Stricter emissions standards under WLTP regulations mean some manufacturers have had to shorted service intervals in order to make sure their vehicles are compliant. The changes could mean increased...

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VERTU SHAREHOLDERS REBEL OVER PAY WLTP SERVICING BOOST EXPECTED AVAILABLE CAR CAUTIOUS FOR 2019 SIR MICHAEL MARSHALL DIES AGE 87 CALIFORNIA OVERRULES TRUMP ON EMISSIONS STOCKWATCH – Inchcape pleases...

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Retailers are carrying 15% more used stock now than a year ago according to Motors.co.uk’s latest Market View. It says that on average franchised dealers are holding 65 units per site against 61 in...

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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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  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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Last year’s introduction of WLTP emissions testing caught a few manufacturers and retailers off-guard. This year on 1 September there’s a new emissions test coming in called RDE that could cause...

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Inchcape’s UK and Europe retail sales declined nearly 4% and trading profit declined more than 70% in 2018 due to the impact of WLTP emissions regulations. The firm has also taken a £198 million...

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Retailers have a week to add their voices to a Government vehicle tax consultation closing next Sunday amid concerns HMRC isn’t getting enough response from the industry to convince it to adjust VED...

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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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Twenty-five years ago the premium upper medium sector was a reasonably small and select environs that consisted of just three key models vying for business from the executive company car driver. It...

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January saw a fifth consecutive month of decline in new car registrations, with a 2.9% rise in private sales not enough to compensate for a 3.4% fall in fleet, leaving the market down 1.6% overall....

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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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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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November saw a further 3.0% decline in new car registrations, with 158,639 vehicles registered compared with 164,541 in the same month in 2017. That brings the year to date total to 2,223,058, 6.9%...

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Suzuki, whose dealers are enjoying an average 2.7% return on sales across the 156-outlet network, is planning to launch an online sales channel with an intensified emphasis on personal contract hire...

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Volkswagen has seen the NEDC run-out and the WLTP ramp up as an opportunity, creating a market for NEDC stock through July and August. Speaking on the Auto Retail Live Q4 briefing, Volkswagen UK MD...

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Strong demand supported the strongest October for used values on record. Moreover, while October was not immune to deflation, the average drop across all sectors was just 0.6%. It marks the strongest...

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As soon as the impact of WLTP was understood retailer performance was always going to be down in 2018 on the level we would normally see for September. Even if the demand had been there, there simply...

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Three automotive retail groups announced results in October – Vertu, Marshalls, and Pendragon. Vertu’s unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2018 offered mixed results....

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Although still down, October saw the new car market recovering somewhat from the annual trend, with the 153,599 registrations representing a drop of 2.9% compared with the same month last year, and...

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