The impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s automotive industry has been rapid and severe. Multiple OEMs have closed production sites, dealerships have been forced to close doors, and many import and...

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In all my working career a month has never been such a long time. Given the disruption which was to come, the end of February seems a very long time ago. And looking back to that time the first...

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The used market got off to a strong start in 2020 with both the trade and wholesale markets performing well in January and February. The wholesale markets returned high results in terms of cap...

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There is certainly going to be a lot of change as we go through 2020. We are going to see a huge amount of electric and hybrid product hit the market, which retailers are increasingly going to be...

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Too many dealers are underplaying the importance of a quality used car warranty to gain and retain customers, enhance customer trust and build their reputation. This is the stark observation from Adam...

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2019 was undoubtedly a tough year for UK motor retailing. The industry is going through a number of seismic changes as customers change what cars they are going to buy, how they buy them and...

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As we look ahead into the prospects for 2020 and beyond for the dealers, the near-term economic environment has got no clearer ahead of the UK General Election on 12 December. Never have the manifesto...

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It would be very easy, given the negative press around at the moment and the profit warnings issued by some of the listed motor retailers, to assume that the sector was having a pretty dreadful time...

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The automotive industry as whole is continuing to cope with the challenges presented and despite the negative sentiment expressed in the national press, buyers for both new and used cars remain active...

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The average price of a used car advertised by retailers increased modestly in September to an average of £13,096, from £13,001 in August, according to the Auto Trader Retail Price Index. Stripping...

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Off the back of September registration volumes being relatively low, large volumes of part-exchanges and fleet returns failed to materialise in the open market. However, due to an increase in...

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After the tough profit performance for the month of August it was great to see UK motor retailers produce a comparatively healthy result for the month of September. The average retailer made a profit...

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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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