CAZOO SEEKS CASH LIFELINE NISSAN PLANS RANGE SIMULATOR FOR EV ADVERTISING SKODA TO DOUBLE APPROVED USED COVER FROM MARCH MOTOR FINANCE FIRM IN PROFIT WARNING HYUNDAI EUROPE HIT BY RANSOMWARE ATTACK...

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The overall UK new car market might have finished strongly in December, but fleet was the only driver of that growth, with retail registrations falling 14% compared with the same month last year. The...

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Retail demand for new vehicles slumped in November, falling 5.9% compared with the same month last year. The 60,506 new registrations, down from 64,921 in November 2022, represent a market share of...

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Skoda has gone live with the agency model for electric vehicles in the UK, Auto Retail Agenda has learnt. The move at the start of November follows fellow Volkswagen Group brand Cupra’s agency...

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SKODA AGENCY GOES LIVE BMW SUSTAINABILITY CHIEF: ‘DON’T BAN ICE’ LEASING DEMAND FOR EVS FALLS BOWKER BMW MAKES SUNDAY CLOSING PERMANENT WHO’S WHERE 2024 NOW ON SALE VINFAST RECEIVES 70 US...

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After a modest uplift in September, which itself followed a significant downward swing in August, retail registrations were all but flat in October, showing a rise of just 0.3% compared with the same...

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Group 1 Automotive has submitted plans to extend its current Volkswagen retailer in Colchester, to create a seven-car showroom for Skoda. The planning submission comes three months after previous...

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AGENCY ‘YET TO BE FULLY TESTED’ GROUP 1 RETURNS SKODA TO COLCHESTER VAN MOSSEL JACKSONS DEAL WORTH £13.5m AWARD-WINNING HEYCAR AD WINS AIDS RETAILER RETENTION SONIC IN Q2 USED CAR HIT J.D. POWER:...

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UK new vehicle registrations surged ahead in February, rising 26.2% compared with the same month in 2022. But the vast bulk of the growth came in the fleet market, up 46.2%, while retail registrations...

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An uplift in consumer confidence post-lockdown has resulted in a six-year high for the results of the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. For the key question ‘How do you rate your manufacturer...

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Kia is upping its ambitions with the new Sorento large seven-seat SUV, expanding beyond its traditional caravan-owning tow car market to focus on drawing premium Volvo XC90 and seven-seat...

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  JARDINE PROFIT DOWN: WORSE TO COME IN 2020 GOVERNMENT MEETING FOR CAMBRIA BOSS LEADERS CHANGE AT JLR, TOYOTA STONEACRE ACQUIRES HODGSON SONIC AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS USED CARS RETAILERS TO DRIVE...

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ODEY UPS PENDRAGON STAKE TO 15% SYTNER APPOINTS NEW CARSHOP BOSS JARDINE SETS 10% EV TARGET MOTORPOINT SWANSEA OPENS DUNCAN MOVASSAGHI NAMED EVP AT VW AMERICA AMERICA GETS SEAT AT ASTON MARTIN...

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Skoda has developed its own digital assistant called Laura. Created by the value brand’s own engineers at Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic (rather than a centralised VW Group division), the assistant...

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Seat UK MD Richard Harrison has hit the targets he defined when he started in his role four and a half years ago: 3% market share, 2% return on sales. With the first chapter of the strategy drawing to...

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Robert Eardley Skoda is on course for a mid-August opening in a former Holdcroft Honda dealership it has bought on an approach road to Crewe. Part of the Barlow Motors Group, which made a pre-tax...

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All Skoda retailers must complete in-house training for both technicians and sales staff by next January as it prepares to launch a range of electric cars. The company would not say how much it will...

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  ACCOUNTANTS WARN RETAILERS `NOT READY’ FOR DIGITAL TAX SKODA MANDATES EV TRAINING FOR 2020 FIVE MORE MG RETAILERS IMMINENT TOOMEYS EXPECTS STRONGER 2019 AFTER CUTTING LOSSES FRANCHISED SECTOR...

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Marshall Motor Group is understood to have bought the four Skoda franchises run by Progress Motor Group for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition follows the purchase of two Skoda sites from Sandicliffe...

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2019 will be the year of the van for Vauxhall, according to Brad Miller, Vauxhall CV product manager. The firm’s sustainability strategy calls for a 25% increase in commercial vehicle volumes, and...

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