Cancelled holidays mean higher demand for cars

It’s clear there’s pent up demand for new and used cars. Having spoken to a few retailers in the past seven days, it’s a case of so far, so good. Yes, there are mid-term fears about the economy...

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This week’s new car registration figures were obviously, and significantly, lower than last year’s stats, but within the numbers there were some interesting insights. While the whole market was...

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Today, the red lights turn to green. Car showrooms in England (but not just yet, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) open their doors to customers once again. Auto retail in its most traditional...

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how dealer groups seemed to be split between those that had fully shut down, including aftersales, and those that had kept their service departments open, either...

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There are growing voices calling for an auto industry stimulus. Pent-up demand may see sales (or, rather, registrations) tick over in the short term, but fears abound. If we’re set for the worst...

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Saturday’s news that Pendragon, under the command of new CEO Bill Berman, made an approach to Lookers with a view to merge the two firms is interesting on several counts. Firstly, there’s the...

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