Video: Manufacturers provide outlook for 2012

Video: Manufacturers provide outlook for 2012

13/01/2012 in News, All News, Car Manufacturer News

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) spoke to UK automotive industry colleagues to gather their views on the outlook for 2012, in particular focusing on the upcoming products they have coming to market this year.

Featured in this video:
- Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, SMMT
- Mark Terry, Managing Director, Chevrolet UK
- Linda Jackson, Managing Director, Citroen UK
- Jon Williams, Managing Director, Toyota GB
- Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK
- Tim Zimmerman, Managing Director, Peugeot UK
- Anthony Ireson, Director, Marketing, Ford of Britain

 


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Chevrolet UK

Chevrolet UK is expecting to cease the sale of new Chevrolet vehicles on December 31, 2015, so it's little wonder that sales last year were down 76%.

Even so, with 2,774 sales, it still has a substantial following and at one stage generated more than 18,000 registrations annually.

The decision clarifies GM's strategy in Europe so it can concentrate on supporting Vauxhall and Opel in their fight to protect or grow market share against volume, premium and challenger brands.

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Renault (UK)

Renault's recovery continues with 44% growth in 2014 taking the brand to just over 66,000 units.

Market share of 2.7% takes it over the halfway point to its target of 5% share and it is yet to turn its full focus onto the fleet market, which will drive more sales.

The company insists that everything starts with introducing good quality vehicles backed by a network that offers good service, while avoiding the supermarket approach of offering an unsustainable array of models just to cover all consumer bases.

The new Kadjar crossover is the latest stage in its recovery plan, offering a Qashqai-inspired model that it is hoped will mimic Nissan's sales success.

Future announcements include a potential return of the Laguna, which fell victim to the recession-inspired cut-backs that Renault hopes to consign to history.

It's currently not destined for UK shores, but Renault hasn't ruled out its return in the long-term.

Note: Manufacturers administer the franchised contracts for cars and LCVs in different ways. Broadly, for some the contract to sell cars and LCVs is managed through a separate dealer contract. For others one contract covers both vehicle types.

AMi seeks to acknowledge the difference and reflect it in the count of each dealer groups total franchised outlets (franchised businesses) and sites (locations).

Renault administers car and LCV sales under a single contract.

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Toyota (GB)

Toyota last saw sales of more than 100,000 units in 2009, but this year could see a return to that exclusive group.

A 6% rise in sales last year meant total registrations of 94,012 and sales were up 9% at the start of 2015. Toyota points to the successful progress of hybrid power to become a mainstream choice for car buyers as a key factor in its progress.

Hybrids accounted for 23% of all Toyota cars sold last year. This year marks the next chapter in its investment in green power with the arrival of the Mirai, Toyota’s first hydrogen-powered production car.

Its more mainstream offerings will be supported with an updated Prius+ people-carrier launched this year, while its future design direction has been hinted at by the C-HR Concept shown at last year's Paris Motor Show.

Note: Manufacturers administer the franchised contracts for cars and LCVs in different ways. Broadly, for some the contract to sell cars and LCVs is managed through a separate dealer contract. For others one contract covers both vehicle types.

AMi seeks to acknowledge the difference and reflect it in the count of each dealer groups total franchised outlets (franchised businesses) and sites (locations).

Toyota administers car and LCV sales under a single contract.

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Market Share

market share

Total Sales

total sales guide

How do dealers rate the value of the franchise?

overall rating

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