Britain’s largest driving school has cut short a four-year deal with Fiat after 80 per cent of its instructors demanded the return of the Vauxhall Corsa. British School of Motoring (BSM) instructors had complained that the Fiat 500 was “too small” for them.
The deal with Fiat lasted just 18 months and BSM is now preparing to replace its 3250-strong fleet of three-door 500s with five-door Corsas, rekindling an 18-year relationship with Vauxhall.
A spokesman for BSM commented that “a break clause in the Fiat contract” and “an excellent deal from Vauxhall”, along with the instructor feedback, marked a swift end for L-plated 500s.
BSM CEO Nikolai Kesting said that it had “received a clear message” from its instructors and learners that the “Corsa is their car of choice”.
The exchange will begin in March 2011 and is set to be complete by the end of the year.See all the latest Vauxhall Corsa reviews, news and video