This week’s new car registration figures were obviously, and significantly, lower than last year’s stats, but within the numbers there were some interesting insights. While the whole market was...

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New car registrations in March fell 44.4% due to the impact of coronavirus. Total registrations for the month reached 254,684 units. In 2019 March new car registrations hit 458,054. The year to date...

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The UK’s automotive retailers are expecting 2020 to be another challenging year, with one telling Auto Retail Bulletin that he expects only the very best, and those with the deepest pockets, to...

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Marshall Motor Group CEO Daksh Gupta has welcomed the FCA’s move to ban interest rate commission on motor finance products, suggesting it will simplify the sales process and increase transparency....

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Car sales in the UK are in for a volatile 2019, even if a business-friendly deal is struck for the UK to leave the EU, according to speakers at the Auto Retail Network Economic Forum held on Friday....

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Days Motor Group has reported a 12.6% drop in turnover in 2017 but gross profits were almost exactly the same as 2016’s. In its report for the year ending 31 December, the group announced revenue of...

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As we went through the course of 2017 we knew that the financial results for the month of December would come under pressure and this has undoubtedly been proved to be the case. The average UK motor...

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While many have described 2017 as a roller coaster year for new car sales, and with a further fall predicted for 2018, Ancaster Group managing director Stephen Wood argues that this has to be kept in...

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As every trainer and line manager will know, some delegates who turn up on training courses simply don’t want to be there. The most common reason for this is that they “know all this stuff...

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Latest Barometer survey shows confidence is down, with challenges across all major areas of the industry A new market that fell 5% in 2017 and challenging conditions going into 2018 do not seem to...

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Judging the latest barometer results, it seems that those concerns expressed by dealers in July 17 continue to be exacerbated by the uncertainty of Brexit, along with increasing demands from OEMs,...

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Anew market that fell 5% in 2017 and challenging conditions going into 2018 do not seem to have seen much of a relaxing in manufacturer targets, with 95% of retailers citing new car sales as a...

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Maintain stock flow, and keep things simple, to make Q4 a profitable one By Ian Allen The gradual decline of new car sales has continued since I first discussed it earlier this summer, with the drop...

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By 2026, there could be as many as a million electric vehicles on the road, and electric vehicles will quickly dominate new car sales. The impact of this on aftersales, according to Urban Science...

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The average UK motor retailer matched its performance from the prior year with a loss just under £7,000 for the month of July. This feels like a creditable result given the current market sentiment...

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Uncertainty and challenging market conditions are not only clear to see in the Barometer results but also when we regularly meet our clients and prospects. There are many significant challenges, with...

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The latest Barometer survey has shown retailers’ concerns include falling footfall, a drop in interest in diesel and manufacturers’ targets remaining high Manufacturers, particularly at the volume...

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What are the options for getting rid of trade ins, and which one best suits you? By Ian Allen   As the expected downturn in new car sales is taking effect during Q2 (and will most likely continue...

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Auto Retail Network’s annual dealer barometer has revealed that the run-up to this week’s General Election has had a marked, negative impact on car sales. When asked ‘how has the election run-up...

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On Thursday, the SMMT’s monthly new car registration figures showed the market had dropped by a fifth in April. The thing to remember is that this wasn’t a surprise. Plenty of authoritative market...

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