January’s usual flurry of new car discounts appear to have failed to generate the “boost in fortunes” usually delivered by the first month of the new year, according to Rupert Pontin, director of insight at Cazana.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, as part of its 2018/2019 Business Plan, it would strive to investigate the effectiveness and impact of its interventions into certain markets and industries.
James Bond’s favourite carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda last week recorded a £13m loss for the last quarter, pointing to tough trading conditions in the UK and Europe along with disappointing sales of its Vantage two-seater sports car.
Jardine Motors Group has been on a journey that has seen the group implement systems that allow retailers operating across a multiplicity of brands, locations and customer segments to gain a holistic view of their customers and use data in a smarter, more proactive manner.
Having recently secured a major £120m bonds deal, Aston Martin appears to be banking on innovating its way through the current tough trading conditions and CEO, Andy Palmer, has promised that its ambitious investment plan can succeed.