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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.

Millionaire Big Cars founder Adam Stott appears on Channel ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/people-news/2021/03/01/millionaire-big-cars-founder...

The founder of ill-fated used car retail group Big Cars, Adam Stott, took centre stage in the first episode of the new series of Channel 5 Rich House, Poor House last night. Stott, described in the programme as a “millionaire business consultant” traded places with a widowed single mum who had ...

New hybrid-only Honda HR-V to go on sale in late 2021 ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/new-car-news/car-model-news/2021/02/19/new-hybrid-only...

Honda has revealed the all-new HR-V small SUV, which will be available in UK dealerships towards the end of the year. The new HR-V mirrors the recently launched Jazz and existing CR-V by utilising the brand’s two-motor e:HEV hybrid system, in place of conventional petrol and diesel engines. Honda ...

Kia launches ‘KiaCharge’ in the UK | Manufacturer

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Kia Motors (UK) has launched KiaCharge, a UK-wide integrated public charging service, accessible from a single account. KiaCharge will give owners of the brand’s battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) access to more than 13,900 charge points across the UK.

Car dealers’ provision of test drives in England a ‘purely ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/market-insight/2021/02/24/car-dealers-provision-of-test...

Car retailers' decision over whether to offer car buyers test drives during COVID-19 'Lockdown 3' has been rendered “purely moral” after clarification of the law in England, it has been claimed. Lawgistics legal advisor Nona Bowkis has obtained documentation stating that the UK Government’s ...

Paul Willcox appointed Vauxhall MD after Stephen Norman ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/people-news/2021/01/20/paul-willcox-appointed-vauxhall...

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.

Mythbusting motor retail - AM-online

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Jones said: “Some manufacturer brands struggle to get near 80%, while some, mostly premium brands, are close to 80%. There are the top performing dealers in the UK where they are smashing 100%, so it is possible.”

CarShop brand goes global as Penske takes 'next step' in ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/dealer-news/2021/02/12/carshop-brand-goes-global-as...

The CarShop brand is set to go global as Penske Automotive looks to rebrand its US CarSense operation and expand its used car supermarket footprint from 17 to 40 locations by 2023. Penske said that it would follow-up the December opening of its latest CarShop location, in Nottingham, with an ...

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Scottish car buyers can complete purchase in showrooms ...

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The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has received confirmation that car buyers in Scotland can now complete their purchase with a scheduled click and collect handover inside a dealership's showroom. A letter from the Scottish Government, received by the NFDA today (February 23 ...

Keyloop rebrand for CDK Global followed by Rapid RTC and ...

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CDK Global International has marked its rebrand as Keyloop with the acquisition of both Rapid RTC and enquiryMAX following its takeover by Francisco Partners (FP).. Car dealer management system (DMS) giant CDK Global International became Keyloop today (March 2) as investment firm FP officially completed its acquisition of the business – formerly a division of CDK Global (NASDAQ CDK) – for ...

Get set for April 12 reopening, PM Boris tells dealers ...

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just set out his four step plan to bring England out of the latest COVID-19 lockdown, allowing non-essential retailers - such as car showrooms - to reopen no sooner than April 12. in parliament Johnson revealed a cautious plan, with five week gaps between steps to ...

New EV sales to overtake petrol and diesel cars by 2025 ...

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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.

London Stock Exchange changes Inchcape PLC's listing amid ...

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Inchcape has confirmed that its London Stock Exchange listing has been reclassified to remove reference to retail as it disposed of 13 UK dealership locations as part of a renewed focus on distribution in 2020. In annual financial results published this morning (February 25) the AM100 PLC reported ...

Ford car line up to become fully electric by 2030 ...

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Ford has announced it will only sell electric cars in Europe by 2030, with all Ford cars sold in the continent by 2026 expected to be zero-emissions capable. The brand’s entire commercial vehicle range will also be zero-emissions capable, electric or plug-in hybrid, by 2024, with two-thirds of ...

Lookers appoints Anna Bielby as new chief finance officer ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/people-news/2021/01/06/lookers-appoints-anna-bielby-as...

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.

Nissan expected to axe Navara pick-up from UK line-up ...

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The Nissan Navara pick-up truck will no longer be offered in the UK and Europe when production of the existing version ceases at the end of the year, reports suggest. According to Professional Pickup and 4x4 Magazine, the Japanese brand stop selling the Navara in European markets once stocks run out ...

Price rises left used EVs ‘unsold on dealer forecourts’ in ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/used-cars/2021/01/11/price-rises-left-used-evs-unsold...

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.

Most dealers feel ready for Jan 28 motor finance changes

https://www.am-online.com/news/finance/2021/01/04/most-dealers-feel-ready-for-jan-28...

Just over half of UK motor retailers believe they’re ready for the changes to motor finance rules which are being brought in on January 28. Almost a quarter of respondents to our latest poll, which asked whether they were training staff on commission disclosure ahead of the January changes implemented by the Financial Conduct Authority, think there’s no extra need for staff training, while ...

No change for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK amid withdrawal ...

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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.

Car dealers should be braced for ‘massive pent-up’ demand ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/market-insight/2021/02/17/car-dealers-should-be-braced...

Car dealers across the UK should be braced for “massive pent-up” demand from customers when the current COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’ restrictions are eased, according to Buyacar. While the Bank of England warned last month that 70% of consumers will hold on to any savings they managed to accrue ...

SMMT revises 2021 car sales forecast in anticipation of ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/market-insight/2021/02/04/smmt-revises-2021-car-sales...

The SMMT has revised its 2021 new car registrations forecast down to below 1.9 million in anticipation of COVID-19 lockdown's impact on the key March numberplate change month. Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today (February 4) showed that trading restrictions ...

'Devil is in the detail' of Brexit deal for UK automotive ...

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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.

SsangYong Motor Company files for bankruptcy in South ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2020/12/22/ssangyong-motor-company-files...

SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) has applied for bankruptcy to South Korea’s Seoul Bankruptcy Court after the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic left the carmaker facing financial difficulties.

Ford to close almost half its 400 UK dealerships by 2025 ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2020/02/26/ford-to-close-almost-half-its...

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.

Vospers trialling virtual reality Abarth 595 ‘home test ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/technology/2021/02/08/vospers-trialling-virtual-reality...

Vospers Abarth Exeter is the performance brand’s UK car retailers to trial a virtual reality (VR) home test drive package to coincide with the launch of the new limited edition Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro. Hot prospects for the new 165PS Italian hot hatchback will have an Oculus Quest VR headset, Bose ...

Dealer Auction is optimistic for used car boom in 2021 ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/used-cars/2021/02/05/dealer-auction-is-optimistic-for...

Dealer Auction anticipates a ‘used car boom’ this year, following a strong performance in Summer 2020. The digital wholesale marketplace believes the used market is a “glimmer of hope” for the industry. “It goes without saying that 2020 was a challenging year for the car industry. But it ...

Sandicliffe customer data breach could affect ‘thousands ...

https://www.am-online.com/news/dealer-news/2020/11/09/sandicliffe-customer-data-breach...

A data breach at Sandicliffe Motor Group could affect “thousands” of staff and customers of the AM100 car retailer, according to a legal firm.. Bank account details and medical histories may be included in the information taken in the cyber-attack, which was initially reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), back in February, after an employee opened a link in an ...

Failure to re-open car showrooms in Q1 to impact jobs and ...

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Car retail bosses have voiced concern that a failure to re-open car showrooms in-time for the March number plate change will impact jobs and the economy, claiming "politicians have no understanding of business”. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and National Franchised Dealers ...