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Senior executives at Ford are finalising the retail strategy for the brand’s new, high specification Vignale models which will come to the UK in 2015.
The Halliwell Jones Group has snapped up BMW and Mini franchises in Wilmslow, Cheshire, from Blue Bell. The cost of the deal, which also included Blue Bell Bodyshop Ltd, was not disclosed but received backing from BMW Financial Services UK.
New car registrations in March hit their second highest total since the move to a twice-yearly plate change back in 1999, according to the SMMT. The trade body said registrations in March were up 17.7% to hit 464,824 units – only March 2004 at 466,954 units has ever been higher.
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Vehicle recalls are back in the news. The decision by Toyota to pull-in 6.4 million vehicles (including 35,000 in the UK) for five separate repairs hit the front pages here.