In the last Auto Retail Profit live webinar a few weeks ago, David Smyth, a director the family-run Swansway Group said the whole EV/low emission market would get a boost from the introduction of...

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VW Group is considering a scrappage scheme for owners of older diesel cars in the UK, according to reports. In Germany, the manufacturer is paying drivers up to €10,000 to trade in their dieselgate...

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The government has yet to clarify whether or not it will introduce a scrappage scheme in its latest announcement. Published on Friday afternoon, the draft air quality plan said a “targeted car...

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As someone who writes about the motor industry for a living, friends and family frequently use me as a sounding board before they buy a car. The question of whether or not they should go for a diesel...

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Theresa May is believed to have ordered a long-rumored scrappage scheme for diesel cars, which will form part of the government’s forthcoming clean air strategy, due to be published later this month....

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At a time when consumers might be thinking twice about buying a new diesel car, the mainstream media’s focus on emissions, air quality and the price of fuel at the pump conveniently omits one very...

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Another day, another negative comment about diesel-powered cars. At least, that’s what it feels like if you turn on the television or pick up a newspaper. There’s no question that concerns over...

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With 2016 now in the past it is wise to reflect on the impact that the year has had to the trade as a whole. Residual value activity has been a very important part of the last 12 months and analysis...

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Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors, has brushed-off doomsayers who claim the car market will plummet following the end of the scrappage scheme. “The new car market is down because...

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by Rupert Saunders To even begin to make some sense of the official June 2010 new car registration figures, you need to go back 12 months to this time last year. Scrappage was in its infancy, so...

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Considering the heat that dealers are about to face in a shaky market, the SMMT could have chosen a better adjective than ‘cooled’ to describe the August new car market. And you...

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The extension of the government’s scrappage incentive through the first quarter, and its success at driving retail sales, has resulted in an upward revision of JD Power’s new car...

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Marsons Fiat, Newcastle under Lyme is offering a £2,000 scrappage deal on a range of 06, 07, 08 and 09 Fiats, Peugeots, Vauxhalls and Renaults. "In all our fifty year history, I have never...

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Business restructuring and a focus on used car sales has enabled Caffyns to record a full year (to March 31) pre-tax profit of £970,000, against a loss in the previous period of £4.4m. The...

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Chevrolet’s laid-back approach to scrappage has left the so-called ‘General Motors foundation brand’ lagging behind value-for-money rivals Hyundai and Kia, while also trailing Skoda...

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News that the May new car registration figures were up by 13.5% was seized upon by headline writers as evidence that the industry is on the road to recovery. But auto retailers we spoke to, and...

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It would seem that 2010 is likely to be an interesting year both from a forecasting and a KPI comparability point of view. The first couple of months of 2009 were very difficult for the industry with...

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Perhaps not surprisingly, the excitement (if that is the right word) over the General Election overshadowed the announcement of new car registration figures for April, which were announced just about...

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With recent headlines dominated by news of a potential bailout of the Greek economy, many analysts are predicting a ‘double dip’ recession for some of the world’s stock markets. This...

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