Forced registrations. Are they back?
Two days before the official SMMT sales figures for May were revealed last Thursday, I received an anonymous text message, making some bold claims about forced registrations. He (or she) claimed the...Read more
Last week the Daily Mail had a pop at its readers for taking out dealer finance when buying a new car. The article claimed that cheaper borrowing was available elsewhere and said customers would often...Read more
Long before there was a European Union, we had a concept called the ‘common market’. Whether you believe it to be a good thing or not, the grand idea is that the whole of Europe should...Read more
We’re now six months on from Renault’s big network cutbacks and model range reduction. While some retailers are still suffering such as the Mill Lane Group. I suspect Renault has not only...Read more
Auto retail groups rarely hit the front pages of national newspapers and, when they do, it’s usually for the wrong reasons. We imagine the fact that The Times headlined its business section on...Read more
Publication of the SMMT new car registration figures is an important moment in the monthly routine of Auto Retail Network – so much so that we actually schedule the printing of Auto Retail...Read more