Auto Trader’s annual turnover rose 8% to £355.1 million in 2018 as its grew its average profit per retailer forecourt by 9% to £1,844.
Car dealers reported a 60% decline in demand during March as reaction to political uncertainty over Brexit the introduction of WLTP-related taxation changes caused owners to hold on to their cars for longer.
A price rise of 15.5% during 2018 propelled petrol-powered used cars to record levels, according to online remarketing specialist Autorola.
BCA has attributed a spike in sales penetration on its Live Online platform to a “weekend of heavy snow”.
BCA generated turnover of £1m when it launched its Future Classics sales programme at BCA Nottingham.
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
Find out what features are in this month's, and future, issues