Williams Group claims to have brought together “blue chip” brands BMW/Mini and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) for the first time ever with the opening of its new £41m flagship TraffordCity car dealerships.
Soper of Lincoln have provided a test bed for new digitalised car retail systems after BMW Group UK responded to calls from their franchised network to overhaul its internal processes and communications.
BMW and Mini dealers will offer pay monthly service plans to customers through a new partnership with Emac.
BMW/Mini has said that limiting the range of its new Mini Electric hatchback to 124 miles in order to keep its starting price pegged back at £24,400 (including Plug-in Car grant).
Cotswold Mini Cheltenham claimed Mini UK’s Dealer of the Year title during an event celebrating the successes of the brand’s 139 franchised retailers.
Honda has joined BMW/Mini and Toyota in making plans for a temporary post-Brexit shut-down period at their UK manufacturing plant.
Mini has ditched its trademark offering of multiple bespoke trim options to ‘reduce complexity’ in its range line-up by offering a simplified three-tier line-up.
Halliwell Jones has been refused permission to develop a new Wilmslow BMW dealership after planning officials deemed it “detrimental” to a nearby listed building and wildlife.
Williams Group has appointed Caddick Construction to develop its planned £41m flagship Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Mini Automotive Retail Centre near to the Manchester Trafford Centre.
Land Rover came top of the premium car brands as Mini topped the volume sector in the results of JD Power’s latest Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.
Williams Group has unveiled its plans for a £41 million multi-site car retail development in Manchester - featuring BMW, Mini, Jaguar and Land Rover showrooms.
Auto Trader has revealed that the Mini Cooper was the fastest selling used car in January followed by the Fiat 500X.
Grassicks emerged as Mini UK’s Retailer of the Year as the brand recognised its top-performing car retailers during a black tie awards event at Mini Plant Oxford.
David George has been appointed as director of Mini UK following predecessor Chris Brownridge’s move to BMW UK.
UK car manufacturing showed an increasing reliance on overseas exports as the SMMT announced that production levels had fallen for the first time for eight years during 2017.
Halliwell Jones has applied for planning permission to develop a new BMW and Mini dealership in Wilmslow – bringing together two existing franchised sites.
Mini owners will be able to benefit from a range of bespoke features for their cars as the brand takes advantage of 3D printing and laser lettering technology to widen their accessory options.
Sytner Group has officially opened the UK’s largest BMW/MINI dealership in the form of a 200,000sq-ft facility in Sheffield.
BMW Group UK has launched a new digital shop for customers to purchase BMW and Mini parts, accessories and lifestyle products online.
BMW has seen a 74.8% increase in sales of its AFVs in 2017, with more than 50,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids sold in the first seven months.
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 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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