People News 17 Mar
Sandown MD Gavin McAllister appointed head of Mercedes-Benz franchise board
Sandown Motors managing director Gavin McAllister has been appointed head of Mercedes-Benz franchise board.
Market Insight 8 Mar
Mercedes-Benz customers travel further to showrooms, research shows
Mercedes-Benz customers travel further to showrooms than any other car buyers, as consumers increasingly look to purchase locally, research has found.
Manufacturer 21 Feb
Agency model roll-out risks two-tier retail sector
Mercedes-Benz UK’s first month on the new direct to consumer distribution model, and agency contracts, highlights the need for ‘agile’ vehicle pricing, despite fixed price promises
Manufacturer 10 Feb
Mercedes CEO ‘excited’ by agency model despite two-tier car retail sector concerns
Mercedes-Benz UK chief executive Gary Savage has said he finds the roll-out of the brand’s direct-to-consumer agency model car retail strategy “hugely exciting” – despite agents' two-tier car retail sector concerns.
Car Dealer News 9 Feb
VIDEO: Vertu Ascot Mercedes-Benz undergoes refurbishment
Vertu Motors' Ascot Mercedes-Benz showroom has undergone refurbishment as part of a £711,000 investment in the dealership.
Car Dealer News 4 Jan
Lookers submits plan to consolidate Mercedes and Smart dealerships
Lookers has submitted a planning application which would unite its Mercedes-Benz and Smart dealerships in Brighton under one roof.
People News 20 Dec
LSH Auto UK appoints new Australian MD with agency model experience
LSH Auto UK has appointed LSH Australia general manager as its new managing director in preparation for Mercedes-Benz’s introduction of agency model car retail in 2023.
Acquisitions and deals 24 Nov
Pendragon suitor Hedin Group completes Mercedes-Benz Retail Group acquisitions
Pendragon suitor Hedin Mobility Group has secured a foothold in the UK car dealership sector with the acquisition of four franchise points from Mercedes-Benz Retail Group.
Car Dealer News 10 Nov
Sandown Group’s email alerts increase ‘lost sale’ conversions by 222%
The Sandown Group has achieved a 222% increase in the number of leads marked as ‘lost’ by staff that are subsequently converted to a sale.
Fleet 2 Nov
Fleet operators' top rated car and van retail networks revealed at FN50 awards
Major fleet operators' top-rated franchised car and van retail networks have been revealed at Fleet News’ annual FN50 awards.
Car Dealer News 31 Oct
Marshall to cease car sales at South Lakes Mercedes-Benz dealership
Mercedes-Benz customers have been advised to buy their next car online or travel up to 110 miles to another dealership after Marshall Motor Group revealed it will stop selling cars at its South Lakes franchise.
Car Dealer News 18 Oct
Vertu Motors Mercedes Reading dealership welcomes Thai car retailers
A delegation of more than 30 car retailers from Thailand have paid a visit to Vertu Motors’ Mercedes-Benz Reading dealership to explore how it achieves top-rated customer service.
Car Dealer News 23 Sep
Vertu Slough Mercedes-Benz undergoes refurbishment
Vertu Motors has completed "stunning" £1 million refurbishment of its Slough Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Manufacturer 7 Sep
Daimler Trucks launches new financial services business
Daimler Trucks has launched a new financial services business to help support Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks customers.
Manufacturer 16 Aug
Smart UK CEO David Browne: Now's a 'great time' to launch an EV-only brand
City car specialist Smart is laying the foundations for higher new car sales volume and getting its franchisees geared up for the first of its new generation of cars, the Smart #1.
People News 28 Jun
Vertu Motors apprentice joins F1 team for work experience
A Vertu Motors apprentice has won a week of work experience at the AMG Petronas Formula One team headquarters, in Brackley.
Car Dealer News 27 Jun
Marshall's car manufacturer partners back Constellation Automotive leadership
Marshall Motor Group’s car manufacturer franchise partners have given their backing to the AM100 retail group’s new Constellation Automotive leadership team.
Acquisitions and deals 31 May
Mercedes-Benz Retail Group to sell North London dealerships to Sytner
Mercedes-Benz Retail Group has agreed a deal to sell its North London dealerships to top AM100 car retail group Sytner.
Manufacturer 25 May
Kia EV6 and VW Multivan among Euro NCAP's five-star crash test performers
Top Euro NCAP safety test results have been delivered by the Kia EV6, Volvo C40 Recharge, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volkswagen Multivan in its latest round of crash tests.
Manufacturer 24 May
Mercedes-Benz to axe 10% of car dealerships as part of 2025 agency model switch
Mercedes-Benz has revealed a plan to axe up to 20% of its German franchised dealerships and 10% of its global network by 2025 as part of its shift to a direct, agency model retail model.