Since 2015, average new car CO2 emissions have been going in the wrong direction. Everyone knows why this is so bad: colloquially known as CAFE, it’s the 2020-on EU range-wide average of 95g/km CO2....

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Being part of a big retail group puts a lot of intelligence and assets at a site’s disposal, but it still has to make the most of it to stand out By Hugh Hunston As the chief executive of multi...

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LSH (Lei Shing Hong) Auto made a £2.8 million loss before tax in 2016 with turnover of £211,200,000. The group’s first financial report since establishing itself in the UK does not cover a full...

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Jardine Motors’ managing director Neil Williamson has been in his job for almost exactly a year, having moved from running the UK national sales company for Seat and before that Mercedes-Benz Retail...

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Customer satisfaction has risen in the third consecutive UK CSI survey, increasing by 1.2 points (out of 100) compared to a year ago to a score of 77.4. This also represents the largest year on year...

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Looking further ahead than end of quarter targets or even beyond the implications of the Brexit vote, one issue that keeps coming up in the automotive world is the shift from car ownership to the...

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By Jeremy Evans The importance of data is increasingly growing – in terms of permission and quality – as consumers show their willingness to engage with companies who send them personalised,...

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Mercedes-Benz is planning to treble the number of pop-up shop sales and demonstration drive units to 18 this year as it becomes an increasingly important part of its marketing strategy according to UK...

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Mercedes-Benz aims to maintain last year’s role as one of the fastest growing premium brands in new-car sales terms via its 125-outlets with retailer partners consolidating their position as one the...

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The number of traditional franchised dealerships in the UK could be as low as 3,500 in a few years, as retailers consolidate with more sales from fewer but bigger outlets, backed up by an omni-channel...

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Being someone who gets twitchy if I’ve been in a physical shop for more than about 60 seconds, I tend to do my shopping online. This week it’s been a search for an extra lens for my...

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Tuesday’s SMMT dinner was a much improved event over previous years’ status as ‘dry-but-essential networking do’. Sure there was still the standard call from the SMMT for...

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James O’Neil, the sales manager at Mercedes-Benz Bristol, has won the manufacturer’s Corporate Salesperson of the Year title. The same award was also given to key account manager Frank...

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Daniel Cain, 22, of Just Car Clinics in Grimsby won a bronze medal in the Auto Body Repair category at WorldSkills in Calgary, Canada, last month. Dean Jones, 20, of Mercedes-Benz of Swansea and Zak...

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The latest sales forecasts from the SMMT suggest that van sales are unlikely to rise significantly in 2010 as the economy stages a slow recovery. The year should see 187,200 light commercials sold in...

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class – cheaper, better equipped and markedly more competitive on company car tax – has re-entered the executive sector at a time of intense rivalry for shrinking...

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