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Almost half of car dealerships could close by 2025, says KPMG survey

Up to half of UK car dealerships will close within by 2025 according to respondents to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018.

Sytner opens Rolls-Royce and McLaren Automotive Wilmslow showroom

Sytner Group has officially-opened the doors of its new luxury dual franchise Roll-Royce and McLaren Automotive showroom in Wilmslow.

Car finance growth defies ‘negative narrative’ on PCPs in 2017

Household expenditure on vehicle ownership defied the negative narrative surrounding PCP car finance products with an increase of 47.7% in spending on “hire loan purchase agreements” during 2017.

AM Awards 2018 finalists - and event preview

The judging for the 2018 AM Awards, UK motor retail’s most credible accolades, has been completed and the shortlist of finalists revealed.

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Dealers And Manufacturers

Duncan Movassaghi, Skoda UK brand director

Movassaghi's US move prompts reshuffle at Volkswagen's UK brands

Skoda UK is preparing to welcome Rod McLeod to the post of brand director after Volkswagen US announced the appointment of Duncan Movassaghi as its new senior vice president of sales.

Andy Meaden Hendy Kia and Suzuki franchise manager 2018

Hendy Group appoints Andy Meaden as Kia and Suzuki franchise manager

Unrivalled market experience made former Ford franchise manager Andy Meaden the ideal cadidate to manage Hendy Group's Kia and Suzuki operations, the business said.

Mike Hawes, SMMT

New car registrations decline defies SMMT predictions for 2017

SMMT new car registration forecasts from two months ago missed the mark by 1% – or almost 27,000 vehicles – a ninth consecutive month of falling sales resulted in a 5.7% decline for the whole of 2017.

Arbury Group managing director, Paul Goodwin

Arbury Group targets growth after naming Paul Goodwin as managing director

Arbury Group has formalised Paul Goodwin’s position as managing director as the business targets 2.5% return on sales and growth with four new franchised outlets.