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Energy price crisis, dealer tech guide and Peugeot 308 review - the new AM magazine

Motor retailers are feeling the effects of the ongoing energy cost crisis but there are various countermeasures they can consider, experts reveal in the new issue of AM magazine.

Published today, your new November 2021 AM magazine features an exclusive interview with used car supermarket group Available Car, plus our annual Dealer Technology Guide informs you of some of the latest kit and software designed to help dealerships run more effectively.

We review the stunning new Peugeot 308, about which which Peugeot UK managing director Julie David says: "You only have to look at it to realise what it's going to do. I think the selection of powertrains will allow us to take more market share."

Snows Group master technician David Weston talks about the importance of "winning and learning" in a competitive marketplace. Peugeot UK managing director, Julie David

And there's a comprehensive preview of the Automotive Management Live show which returns to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre on November 11.

You can read AM magazine here online in digital format.

Editor's Letter

With Automotive Management Live just around the corner on November 11 there’s an excited buzz across the broader Bauer B2B division which AM forms a tiny part of. It’s going to be fantastic to be back at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre with many of the biggest suppliers to the UK motor retail industry.

The events department is busy getting dozens of exhibitors up to speed with their stand placements and ensuring the 20+ expert presenters will have everything they need in our inspiration, operational excellence and digital theatres. There’ll be seminars that’ll help to enhance customer engagement, improve finance penetration and increase local market share. And our special guest presenters Kevin Gaskell, Julia Muir and Arturs Smilkstins will ensure you leave full of inspiration for leadership, change management, workforce diversity and winning the transition to electric cars.

And of course the NEC venue has kept in place extra sanitation measures even though the coronavirus regulations have been relaxed, such as increased cleaning, hand sanitiser stations and entry checks for proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test. All so AM Live visitors can network safely and get the most out of the day.

I hope you’ll join us there. Tim.

Join AM's General Managers' Guide To...Enhancing Workshop Efficiency on Nov 16, in association with eDynamix

The next webinar in our General Managers' Guide To... series will discuss ways to make the service workshop more efficient.

A handful of panellists, mostly dealers plus a representative from sponsor eDynamix,will share their experience and expertise on this topic, which has become all the more critical given the current situation of rising trade prices for used cars and a shortage of supply.

The webinar takes place on November 16 from 2pm to 2.45pm and is free to view live, or later on demand, to all who've registered.


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