First Drive: Can Mercedes V-Class repeat global success of Viano?
Apr09

First Drive: Can Mercedes V-Class repeat global success of Viano?

TheChauffeur.com report, Dr. Ian Kuah gets behind the wheel of the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class to find out if it lives up to the standards Viano chauffeurs are used to… From the moment you climb on board, the new V-Class feels premium and special, the leather-covered dashboard and state-of-the art controls striking a clear relationship with the new C and S-Class. The electrically activated sliding doors on both sides are a big...

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Can Range Rover Long Wheelbase compete with top sellers?
Apr04

Can Range Rover Long Wheelbase compete with top sellers?

The perfect chauffeur car consists of a number if vital factors, and there are only a handful of cars within the chauffeur market that tick all the boxes. Comfort, rear legroom, boot space, economy, safety and desirability are some of the major factors we look at when reviewing a chauffeur vehicle for this site, and over the last ten years, we’ve only given the thumbs up to a small amount of them. Late last year, Jaguar Land...

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Industry bodies warn chauffeurs on the use of hire apps

The use of mobile apps within the Chauffeur and Private Hire industry is being questioned after fears some of them are not legal and any driver downloading one could find themselves uninsured, operating illegally and potentially having their PHV Licence revoked, points on their driving licence and a hefty fine – that’s according to lawyers and major industry trade bodies. The Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) is...

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Chauffeur business goes for Gold with rare award
Mar13

Chauffeur business goes for Gold with rare award

A corporate chauffeur company is now in the top three percent for world-class business performance after being awarded the prestigious Gold standard, Investor in People award. Sussex based Club Class Chauffeurs and its insurance arm Club Class Insurance is now one of only 16 percent of UK employers which have an Investor in People standard, with less than three percent of these achieving Gold status – about 300 in total.  This...

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Audi invents solution to avoid traffic light congestion
Mar13

Audi invents solution to avoid traffic light congestion

Audi has invented a solution to save hundreds of millions of litres of fuel and cut Co2 emissions by up to 15 per cent as it releases information about an advanced traffic light information system. Audi Online traffic light information harnesses the power of in-car internet in a new way via Audi connect to establish a link between the car and the traffic light network via the central traffic computer in each town or city. It quickly...

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Keep your wheels moving even when the worse happens

The care and attention you pay to ensuring your clients travel in superior quality is exactly why they keep coming back to you. However, what happens if something out of your control tarnishes your pristine vehicle, or worse damages it significantly? Holly Potter at law firm SGI Legal, explores your options. When it comes to accidents it’s difficult to predict exactly what direction the claims process will take. Each situation will be...

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