I caught up with Honda head of car Phil Webb this week, at the reveal of the new hybrid Jazz. Honda had an extra surprise for us during the event: it will bring forward its target of only...

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Honda’s strong performance in the latest NFDA Survey reflects the positive response from retailers to its two-year plan to cut the number of outlets to around 125 sites, head of car Phil Webb said...

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HONDA NFDA SUCCESS VALIDATES STRATEGY IMPERIAL CAR SUPERMARKETS PROFITS SLUMP GM CEO JOINS NADA SPEAKER LINE-UP LABOUR EV SCRAPPAGE SCHEME NEW JERSEY RETAILERS SUE TESLA GERMANY’S £48BN CLIMATE...

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PENDRAGON TO RESTRUCTURE VINES SEES LOSSES DEEPEN MON MOTORS HIT HARD JARDINE DROPS HONDA VOLKSWAGEN AFTERSALES PLEDGE FRANKFURT SHOW GOING GREEN STOCKWATCH – Inchcape CFO buys shares; Motorpoint...

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Robert Eardley Skoda is on course for a mid-August opening in a former Holdcroft Honda dealership it has bought on an approach road to Crewe. Part of the Barlow Motors Group, which made a pre-tax...

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Honda has told its franchised retailers it will shrink its network from 155 to 125 sites over the next three years as part of an initiative to double return on sales from 1% to 2%. Speaking...

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  HONDA TO CUT 30 RETAILERS SCATHING REVIEWS FORCE MOTOR OMBUDSMAN RETHINK VW SAYS 1% SERVICE GROWTH AN EASY WIN BEST-IN-INDUSTRY PAY PACKAGE FOR BMW TECHNICANS FCA CONFIRMS RENAULT MERGER BID...

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Unlike most rivals, Mazda is not introducing a sub-£20,000 ‘price leader’ version of its new Mazda 3 family hatchback – because almost nobody bought base-spec versions of the outgoing car....

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TURNOVER DOWN BUT PROFITS UP AT DAYS DS BOSS HOPES RETAILERS WILL EMBRACE RENTAL  HALFORDS PROFITS FROM NEW MOT REGULATIONS AND FALLING CAR SALES  GREAT WALL MAY PULL OUT OF UK ECO-FRIENDLY VEHICLES...

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Head of Dacia UK and Ireland Louise O’Sullivan believes her close work with retailers as area manager in the early 2000s has proven invaluable in her role today leading the growing value brand....

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Honda is confident it can clear its full level of non-WLTP compliant vehicles by the time the ultimate deadline passes but warns that volume brands might struggle. Manufacturers can derogate the...

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  HONDA PLANS FOR WLTP DEROGATION MERCEDES MULLS RETAIL OPTIONS FOR EQ BRAND DONNELLY BOOSTS USED CARS AND AFTERSALES HERITAGE ADDS FROM PENDRAGON FCA COMPLIANCE WARNING AFTER RETAILER...

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Having moved west along the south coast in Worthing in 1996, in the aftermath of the Octav Botner/Nissan fraud scandal, Ian Gibb has done very well for himself – and the Yeomans group. Want to read...

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Honda claims retailers’ success at selling cars on PCP agreements together with service plans has meant that the network is in need of boosting its aftersales capacity. Speaking to Auto Retail...

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Honda’s public reputation as a respected brand has survived intact despite a post-recession dearth of new products and Philip Crossman, managing director of the company’s UK operation, asserts that...

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By Steve Johnson In the halcyon, pre-internet days, manufacturers provided retailers with marketing support to generate sales – to a lesser or greater degree. The main selling event was left to...

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The new car market will be up slightly in 2016 before levelling out in 2017. This is the prediction from IHS Automotive as it forecasts sales figures for the various brands. A lot of that growth will...

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Leon Brannan, Honda’s former head of franchise and dealer development, has switched brands and joined Nissan as network development and quality director. Mr Brannan left Honda to join Nissan at the...

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Drift Bridge Group has taken over the running of two Honda retailers previously operated by Sytner Group, who is owned by the American auto business Penske Automotive Group. Redhill Honda and Gatwick...

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