Buying habits are putting retailers and manufacturers under pressure, but that is not the only problem for retailers. Rising property costs driven by local business rates and wage growth, as well as...

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Mazda Motors UK’s strategy of elevating the brand’s and its franchise’s status – with the new 3 playing a pivotal role in that process – could lead to a handful of dealers deciding not to...

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Hyundai is still assessing the best way to run its shopping centre-based digital stores following the sale of the Westfield operation by Motorline to Endeavour. Speaking to Auto Retail Bulletin,...

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In a retail market that is typified by tight margins, it is vital that the part-exchange process is seamless for the customer and dealer alike. The ability to instantly appraise and value a vehicle in...

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A busy March saw a number of retailers reporting their results, turning in some very different performances in a more difficult market. First came Vertu with its preliminary results to 31 January...

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Manufacturer-retailer relationships have improved again with a second consecutive uplift in overall satisfaction scores, according to the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. From the record low of 5.3...

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Ssangyong will cast off its role as a front for used car operations or rural agricultural equipment businesses as the UK importer’s managing director Nick Laird targets 10,000 annual sales within...

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Car buyers and owners are changing their behaviour, driven largely by the ever-increasing range of information available to them online. However there is no evidence that online research is replacing...

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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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Cambria has issued a pre-close trading update for the first five months to the end of February, reporting that performance has been in line with board’s expectations, albeit behind the corresponding...

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The average UK motor dealer produced a stunning result for March, with an average site profit of over £114,000 for the month. This represents a significant increase on the result for the same month...

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With new car sales volumes under pressure in many parts of Europe, aftersales as a driver of overhead absorption will remain of critical importance. Demographic and consumer changes mean the...

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Marshall Motor Holdings has hardly had a smooth time on the stock market since its IPO almost two years ago. With a share price that initially leapt to almost 200p a share for the first few months,...

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By 2025, retailers will be focused more on higher numbers of vehicles sold than on higher profit margins. And although the dealership will remain the dominant sales outlet, purely online transactions...

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Dealer profitability is top of the agenda, yet there is more than one way of giving a business a financial health check.  One such model is, at its core, a common sense approach. Known as the MRA...

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Nissan’s dealers, who will run 198 outlets by the end of this year, are adjusting to what one of their veteran retailers described as a brave new world, as sales targets and CSI bonus systems are...

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It seems like an awful lot has happened since the end of the second quarter as the industry has continued to digest the impact of the EU referendum vote and the reaction of manufacturers and customers...

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Luca de Meo, Seat’s charismatic president, who professes to be a lucky guy in the right place at the right time with the right company, has nominated an increasingly profitable European retail...

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Mitsubishi in the UK is planning to cut its retailers’ basic margin in a bid to cut online discounting and drive showroom traffic. Halving the basic margin will be offset by putting the money saved...

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Prime yields for automotive retailers are forecast to remain stable through 2016, according to the Spring 2016 Motor Retail Market Review from APC. In the past three years, prime yields have fallen by...

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