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Could car retail bounce back make retailers ineligible for Job Support Scheme?

​The strength of the car retail sector’s bounce back recovery from the UK’s full COVID-19 lockdown period could make businesses ineligible for Job Support Scheme (JSS), it is feared.

SMMT fears ‘disturbing times’ ahead after 44.6% August car manufacturing decline

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has expressed its fears of “disturbing times” ahead after UK car manufacturing declined 44.6% by volume in August.

Renault, Snows Group and the 70 plate-change here in the latest AM digital magazine

Our October 2020 issue of AM magazine is here in digital format and packed with a special, positive campaign to help UK motor retail maximise the 70 plate-change month. There are specific 'Smashing September Together' features, where the likes of Volkswagen's Patrick McGillycuddy, Ford's Lisa Branklin, and TrustFord's Stuart Foulds and Vertu Motors' Robert Forrester talk about the opportunities presented by the first plate-change since the COVID-19 lockdown.

1-in-4 car dealers using COVID-19 loans or overdrafts to stock forecourts

Almost a quarter of used car retailers have turned to Government-backed COVID-19 recovery loans or overdrafts to fund their forecourt stock since lockdown, NextGear Capital has found.

Vauxhall Motors logo redesign to have ‘limited impact’ on showrooms

​Vauxhall has said that any dealership corporate identity changes will have “have a limited impact on our retail network” after it followed in the tyre tracks of Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota and Lexus to create a new 2D brand logo.

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Mitsubishi UK car dealers informed of brand's 'unexpected' market withdrawal

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has written to its UK franchised retail partners to inform them of the Japanese car manufacturer's plan to exit the UK and European new car markets.

Ford Motor Company's outgoing president and chief executive, Jim Hackett (left) alongside successor Jim Farley today (August 4)

Jim Farley to take over from Jim Hackett as Ford president and CEO

​Ford’s chief operating officer Jim Farley will take over from Jim Hackett as the US car manufacturing giant’s president and chief executive (CEO) on October 1.

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Stoneacre Motor Group acquires Hodgson Newcastle Ltd car dealership group

​Stoneacre Motor Group has continued to drive past its former £1 billion turnover growth target with the acquisition of the Hodgson Newcastle Ltd car dealership group.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) chief executive, Thierry Bolloré

‘Ousted’ former Renault boss named as new Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Former Renault chief executive Thierry Bolloré has been named as Jaguar Land Rover’s replacement for long-time CEO Professor Ralf Speth.