While it is tempting to suggest that it is all change in the used car market, with diesels out of favour and huge rush towards alternatively fuelled vehicles, the reality is that the market was very...

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing an enforced shutdown and global lockdown, Bentley managed to achieve a new car sales record in 2020 (more than 11,000 cars is a 101-year high) – and the...

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Toyota Kinto Europe is a new mobility company owned by Toyota Motor Europe and Toyota Financial Services that launches in April 2021 – and every retailer will be given the opportunity to join the...

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With the Government having set a deadline of 2030 to end the sale of cars with an internal combustion engine, commentators and industry professionals are questioning whether this is achievable or even...

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The effects of the Covid-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as...

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Sales of plug-in cars in Norway are now above 75%. Thanks to taxation, in both the carrot and stick forms, over the course of the past five to 10 years the country has seen the uptake of both plug-in...

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Renault retailers are better prepared than most for the electrification of motoring thanks to almost a decade of selling fully electric vehicles. The first models went on sale in 2011 and since then,...

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As the automotive market recovers, it is predicted to experience healthy growth in EV sales, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. In an optimistic scenario, EVs are forecast to grow by...

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An 89% fall in new car registrations in May is no surprise given that retailers’ doors were closed throughout the month, and they were only latterly allowed to begin sales using click and collect...

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Retailers remain reasonably satisfied with their manufacturers’ current electric and plug-in product offerings, and more so with their manufacturers’ proposed vehicle product ranges and the...

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The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic saw an immediate reduction in traffic to car brand sites as consumers focused on more immediate practical concerns and as car brands suspended their campaign...

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Mini UK and Ireland director David George insists the launch of the new Mini Electric will mark a tipping point for EVs. “With minimal above-the-line push, and before anyone’s driven it, we’ve...

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According to SMMT data, new sales of alternative fuelled vehicles reached record levels in 2019, representing over 14% market share for the first time. In the wholesale market, the past year also saw...

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Used hybrids and newer electric vehicles experienced stronger residual values in 2019, while diesels were more stable than petrol equivalents according to market analyst Cazana. The firm’s data...

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We’ve written a lot about car CO2 emissions recently because of the impact the new 95g/km target will have on not just car makers, but also retailers and customers. And I don’t expect to the...

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For years there have been prophecies of doom for franchised new car retailers. Many predicted that the internet would create routes to market that would cut out the need for the dealer altogether. But...

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We may still be two or three years from the tipping point where EV volumes become ‘material’ but those years will see rapid change, and retailers need to act now to define their long term strategy...

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The UK’s automotive retailers are expecting 2020 to be another challenging year, with one telling Auto Retail Bulletin that he expects only the very best, and those with the deepest pockets, to...

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December’s new car registrations saw an uplift on the same month in 2018, driven largely by gains of 7.3% in fleet. With the retail market flat and business registrations declining 20.5%, the result...

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Volvo retailers “remain critical” to the customer journey according to the brand’s sales director Matt Galvin, as he revealed that average retailer profits in 2019 are set to finish higher than...

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