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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    SYTNER SETS 100% ABSORPTION TARGET DEBT CUT AHEAD OF BREXIT DOWNTURN AFTERSALES CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON PROFIT CONTRIBUTION BCA SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH HALLIWELL JONES VOLVO EXPECTS EV MARGIN...

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Earlier this week I tuned into a webinar during which two themes in particular caught my attention, one highlighting a gap in the market and the second being the corollary of that, a good opportunity...

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Peugeot retailers have until the end of the year to invest in electric chargers or face losing the franchise. The national sales company estimates a maximum spend of £40,000 which can be financed...

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Desire for car ownership remains strong, especially amongst the young, and drivers are considering a dramatic switch to electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). These are some of the key findings an...

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As an industry, we are always worried about losing something. Whether it’s market share, margin or employees, there is always something at the back of our minds about how we can stay ahead of the...

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The retail sector has suffered a raft of CVAs and administrations during 2018 and one of several contributing factors has been the continued growth of online shopping and the change in consumer...

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As consumers entertain more options in meeting their transportation needs, the latest Global Automotive Consumer Study from Deloitte focuses on perceptions of advanced vehicle technologies, and finds...

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While sales are increasing, in 2016, a record new car market year, electric vehicles (EVs) made up only 0.4% of registrations. EV market share increased in 2017 to 0.5% and so far this year they...

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  COSTS HIKE SEES ARNOLD CLARK PROFITS FALL NEW CITROEN BOSS PROMISES 1.5% ROS SUZUKI AIMS TO REGAIN HIGH NFDA SURVEY SCORE  WLTP STOCK PUSH STILL HITTING PRICES MOTORPOINT SEES MORE FLY/DRIVE...

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Q2 FINANCE STRONG IN USED SECTOR VOLVO RESPONSE TIME ‘LESS THAN AN HOUR’ BUYERS TRUST USED EV MORE THAN USED LAPTOP SWANSWAY SEES BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ALLOY SERVICE DRIVE VAUXHALL WINS CUSTOMER CARE...

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  TURNOVER AND PROFIT STABLE AT FORD RETAILER JARDINE SAYS RETAIL CENTRE INVESTMENT BEHIND PROFIT DROP MORE MARGIN ON DEMOS HELP GROUP RESULTS OVERSIGHT ERROR BLAMED FOR VAUXHALL GROUP NAMED ON...

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RETAILERS REGISTER INTEREST IN SUBARU FRANCHISE NEW DIRECTORS AT GROWING USED CAR SUPERMARKET RETAILERS SEE GOOD GROWTH IN MAY NAT WEST JOINS ALD AUTOMOTIVE USED EV VALUES UP, HYBRIDS DOWN RETAILERS...

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As UK car sales figures highlight a continued decline in diesel purchases, automotive analyst Sophus3 reveals that potential electric car buyers seeking alternatives are increasingly confused and...

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Average diesel prices remain stable, but the current fuel debate is only serving to confuse car buyers. Retailers must play a role alongside manufacturers in educating and helping them in their car...

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A diesel scrappage scheme looks ever more likely, as the government looks to meet with emissions regulations and remove older, more polluting vehicles from the UK’s roads. The last scheme proved...

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The first quarter of 2017 is characterised by record volumes and strong demand. In line with industry expectations, it looks like we are on track for a record first quarter. The first three months of...

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Strong demand for used vehicles has underpinned used values through 2016. While retailers have enjoyed a stable market to date, as the industry heads into the final quarter of the year every indicator...

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Retailers selling electric vehicles could be eligible for a forthcoming grant towards the installation of charging points. The government is expected to introduce discounts for the fitment of business...

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