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SsangYong Motors UK moves to ‘next phase’ with new headquarters

​SsangYong Motors UK has confirmed plans to move into a new headquarters offering “capacity to operate its national next day parts supply service to its franchised dealers”.

Polestar 2 EV 18-day test drive tour ‘fully booked’ in 8 hours

​An 18-day Polestar 2 customer test drive tour was ‘fully booked’ in eight hours as the Geely-owned performance electric vehicle (EV) brand continues to gain traction without a physical retail presence in the UK.

Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall dealership stored car ‘illegally’ for nine years

Bristol Street Motors’ Chingford Vauxhall dealership has been denied planning permission to resurface an area of green belt land for vehicle storage after making use of the land ‘illegally’ for nine years.

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.

Firefighters tackle fire at Sytner’s landmark Guy Salmon JLR Stockport dealership

​Sytner Group’s landmark Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Stockport dealership has been devastated by blaze which triggered explosions and emitted billowing smoke overnight.

Car dealers ate into H1 losses with 26% June profit increase, reports ASE

​A 26% increase in June profits helped the average UK car dealer to claw-back COVID-19 losses which amounted to around £100,000, according to ASE’s latest market insight.

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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.