Morgan retailers fear that the company might be trying to push them aside and reduce their numbers so that it can pursue direct sales. Already a number of retailers have ceased trading as a result of...

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The used car market has had a challenging start to 2019. A sluggish opening to the year was followed by demand being hit in April and May, first with the Easter break and then by the May bank holiday....

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Used car supermarket Big Motoring World is pushing forwards on its ambition to be the number one independent used car business, having acquired a new site in London and with discussions under way with...

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The evolution of the automotive industry in recent years has seen the diversification of many of the traditional stereotypes. Traditional market sectors have been partly cast aside and drivers have...

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Used cars continue to hold their value, with the average sticker price of a second-hand car increasing 2.3% in March (£12,843). However, according to the latest findings from the Auto Trader Retail...

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March is a vital month for UK motor retail. With the launch of the new registration plate it is the top month of the year, both in terms of retailer turnover and profitability. Over the past two...

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Traditionally February produces the largest losses for UK motor retailers and, unless we have a crash later in the year, 2019 looks like being no different. The average dealership lost £19,600 during...

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Brexit, a global slowdown, and confusion over fuel type have caused 2.4 million drivers to think twice about buying a brand-new car. The findings from a new report published by Close Brothers Motor...

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A busy March saw a number of retailers reporting their results, turning in some very different performances in a more difficult market. First came Vertu with its preliminary results to 31 January...

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We can reflect on 2018 as the year of the used car when values remained strong even when volumes rose in the market. From December, however, values have dropped and February saw the first downward...

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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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As the first month of the year, it is always tempting to try to draw conclusions over the remainder of the year from the performance delivered in January. This is normally a challenge in the retail...

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Finding and acquiring used vehicles in the right condition at the right price proved more difficult in 2018 for the vast majority (80.8%) of dealers. And of those that found it more difficult to...

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2018 has certainly been a year when the UK motor sector has had to cope with a significant amount of change and disruption. At the start of the year all we had really to deal with was a set of...

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US car and light truck sales are expected to drop back to around 16.8 million units in 2019, after four consecutive years over the 17 million mark, according to Patrick Manzi, senior economist with...

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At a time when the FLA announced the value of used cars financed by dealers at the point of sale surged 14% and that volume was up 8%, the average price of a used car reached a record £12,967 in...

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The supply issues created by the new WLTP regulations are still weighing heavily on retailers, with many expecting ongoing problems well into the first half of 2019. Combined with the economic...

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November is traditionally a really tough month for UK motor retailers. This was particularly the case in 2017 when retailers posted their largest average loss to date at over £18,000 for the month....

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The average UK motor retailer produced a strong result in October with a profit of just over £6,000. This compares favourably to the prior year, where we saw a small loss, which is more typical of a...

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In a used market that has shown unprecedented strength throughout 2018, maintaining a healthy profit margin relies on monitoring the latest market trends in real-time. BCA recognises that data has the...

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