AM’s Franchise Guide 2014 looks at each of the manufacturer brands, the vehicles they have on the horizon and the opportunities they present in the near future, using data from our intelligence website, AMi, and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Toyota is a smaller player in the UK car market than it used to be and although it has dropped some of the slower-selling cars from the line-up in recent years, it still has one of the most diverse ranges and sales have been increasing since 2011.
Peugeot in the UK is performing rather better than parent company PSA in recent years, but it is likely that we will see some rationalisation in the range as the manufacturer seeks to cut some of the less profitable models.
MG Motor UK is gradually re-establishing itself with an increasing range of cars and a strengthening network of dealers. So far this year, the brand has 1,483 registrations, a 777% increase on the same period in 2013.
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