Toyota has ditched its diesel and normally-aspirated petrol engine from the Auris range as part of a focus on its “in-demand” drivetrains.
Predicting the future of automotive retail is almost impossible as it is now in the hands of the politicians, writes Jim Saker.
European car registrations were said to have demonstrated ‘resilience’ with 5.6% rise in October on the back of a 2.2% decline the previous month.
Overall used car market up 0.1% in first three quarters of 2017, but diesel sales grow 4.2%
Some of the key points in the latest Budget that may impact motor retailers and their employees
A summary of the 25 key points from Chancellor Philip Hammond's budget speech this afternoon.
Discounts on new diesel cars are 25.6% higher on average than for their petrol counterparts, according to new data.
While the government continues to be accused of ‘demonising diesel’, registrations of new diesel cars in October fell by almost 30%.
Volkswagen Golf owners are the most likely to consider manufacturer scrappage schemes, according to data from Auto Trader.
Nine-tenths of car dealers are set to reassess their relationship with diesel with a review of their forecourts’ fuel profiles in 2018, according to research carried out by Cox Automotive.
Used car prices increased by 5% as diesel vehicle prices rose 2% in September, according to the latest data from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index.
Data complied by AID has revealed a “fast fading interest in diesel” as West Europe’s diesel sale shares dropped to 42.8% in August.
Used diesel prices have remained stable despite negative press coverage, Auto Trader’s September Market Report reveals.
Diesel remains “the right fuel choice for a significant number of drivers” with recovering used car prices suggesting that consumers are starting to make their own judgements of the fuel, according to Cap HPI.
Cap HPI has responded to reports that diesel car values had seen residual value drops of as much as 26% since the start of the year - claiming that the figure amounted to "harmful scarmongering".
The NFDA has produced a leaflet to assist its car dealer members in their efforts to 'educate the public' on emissions.
Average used values of popular diesel models have fallen by 5.7%, according to data from car buying comparison site Motorway.co.uk.
AM survey reveals UK motor retailers’ concerns over falling diesel volumes, waning customer interest and confusion over the Government’s clean air policy
How has negative coverage of diesel cars affected UK dealers? Is the 'demonisation of diesel' affecting your sales of new and used cars?
Carwow has revealed that sales of diesel vehicles via its online platform rose in July as manufacturer offers enticed savvy car shoppers despite negative press and a fall in enquiries overall.
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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