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The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

Marshall acquires £700m AM100 group Motorline ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/acquisitions-and-deals/2021/10/14/marshall-acquires-700...

Top 10 AM100 motor retailer Marshall Motor Holdings has secured a £64.5 million takeover of 48-site Motorline Holdings from the Obee family. The acquisition, funded from Marshall's existing cash resources, adds immediate scale representation with Toyota, Lexus and Hyundai to Marshall's portfolio plus significantly increases its representation of Nissan, Peugeot and Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda.

Manufacturer insight - new car sales figures

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New car sales figures: year to date. The graph below shows the progression of new car sales year-on-year from 2012 to the last full month of the current year. Below the graph is a total annual registrations and the percentage change from year-to-year. This is followed by a breakdown from the SMMT of registrations by sales type, retail, business ...

One-in-10 nearly new used cars now more expensive than ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/used-cars/2021/09/17/one-in-10-nearly-new-used-cars-now...

The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

Semiconductor shortages prompt JLR and Mercedes customer ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2021/08/20/semiconductor-shortages-prompt...

The impact to JLR and Mercedes-Benz from the semiconductor shortage follows Toyota’s announcement that it would be forced to cut its global vehicle production output by 40% in September. It had planned to produce almost 900,000 cars next month but has now said that will be reduced to 540,000 units. Author: Tom Sharpe. Tom Sharpe.

Cinch rebuffs ‘far-fetched’ Motorpoint acquisition rumours ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/dealer-news/2021/09/16/cinch-rebuffs-far-fetched-motor...

The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

New car supply chain issues will not be resolved until ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/market-insight/2021/06/18/vehicle-supply-chain-issues...

The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

Former Lookers duo Andy Bruce and Nigel McMinn join Fleet ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/people-news/2021/08/09/former-lookers-duo-andy-bruce...

Former Lookers duo Andy Bruce and Nigel McMinn have joined board of the Fleet Alliance as the £1 billion business looks to accelerate its growth in leasing and personal mobility. Bruce is appointed chief executive and McMinn chief operating officer, while managing director and shareholder Martin Brown becomes chair of the business, effective ...

CarShop to redevelop Autoworld dealership to create 14th ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/dealer-news/2021/07/05/carshop-plans-14th-used-car...

9 people found this useful. CarShop has revealed its plans to create its 14th used car supermarket site with the redevelopment of an Autoworld dealership in Willenhall, near Wolverhampton. News of the Sytner Group-owned operation’s acquisition of a 4.6-acre site on the town’s Kenway Retail Park comes just weeks after AM reported on its ...

Competency of PwC’s JD Classics audits may be questioned ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/latest-news/2021/07/27/competency-of-pwc-s-jd-classics...

The competency of PwC’s audits of classic and racing car dealer JD Classics may be questioned in the High Court after administrators from Alvarez & Marsal alleged the accountancy firm failed to spot fraud.. The Financial Times (FT) reported today (July 27) that Alvarez & Marsal is suing the Big Four firm over allegations that it negligently failed to spot fraud in the retailers’ 2016 and ...

Group 1 Automotive completes nine-site Robinsons Motor ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/acquisitions-and-deals/2021/07/07/group-1-automotive...

Group 1 Automotive has added nine car dealerships to its UK operation with the acquisition of Robinsons Motor Group. The US-based AM100 car retail group adds to its existing Volkswagen Group franchises with the addition of Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen businesses – largely located in East Anglia – and a Citroen dealership in Peterborough through the transaction.

Inchcape reports near 15-fold year-on-year profit increase ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/dealer-news/2021/07/29/inchcape-reports-near-15-fold...

Inchcape PLC has reported a 30% rise in turnover and a near 15-fold increase in its pre-tax profits as showed strong signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2021.

Ford unveils 2022 Fiesta facelift (gallery) | Car Model News

https://www.am-online.com/news/new-car-news/car-model-news/2021/09/16/ford-unveils...

Ford has unveiled the latest version of its best-selling car, the Fiesta supermini. The facelifted model will arrive in UK dealerships in early 2022, priced from £16,620. Updates include a revised front end design and new technology and safety features. A new front bumper and sleeker LED headlights form part of the most noticeable visual changes.

Volvo car subscription service claims 15% of all retail ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/car-manufacturer-news/2021/09/02/volvo-car-subscription...

Volvo’s car subscription service, Care by Volvo, has delivered 2,500 cars to customers in its first year, accounting for 15% of all its UK retail sales. The Swedish brand said this is “comfortably beyond” the initial 5% targeted for the service at the end of its first year.

Motors.co.uk £m advertising spans prime Paul O'Grady TV ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/digital-marketing/2021/08/27/motors-m-advertising-spans...

Car marketing platform Motors.co.uk is launching an utumn burst of TV advertising, which includes headline sponsorship of comedian Paul O'Grady's Saturday Night Line-Up on ITV. It entails the next burst of Motors.co.uk's 'search less, live more' brand campaign, and its sponsor idents in each commercial break will adopt Saturday Night Line-Up's ...

IM Group reassures Mitsubishi drivers as car importer CCC ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/car-manufacturer-news/2021/10/04/im-group-reassures...

Mitsubishi owners have been assured their service and parts needs will be met by IM Group, the new owner of The Colt Car Company's aftersales business. IM Group's International Motors division completed the acquisition at the start of October, as employees of CCC locked the doors of their sales ...

Polestar urges greater industry transparency after ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2021/09/02/polestar-urges-greater-industry...

The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

Hyundai could dominate EV market by 2025 | Car ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/car-manufacturer-news/2021/08/25/hyundai-could-dominate...

Hyundai is expected to have the largest range of electric vehicle (EVs) by 2025 compared with any other car manufacturer, according to analysis by Peter Vardy. The dealer group has looked at reports submitted by 37 manufacturers to identify to which extent vehicle manufacturers are increasing EV models and investment.

Car supply shortages deliver 20% decline in consumer car ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/finance/2021/09/09/car-supply-shortages-deliver-20...

The impact of car supply shortages has been blamed for a 20% decline in the volume of new business in consumer car finance in July. The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) reported that the decline in its monthly sector report meant that it had downgraded its growth forecast for the year.

September’s soaring used cars values a ‘black swan event ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/market-insight/2021/09/29/september-s-soaring-used-cars...

Record used car value increases in September have been hailed as a “black swan event” by Cap HPI, with head of valuations Derren Martin describing the seventh consecutive month of rising prices as “extraordinary”. Market analysis from the valuations provider showed that live valuations had ...

Skoda’s Rod McLeod to become Volkswagen UK brand director ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/people-news/2021/09/23/skoda-s-rod-mcleod-to-become...

Skoda UK brand director Rod McLeod is set to join Volkswagen UK as brand director as Andrew Savvas heads to the US to take up a newly-created senior role for the North American region.. McLeod will officially join VW on January 2 next year, Volkswagen Group UK have confirmed, with Savvas assuming the post of executive vice president of sales and marketing, Volkswagen brand, and chief sales and ...

MG Motor UK delivers largest ever car shipment to Portbury ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2021/08/12/mg-motor-uk-delivers-largest...

The delivery comes ahead of next month’s introduction o the new 71-plate onto UK roads and eclipses the brand’s previous record shipment to the dockside in Bristol – the 2,000 vehicles which arrived in October 2020. MG Motor UK commercial director, Guy Pigounakis, said: “This is the biggest single shipment of MGs to arrive in the UK and ...

Arnold Clark’s Craig McCracken becomes IAAF vice-president ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/people-news/2021/09/17/arnold-clark-s-craig-mccracken...

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Craig McCracken, group factor manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts, as its new vice-president. He succeeds past president Terry Knox and will join the IAAF board, supporting current president Richard Welland, honorary treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale and chief executive Mark Field.

cinch secures new partnership with the National Football ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/digital-marketing/2021/09/07/cinch-secures-new...

BCA's cinch online car retail platform has announced a new sponsorship deal with American Football's National Football League (NFL). The partnership sees cinch become the presenting partner of the NFL London Games and lead partner of NFL UK from the start of the 2021 season.

HMRC's PCP car finance VAT changes could lead to PCH ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/finance/2019/03/01/hmrc-s-pcp-car-finance-vat-changes...

The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

Kwik Fit in property hunt ahead of national expansion ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/aftersales/2021/07/05/kwik-fit-in-property-hunt-ahead...

Kwik Fit has issued an appeal for roadside property across the UK as it bids to expand its fast-fit car maintenance network. The aftersales business already has 600 locations across the UK, but has issued an appeal for new sites through Rapleys as part of a wide reaching expansion plan.

Stellantis UK dealership closures 'inevitable' as OEM ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2021/07/15/stellantis-sets-out-2027-agency...

Stellantis has “laid down the law” to its UK car retail franchisees as it revealed plans to restructure its dealer networks ahead of a shift to agency-style retail agreements by 2027. A rationalisation of the Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep dealer networks now looks to be inevitable.

AM Awards 2021: pictures from the night | Events galleries

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The UK’s leading event for motor retailers. TWO days of insightful, engaging content that Automotive Management LIVE is known for whilst enabling our audience to connect with the full range of suppliers to motor retail, learn and share industry best practice, and discuss how to prepare for the future of motor retail.

Insight: BMW vs Audi vs Mercedes: which costs most to ...

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Insight #1: For the second time, data shows Audi repairs to be pricier. Audi is 12% pricier than the average across the three brands, to be precise, and fully 26% higher than the average Mercedes repair estimate. Rose said: “It’s a concerning stat for owners and fans of the Ingolstadt-based brand, particularly with the results so consistent ...