PROFITS UNDER PRESSURE IN 2018 RENAULT EXAMINES MULTIPLE RETAIL METHODS MERCEDES OFFERS 48-HOUR TEST DRIVES WOMEN WIN RISING STARS AWARDS VW LAUNCHES SUPERMARKET CAR SHARE SCHEME IRELAND...

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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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Kia has topped the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey for the fourth time in a row with Toyota and Mercedes taking equal second place in the all-important overall manufacturer rating question....

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Mercedes-Benz retailer LSH Auto has appointed Martyn Webb as managing director as former post holder Clive Hammond stepped down to take on a new role in the Middle East. Mr. Webb is a former market...

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I remember speaking to Mercedes’ previous fleet boss, Nick Andrews, shortly after he took up the role. At the time, the manufacturer was canvassing fleet customers in a big way and he freely...

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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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Amid see-sawing numbers in new registrations as noted by the SMMT – a swing from +3.4% recorded in May TO -3.5% in June (compared to +10.1% in Spain and +4.7% in France) – a number of retailers...

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Manufacturer-retailer relationships have improved in the past six months, according to the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. The 0.4 point rise to 5.7 for the overall relationship marks the first...

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This month alone we’ve seen Ford, RRG Mazda and Mercedes paying for floor space in big retail centres to put their cars in front of shoppers walking between Next and Nandos, and many others (eg MG...

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  VAUXHALL TO CUT LCV RETAILER NETWORK AUTO TRADER ADDS AUCTION REMARKETING OFFER RESTRUCTURE A GOOD THING, SAYS VAUXHALL RETAILER LCV VALUES REMAIN NEAR RECORD LEVELS COUNCIL POLICIES CAN BOOST...

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  FORD TO LAUNCH ONLINE SALES THIS MONTH RETAIL PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS ON THE MARKET `ALTERNATIVE TO CAR OWNERSHIP’ CLUB GROWS INCHCAPE LAUNCHES PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE SCHEME NEW LOOK FORDSTORE...

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With Britain the biggest global market for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class (nearly 44,000 were sold here in 2017), the German firm has seen fit to release its new model and derivatives for the UK at the...

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  STOCK PUSH THREAT OVER WLTP THREAT TO LONDON RETAILERS FROM DIESEL TAX PLAN SUZUKI NAMES BEST FOR AFTERSALES THEME EVENTS WORK, SAYS SUPERCAR RETAILER WHO’S WHERE IN AUTO RETAIL 2018 OUT NOW...

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SSANGYONG TO FOCUS RETAILERS ON FLEET KIA MOVES TO IMPROVE ENQUIRY RESPONSE TIMES FORD TO ANNOUNCE ONLINE SALES INITIATIVE USED CAR CONVERSION RATES AND VALUES UP IN FEBRUARY PENTAGON KEIGHLEY FIAT...

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Seat plans Cupra specialist retailers Suzuki offers free GDPR courses to dealers Rockar trumpets Hyundai sales after Motorline handover Ducati retailer named in sub-minimum wage pay scandal Union...

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The relationships between franchised retailers and their car manufacturers have hit an all time low, according to the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. The publication of the winter 2017/2018 survey...

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Franchised retailers have again punished their manufacturer partners with a new all-time low score in the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey. The January 2018 survey saw a drop of 0.3 to a score of...

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BMW has ceased production of a number of key models as a result of the new fuel and emissions Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). A senior leasing industry source received an...

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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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Mercedes is launching a centralised fleet test drive scheme, handled by the national sales company rather than retailers, to ensure an “exemplary experience”, according to Rob East, the brand’s...

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