Seat has hit a network average return on sales of 2.0%, according to managing director Richard Harrison. “We hit our strategic target last year, three years after we set out our recovery programme;...

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Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern has likened the Range Rover Evoque to an Apple iPhone – and insisted the firm would have been mistaken to radically change the design of the all-new...

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  SSANGYONG TARGETS TIE-UP WITH VOLUME RETAILERS JOHN GROSE GROUP CUTS PARTS SALES PREPARE WELL AND PRICE SENSIBLY TO SELL SAYS BCA SEAT MULLS NEW SALES ROUTE WORLD NEWS – Mazda prepared to...

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It’s heartening to see MG expanding and seemingly going from strength to strength. Talking to the press office this week they say the retailers are happy, are making money soon after starting with...

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Vauxhall sales and customer experience director Peter Hope says there is currently a gap in the British car market – and feels Vauxhall is in pole position to fill it. This is all thanks to new...

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Seat retailers who operate the franchise’s 128 outlets are likely to have their circa 2% average return on sales consolidated or improved when the brand’s new Tarraco flagship SUV comes to market...

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Electrification of Audi’s range will involve a product offensive extending to 20 new models or variants, incorporating electric powertrain elements, over the next two years, with the first...

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Seat will offer customers the full Cupra sales experience through a limited selection of its larger retailers, according to managing director Richard Harrison. Cupra, which has been the Spanish...

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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 Arona, the new small SUV, should play a crucial role in maintaining the brand’s recent success with a simple customer proposition By Hugh Hunston Seat’s 122-outlet network has the...

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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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Seat’s 122-outlet network has the opportunity to “go again” with the new C-sector Arona SUV providing the brand’s dealers with the prospect a 2% average return on sales. That would sustain the...

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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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Seat is looking to improve the customer handover experience with greater use of virtual reality technology. “We’ve worked with the use of virtual reality for handover experience, which is...

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Seat will look to expand its dealer network from 120 to 135 outlets within 18 months, with UK brand director Richard Harrison saying: “First options for new outlets will go to existing partners, who...

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Seat believes its new retail store within the Lakeside shopping centre – the first Seat Store in the world – will expose the brand to millions of new potential customers, offer lessons on the...

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Seat is aiming to attract and retain the best staff across its retail network with a new rewards scheme. Badged Seat Rewards the new plan combines a website and pre-pay Mastercard as a way of...

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Seat’s network development team is enjoying an unprecedented high level of interest in the franchise as it targets expansion to 135 outlets, with upcoming new models – particularly SUVs – promising...

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Luca de Meo, Seat’s charismatic president, who professes to be a lucky guy in the right place at the right time with the right company, has nominated an increasingly profitable European retail...

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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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