The latest issue of AM magazine is published today with insights into the impact of FCA changes to finance rules, Honda's next stage in its retail network redesign and a first drive of the new Tesla Model Y.
The issue also contains the highlights from last month's Automotive Management Live 2021 event, and launches the entry process for the 2022 AM Awards which will be held in London in May for the first time.
And an exclusive AM survey, conducted of dealers by JudgeService YourPoll, reveals their expectations for 2022's trading, while we also issue a call for nominations for the annual Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award.
"Many people use words like 'trust, transparency and partnership' when they talk about how they operate, but we mean it," Honda UK managing director Jean-Marc Streng told AM while outlining the impact of network consolidation for the remaining retail partners.
Merry Christmas to you!
I think everyone in our industry deserves to give themselves a pat on the back. We’ve all reached the end of a second year of the ‘new normal’.
Everyone has pulled out all the stops to create whatever success they could in 2021, focused on what’s in their power to control and adapt to, while carefully watching the continuing pandemic out of the corner of their eye.
This year has required resilience, perspective, pragmatism, plus the will to step back occasionally and take a breath. Now we’re all going into a new year needing more of the same, but where the growth opportunities can only be better once winter is over. Be ready.
I’m immensely proud of what AM’s little team has achieved this year. I hope you’re proud of your teams too.
So proud, in fact, that you’ll be putting them forward for the 2022 AM Awards, which are opening for entries right now. We’ll be celebrating the sector’s high performers next May at a gala dinner in London.
I hope to see you there. Tim.