Growth in the UK van parc has been almost doubled that of cars since the start of the century as online shopping boosts retailers fortunes, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) research has found.
Failing demand for new cars could trigger a more widespread reduction in the UK’s car dealership numbers following Vauxhall’s move under its PSA Group owners, according to the SMMT.
Peugeot is in the process of rolling out business sales training to its entire UK network after setting its sights on increased sales beyond is 70 specialist centres.
Toyota’s franchised dealers took a “leap of faith” in supporting the brand’s new push on commercial vehicle sales but things are starting to take shape, according to LCV manager Gareth Matthews.
PSA Group is targeting SMEs in a bid to expand its commercial vehicles operation and is calling on its franchised car dealerships to “embrace” the concept of van sales.
LDV is back on UK shores and is keen to establish a 40-strong van dealership network and 1,000 annual sales by 2020, the region’s general manager told AM.
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 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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