Why MINI and smart are scooting along

You are all probably ahead of me on this one but the penny has finally dropped on why the German carmakers, namely Daimler Smart and BMW Mini, are going phut, phut, phut to develop electric scooters....

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Could it be that the UK’s leading car brands will be asking dealers to raise prices in January in order to meet the 2.5% rise in VAT? Mutterings from Ford and Peugeot bosses at the Paris Motor...

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If you are currently retailing Minis and Smarts, you’d better start thinking how you can create a little more space in the showroom. It’s not extra space you’ll need for cars, just...

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Regular followers of my dissertations will know of my abject abhorrence of consumer watchdogs. The existence of such bodies or TV programmes depends on sensationalism. They need to sell memberships or...

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Considering the heat that dealers are about to face in a shaky market, the SMMT could have chosen a better adjective than ‘cooled’ to describe the August new car market. And you...

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There was a time when the target of a dealer’s wrath was always the manufacturer. Wandering in and out of dealerships these days, I have noticed a change. It is the banks who have all but...

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