• Lookers has sold three of 30 Benfield sites it acquired last year to Vantage for £12.7 million. In the deal concluded on December 30, Vantage has taken its...
  • As smartphone and tablet users spend more and more time on their devices, typically in short bursts of activity, there are definite moments when they are open...
  • Commercial vehicle demand reached an all time high in 2015, according to figures the SMMT. A steep curve in growth since 2012 has seen the CV market overtake...
  • Subaru’s 70-strong outlet network, having endured what Paul Tunnicliffe, International Motors managing director, described as some pretty dark times is...
  • Subaru needs better local and national coverage to raise awareness and consideration levels, and to register on sufficient buying radars for people spending...
  • If you go back 20 or 30 years, we used to talk about the ‘bathtub curve’ when referring to car repairs. When brand new, it wasn’t unusual for cars to develop...
  • Welcome to 2016 and I hope it turns out to be a great year for the industry. For many in automotive, 2015 looked good on paper with increased new car sales,...
  • According to a European Environment Agency report published on 26th November 2015 on monitoring CO2 emissions from the 12.5 million new passenger cars and 1.5...
  • The plate change period inevitably sees volumes rise substantially in the wholesale markets and stock levels traditionally remain high until at least early May...
  • Providing vehicles that offer outstanding quality, value and reliability, and combining this with a rigorous preparation process, and supplying the vehicles...
  • Cap Black Book is predicting 2016 will be a challenging year in the used car marketplace, as volumes continue to rise thanks to record levels of new car...
  • November always feel like the calm before the storm. We barely close the financial month before we receive the registration data for December and all eyes look...
  • Renault is looking to grow its retailer network to 180 showrooms in the next few years, according to UK managing director Ken Ramirez. Renault started last...
  • The UK auto retail sector has been living high on the hog over the past few years of rock bottom interest rates, but 2015 was a showstopper, despite the...
  • Growth in the number and variety of finance packages available to private buyers is set to power the new and used car markets in 2016, predicts Glass’s. In the...
  • UK new car registrations for 2015 beat 2.6 million units for the first time, sealing four years of consecutive growth with the best ever December – the month...
  • In so many areas of retail, it is John Lewis that is quoted as the benchmark standard. But how closely could or should automotive retailers follow the ‘John...
  • Alfa Romeo’s 59-strong retailer network is within touching distance of a long-awaited revival in volume and profits as it prepares for the pivotal new D sector...
  • The concept of parts wholesaling is nothing new. The average franchise dealer will supply a certain amount of parts to the independent sector as and when they...
  • Winter is one of the busiest times of year for bodyshops, as poor weather and long, dark nights take their toll. Invariably the insurance claims rate is higher...