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COVID-19's toll on 2020 car manufacturing could reach £12.5bn, says SMMT

The UK car manufacturing sector could suffer a £12.5 billion loss due to production lost during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic's enforced lockdown period.

UK Government seeking site for sprawling Tesla EV 'Gigafactory'

The UK Government is on the hunt for a sprawling industrial site to accommodate a Tesla electric vehicle (EV) “Gigafactory”, according to reports this week.

Renault plans 17.5% production cut to save £1.8bn by 2024

Renault has laid out plans to implement 14,600 job cuts as it reduces its global vehicle production output by 17.5% in a bid to save £1.8 billion by 2024.

Dealer positivity, Kia's strategy and motor finance developments since lockdown - in the new issue of AM

The new July issue of AM magazine is now out (view it here as an e-zine), with coverage of the help dealers are giving key workers and the steps they’re taking to bring their dealerships out of lockdown.

Richmond Motor Group completes Newmans Southampton acquisition

​Richmond Motor Group has completed the acquisition of Newmans Southampton and revealed plans to grow its business with the opening of four more dealerships in the next 18 months.

Nissan restructure follows 2019's worst financial results in 11 years

Nissan is set to close its Barcelona plant as it consolidates its European manufacturing operations in Sunderland as part of cost-saving measures designed to achieve a 5% profit margin within four years.

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MG Motor UK head of sales and marketing, Daniel Gregorious

More to come for MG Motor UK after stellar 2019, says sales boss

It was a stellar 2019 for MG but the firm’s straightforward planning means there could be much more to come

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Ford to close almost half its 400 UK dealerships by 2025

Ford will close almost half of its 400 UK franchised car retail sites as part of a ‘Ford 2025 dealer plan’ revealed to its investor partners at a conference today (February 26).

Paul Rigby Group's MG Motor UK retail site at Longbridge

Paul Rigby Group opens new MG dealership at ‘historic’ Longbridge

​Paul Rigby Group has opened a new MG Motor UK franchised car dealership within part of the conference centre at the brand’s historic Longbridge vehicle production facility.

2020 AM Awards winners

AM Awards 2020: The winners, highly commended entrants, video and pictures

Car dealers, manufacturers and suppliers who won the awards, were highly commended and shortlisted at the 2020 AM Awards at our ceremony at the ICC Birmingham.