DS Automobiles in the UK believes that its growing retail network has found its feet, with sales returning to growth following the commitment to separate and operate the brand and franchise solely as...

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Used car supermarket Big Motoring World is pushing forwards on its ambition to be the number one independent used car business, having acquired a new site in London and with discussions under way with...

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Used cars continue to hold their value, with the average sticker price of a second-hand car increasing 2.3% in March (£12,843). However, according to the latest findings from the Auto Trader Retail...

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March is a vital month for UK motor retail. With the launch of the new registration plate it is the top month of the year, both in terms of retailer turnover and profitability. Over the past two...

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Mitsubishi has put together a five-year growth plan including a hike in retailer numbers and a 2% return-on-sale target. Speaking to Auto Retail Bulletin, UK managing director Rob Lindley – who has...

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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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New research conducted by NatWest and Retail Economics shows Brexit uncertainty as the biggest concern for consumers heading into 2019. The report “Outlook for UK Retail 2019 – Sustaining growth...

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The Chrysalis Loyalty white paper ‘How to create loyal customers and drive real growth In sales and profitability’ has generated considerable interest among retention specialists across the...

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Global automotive M&A deal value reached $59.3bn for the year in Q3, resulting in the highest year to date value in the last 10 years. Deal value for the quarter came in at $18.3bn, marking a 17%...

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Citroen’s new managing director Karl Howkins is aiming to reverse the falling fortunes of the brand’s network through increased sales, better profitability and improved customer experience. Mr...

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Retailer acquisitions through 2016 and 2017 mean the largest groups now control 28% of the market. Dealer groups increased their share more rapidly in 2017 than in recent years, with the largest...

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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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As we went through the course of 2017 we knew that the financial results for the month of December would come under pressure and this has undoubtedly been proved to be the case. The average UK motor...

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Hendy Group has set its sights on growing to a £1bn company within the next five years, which CEO Paul Hendy describes as the “magic number” in the auto retail industry to be able to reap the...

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Christmas has passed, New Year is but a distant memory, and the wheels of business are still turning. That is the hope, at least, for UK dealers and the rest of UK plc in 2018. It’s highly likely...

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Hendy Group has set its sights on growing to a £1bn company within the next five years, which CEO Paul Hendy describes as the “magic number” in the auto retail industry to be able to reap the...

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The Hutchings Motor Group only opened its first Hyundai franchise in Wales in 2012, but it has been a period of rapid growth ever since Persistence, self-belief and local knowledge are core elements...

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The average UK motor retailer produced a strong result for September, in spite of the general doom and gloom around the industry. Profit for the month was just under £77,000, producing a profit for...

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Snows Lexus in Hedge End had a tough start to life, opening just as the 2007 financial crash kicked in. 10 years on it’s setting the standard for others to follow You can do everything within your...

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By 2026, there could be as many as a million electric vehicles on the road, and electric vehicles will quickly dominate new car sales. The impact of this on aftersales, according to Urban Science...

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