Group 1 Automotive has become the first car retailer to adopt Audi’s latest corporate identity with the opening of its new 17-car showroom in Chelmsford.
Lookers Group claims to have created “a true destination for everything Audi” with the official opening of its new 63,600sq-ft car dealership in Farnborough.
Honda emerged as the National Franchised Dealers Association’s (NFDA) most improved franchised in the Summer 2019 Dealer Attitude Survey amid the roll-out of its ambitious network restructure.
Jardine Motors Group has officially opened the doors of its new £9 million Audi dealership as part of a new major gateway project in Bolton.
The Volkswagen Group has delivered revenue and profit growth in H1 2019 with strong results for Porsche, its new SUV models and Bentley’s return to profit all boosting its performance.
Motorline has trebled its Audi representation in Kent with the acquisition of a further two dealerships sites from Inchcape Retail.
Inchcape Retail chief executive James Brearley has denied suggestions that the AM100 franchised car retail group plans to close 20% of its UK dealerships.
Volkswagen Group UK is aiming to ensure “continued quality and customer satisfaction” with the appointment of Nick Ratcliffe as its new customer experience director.
Audi will launch a new electrified plug-in hybrid version of its Q5 SUV in June, priced from £55,000.
Seat UK head of sales Steve Catlin will make the move to fellow Volkswagen Group brand Audi UK following the departure of Peter Brookes at the end of June.
Audi has announced that its new SQ2 is available to order in the UK, priced from £36,800 with first deliveries commencing in March
Jardine Motors Group is preparing to open a new Audi dealership in Bolton following its acquisition of the current facility and planned new showroom from Inchcape.
The Volkswagen Group has revised plans for its electric vehicle (EV) revolution with a new projected target of launching 70 zero-emission products by 2028.
Audi dealers can now take orders for its new e-tron EV, the brand's first fully-electric rival to the Jaguar I-Pace and upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Audi UK has appointed James Buxton as head of fleet sales, replacing Tom Brennan who left the Volkswagen Group in November last year.
Volkswagen Group UK has appointed Nissan GB managing director Alex Smith to replace Paul Willis following his departure from the business in the New Year.
The Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board is expected to vote on changes to its manufacturing operations as part of an effort to accelerate its shift into electric vehicles (EV).
Audi UK is implementing a new leadership and change management programme across its dealerships, designed by Alliance Manchester Business School.
Volkswagen Group brands accounted for 49% of the UK’s total registrations decline of 20.5% (87,336 vehicles) as the brand’s WLTP-related supply woes were felt by car retailers in September.
Audi will make its first assault on the EV sector with the arrival of its e-tron SUV into the UK market in early 2019.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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