Peugeot fleet and leasing director John Taylor said Peugeot would be launching 'a couple of exciting initiatives' at the event, which is expected to be attended by more than 10,000 fleet decision-makers and fleet managers. Chris Lester, group event manager at show organisers Emap Automotive, said: 'The decision that three of the UK's four biggest fleet manufacturers are to return to the show after missing last year's event is a great boost.'
However, Volvo has decided to withdraw from this year's show as the company will be unable to unveil its new large executive saloon at Donington. The car will not be launched until the second half of this year. Corporate sales manager Alistair Murray said the decision did not reflect the company's long term view and he expected the manufacturer to return to the event in 1999.