DATA SHOWS BOOMING JUNE ‘ONE METRE PLUS’ TO HELP TEST DRIVES VAUXHALL CLOSED FOR PERRYS, ARNOLD CLARK, DONNELLY FORD’S BARRATT WARNS ON DEMAND TG HOLDCROFT, DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL IN PROFIT...

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Hygiene and social distancing measures risk turning showroom sales into a “sanitised, mechanical process” warns Ford MD Andy Barratt. Retailers have “got to work out how to get the emotion, and...

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  RETAILERS AWAIT CLARITY ON SHOWROOM REOPENING FORD MD WARNS OF ‘SANITISED SALES’ PWC PREDICTS V-SHAPE RECOVERY CAFFYN FAMILY GIFT SHARES CORONAVIRUS: AUTO INDUSTRY ROUNDUP RETAILERS REOPEN...

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Ford expects to maintain a price premium for electric vehicles for almost 10 years, even if the price of battery technology comes down. Instead, as battery technology becomes less expensive Ford will...

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Ford’s two-tier network looks set to end as the Blue Oval plans drop around 180 showrooms from its current 400-strong franchise operation. With several retailers contacting Auto Retail Bulletin to...

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  VAUXHALL PROMISES RETAILER PROFIT LIFT IN 2021 ARNOLD CLARK PLANS FOR STARBUCKS, EV CHARGERS LOOKERS WINS AUDI AWARD RETAILER TO CLOSE AFTER PLANNING FAIL FORD CUTS COST-PER-LEAD 80% WITH...

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VANTAGE SELLS FOUR DEALERSHIPS VAUXHALL FIRST WITH USED EV BATTERY CERTIFICATE FLOOD-HIT RETAILERS RECEIVE INDUSTRY SUPPORT SPECIALIST CARS OF MALTON CEASES TRADING FORD SEEKS $1M DAMAGES FOR FLIPPED...

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Ford’s plans to cut almost half its retailer network over the next four years is not surprising. Today, Ford has 400 franchise points. The next nearest brand in terms of outlets is Vauxhall which is...

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    HYUNDAI NETWORK ISSUES OPEN LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO ASHLEY ANDREW CAMBRIA’S LAVERY TO GIVE F&I CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ANOTHER GOOGLE EXEC JOINS INNOVATIVE AUTO MARKETING STARTUP...

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Ford, the UK’s largest car brand, is expected to cut almost half its 400-strong network over the next four years in a bid to improve network profitability, according to Auto Retail Agenda...

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Peugeot is introducing a new sales philosophy dubbed ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’ with the new 208 and all-electric e-208 superminis. The idea is to boost consideration of...

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The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year, according to figures from the SMMT. Some 2,311,140 units were registered last year,...

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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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