• Born-again SsangYong, arguably the forgotten Korean car company, is staking a claim to the upper end of the UK’s value brand market, with a concerted dealer...
  • Toyota is determined to restore its network’s average return on earnings, which slipped from 1.7% to 1% last year, and reverse the related slump in the latest...
  • With registrations on the up at the time of writing and the recession a distant memory, van industry executives at the Commercial Vehicle Show had plenty to...
  • Last month Google introduced a well-trailed change to the way its search engine algorithm rates mobile websites. Search now factors in the speed a site takes...
  • Three years after Jeep considered abandoning the UK, the brand’s recently appointed head of European, Middle East and African operations, Steve Zanlunghi, has...
  • Peugeot Citroen is overhauling its parts distribution operation to fend off competition from independents. PSA, both in the UK and across Europe, is switching...
  • In 2010 car buyers visited an average of 4.4 retailer forecourts when choosing their next car. By last year, that figure had fallen to just 2.2, according to...
  • Despite the imminent culling of four models from its product range Suzuki’s network of 152 dealers is expected to consolidate last year’s record 37,400...
  • Today’s analytics infuses and enhances all areas of automotive retail. It enables OEMS to offer a personal and seamless customer experience. It increases...
  • Car retailers have been warned to make sure they are aware of data supply agreements within their franchise contracts. Speaking at the European Car Dealer...
  • Big data is a big deal. Harnessing the power of this data is essential to every modern company everywhere in the world and for automotive retail businesses,...
  • Franchised retailers will have to rely on legislation from the European Commission to clamp down on unfair trading practices after ACEA, the organisation that...
  • A recent test drive of a hybrid car awoke the engineer in me and I found myself marvelling at the ingenuity of the designers. That afternoon, I visited an...
  • There are underlying issues of viability in the aftersales market, but the digital age brings with it new opportunities. Importantly, we mustn’t let price...
  • Stock markets love growth; indeed, companies which fail to deliver year-on-year growth (however profitable they may be on an underlying basis) are generally...
  • Car and van retailers look set to benefit from a more optimistic outlook in the company car market. Figures from the 2014 edition of the respected Corporate...
  • Volkswagen of America has launched a new configuration website at vw.com which it claims revolutionises purchasing new cars on the US market. It gives both the...
  • Volkswagen of America has launched a new configuration website at vw.com which it claims revolutionises purchasing new cars on the US market. It gives both the...
  • At Carwow, we’re constantly analysing data to help our dealers keep a competitive advantage. From calls to response rates, to the reviews of the dealers that...
  • With the multitude of web-based and software tools that have come to the market, the way car retailing is done has changed enormously. But as far as we’ve come...