By Simple Car & Van Rental in General Articles, Blogging | 03rd October 2019
The Titanium trim on our van also meant leather seats for everyone and separate air con front and rear, giving it the more upmarket “executive shuttle” feel Ford is aiming for. The latest version of the Tourneo commits to its high-end features an eight-inch touchscreen with Sync3, DAB and smarthphone integration. It also packs in driver assistance features including traffic sign recognition, blind spot warning, pre-collision assist, adaptive cruise control and pre-collision assist and is the first in its segment to offer intelligent speed limiting.
Powering this beast is a 2.0-litre diesel with 168bhp and 299b/ft, which makes a good fist of hauling the Tourneo and a tonne of passengers/luggage up the road. Ford quotes figures of 43.5mpg and 168g/km.
Engine: 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, diesel
Power: 168bhp Torque: 299lb/ft
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Top speed: 105mph
CO2 emissions: 168g/km
By Simple Car HIre in General Articles, Blogging | 13th August 2019
The new Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has announced that government is committing an extra £2.5 million for electric vehicle charge points on residential streets, doubling the funding for on-street charging.
The funding will support the on-street residential chargepoint scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking.
The allocation of funding for on-street residential charge points is part of the £1.5 billion investment underpinned by the Road to Zero Strategy. As part of this, the government is also investing £37 million into British engineering to develop electric charge point infrastructure that could rapidly expand the UK charge point network for people without off-street parking
One of the BVRLA’s recommendations in the Road to Zero Report Card published in June, was that government needed to address the public charging ‘blackspots’ across the country. Read the 16-page summary or the full 64-page report on the BVRLA website....
By Neal Hewitt in General Articles, Blogging | 16th July 2019
Jeep COMPASS 2.0 MULTIJET 140 LONGITUDE 5DR
What Is the 2019 Jeep Compass?
The Jeep Compass compact SUV was redesigned for the 2017 model year. It seats five and is powered by a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a standard six-speed manual or a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. Front- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and those craving off-road capability. The Compass competes with the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and other small SUVs.
What’s New on the 2019 Jeep Compass?
The Compass gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and the Advanced Safety Group Package adds adaptive cruise control. A Trailhawk-inspired Upland Edition is available for the Sport trim, and a High Altitude Package is available for Limited models.
What Features in the 2019 Jeep Compass Are Most Important?
Advanced safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist are bundled together in an option package. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system are also available. Trailhawk models feature a lifted suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, tow hooks, hill descent control and Jeep’s Active Drive Low four-wheel-drive system with a low range.
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By Simple Car & Van Rental in General Articles, Blogging | 01st February 2019
UPDATE Friday 01 February- 2pm
The Met Office has issued the UK with Amber and Yellow weather warnings with further snowfall expected on Friday.
Delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely, as well as travel delays on the roads, so please check with your travel provider for further information.
We would like to remind all our customers to be cautious on the roads as snowy or ice conditions can make driving challenging.
Please take a cautious judgement before travelling and make sure it is safe to do so if you are heading to one of our rental stations. Due to travel delays our stores may be busier than usual but we appreciate your patience at this time. We are monitoring the ongoing situation.
Terms and Conditions
Standard rental Terms and Conditions will apply.
Please follow the cancellation process stated in the Terms and Conditions. Cancellation fees on bookings cancelled during this time will be waivered.
We will review the ongoing situation and extend beyond the dates specified if necessary.
An alternative vehicle may be offered due to the current locations of our vehicles across the UK.