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Pent-up demand drives 11.3% rise in July new car sales, reports SMMT

​Car retailers’ efforts to embrace the demand pent-up among new car buyers during COVID-19 lockdown has resulted in an 11.3% rise in July’s new car registrations.

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.

LSH Auto Mercedes-Benz Stockport continues to recruit despite digital drive

LSH Auto’s sprawling Mercedes-Benz dealership site in Stockport has begun a recruitment drive to find 15 new members of staff despite embarking on a digitalisation drive during COVID-19 lockdown.

Volkswagen, Q2 car retail review and digitalisation - the new AM

The August Issue of AM magazine is available here as a digital magazine, with insights into Volkswagen, industry digitalisation and the electric cars reaching the UK market.

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.

Act now to adapt to FCA's motor finance regulation changes, opinion

Many will still need time to fully consider the content of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) final ruling from its motor review and the impending ban on discretionary commission models, published earlier this week.

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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.