VOLVO NETWORK RoS UP 50% IN 2019 ONLINE BUYERS LESS LIKELY TO HAGGLE LUSCOMBE IS DEALER OF THE YEAR LOTUS PLANS NETWORK EXPANSION WORLD NEWS – Mustang Mach-E excites US retailers STOCKWATCH –...

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FCA ISSUES FURTHER INSURANCE GUIDANCE EBAY, GUMTREE AND MOTORS.CO.UK COMBINE AS EBAY MOTORS GROUP WLTP HITS PETROL RVS VOLKSWAGEN CREATES CAR.SOFTWARE DIVISION WORLD NEWS – Renault ‘could pull out...

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AUTO LEADERS MEET LEADSOM LSH AUTO LOSSES HALVED AUTONOMOUS CARS ‘WILL ONLY LAST FOUR YEARS’ LOUISE WOODS LEAVES NFDA TOYOTA AND SUZUKI DEEPEN TIES TESLA LAUNCHES CAR INSURANCE STOCKWATCH...

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Fiat head of Brand Olivier Francois has been in charge of the Italian carmaker since 2011, which he admits is much longer than most industry leaders remain in one role. But this is a positive, he...

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East Anglian retailer John Grose Group is pulling back from selling parts for older used cars, saying manufacturer changes make it a less attractive business for franchised retailers. Publishing its...

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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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  VAUXHALL TO LAUNCH NEW CAR SERVICE PLAN RRG GROUP PROFIT LIFT USED CARS AND HOTELS A NATURAL FIT, SAYS OWNER RETAILERS NOT INCLUDED IN 48 HOUR COOLING OFF FOR EXTENDED WARRANTIES NEW MARKETING...

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The opportunity to re-engage with more than 150,000 existing Range Rover Evoque customers with the introduction of the all-new model gives retailers “a fantastic starting point” they may not...

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Ford’s dealer network is being encouraged to tackle what UK small car product manager Chris Rushton described as a massive task in raising awareness of the new Ka+ and Fiesta Active series models,...

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RYBROOK: PROFITS DOWN BUT SHARES UP WLTP POWERING AUGUST REGISTRATION BUBBLE  BOOK NOW FOR AUTO RETAIL NETWORK’S ECONOMIC FORUM  USED UK IMPORTS ACCUSED OF WORSENING IRISH AIR QUALITY EAST...

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Ford wants profitable SUVs and LCVs to play a bigger part in retailers’ business to get the UK and European operations back into profit.  It expects a full year loss in Europe this time after...

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  MITSUBISHI RETAILERS FACE CI UPGRADE COSTS FORD TO PUT FOCUS ON MONEY MAKING SUVs AND VANS CAR TRADE TO BUCK GENERAL RETAIL TREND, SAYS CBI MPs VISITS HIGHLIGHT AUCTION CONCERNS SECURITY THREAT...

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This month alone we’ve seen Ford, RRG Mazda and Mercedes paying for floor space in big retail centres to put their cars in front of shoppers walking between Next and Nandos, and many others (eg MG...

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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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Ford car and commercial retailer T.C. Harrison said that turnover and profit stayed broadly in line with 2016 last year despite the post-Brexit climate. The Derbyshire based business said turnover in...

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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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Ford will use its direct sales concession inside the Next shop in Manchester’s Arndale Centre as a way of testing a different route to the customer and to learn for itself how what does and...

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Ford will join the growing number of brands offering online car buying this month when it starts a direct sales operation from its website.  The operation and systems have been set up by with the...

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  FORD TO LAUNCH ONLINE SALES THIS MONTH RETAIL PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS ON THE MARKET `ALTERNATIVE TO CAR OWNERSHIP’ CLUB GROWS INCHCAPE LAUNCHES PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME NEW LOOK FORDSTORE...

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The continued resurgence in private registrations helped to drive a second month of growth in the new car market, with May’s increase of 10.1% coming off the back of the April rise of 26.3%, pushing...

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