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CCIA 2019 on track for record attendance

CCIA 2018 steering pad with vehicles lined up

Company Car In Action (CCIA) is more popular than ever, with pre-registrations for this year’s event already reaching more than twice what they were last year.

The total number of applications has grown by 189% and more than half of the total number of registrations at this point for last year’s event have already been approved to attend this year.

Spaces are filling up fast, so those that wish to attend should apply now by visiting www.companycarinaction.co.uk.

The introduction of WLTP, combined with the Government’s lack of clarity on company car tax bills has left many operators in the dark about what cars they should be looking at and when they should place orders for new vehicles.

CCIA will be the ideal place to get answers from manufacturers and experts about emissions, lead times and future technologies and innovations.

The annual event takes place on June 12-13 at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

It’s free to attend and provides fleet decision makers with the unique opportunity to test drive more than 300 new models from the biggest players in fleet.

Electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars will be offered for test, alongside conventional diesel and petrol models.

Test routes include the high-speed bowl, which allows vehicles to be driven in motorway conditions and reach speeds of up to 100mph.

The Alpine course has not only been used as the setting for a number of on-screen car chases, but also provides the ideal testing ground for handling, performance and ride comfort.

On the city route, drivers can test low speed manoeuvrability along with driver assistance systems such as automatic parking and low speed emergency braking.

With a range of off-road vehicles available at CCIA, they can be pushed to their limits on Millbrook’s vast off-road course.

On top of the driving, there will be a range of exhibits and seminars proving insight into the latest issues and trends in the fleet sector.

Suzuki and Volvo are the first manufacturers to confirm their attendance, with many more expected in the coming weeks.

Last year, 26 manufacturers took part, providing more than 300 cars to test. A number of key models were available for exclusive first drive opportunities, including the new Mercedes A-Class, Jaguar I-Pace and Volvo V60.

The new Ford Focus, Audi A6 and Peugeot 508 were also among the debuts last year.

To take a look at the highlights from last year's event, click here.

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