Volvo will gradually move to a direct sales model by 2030 for all retail sales with dealers receiving a handling fee for each car as the manufacturer moves to a full-electric model line-up. Operating...

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Lockdown has seen another poor month for registrations, depressing the market ahead of the crucial March plate-change. Retail registrations were down 37.3% in February compared with the same month...

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  CAZOO EYES £6bn SPAC HALFORDS HANDS BACK FURLOUGH CASH HOUSING ASSOCIATION BUYS RETAILER SITE MATT HARRISON TAKES TOYOTA EUROPE TOP JOB US RETAILER PROFITS SURGE FACEBOOK: SALES PEOPLE STILL...

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The publication of the December registrations figures brought full clarity to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the 2020 new car market, which dropped to 1.63 million, down 29.4% on 2019. Retail...

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Retail registrations rose a modest 0.4% in October, but retailers will surely have been hoping for more given that October 2019 was itself a weak month. The market wasn’t helped by the...

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Care By Volvo, the Swedish firm’s direct sale flexible lease package, has registered more cars in one month than its online sales facility has in the past 18 months. Launched in September, the...

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  EC CONSULTS ON BLOCK EXEMPTION RULES COMPLEXITY SLOWING VOLVO ONLINE SALES, SAYS MD LOOKERS TO SELL OFF WEST LONDON SKODA SMMT URGES UK EU TRADE TALKS CINCH CHANGES FOCUS US DMS CEO IN...

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The launch by Volvo of its subscription service in the UK is a key development in its own right, but is also indicative of accelerating change within the automotive sector. But is the industry agile...

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Black cab and van manufacturer LEVC will put its relationship with Volvo to good use, through joint parent firm Geely, as it expands its dealer network, according to CEO Joerg Hoffmann. Speaking...

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  LISTERS PROFIT DOWN, MOTORLINE UP LEVC TO PIGGYBACK ON VOLVO NETWORK BCA’S NEW RETAIL READY SALES CAZOO OPENS IN WALES CAR BUYERS DISMISS NEW COVID MEASURES ASE AUTOMOTIVE TAKES OVER US...

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Following nationwide trials in countries including Germany and Sweden, and a local trial in London, Volvo is rolling out its subscription service across the UK. The company is describing Care by Volvo...

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The headline figures for registrations in August might on the surface look disappointing, with the month finishing 5.8% down compared with 2019. But the retail element of those registrations was down...

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  HEADLINE SPEAKERS WILL HELP YOU MEET 70-PLATE TARGETS WELSH SYTNER BMW MINI CLOSES STONEACRE TARGETS DISUSED LAND FOR VOLVO SITE VIDEO ‘TREBLES CONVERSION’ WORLD NEWS – US sales...

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Bradford’s Clive Brook Volvo has purchased an additional site on its busy Canal Road location and has now submitted a planning application to build a new workshop and showroom. Mr Brook says the...

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    HYUNDAI NETWORK ISSUES OPEN LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO ASHLEY ANDREW CAMBRIA’S LAVERY TO GIVE F&I CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ANOTHER GOOGLE EXEC JOINS INNOVATIVE AUTO MARKETING STARTUP...

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Volvo retailers “remain critical” to the customer journey according to the brand’s sales director Matt Galvin, as he revealed that average retailer profits in 2019 are set to finish higher than...

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VOLVO NETWORK RoS UP 50% IN 2019 ONLINE BUYERS LESS LIKELY TO HAGGLE LUSCOMBE IS DEALER OF THE YEAR LOTUS PLANS NETWORK EXPANSION WORLD NEWS – Mustang Mach-E excites US retailers STOCKWATCH –...

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Volvo and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations into a standalone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next-generation combustion...

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Seat UK MD Richard Harrison has hit the targets he defined when he started in his role four and a half years ago: 3% market share, 2% return on sales. With the first chapter of the strategy drawing to...

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Volvo’s online sales launch marks a significant change from others that have gone before. Volvo claims it is offering the most complete system available today with four different ways of funding a...

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