Kia is verging on the mainstream in the UK. In South Korea Kia is standing out, with its first 'brand exhibition space', Beat360. Craig Thomas paid it a visit.
Alfa Romeo's dealers have given it a kicking, but the Italian brand’s UK boss, Andrew Tracey, believes new lines and premium service will turn the tide.
Peugeot UK is shrinking its network, shedding volume and insisting on a new CI, but it is all to boost dealer profits, says MD David Peel
Aston Martin UK boss Dan Balmer believes the carmaker’s first SUV and a doubling of production capacity will please its 21 dealers.
Mazda UK’s Jeremy Thomson on giving his dealers a cost-efficient CI, solving their parts problem and why he wants a UK-Japan trade deal
Mercedes-Benz chief executive Gary Savage believes direct manufacturer sales are inevitable, but the new business model presents opportunities for dealers.
Maintaining a strong network has rewarded Kia with record registrations, industry accolades and dealer approval, says sales director Steve Hicks.
Hyundai chief executive Tony Whitehorn is not afraid to try out the latest technologies on the sales side, and now he is taking aim at the workshop.
Mercedes-Benz Vans network boss Sarah Palfreyman is driving her dealer partners to invest in more retail-friendly facilities.
While it is unlikely to catch its German rivals, Lexus is pushing hard to grow sales and awareness in the UK, says director Ewan Shepherd
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