Peugeot, Citroën and DS Fleet's head of corporate sales (North) Neil Hunter discusses fuel options for fleets.
Fleet News: What models have fleets been excited about on your stand this year?
Neil Hunter (NH): Our new 3008, which we launched earlier on this year has been out constantly over the past two days. That has created a lot of interest for us and lots of new contacts. It’s a completely new car from the ground up; the old vehicle and the new one, in effect, have no real relationship to each other apart from the name. We’ve had lots of interest in the new C3 for Citroën, which won best small car at this year’s Fleet News Awards. We've had people asking questions around the styling and the design and comfort, and the variety of different engines that we have. For DS, with the weather being so nice, people have been taking advantage of the DS3 Cabrio.
FN: What are your hopes for 2017?
NH: Our hope in our corporate team is with our new structure is that we deliver the very best possible service that we can. We’re focusing on a back-to-basics approach where we’re trying to make sure we look at what the customers want and deliver to them something that is a benchmark in quality and service.
FN: What’s the biggest challenge for fleets this year?
NH: Diesel is a hot topic for sure. Every customer meeting we go to almost the first thing they say is ‘what are you going to do about diesel?’ But we’ll continue to try and pick the right type of fuel with our customers, whether it be petrol or diesel. We’ve been very fortunate in that we’ve got a good message at the moment because our 1.2 petrol engine has won engine of the year two years in a row now so we’ve got a very strong engine in the right bit of the market place.