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VW network shake-up continues with proposed Inchcape two-site sale to Citygate

Inchcape looks poised to sell two more Volkswagen car dealerships, to Citygate, as the German car brand’s UK franchises continue to change hands in a series of recent disposals and acquisitions.

Lotus wants its dealer network ready for sales growth

Investment at Lotus Cars is set to give its franchised dealer network a chance to boost their sales and profits next decade.

Car dealer profitability ‘likely’ to end 2019 9% down

The average UK car retailer saw profitability decline by 75% year-on-year in October and is likely to end 2019 with a 9% overall reduction in overall profit, ASE has reported.

SMMT reports 1.3% November new car registrations decline

​The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported a 1.3% decline in new car registrations during November as private and business demand continued to falter in the run-up to this month's UK General Election.

Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model X achieve top safety ratings

​High performance electric vehicle (EV) emerged from the latest round of Euro NCAP crash test with top safety ratings, with both the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model X emerging with five stars.

Jardine Motors to sell eight Volkswagen and Skoda sites

​Jardine Motors Group has confirmed to AM that it has made the decision to seven Volkswagen franchised dealerships and one Skoda site, with Marshall Motor Holdings believed to be poised to acquire the businesses.

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Car dealers, manufacturers, suppliers - shouldn't you enter the 2020 AM Awards now?

Entries are now being received for the 2020 AM Awards for the UK motor retail industry, and there are three exciting new categories.

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Tribunal awards Perrys Motor Sales general manager £26,752

Former Perrys Motor Sales general manager David Walker Smith has been awarded £26,752 after successfully claiming unfair dismissal in an employment tribunal concluded in Manchester.

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Pendragon reports Q3 revenue decline amid mass site closures

Pendragon has delivered an interim statement to share news of a 57.9% growth in underlying profit before tax as revenues and profits continued to decline amid mass site closures during Q3.

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Sandicliffe Motor Contracts makes UK fleet market exit

Sandicliffe Motor Group’s Sandicliffe Motor Contracts (SMC) is pulling out of the UK fleet market due to continued pressure on profits and “challenging trading conditions” in the sector.