AA Driving School shakes up fleet with large expansion of vehicles available
Franchised instructors to have choice of more than 20 vehicles
The AA is significantly expanding its driving school tuition fleet to include multiple manufacturers, models and engine types.
15 new vehicles are now available to driving instructors across both driving schools owned by the AA (AA Driving School and BSM), including 2 new electric and two new hybrid options.
The move means franchised AA and BSM instructors can choose from four electric vehicles, two hybrids and 20 petrol engines, 5 of which are automatics*. Different specifications of models are also available to increase instructor choice.
Models from Citroen, Dacia, Renault and VW will join the driving school fleet for the first time in its 31-year-history. Ford, a fleet partner of AA Driving School since 1998, will remain on the fleet with the Puma and Focus.
The AA Driving School has been under new leadership since November 2022, with the appointment of Camilla Benitz as managing director.
Camilla Benitz, AA Driving School Managing Director, said: “Expanding the range of manufacturers and models available to driving instructors on one of our franchises is a hugely positive move, which will help them run their business, their way.
“The decision to expand was based on clear feedback from instructors, which showed they valued greater choice of make, model and specification.
“Increasing our fleet range across all engine types gives instructors, and their pupils, the opportunity choose the vehicle which is right for them.
“The new additions have been road tested by instructors over the last few months to make sure they are great tuition vehicles.
“Teaching the next generation to drive is an important and rewarding career. We are fully committed to ensuring instructors are set up to deliver the best service possible for their pupils.”
The first electric vehicles were introduced to the AA Driving School in March 2022.
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*From this month (May), franchised AA Driving School and BSM instructors will be able to choose from:
- Ford Puma Titanium (Manual/Auto)
- Ford Focus ST (Manual/Auto)
- Dacia Sandero (Manual)
- Citroen C3 Shine & C-Series (Manual)
- Citroen C4 Sense (Manual)
- Peugeot 208 GT (Manual/Auto)
- Peugeot 2008 Allure Premium (Manual/Auto)
- Vauxhall Corsa SE (Manual)
- Vauxhall Mokka GS Line (Manual)
- VW Golf Life & R-Line (Manual)
- VW Taigo Life (Manual)
- VW Polo Life & Style (Manual)
- Citroen e-C4 Sense (EV)
- Vauxhall Mokka-E Ultimate (EV)
- Vauxhall Astra e-208 GT (EV)
- Peugeot e-2008 Allure (EV)
- Renault Clio Techno (PHEV)
- Vauxhall Astra GS Line (Manual/PHEV)