Car Dealer News 25 Apr
Piccadilly Motors exits Fiat and Abarth new car sales franchise
Piccadilly Motors will officially exit the Fiat and Abarth new car sales franchises when is closes the doors to its Ripon dealership this week.
Manufacturer 15 Dec
Stellantis accused of trying to ‘force the market’ despite failure to deliver cars
Stellantis franchisees have accused the car manufacturer of trying to “force the market” with pre-registrations despite an inability to deliver on customers’ new vehicle orders.
Gallery Article 23 Nov
Pictures: Online booking opens for New Abarth 500e zero-emissions hot hatch
Abarth is set to electrify the hot hatch sector with the launch of a performance version of the Fiat 500e – but sales will only be offered online.
People News 11 May
Paul Willcox to lead Stellantis in UK after Alison Jones promotion
Vauxhall managing director Paull Willcox is set to assume overall responsibility for Stellantis UK’s car and commercial vehicle brands following the promotion of Alison Jones.
People News 4 May
Stellantis appoints Iain Brown as Fiat and Abarth UK sales director
Stellantis has promoted its head of customer experience and quality for Abarth, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Fiat Professional and Jeep, Iain Brown, into the role of Fiat and Abarth UK sales director.
Car Dealer News 21 Apr
Robins & Day adds its first Fiat and Abarth showrooms
Robins & Day by Stellantis &You UK is adding Fiat and Abarth vehicles to its dealership network, with an initial placement at its Sale and Birmingham Central sites.
Manufacturer 3 Mar
Stellantis targets ‘industry champion’ status with EV-focused strategy
Stellantis chief executive Carlos Tavares has said that the 14-brand OEM giant is targeting ‘industry champion’ status with its new emissions-cutting Dare Forwards 2030 strategy.
Manufacturer 23 Feb
Stellantis exceeds profitability goals despite 2021's 'intense headwinds'
Stellantis has revealed that it exceeded profitability targets in 2021 despite a 20% decline in new vehicle production triggered by the shortage of semiconductor microchips.
Car Dealer News 20 Jan
Desira Group moves Suzuki into restructured Norwich multi-brand showroom
Desira Group has moved its Suzuki Norwich dealership into a new showroom as it drives the creation of multi-brand car retail sites.
Manufacturer 3 Aug
Stellantis reports ‘outstanding’ 11.4% operating margin in H1 2021
Stellantis has reported an “outstanding” 9.5ppt year-on-year improvement in operating income margin, to 11.4%, in the first half of 2021.
Manufacturer 15 Jul
Stellantis UK dealership closures 'inevitable' as OEM plans 2027 agency shift
Stellantis has “laid down the law” to its UK car retail franchisees as it revealed plans to restructure its dealer networks as part of a shift to agency-style retail agreements by 2027.
Technology 8 Feb
Vospers trialling virtual reality Abarth 595 ‘home test drive’ package
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.
Car Dealer News 22 Jul
Lipscomb Cars prepares for multi-brand FCA dealership opening
Lipscomb Cars is poised to follow up its recent opening of a £5 million Volvo Car UK showroom near Canterbury with a move into an adjacent multi-brand FCA Group dealership facility.
Car Dealer News 22 Jun
Retirement triggers closure of FCA Group franchisee Northgate Garage Group
The lack of a succession plan has resulted in the closure of Canterbury’s Northgate Garage Group after more than 50 years trading in the city.
Car Dealer News 11 Mar
Motorvogue opens Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep Norwich showroom
Motorvogue has officially opened the doors to its new FCA Group multi-brand franchised car dealership in Norwich – selling Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional and Jeep.
Car Dealer News 25 Feb
Glyn Hopkin invests £1m in flagship FCA Group VR concept store
Glyn Hopkin has invested over £1 million in a new flagship retail store which incorporates virtual reality (VR) to handle sales for FCA Group brands Fiat, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo under one roof.
Car Dealer News 17 Feb
Wilsons Group adds Alfa Romeo and Jeep to redeveloped FCA Group dealership
Wilsons Group has opened new Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealerships at its recently redeveloped 10-car FCA Group showroom in Epsom.
Manufacturer 15 Jan
FCA UK makes senior management changes across all franchises
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK has appointed new heads of country on its senior management team for Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth.
Car Dealer News 23 Dec
Simonstone Motors ceases trading five days before Christmas
Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Fiat and Jeep retailer Simonstone Motors has ceased trading just five days before Christmas, with reports suggesting a resulting loss of up to 80 jobs.
Car Dealer News 27 Sep
Richard Hardie Group posts £218,048 2018 pre-tax loss
Richard Hardie Group has said that “subdued retail confidence”, traffic disruption and the FCA Group's poor 2018 sales performance were to blame for a second consecutive year of pre-tax losses.