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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A raft of new Peugeot models are coming to the market, maintaining the strategy of quality and perception that has seen market share grow, residual values increase significantly, and dealer return on...

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Three quarters of the Peugeot dealership network is achieving return on sales figures of 1.4%, and they could be making much more. But the brand may lose patience with dealers in the bottom quartile...

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Volvo claims it has solved the issues surrounding its poor performance in this summer’s NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey stemming from retailer concerns over costs increases and targetting issues....

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Kia’s 117 business partners, who operate the brand’s 192 sales outlets, are likely to enjoy sustained growth in retained profit margins per unit with the arrival of the new Ceed and a greater...

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David Peel’s game plan aimed at fostering an engaged, motivated, thinned-out and increasingly profitable network is on track after one year as Peugeot UK’s managing director. Overhauling what he...

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The total number of new car sales points increased from 4,840 in January 2016 to 5,011 at the beginning of 2017, which follows a fall of seven sales points in 2015. This is one of the key findings of...

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Last month a German consultancy asked us for a detailed breakdown of the suppliers to the UK market for servicing and repairs. They wanted to know about independent garage workshops, fast-fits, tyre...

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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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Suzuki, nurturing a reputation for good relations with a stable network reflected in high NFDA poll ratings – plus strong CSI levels – is aiming for a 50,000-unit, 2% market share by 2020 generated...

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There’s a great story in the current issue of Auto Retail Bulletin from one of our contributing editors, Hugh Hunston. It’s all about retailers in the Renault franchise network demanding a...

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Ford Retail Group, the wholly-owned retail division of Ford, has reported record turnover and pre-tax profits for 2009 of £1.15bn and £15.7m respectively. The company said it saw new car...

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The European Commission has finally published its proposals for the competition law rules which will apply to new car sales and servicing after the EU block exemption regulation No 1400/2002...

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