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Lookers exits Peugeot, Citroen, Jeep and Alfa and boosts GB profits

Lookers has exited from the Peugeot, Citroen, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands in Great Britain in a portfolio review designed to boost efficiency and profits.

Pentagon Motor Holdings acquired by Imperial Holdings' Motus Corporation

Pentagon Motor Holding has been acquired by South Africa’s largest car retail group – the Motus Corporation.

Marshalls 'outperforming market' after record H1

Marshall Motor Holdings' chief executive Daksh Gupta said that the group was in a “great position to continue outperforming the market” after profit before tax rose 32.9% in a record set of interim results.

Multi-million pound consortium establishes private sponsored dealer scheme

A multi-million pound private investment fund has been created by a consortium of experienced automotive investors who want to help entrepreneurs establish their own franchised car dealerships.

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The new VW Connect service

Volkswagen free telematics offer to link dealers with customers’ cars

Volkswagen is linking its dealer network directly with customers’ cars with the offer of a free telematics service for its new and used car customers.

Micra customisation

Nissan Micra customers spend, on average, £500 on customisation

Nissan retailers are reporting higher-than-expected demand for personalisation options on the all-new Nissan Micra.

Artist's impression: Harwoods Group's proposed Brighton JLR showroom

Harwoods makes headlines with JLR development at former newspaper HQ

Newspapers look set to be make way for new cars as Harwoods Group hatches plans to create a Jaguar Land Rover showroom on the former home of The Argus in Brighton.

ICO Preparing for the GDPR 12-steps 2017 cover

Car dealers urged to act now on 12-steps to GDPR compliance

Car dealers are being advised to consider 12 important stages now in ensuring their use of customer information complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a new Information Commissioner’s Office guide.