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Volvo UK is rolling out a new showroom concept to its dealer network from next year with an aim of creating more of a destination for its customers.

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Euro Car Parts opens former Unipart Automotive branches

20/10/2014 in News

Parts distributor Euro Car Parts has announced that 14 of the 27 branches it acquired from KPMG, the administrators for Unipart Automotive, are open for business.

Used-car sales fall in second quarter 2014

20/10/2014 in News

Global information services company, Experian, has published its Used Car Sales Index which shows that sales fell by 3% compared to the same quarter last year.


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John Clark Motor Group: taking a pragmatic approach to upselling

Chairman John Clark talks about John Clark Motor Group’s pragmatic approach to upselling and why, despite record financial results, he won’t let himself be carried away by the current strength of the car markets.

Knights Group: Why we extended our working hours to 2am

Knights Group aftersales director Ian Dow explains why he has extended working hours, up to 2am for some departments, and why the motor trade needs to follow the lead of other retail sectors on customer convenience.

Market insight

CAP: Relentless volume pressures from manufacturers will backfire

Chasing volume and market share, and registering more cars than customers need, will lead to faster depreciation, warns CAP.

New cars: Europe's recovery continues - JATO

The European auto market continued its upward trend in September with new car registrations up 6.1% to nearly 1,270,000. For the nine months year-to-date, registrations were up 5.8% to 9,907,000.

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