Recent research Auto Trader Auto Trader Market Report reveals that the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of online car buying behaviour, as consumers and retailers adapt to a surge in shopping from home.
As Automotive Managemnent (AM) asks UK car retail businessses to share their hopes and fears for a COVID-19 and Brexit-impacted year ahead in the 'Outlook 2021 Survey', David Borland, EY UK & Ireland automotive leader suggests there could be cause for "cautious optimism".
As we entered lockdown back in March, many dealers would have feared the worst for 2020 but a strong bounce back in both new and used sales through the summer will have gone some way to mitigating the impact of the pandemic.
Director of the Centre for Automotive Management at Loughborough University’s Business School, AM Awards judge and recently-appointed Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) president, Jim Saker, argues that diversity in automotive "needs to be looked at".
Following a frantic September which saw car retailers fight to sustain the market’s COVID-19 recovery Cazana director of insights, Rupert Pontin, believes a volatile period of used car pricing trends lies ahead.
As the post COVID-19 lockdown period places ever more demand on automotive retail businesses being lean and efficient, Alun Oliver, managing director of E³ Consulting, explains why now might be the time for a thorough property tax review.
The last six months have been one of the toughest periods the new car market has had to contend with in recent times, but will the effects of coronavirus turn the traditional franchised car dealer model on its head permanently?
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