Automotive Retail Congress 2019
Talent & People 18 Jul
Set your strategy for the next decade
Speakers at AM's Automotive Retail Congress told dealers they must change now to stay relevant through electrification, MaaS, and new finance rules
Supplier News 17 May
Motor retailers will adapt to online sales, says Barclays expert
Similarly to the holiday industry, the retail banking industry has changed considerably in the last 15 years to provide lots of services available digitally to consumers at their convenience.
Finance 16 May
Dealers warned FCA review might change the role of business managers
Changed job descriptions for dealerships’ business managers may be one outcome of the Financial Conduct Authority’s probe into motor finance, says Andrew Smith, FCA expert
Supplier News 15 May
Dealers sought to be part of the MaaS solution in West Midlands
Transport for West Midlands is on the brink of scaling up its experimental Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solution and has invited automotive retailers to help deliver its forward-thinking project.
Market Insight 13 May
How MaaS could provide new revenue streams for car dealers
European car retailers are already experimenting with Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions and UK retailers should be staking their own claim, according to Automotive Retail Congress speaker Giuseppe Marotta.
Finance 10 May
FLA reports 1% March decline in consumer car finance market
The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has revealed that the point of sale (POS) consumer car finance market fell 1% by volume in March, compared with the same month in 2018.
Manufacturer 10 May
‘No truth’ to PSA Group takeover rumours, says JLR owner Tata Motors
Jaguar Land Rover has said that there is ‘no truth’ to rumours that it was on the verge of an acquisition by French car manufacturing giant, the PSA Group.
Supplier News 9 May
ASE chairman Mike Jones to present at Automotive Retail Congress
Mike Jones, chairman of ASE, is the latest industry expert lined up to help dealer and manufacturer directors better understand the opportunities ahead at the Automotive Retail Congress.
Opinion 3 May
Unlock the key to the future of car ownership, a guest opinion
Buying and running a car is not the set of discrete transactions it once was: drivers no longer buy a car from one place, have their vehicle serviced by another and then sell it on elsewhere.
Opinion 2 May
Tesla’s long and winding road to EV profitability, a guest opinion
Many of us expected Q1 loses for Tesla last week, but I for one hadn’t anticipated such eye-wateringly bad figures. The firm lost over $700m in the first quarter of 2019, one of its worst quarterly results ever.
Supplier News 2 May
Used car market may benefit from carmaker subscription schemes
The seeds of a different used car market 10 years from now have already been sown including fuel type changes, new funding methods and a digitised wholesale sector, according to Philip Nothard of Cox Automotive
Supplier News 26 Apr
Franchised dealers have real business opportunities in future mobility, research shows
A study into the opportunities franchised dealers will have with mobility services next decade reveals a future of evolving services and collaboration.
Technology 23 Apr
Google Maps launches real-time EV charge point search function
Google Maps has launched a new function which delivers real-time search results detailing electric vehicle (EV) charge point availability.
Technology 18 Apr
Workshop of the future aims to lure new generation of car technicians
Direct Line has teamed up with Thatcham Research, DG Cities and the Women’s Engineering Society to deliver a view of the car workshop of the future in a bid to attract an new generation of technician talent.
Opinion 18 Apr
Ex-VW boss Winterkorn's charges see dieseIgate scandal rumble on, guest opinion
German prosecutors have charged the Volkswagen Group’s ex-chief executive Martin Winterkorn over his role in the Dieselgate scandal.
Supplier News 16 Apr
Car dealers may be more effective in local markets next decade, finds McKinsey expert
Carmakers are seizing the opportunity that new mobility models and advanced technology offer but dealers are lagging behind, according to Cristiano Carlutti, expert associate partner at McKinsey.
Car Dealer News 15 Apr
Manufacturers are eager to understand the future of retailing – are you?
A growing list of manufacturers and potential market disrupters have booked places at the AM Automotive Retail Congress to learn about the new and developing retail landscape.
Supplier News 11 Apr
How to fight harder for aftersales in the next decade
The next decade will see fiercer competition between franchised and independent dealers for aftersales customers, warns Dr Andrew Tongue, research director with the ICDP.
Supplier News 5 Apr
Why dealers should start experimenting with mobility services now
With Mobility as a Service (MaaS) expected to grow rapidly next decade, dealers need to start experimenting and put their stock of demos and overage vehicles to work, according to mobility start-up Tomorrow’s Journey.
Market Insight 29 Mar
Embracing digital retail is key to attracting future dealer investment
Investors in the automotive retail sector next decade will be attracted to companies spending on technology, differentiation and new business models. Progressive retailers, start-ups and ‘disrupters’ will be well placed to secure growth funds as the industry continues to change, according to Mike Allen, head of research at investment banking consultancy Zeus Capital, who will speak at the Automotive Retail Congress on May 21.