KODIAQ

SKODA KAROQ and KODIAQ

- set for 2020

THE successful ŠKODA KAROQ and KODIAQ SUVs are entering the 2020 model year with enhanced equipment for even more safety and comfort. One distinguishing visual feature that the latest versions of both popular SUVs have in common is the ŠKODA lettering on the tailgate. The optional Side Assist has been added to the comprehensive selection of assistance systems for the ŠKODA KODIAQ and KAROQ, replacing the previous Blind Spot Detect in both SUVs. In the new system, the range increases from 20 to 70 m. It uses two radar sensors to detect vehicles approaching from behind or that are in the car’s blind spot. The warning signals have been made more noticeable for the driver too. Rather than being situated in the mirror’s glass as they were before, the light signals are now found on the insides of the wing mirrors. They are considerably easier to notice and their brightness can be adjusted. The system works while accelerating at speeds of 15 km/h or more and down to a speed of 10 km/h while braking. Rear Traffic Alert is an integral part of Side Assist too. It warns the driver about objects moving behind the vehicle when reversing. The optional adaptive chassis (DCC) considerably boosts comfort in both ŠKODA SUVs. It is no longer exclusively available with all-wheel-drive vehicles, but can now also be ordered in conjunction with

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front-wheel drive. Boasting electronically adjustable shock absorbers, DCC automatically adapts the shock absorption to suit the road conditions and the current or preferred driving style. Via Driving Mode Select, the driver can also choose between three shock absorption modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport – which offer a variety of driving styles ranging from particularly comfortable to sporty. ŠKODA is gradually equipping all of its models with the KESSY vehicle entry key with a motion sensor, thereby reducing the risk of the car being stolen or broken into. In this system, which is optional for the KAROQ and KODIAQ, the key’s transmitter signal switches off automatically after 15 minutes of no movement – if it is placed in a drawer or on a desk, for example. As soon as the key is moved again, the transmitter function is re-activated. The ŠKODA KAROQ or KODIAQ can then be opened conveniently as usual and switched on using the start button, without the need to take out the key. A new 2.0 TDI with a power output of 140 kW (190 PS) has been added to the ŠKODA KAROQ’s range of engines. Of course, it also fulfils the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard, having been fitted with an SCR catalytic converter including AdBlue injection and a diesel particulate filter. The engine, which is already familiar from the ŠKODA KODIAQ, is combined with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG transmission as standard.

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NISSAN LEAF E+ I VEHICLE OPTIONS

NISSAN LEAF e+

- miles more range

THE LATEST versions of the highly successful Nissan LEAF family now include the longerrange LEAF e+, which has already received over 8,000 orders since its reveal in January. The addition of the flagship LEAF e+ broadens LEAF’s appeal and ownership benefits. All new LEAF versions come as standard with Nissan’s new NissanConnect infotainment system, with features including Apple CarPlay® and AndroidAuto® allowing for seamless smartphone connectivity. Customers also benefit from an upgraded navigation system, which features TomTom LIVE premium traffic and route optimisation, as well as the inbuilt Online Map Update facility and Chargers Location functionality. With the all-new NissanConnect Services app users can send navigation routes from their smartphone to their car and from their car to their smartphones through the Door-to-Door Navigation facility, enabling an easier transition from navigation, to parking, and to final destination. The Remote Climate Control functionality, finally gives them the option to preset air conditioning or heating while their LEAF is still plugged to the garage, whilst information and analysis on trips and driving style can also be accessed from their smartphone. The new LEAF also offers a number of different design options, with a total of 10 body colours and seven two-tone body and roof colour combinations allowing owners to give their LEAF a bold

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visual presence. Building on the 40 kWh LEAF’s already impressive performance and efficiency, the range-topping LEAF e+ offers even greater all-round driving capability with an upgraded powertrain. The model’s compact 62 kWh battery is both efficient and powerful, with a 25% increase in energy density and 55% boost in energy storage capacity, giving the LEAF e+ a power output of 217 PS and up to 385 km (WLTP) on a combined cycle – on a single charge. Alongside the increase in energy density, the battery retains a similar shape and size to the 40 kWh LEAF battery pack, allowing the e+ to retain the LEAF’s interior space and its defined exterior styling. Featuring multiple innovative driving assistance technologies, the new LEAF champions Nissan’s vision for Intelligent Driving, with the unique e-Pedal available on all LEAFs allowing drivers to start, accelerate and decelerate to a complete stop using only one pedal. LEAF is also equipped with ProPILOT, an advanced driving feature combining assisted steering, acceleration and braking to help the driver on long commutes and in heavy traffic, both on highways and in single lanes. LEAF is also equipped with ProPILOT Park, which parks the car automatically and with ease. These driver aids are designed to enhance the driver’s safety, comfort and control on the road.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I BMW i3 AND i3S

BMW i3 AND i3S - the future engineered

INTRODUCED in 2013, the premium compact BMW i3 has powered commuters, families and switched-on drivers looking to reduce emissions without having to compromise on driving pleasure. Staying true to the BMW i ethos of combining emissions-free travel with dynamic handling and performance, the new, all-electric BMW i3 and i3s are once again leading the charge with a larger battery cell capacity and an increased range. Doubling in size, the new battery on the allelectric BMW i3 and i3s now has a capacity of 120Ah and a gross energy content of 42.2kWh. The introduction of the new battery also brings a new exterior colour and a new colour for the optional interior world ‘Loft’ as well as optional Adaptive LED headlights featuring anti-dazzle functionality. Optional telephony with wireless charging and

wireless LAN hotspot is also be available. The batteries within are installed deep in the floor and in real terms, the BMW i3 and the BMW i3s can achieve a significantly further enhanced allelectric range. The official range of the BMW i3 is 223 miles (previously 180 to 186 miles) according to NEDC. For the BMW i3s, a range of 214 miles (previously 174 miles) according to NEDC. This means 192 miles of driving range according to WLTP. During everyday use, the two models are now able to cover a distance of 160 miles – an increase of almost 30 per cent from the previous 94Ah models. The combined power consumption of the BMW i3 is 13.1kWh per 62 miles, while the BMW i3s has a power consumption of 14.6kWh per 62 miles. Maintaining reserves and charging the BMW i3 and i3s is fed through high-quality electronics to

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allow fast and flexible charging of the lithium-ion cells compatible with rapid-charging stations, public charging as well as charging at home. Using rapid-charging stations that run on DC power, the charging capacity is 50kW and this way the high voltage battery will reach 80 per cent of its total power in just 42 minutes. Charging via the BMW i Wallbox enables fast charging with a capacity of 7.4 kW. Here the time required to achieve an 80 per cent charge of the large-capacity high-voltage battery is 4.9 hours. The BMW i Wallbox Connect also extends the functionality of the globally unique BMW Digital Charging Service to provide intelligent charging for optimal cost efficiency and allows customers to make best use of self-generated solar energy. Meanwhile, the standard charging cable, which is designed to be plugged into a conventional household socket, can be used to charge a BMW i3 to up to 80 per cent of its full power in approximately 15 hours with a charging capacity of 2.3 kW The BMW i3, powered by a 170hp electric motor, completes zero to 62mph benchmark in 7.3 seconds, while the BMW i3s with its 184hp power completes the standard sprint in 6.9 seconds. Both the i3 and i3s continue with the strong performance as they approach motorway speeds,

accelerating from 50mph to 75mph in 5.1 and 4.3 seconds respectively. BMW eDrive, the electrical drive component of BMW iPerformance models, delivers maximum driving pleasure almost silently and without local emissions. Three parts form the core of eDrive: the electric motor, the lithium-ion high performance battery and intelligent energy management. The unmistakable exterior of the BMW i3 styling has already picked up several design awards. The range of paint finishes has been extended to include Jucaro metallic with accentuations in Frozen Grey. Mineral Grey metallic, Imperial Blue metallic, Melbourne Red metallic, Capparis White and Fluid Black paint finishes are still available. LED headlights are standard, while Adaptive LED headlights are now optionally available with an automatic selective dip function for the high beam. Adaptive LED headlight functions also include the cornering light assistant. Optional equipment now also includes telephony with wireless charging, which allows compatible smartphones to be recharged without use of a cable. The wireless LAN hotspot, also newly available for the BMW i3 and the BMW i3s, provides a fast online connection for up to ten devices inside the vehicle.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VOLKSWAGEN T-CROSS

VW T-CROSS - urban-friendly

THE T-CROSS, the fifth and most compact Volkswagen SUV to date, sits below the T-Roc in the brand’s fast-growing SUV line-up .This versatile and practical urban-friendly SUV is offered in S, SE, SEL, and R-Line trims. Entry level S trim cars are identifiable by their 16inch ‘Rochester’ alloy wheels, while the entire T-Cross range gets electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors as standard, in addition to an eight-inch touchscreen Composition Media infotainment system with VW Connect; rear LED tail lights1; and automatic headlights. Standard-fit Front Assist with the city emergency braking system and Predictive Pedestrian Protection, as well as Lane Assist with blind spot plus lane keeping system and Hill Start Assist offer one of the highest levels of driver assistance in the class. In

addition, an eCall system adds peace of mind and reinforces the message that connectivity is high on the new T-Cross model’s long list of talents. All T-Cross versions offered in the UK also benefit from the car’s signature sliding rear bench seat as standard. This particularly practical feature offers exceptional flexibility – providing the choice between enhanced rear leg room or a bigger load area of up to 455 litres. SE examples are equipped with 17-inch ‘Clayton’ alloy wheels, black roof rails and front fog lights with cornering function; a leathertrimmed, multifunction steering wheel; and a variable boot floor. Tech highlights include

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adaptive cruise control, app connect and a driver alert system. Prices starting at £18,795 RRP OTR. SEL brings 17-inch ‘Chesterfield’ alloys, tinted windows, LED headlights and silver roof rails, as well as front sport seats, carpet mats and an ambient lighting package. Climate control and a Discover Navigation system are also included, while a driver tiredness detection system and front and rear parking sensors also feature as standard in this £21,650 RRP OTR version. Top-spec T-Cross R-Line models gain 18- inch ‘Navada’ alloy wheels; sporty R-Line exterior and interior styling; and Volkswagen’s innovative Active Info Display. Options available to new T-Cross buyers include

five different alloy wheel designs; keyless entry; high-spec beats® sound system; and multiple style packs. These allow owners to customise the look of the interior and exterior of their cars, with Energetic Orange, Bamboo Garden and Black style packs available. T-Cross is available with a Euro 6 compliant 95 PS, 1.6-litre TDI powerplant and two frugal petrol engines - 95 PS and 115 PS variants of Volkswagen’s 1.0-litre TSI unit, available with a 5- or 6-speed manual, or a 7-speed DSG gearbox, depending on the engine and specification. T-Cross models equipped with the 95 PS engine reach 62 mph in 11.5 seconds, with a top speed of 112 mph where legal, while the punchier 115 PS versions top out at 120 mph, reaching 62 mph in 10.2 seconds.

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VEHICLE OPTIONS I VOLKSWAGEN POLO

VW POLO

A true super-mini

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The main focus of the new sixth generation Polo, now offered in a 5 door only form, is a major increase in cabin and luggage space, the debut of new engines, sharper design, and new ‘big car’ assistance systems. Technologies such as City Emergency Braking with new Pedestrian Monitoring function, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Blind Spot Detection significantly improve safety and reflect a new level for assistance systems in the supermini segment. The exterior design has been made more powerful, and expressive, while the new Polo’s interior has been fundamentally renewed. Indeed this is a supermini interior that has been fully developed for the digital era. The instruments are arranged on the same viewing axis as the infotainment system, too, with new glass-encased eight-inch touchscreen units standard across the entire Polo range. New LED headlights replace all Xenon headlights on the sixth generation Polo, while LED daytime running lights are also standard on the car. The optional Keyless Access locking and engine starting system, which is also new, can be specified to further improve convenience while Driving Profile Selection allows the choice of one of four programs: Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual, to tailor the Polo’s character to the driver’s precise need, and mood. In the Eco driving mode, for instance, engine control, air conditioning and other auxiliary systems are regulated in a manner that ensures optimal fuel efficiency. In vehicles fitted with DSG, a coasting function can also be used with the Eco mode: if the driver releases the accelerator pedal – for example, on downhill stretches – the DSG disengages and the engine idles. In Sport mode, on the other hand, engine response and shift points of the DSG are configured to be more dynamic. The new car is longer, wider, has a lower overall height but improved headroom versus its predecessor. Bigger in every dimension but length than the Golf Mk IV – sold here until 2003 – the capacious new Polo offers a boot volume that has grown 25%, from 280 litres to 351 litres. Every new Polo contains a generous level of

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Highlights model-by-model: S • • • • standard-fit equipment, including Bluetooth and USB connectivity as well as an 8.0-inch colour touch-screen, in keeping with its position at the head of the supermini segment. The Polo range kicks off with the 999 cc three-cylinder petrol EVO engine, producing 65 PS, with a more powerful 80 PS version also available. 999 cc three-cylinder petrol TSI engines are also available, with 95 PS and 115 PS, with both six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG gearboxes available. Two 1.6-litre diesel engines are offered, with 80 PS and 95 PS respectively. At the top of the Polo range, a 200 PS 2.0-litre TSI engine powers the new Polo GTI and Polo GTI+, with a six-speed DSG gearbox the only available transmission available at present. All engines are Euro VI compliant. Regardless of fuel choice, all new Polo engines are equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode, while any of the TSI and TDI powerplants with an output of 95 PS or more can be configured with a 6- or 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, depending on engine choice. Alternative gearbox options include five- or six-speed manuals. The Polo can be adapted to its driver’s particular preferences via a large range of convenience systems, including optional features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Indeed, even the entry-level version of the new Polo is launching with the Front Assist area monitoring system including City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring as standard. The Polo achieved a five-star crash safety rating from testing body Euro NCAP in 2017, achieving 96% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, 76% for pedestrian protection and 59% for its safety assistance systems. In all tests, adult occupant protection is rated at adequate or better for all areas. Polo particularly impressed in the side barrier test and side pole impact tests, with maximum points awarded for each. Also praised by the safety body was Polo’s standard Front Assist system, which avoided collisions at most test speeds. www.gmpdrivercare.com

SE • •

Eight-inch Composition media infotainment with DAB Air conditioning Front Assist with pedestrian monitoring Automatic headlamp activation with LED daytime running lights

15-inch Sassari alloy wheels Car-Net App Connect with an additional USB port Alarm Leather multi-function steering wheel 16-inch Torsby alloy wheels Front fog lights with cornering function Front and rear carpet mats

• • • •

16-inch Las Minas alloy wheels Front centre armrest Rain sensor Front and rear parking sensors

• •

16-inch Sebring alloy wheels 65% tinted windows from the B-pillar backwards Rear LED tail lights R-Line exterior styled front and rear bumpers and black gloss spoiler Stainless steel pedals

• • • •

SEL

R-Line

• • •

GTI • • • •

17-inch Parker alloy wheels GTI styling including red brake calipers Sports suspension lowered by approximately 15 mm XDS electronic differential

GTI+ • • • • • •

65% tinted windows from the B-pillar backwards Light and Sight pack LED headlights Active Info Display Adaptive Cruise Control Keyless entry with start-stop button

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Business Services

What GMP Drivercare can offer your business In recognising the changing needs of our Public Sector clients and their Duty Of Care responsibilities, GMP Drivercare, offer in addition to the traditional Lease Car and Salary Sacrifice Schemes, a Green Motoring Plan, the Optimum Solution Scheme, and full Grey Fleet Compliance Management. GMP Drivercare has developed its own Electric Hybrid Portfolio. This will enable Public Sector clients to reduce emissions whilst making savings to their budgets. Our proactive approach and continued investment enables us to offer a truly holistic transport solution. Another of our integrated services is GMP Autocare which has 450 affiliated vehicle service and MOT franchised dealers/centres across the UK. Thus enabling us to fully manage the service requirements of your complete fleet. On the following pages you will find further details of these business services.

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All service centres are constantly appraised to ensure the highest possible standards and customer service. • Priority Booking • Complimentary collection from and delivery to home or work • Complimentary wash and vacuum after every service • National network of accredited independent service centres • Parts fitted to and above manufacturers’ specifications maintaining full manufacturer warranty cover • 12 months warranty in all work • Details provided of work carried out and placed in all vehicles (including tyre tread depth) • Customer satisfaction survey

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CLIENT ADVICE I MANAGING ROAD RISK

Comprehensive road risk management - should sit at the heart of corporate risk strategies THE PUBLIC SECTOR and the Social Housing Sector are under increasing pressure to drive efficiency savings whilst meeting customer expectations. Increased scrutiny and ever changing regulations, means maintaining service levels whilst achieving the highest operational and safety standards, is a difficult balancing act. The industry-wide requirement for companies to ensure the health and safety of all employees, is rooted in the Health and Safety at Work Act. Although this applies to all areas of work, a report published by the Transport Research Laboratory found that a high priority should be also been given to on-site health and safety, as well as to road risk. To help companies stay on the right side of the law, the Health and Safety Executive has advised companies to integrate work-related road safety into their wider health and safety at work arrangements. The legal and reputational costs of not doing so can, of course, prove business-critical, but there is also a clear and immediate financial case for implementing road risk reduction initiatives. Vehicle off-road time, maintenance costs and insurance premium hikes can all have a sizeable

impact on the already stretched budgets. A best practice approach to road risk management can only be effectively sustained with the cooperation of everyone within the business. Such cooperation calls for strong leadership, the establishing of clear expectations and a set of guiding principles that outlines a company-wide commitment to fostering a positive safety culture. These principles can be reinforced in a comprehensive ‘driving for work’ policy, detailing everything from high-level goals to the code of conduct expected of every employee. Any vehicle used for work purposes, for example, should be checked regularly to ensure it is roadworthy. This means all employees driving for work should be mandated to conduct vehicle safety checks at the start of each working day – not just on those vehicles governed by Operator Licensing regulations – with inspection reports retained by the company. Mobile technology advances over recent years has meant that this process can now be automated. Preventative maintenance inspections should be carried out, typically every six weeks, to ensure roadworthy standards are met under O licence obligations. Records on service schedules and MOT renewal

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dates should also be kept, with reminders set to ensure company vehicles are compliant. Helpful advice on everything from driving in adverse weather to dealing with fatigue can be provided up-front in a driver safety handbook, but on-going staff communications are vital if longterm behavioural change is to be realised. These might include everything from safety seminars and intranet resources to posters and email bulletins to help ensure the road safety agenda is kept front of mind. In addition to on-road driver safety, attention should also be paid to vehicle access, with a particular focus on minimising the possibility of falls from height. This access will not only be restricted to drivers’ cabs, which continue to increase in height, but also to vehicle load areas and to specialist equipment. According to the HSE, the most common area of the vehicle for people to fall from is the load area, followed by the cab and access steps. Identifying where road safety may be being compromised is vital if remedial training and development initiatives are to be targeted where they are most needed. Every employee should be initially screened and

rated as a low, medium, or high risk driver, based on several factors including age, annual mileage, licence origin, endorsements, previous driver training and incident prevalence. Drivers’ risk profile can then be further evaluated with mandatory online risk assessments covering hazard perception, observation skills, attitude, and the all-important highway code. Licence records should be checked directly with the DVLA as part of the process, either via a third party or online with the individual drivers’ consent. If possible, risk factors should be assessed regularly to help ensure risk ratings are as accurate as possible. Telematics data can play a big role here by providing live feedback to managers, and employees, on driving behaviour. Incidents of speeding or harsh braking, acceleration, or corning, for example, can be monitored and drivers scored based on their performance behind the wheel. Having such technology, can enable further driver training to be targeted more effectively. In addition, a root cause analysis should be conducted on every incident, whether a serious accident or minor collision, and recommendations made.

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Electric Vehicle and ULEV Solution

Why choose Electric Vehicles for your fleet?

Key benefits •

Businesses and Company Car drivers save thousands of pounds switching to plug-in vehicles.

The UK is legally committed to reducing emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 and the Government is clearly taking the impact of the technology seriously, having pledged to invest over £600M by 2020 to support the uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV).

Benefit-In-Kind (BIK), Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), capital allowances, and salary sacrifice regimes all incentivise electric vehicles.

Planned changes to company car tax rules will strengthen the case for going electric.

The advantages of moving to this technology are not only environmental, but the financial benefits to businesses adopting electric vehicles into their fleet are numerous. They are also cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain and safer to drive.

Eligible plug-in vehicles benefit from Government grants and tax incentives.

Reduced fuel expenditure and helps the Government achieve Clean Air Zones (CAZ).

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reveal that over 63,000 new electric or hybrid electric vehicles were registered in 2017 - an astonishing increase on the 2013 figures of around 3,500.

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Benefit-in-Kind & Class 1A National Insurance

Company car Benefit-In-Kind (BIK) tax rates are set in advance to enable businesses to plan their vehicle choice lists and calculate the financial cost to themselves and employees. Like BIK tax, employers' Class 1A National Insurance contributions, are linked to a car's CO2 emissions and P11D value.

Based on this P11D, At £30k P11D Value 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Total (4 years) you would save your business a total of Zero Emission 373 538 662 83 1656 £2,028 in Class 1A NIC over a four year 869 993 1035 3684 Petrol 104 g/km CO2 787 period by choosing Saving 414 331 331 952 2028 the electric vehicle. On a fleet of just 10 models, that equates to a saving of more than £20,000. Employees will also benefit from tax savings, incentives and grants. The plug-in car grant provides a discount of up to £3,500 for eligible cars and generous grants available help towards the cost of home, workplace and on-street charge-points. There are significant tax incentives for making the switch to electric.

Fleet Consultancy GMP Drivercare can provide a Fleet Review for organisations considering or looking to expand the use of ULEVs within their fleet. The review includes: •

Looking for opportunities to successfully implement ULEVs - includes whole-life costing, and charging considerations.

Implementation Support - fleet support, to implement change.

Identify the vehicle opportunity - vehicle profiles and appropriate alternatives.

Fleet cost analysis - carry out whole-life cost v ICE, factoring in grants and tax benefits.

Driver acceptance - ensuring drivers are educated and fully informed.

Tailor Made Insurance GMP Drivercare in conjunction with GMG Risk Strategies has put together an Insurance Policy to cover all electric and hybrid vehicles. As the motoring experts, we searched a panel of approved insurers to give provide our best possible price. The cover is fully comprehensive to include Third Party, Fire and Theft. Included in this package are Accident Management, and management of the Motor Insurance Database- ensuring cover at all times. www.gmpdrivercare.com

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Optimum Solution Scheme

(Non-Subsidised)

“Guaranteed Reduced Grey Fleet Cost and Reduced Carbon”

Introduction to our Optimum Scheme GMP Drivercare’s Optimum Solution Scheme is for those employees who travel little or no business miles. The employer makes no contribution towards the cost of the lease and payment is taken from the employee’s net monthly salary and therefore has no impact on the employee’s pension. The scheme attracts little or no Benefit-In-Kind Tax, as the employee is covering the full cost of the vehicle. GMP Drivercare is an independent fleet management company offering a variety of Lease Car Schemes, all of which compare the market and offers best value to our drivers. Our user friendly online Portal makes it easy for employees to access thousands of vehicles and compare the cost, technical data and specification to ensure they choose the right car for them.

Key Benefits •

No Cost to the employer

Saves employers and employees time in selecting the right vehicle, our online Portal compares the market, and offers the best value to users.

No business mileage required to be eligible.

Reduce, Grey Fleet and Carbon Emissions.

Both vehicle and driver are fully compliant.

3 year contract on a fully maintained basis.

Comprehensive business insurance is included.

Includes breakdown cover to minimise downtime.

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Optimum Solution Scheme

Optimum Solution Scheme

Why GMP Drivercare? Did we mention how simple the scheme is? There’s no deposit, no employee credit check. Cars are brand new and include absolutely everything but fuel! Once in place, our complete fleet management solution ensures that the vehicle and driver are fully managed. It includes licence checks, servicing, accident management, maintenance and reporting. GMP Drivercare provides complete peace of mind, for both the organisation and the driver, through our comprehensive and total fleet management solution. We take total responsibility.

Why GMP Drivercare? Thanks to over 20 years of experience in providing solutions and services to Local Authorities, the NHS, charities and the Private Sector across the UK, we can provide a scheme(s) to suit your needs. We are able to make the process of driving a new vehicle as simple and hassle-free as possible. Over time, we have forged strong, lasting relationships with large dealer groups, manufacturers and vehicle finance companies, enabling us to secure the best discount terms. We focus on building long-term customer relationships, ensuring that repeat customers and recommendations form a substantial part of our business.

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I’ve always bought my car, why should I Lease one? Leasing or contract hire has always been a popular way of running a car for businesses, however, due to heavy depreciation and unexpected repair costs associated with car ownership, more and more private individuals are looking at the option of leasing as a more cost effective way of running a car. Vehicle Leasing means you can drive a new car or van every 2 or 3 years, avoiding MOT’s and unforeseen bills. You just hand the car back at the end of the contract and take out a new one, avoiding the hassle of having to sell your old car privately or the disappointment of low part exchange value. The inclusion of manufactures warranty, road fund licence and breakdown cover give you complete piece of mind.

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Grey Fleet Management

“Employers pay more than £5.5 billion a year in mileage claims and car allowances”

What is Grey Fleet?

GMP Drivercare Solution

The 'Grey Fleet' is an important, but often neglected, aspect of fleet management. It consists of vehicles owned by employees in which business travel is carried out.

GMP Drivercare Grey Fleet Management Service will assist you in managing the financial, legal and environmental issues that surround an employee’s use of their privatelyowned vehicle for business use. We offer an ongoing service for the checking and upkeep of Drivers which includes:

Effective Management of the Grey Fleet is crucial with respect to three key policy areas; Duty of Care and Health and Safety, Financial Efficiency, and Corporate Environmental Responsibility. 14 million private cars are used for business journeys - 40% of all vehicles on the road. The average vehicle age is 8.2 years (older than the average UK car) - contributing to poor air quality.

aDVLA Licence Check with online access to 3 year driver mandate.

aMOT Check. aRoad Fund Licence Check. aBusiness Use Insurance Check,

through a database of recognised Insurance Certificate formats.

aGrey Fleet Policy Documents.

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Grey Fleet Management

The Warnings

What Our Experts Say

Continuing the use of a 'Grey Fleet', can be an expensive option when compared to having company cars and there are two main reasons for this.

the latest round of checks for one a InGMP client, only 76% of their 'Grey

Drivers may round up their mileages if organisations don’t audit 'Grey Fleet' mileage claims.

'Grey Fleet' mileage is typically reimbursed using AMAP or greater than AMAP rates. Therefore it is more expensive for longer journeys.

Fleet' drivers could evidence compliance.

a 7% drivers did not have business use insurance cover.

a 1% did not have a valid MOT certificate. a Based on a 'Grey Fleet' of 3000 vehicles,

The HSE estimate that more than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is 'driving for work'. In 2016, 529 people were killed, 5,269 seriously injured and almost 40,000 slightly injured in collisions involving a driver or rider, 'driving for work'. Between 2006 and 2014, over 62,000 people have been killed or seriously injured in accidents involving a driver on a work-time journey, and over half a million slightly injured in work-related road crashes.

700+ could potentially be non-compliant.

Case Study

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) serves nearly 90,000 people and provides care to patients in their homes, places of care, community hospitals, outpatient units and health centres. With the assistance of GMP Drivercare, the Trust implemented a Travel Policy and saved £500,000 in its first two years, reduced carbon emissions and improved risk management. Our Latest analysis shows: Fleet' mileage fell by 19% a 'Grey (752,000 fewer miles driven)

What to consider? •

How large is your 'Grey Fleet'?

What existing compliance checks are in place?

Are you able to evidence the results of the existing compliance checks - is the data readily available?

Are you confident that your organisation has a defendable position should a 'Grey Fleet' driver be involved in an accident?

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a Miles driven in company cars have increased by 42% (202,000 more miles)

a Miles driven in pool cars and daily hire has decreased by 19% (73,000 fewer)

a Total mileage decreased by 13% (623,000 fewer miles)

a Total spend on travel fell by 13% a At the 2017 Fleet Hero Awards, the

Trust won the Smarter Travel award in recognition of its excellent progress.

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GMP DRIVERCARE I FAIR WEAR & TEAR GUIDE

GUIDE TO FAIR WEAR & TEAR

GMP DRIVERCARE APPLIES THE BVRLA’S GUIDE... • •

• • •

On collection, the vehicle must be in a safe and roadworthy condition, with all of the appropriate keys, equipment and documentation available. Returned vehicles must have a current MOT certificate. A charge will be levied for vehicles returned without a current MOT certificate. Vehicles should also be serviced to manufacturer’s serviced schedules and have stamped service books to document this. A charge will be levied for spare keys and missing standard items e.g. satellite navigation discs that are not returned with the vehicle. The vehicle should be sufficiently clean to allow a detailed inspection upon hand-over, this inspection does not form the basis of a re-charge it merely describes the condition. The collection agent is not a qualified vehicle inspector and will not be able to tell you if damage falls outside the BVRLA ‘Fair Wear and Tear’ conditions. It is in the interests of the customer to point out damage to the collection agent and retain a copy of the collection appraisal for their records. Qualified assessors can only undertake a re-charge inspection in good light after the vehicle has been cleaned.

LEASING companies will charge for vehicles affected with unsatisfactory in-life body repairs that require re-painting to meet manufacturer’s standards. The customer may also be charged for damage not recorded on collection notes, when damage is obviously not new but has been missed by the collection agent. When the leasing companies receive queries, the team reviews the evidence on both the inspection report and the collection note. If the evidence is shown on the inspection report, and supported by a digital image, whenever practical, the charge stands. (Poor previous repairs are often not clearly visible on digital images.)

EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE WEAR AND TEAR WINDSCREEN & LENSES: Small scratches outside of the driver’s line of sight. WHEELS & TYRES: Minor scuffing is acceptable up to 25mm in length. Tyres must meetminimum legal requirements. DOOR MIRRORS: Minor scuffing, providing paint is not broken. BUMPERS: Minor scuffing up to 25mm in length. BODYWORK: Small areas of chipping. Light scratches up to 25mm in length, relative to the vehicle’s age. Dents up to 10mm providing paint is not broken. DECALS: All decals need to be removed and all glue residue removed. UPHOLSTERY: Should be clean and tidy with only slight wear and soling through normal use.

EXAMPLES OF UNACCEPTABLE

WEAR AND TEAR

WINDSCREEN & LENSES: Any damage within the driver’s direct line of sight. WHEELS & TYRES: Scoring and other damage towheel surface. Damage to side walls or uneven tread wear. DOOR MIRRORS: Missing, cracked or damaged BUMPERS: Dented or cracked areas. Deep scuffs where paint surface has been broken. BODYWORK: Stone chips or scratches over 25mm in length which have exposed the bare metal or primer or have rusted. Any impact damage. Multiply dents on a single panel. DECALS: Any damage caused by the removal of such badges and advertising. UPHOLSTERY: Burns, tears or permanent staining. Any damage caused by fitting of equipment such as mobile phones.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Guaranteed at GMP Our customers agree... Thank you for always being available when I have had a enquiry, its been lovely having someone I can contact whenever I have needed to ask questions. Cathy Brown Thanks very much for all your help with this, which has always been prompt, courteous and very effective Steve Tingle Many thanks for your exceptional efficiency. Natasha Berthollier The service in all areas was excellent. And thank you very much for all your help. Paul Bates

GMP welcomes your feedback Since GMP Drivercare was formed back in 1998, we have been appointed to manage in excess of 10,000 vehicles with a combined value of more than £158,000,000 on behalf of various NHS Trusts, Fire Services and Local Authorities throughout the UK. GMP Drivercare prides itself on its professional, friendly and quality service that it provides to both its clients and its end users. We never underestimate the personal touch and pride ourselves on our attention to detail. These points are always high on the Customer Service Indices. “Looking After All Your Motoring Needs” describes our fully comprehensive range of services and we strive to make everyone feel a member of the GMP Drivercare “Friends and Family”. At GMP, listening, understanding and endeavouring to offer our best advice in everything we do is part of our ethos and all of our members of staff are happy to be contacted at any time. That said, we welcome your feedback on our services, and therefore provide Questionaires for all our customers to submit.

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GMP needs your feedback Customer Satisfaction scores Following receipt of a number of returned CSI Questionnaires, we are happy to confirm that our current customer satisfaction rate is 98.3% Our target for the next six months will be to keep up this excellent service and exceed a 95% customer satisfaction rate. Following confirmation of the delivery of your new vehicle, GMP will send you a CSI Questionnaire to complete. We invite you to complete this and return to GMP so that we are able to continue to monitor our progress and improve our services where required. ** All questionnaires received back will be entered into a prize draw to receive £50 worth of high street shopping vouchers.** The winner of this quarter’s vouchers has been notified. (The draw is actioned via inputting all driver names of received questionnaires into the below web page where a winner is randomly generated: http://www.mauvecloud.net/randomchooser.html)

We asked our customers to rate our service levels from ‘outstanding’ to ‘improvement required’. The average scores are represented below.

100

DRIVER RESPONSE %

95

90

85

80 The level of advice given by the fleet advisors

The ease/ smoothness of the ordering process

Updates given to you on your order

Information received of any significant changes to the status of your new vehicle

Process for booking delivery/ collection of your vehicles

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The completeness of the information contained in the Driver’s Pack

The courtesy with which you were treated by the fleet advisors

The promptness of response to any queries

How would you describe your overall experience?

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GMP DRIVERCARE I KEEP IN TOUCH

HAS YOUR INFORMATION RECENTLY CHANGED? AT GMP Drivercare, we pride ourselves in the all-embracing, total peace-of-mind service provided to all our drivers. To ensure that this high level of service is maintained, it is absolutely vital that we have your up-to-date information. We must be informed of changes to personal circumstances, such as moving house or changing your role at work. We need to be able to contact you so you don’t miss out on vital reminders and so that important documents will not reach you efficiently.

HAVE YOU? Recently moved? We need your new address details... Changed your mobile? We need your new number... Recently got married? We need your new surname... Changed your role or transferred to a different Trust? We will need your new details... Received driving related penalty points/ convictions? We need to know... Been diagnosed with a medical condition that could effect your driving? Let us know any changes that might change your car Insurance premiums...

NEW .NET EMAILS Emails in the NHS are changing to .Net so make sure you update your email preferences stored on our system. You can then continue to receive regular updates, access the services in our online portal i.e for Accident reporting etc. If you have any questions contact a member of our team.

GET IN CONTACT

If you are interested in what GMP Drivercare can offer, please get in touch. Office opening hours are below. Outside of these periods you can leave a message via email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

OUR OFFICES STAFFORD OFFICE

Jupiter House, Drummond Road Astonfields, Stafford Staffordshire ST16 3HJ

Tel: 0330 100 4910 Option 1 Office Open Hours Monday to Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm)

BURTON OFFICE Repton House Bretby Business Park Bretby, Burton Upon Trent Staffordshire, DE15 0YZ

Tel: 0330 100 4910 Option 2 Office Open Hours Monday to Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm) Please feel free to email the relevant department directly. LEASE CARS info@gmpdrivercare.co.uk SALARY SACRIFICE salarysacrificeorders@gmpdrivercare.co.uk GREY FLEET greyfleet@gmpdrivercare.co.uk GENERAL EQUIRIES info@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

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KEY CONTACTS I GMP DRIVERCARE

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

"LOOKING AFTER ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS"

Gary Grace

Managing Director gary@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

Lorna Green

M Salman Hamid

Scott Felton

Emma Forster

Tiffany Leadbetter

Charlotte Jones

Morgan Jones

Siobhan Maren

Commercial Director lorna@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Employee Benefits Accounts Executive scott@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Special Projects Coordinator tiffany@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Accident Mangement Department morgan@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

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Development Director salman@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Business Development Manager emmaf@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Lease Car Department Manager charlotte@gmpdrivercare.co.uk Accounts Department Manager smaren@gmpdrivercare.co.uk

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