Car Dealer News 7 Mar
Luxury celebration weekend rewards Drayton Motor's great achievers
Family-owned motor retailer Drayton Motor Group has rewarded dozens of its high achieving staff with a luxury celebration weekend for them and their partners.
Supplier News 17 Feb
Two tier networks under agency, GWM Ora's plans, dealer sustainability - latest AM magazine is here
The February 2023 issue of AM magazine is now here, free to read in digital format, and full of insights into automotive dealers' plans and opportunities for 2023.
Opinion 15 Feb
Dealer groups - how big is too big? - Guest opinion
Steve Young, managing director of the ICDP and an AM Awards judge, shares his thinking about the need - or otherwise - for scale in the UK's motor retail industry.
Car Dealer News 21 Nov
The 2022 AM100 Report is here, with analysis of major UK franchised dealers
The full 2022 AM100 Report is now available here in digital format. Analysis of the 2022 AM100 list of the UK’s largest franchised dealers shows astounding levels of success.
Manufacturer 18 Oct
Stellantis UK restructure to cut dealerships and build market area system
Stellantis UK will adopt a contiguous market area-style network plan to streamline its franchised dealer relationships. The new approach is part of a wide reorganisation at Stellantis UK, including management team changes.
Opinion 9 Jun
Agency model? Be careful what you wish for says Suzuki GB boss
Suzuki GB car sales boss Dale Wyatt shares his thoughts on agency agreements between franchised dealer networks and vehicle manufacturers
Market Insight 3 Jun
Block Exemption review notes repair and commercial vehicle market issues
An evaluation of Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation for the European Commission will decide by 2023 if specific rules around new vehicle and parts distribution are needed.
Supplier News 21 May
Used car agency sales and Polestar CEO's growth plan - New AM magazine
The June 2021 Issue of AM magazine is here, free, in digital form, featuring Polestar, Keyloop, Cambria Automobiles, Waylands, Swansway Garages and many, many more automotive retail businesses.
Retailing 10 May
A future for regional motor retailers
Experts from ICDP, ASE and UHY Hacker Young respond to suggestions that motor retail's evolution could leave 'regional hero' dealer groups vulnerable.
Manufacturer 29 Mar
Peugeot violated competition law with franchisee, Austria court rules
The Austrian Supreme Cartel Court has banned Peugeot from tying dealers payments to customer satisfaction surveys and from subsidising vehicle prices sold at its manufacturer-owned sales outlets.
Aftersales 19 Feb
Franchised retailers urged to embrace multi-brand aftersales operations
Franchised car dealers and authorised repairers are being encouraged to expand their aftersales service to include multi-brand repair and maintenance.
Market Insight 20 Jan
Car dealers share 2021 trading prospects in AM Outlook survey results
AM's exclusive research of franchised and independent dealers reveals the opportunities and threats 2021 may bring.
Car Dealer News 4 Jan
Will agency sales model bring benefits to all?
Motor retail leaders discuss the merits of an agency sales model following Capgemini's report which found it's an inevitable evolution for franchised dealers
Car Dealer News 17 Apr
Taggarts Motor Group opens LEVC electric taxi dealership in Glasgow
Glasgow has opened its doors to a new LEVC franchised dealership to support the adoption of electric taxis.
Used Cars 15 Mar
OEMs are retaining more ex-lease vehicles for franchisees, says epyx
Manufacturers are repatriating increasing numbers of ex-lease vehicles back into their franchise dealer network as demand for quality used stock increases, reports epyx.
Supplier News 14 Dec
MotorEasy targets franchised car dealers with AutoTrust partnership
MotorEasy is targeting franchised car dealers with a new AutoTrust partnership bringing its machine-learning extended warranty platform for approved used car schemes to the UK.
Supplier News 14 Nov
40% of franchised dealers’ MOT data is incorrect, says Qube
An in-depth analysis has concluded that up to 45% of franchised dealers’ MOT data is incorrect, meaning nearly half of their customers are being sent MOT reminders at the wrong time.
Aftersales 13 Aug
RAC extends Assurant agreement by three years
RAC and Assurant have announced a three year agreement extension as they target franchised dealer sector.
Market Insight 1 Jan
AM100 update: Motor retail industry proved resilient last year, but change is coming
Driverless cars, EVs, online sales, mobility as a service – the list of challenges to UK car dealers is long, but what has really changed in 2017?
Car Dealer News 7 Dec
RAC Dealer Network to target franchise dealers
Franchise dealers are to be "targeted" by the RAC Dealer Network in 2018 as a new potential market for RAC branded warranties.