A second consecutive month of retail growth in vehicle registrations saw overall registrations increase by 1.4% in February, with retail registrations up 4.3% and business growth of 23.4% overcoming a...

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As DS sets out its stall in the UK to take on the traditional premium brands with vehicles of equal quality combined with standout design flair, John Grose Group managing director Richard Howard says...

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PSA Groupe premium brand DS is looking for its retailers to “really make a go” of the company’s moves into the rental market before the end of the year under the DS Rental banner. “The way we...

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TURNOVER DOWN BUT PROFITS UP AT DAYS DS BOSS HOPES RETAILERS WILL EMBRACE RENTAL  HALFORDS PROFITS FROM NEW MOT REGULATIONS AND FALLING CAR SALES  GREAT WALL MAY PULL OUT OF UK ECO-FRIENDLY VEHICLES...

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Tough call, isn’t it, when a manufacturer for which you hold a franchise says it plans to set up a new brand and expects you to get fully behind it and invest. The trade is littered with cases where...

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  HONDA PLANS FOR WLTP DEROGATION MERCEDES MULLS RETAIL OPTIONS FOR EQ BRAND DONNELLY BOOSTS USED CARS AND AFTERSALES HERITAGE ADDS FROM PENDRAGON FCA COMPLIANCE WARNING AFTER RETAILER...

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With private registrations more or less flat in June, a fall in fleet registrations of 6.4% saw the market overall down by 3.5% in the month, leaving year to date registrations down 6.3%. Commentators...

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Auto retailer Arnold Clark has opened a new Citroen and DS franchise in Edinburgh. The premises, which is located on Sleafield Road East, boasts a showroom layout designed to adhere to both brands’...

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DS has opened a ‘first of its kind’ store within the Westfield shopping centre in London, claiming that the new DS Urban Store is more than an experiment. Focusing on the concept of an automotive...

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Citroen and the DS franchise, with its separate network from July 2018, will be joined by a chain of permanent shopping mall outlets, described by the brands’ UK managing director, Bekir Hassan, as...

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PSA’s now standalone DS franchise is extending its network footprint to include Peugeot retailers, with the UK managing director for both brands Bekir Hassan insisting that the nominally premium line...

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PSA’s standalone DS brand, with its aspiration to premium status within a rapidly developing retailer network, will play a leading role in the French group’s online car-selling initiative covering...

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At a glance, the first two stories in this week’s issue of Auto Retail Agenda may not have very much in common. However, they are both linked by one thing that’s key to any kind of retailing. And...

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The UK will be the first country to have a full click to buy new car sales facility for the PSA group, according to Arnaud Leclerc, PSA’s UK deputy managing director. Speaking exclusively to Auto...

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Citroen is planning to give its retail network further details about its plans for the DS network at its dealer conference on 27th January, according to a PSA spokesman. Speaking to Auto Retail Agenda...

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CAPTIVE FINANCE HOUSES UNDER FIRE CITROEN TO REVEAL DS NETWORK DETAILS AT RETAILER CONFERENCE FORD WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND AUTO-SPECIFIC WEB DOMAINS GO PUBLIC ZEROLIGHT NAMED AUDI’S OFFICIAL VR...

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Citroen’s DS division is to clear stocks of several hundred DS4s carrying the company’s chevron badge through a one-off, Black Friday sale. The promotion will offer customers up to one third off...

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Peugeot Citroen is overhauling its parts distribution operation to fend off competition from independents. PSA, both in the UK and across Europe, is switching from a single main warehouse per country...

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