Mazda UK’s campaign to improve its network’s commercial health, described by managing director Jeremy Thomson as a relentless approach to turning round struggling operations, has resulted in 70%...

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On the eve of the 2019 APAK Global Auto Finance Summit 2019, senior leaders met to discuss the big issues of the day. Dealer health emerged top of the list of concerns. “The general feeling,” said...

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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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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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A threat or an opportunity: what is the trade to make of Amazon and Volvo’s tie-up for immediate test drives? Sure, it’s an experiment on a tiny scale, allowing Amazon customers in just four...

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Retail group Johnsons Cars has reported a reduction in certain manufacturers’ volume targets. Filing its 2017 accounts, the group said that from the start of this year: “Manufacturer volume...

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TrustFord, the blue oval’s largest dealership group globally, has made the significant, strategic move of selling four London outlets to the Gates Group in a strategic move, described by CEO and...

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Scottish auto retail group, Eastern Western has reported a rise in profits of almost 7% to £9.6 million in its latest results for 2016. Like-for-like new car sales grew by 3% and used car sales by...

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Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK’s managing director, is encouraging his franchise holders who run the brand’s 132 outlets to move towards a competitive commission-free salary structure for sales staff...

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Approaching nine years heading up Mazda’s UK operations, managing director Jeremy Thomson and his management team have enjoyed unprecedentedly high NFDA ratings for the franchise from a slimmed down...

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Mazda’s London-centred MyWay sales and direct contact brand initiative is likely to be extended to other open points to provide what UK managing director Jeremy Thomson described as brand outreach in...

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Radically different “rules of engagement” with car-buying consumers generated by responses gleaned from the Mazda MyWay initiative – which was designed to stimulate competition for incremental...

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Essex Auto Group has seen its turnover rise 7.7 percent to £145.78 million, according to its latest accounts which cover 2015. The family-owned auto retailer, which was founded in 1989, also saw its...

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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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Mazda dealers have been warned not to under invest in the recovering Japanese brand to maximise the franchise’s potential and harness an average rise in return on earnings to 2%, plus restoration of...

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Mazda, Skoda and Peugeot, with their respective new 3, Rapid Spaceback and second-generation 308 models are poised to stimulate showroom interest in the C-sector as the trio prepares for almost...

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Volvo has launched a car comparison tool on its website that allows potential customers to compare their choice of Volvo product with direct rivals from other manufacturers. Users can choose from a...

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Jeremy Thomson, Mazda UK’s managing director, believes the long-awaited new generation of SkyActiv based cars could help the brand’s resilient dealers more than double their average return on sales...

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