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2020 registrations based on ‘major assumptions’, says Mazda’s Peter Allibon

Mazda UK sales director Peter Allibon has said that 2020 new car registrations forecasts have had to rely on some “fairly major assumptions” on what can be achieved by retailers before the end of the year.

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.

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.

Big Motoring World eyes future growth after 34% profit rise in 2019

​Big Motoring World Group has revealed a 43% growth in turnover and a 34% increase in pre-tax profits in a statement detailing the successes of its performance in 2019.

Progress Suzuki closes as COVID-19 lockdown proves ‘too much to bear’

Progress Suzuki owner Terence Byrne has said that the UK’s automotive retail sector “will flourish again” following the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis – just days after his business went into liquidation.

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.

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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.