Manufacturer 17 Mar
Record Bentley profits boost Volkswagen Group’s premium division
An 82% growth in profit for British luxury carmaker Bentley helped to boost the Volkswagen Group’s premium car division – including Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati – to record 2022 financial results.
Manufacturer 5 Dec
Volkswagen Group UK leadership changes geared for agency model direct car sales
Volkswagen Group has rolled-out a new leadership structure across its five brands with direct sales roles introduced to reflect its move to an agency model for selling cars and commercial vehicles in the UK.
Acquisitions and deals 30 Nov
Yeomans acquires 11 Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda dealerships from Helston Garages
Yeomans Group has completed the acquisition of 11 Audi, Volkswagen, VW Commercial Vehicles and Skoda franchised car dealerships from Helston Garages for an undisclosed sum.
Car Dealer News 7 Oct
Harwoods Group opens expanded Audi site in Portsmouth
Harwoods Group has doubled the capacity of its Audi Portsmouth dealership, following a total overhaul of the site.
Manufacturer 28 Jul
Volkswagen Group expects vehicle supply shortages to improve in H2
Volkswagen Group expects its vehicle supply issues to improve in the second half of 2022, with a more “normalised” model mix expected to reach its car retailers.
Car Dealer News 17 May
Marshall’s £7.2m Audi Centre brings three dealerships into one London site
Marshall Motor Group has succeeded in condensing the operations of three Audi premium car dealerships into one flagship location with the opening of its new Audi Centre in South East London.
Manufacturer 8 Apr
Fire risk recall affects nearly 10,000 Volkswagen Group UK hybrid cars
Almost 10,000 Audi, VW, Cupra Seat and Skoda plug-in hybrids (PHEV) are being recalled to franchised UK car dealerships amid concerns about a fire risk to motorists.
People News 19 Nov
Audi UK appoints Tony Moore as head of marketing
Audi UK has named Tony Moore as its new head of marketing.
Manufacturer 26 Aug
What Car? reveals UK’s most and least reliable cars
The UK’s most and least reliable new and used cars have been revealed after 16,000 car owners shared their ownership experiences.
Supplier News 24 Aug
Vehicle Vision extends Audi Cam contract for further three years
Audi UK have selected Vehicle Vision as the provider for their dealer network aftersales video solution, Audi Cam.
Acquisitions and deals 7 Jul
Group 1 Automotive completes nine-site Robinsons Motor Group acquisition
Group 1 Automotive has added nine car dealerships to its UK operation with the acquisition of Robinsons Motor Group.
Manufacturer 23 Jun
Audi new car launches will be all-EV from 2026
Audi has said that all new car launches will be electric vehicles (EV) from 2026, with its final internal combustion engine (ICE) set to go into production in four years’ time.
Car Dealer News 26 May
Swansway expects its EV sales to soar 150% in 2021 but notes rural adoption lag
Swansway Group expects its electric vehicle (EV) sales to soar by 150% in 2021 as the range of available models broadens and becomes affordable.
People News 25 May
Audi UK appoints Claire English as head of fleet
Audi UK has appointed Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Claire English as its new head of fleet.
Manufacturer 21 May
VW Group confirms EV agency model switch by 2023 as Mercedes consults dealers
Mercedes-Benz is consulting its retailers on agency model franchise contracts as Volkswagen Group revealed the switch is likely to be completed for its electric vehicle (EV) model sales by the start of 2023.
Car Dealer News 17 Mar
Ocean Automotive Yeovil Audi wins brand’s top Q Power award for 2020
Ocean Automotive’s Yeovil Audi dealership emerged as the German premium car brand’s top franchised retailer of 2020 at its annual Q Power awards.
Manufacturer 22 Jan
VW Group faces €100m fine after ‘narrowly missing’ CO2 emissions targets
The Volkswagen Group faces a fine of over €100 million (£89m) after it “narrowly missed” its EU CO2 emissions targets for 2020.
Car Dealer News 20 Oct
Harwoods opens 'future proof' Audi Portsmouth aftersales facility
Harwoods Group has completed the development of a new glass-sided Audi aftersales facility in Portsmouth in an effort to bring customers a “future now” car servicing experience.
Manufacturer 16 Sep
TTEC to operate Volkswagen Group customer service from new Leeds facility
Volkswagen Group’s new customer contact centre is set to be operated from a new 22,000 square-foot facility in Leeds after its appointed US service operator TTEC to operate the service.
Car Dealer News 8 Sep
Motorline opens Gillingham Skoda dealership and unveils Audi Canterbury plan
Motorline Group has moved into its new Skoda car dealership in Gillingham and revealed plans for a new Audi showroom in Canterbury.