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Europe laws on car manufacturer and car dealer practices still a possibility if code of conduct fails

The European Commission could yet propose new laws regulating the relationships between carmakers and franchised dealers.

Swansway invests £12 million in Honda, VW, Citroen and Fiat dealerships in the North West

Swansway Group is investing £12 million in new-build brand centres in the North West.

Vauxhall Astra GTC and Lexus RX450H are the hottest cars to stock in May, says Glass's

The Vauxhall Astra GTC is the current fastest used car off the forecourt, Glass's has found, but pre-registrations appear to be largely the cause.

Eden Motor Group expands with WLMG Hyundai takeover

Eden Motor Group has expanded with its acquisition of a Hyundai franchise from West London Motor Group.

AM's Commentators And Opinion Makers

Jim Saker

Director for automotive management at Loughborough University’s Business School and an AM Awards’ judge

Philip Nothard

Joined CAP in 2010 as its retail and consumer price editor, analysing pricing data and interpreting strategic market trends

Andrew McMillan

Principal at Engaging Service and former John Lewis head of customer

Rupert Pontin, Glass's head of valuations (2015)

Rupert Pontin

Glass's head of valuations, with 29 years' experience in the motor trade

Analysis And Features

Is there a crash on the way in used car values?

Experts in remarketing and valuations give their views on where the used car market may be heading in the next 18 months.

New Nissan showroom design puts car buyers at the core

To fight the dramatic fall in dealership visits, Nissan is redesigning its showrooms to give customers a more welcoming, seamless and interactive experience.

15 ways you can boost your used car profits

From stocking policies to finance, out-of-hours responses to video walkarounds, Debbie Kirlew explores how to increase efficiency in your pre-owned operation

Stretch your profits with extended warranty sales

Warranties offer dealers increased revenues and retention from reassured customers.

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Dealers And Manufacturers

Vertu's results leave dealer group primed for more acquisitions

Car dealer Vertu Motors has this morning reported a 23% increase in turnover and profit before tax up 33% year-on-year for the 12 months to February 28.

Car dealer Lookers breaks its own records with Q1 trading performance

National car dealer group Lookers says it has broken its own records for first quarter trading.

City Motor Holdings expands with addition of Kia car dealership

City Motor Holdings has opened a new Kia ‘red box’ showroom in Newbury.

EC flags

Europe laws on car manufacturer and car dealer practices still a possibility if code of conduct fails

The European Commission could yet propose new laws regulating the relationships between carmakers and franchised dealers.

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