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Europcar has begun competing with franchised dealers by offering consumers the chance to get a 69-plate car in September without the traditional long-term financial commitment.
Despite the advent of online car retail platforms and an attempt to deliver soft-touch approach in showrooms, 52% of car buyers feel that the sales process has not changed.
Sales of the all-new, all-electric £2 million Lotus Evija hypercar will be handled through the dealership network, according to Lotus Cars chief executive Phil Popham.
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IVendi has said that list prices on new cars is creating uncertainty for new car buyers looking for a good deal.
Customers considering a new Mercedes-Benz can now experience a 48-hour test drive, allowing potential buyers to experience a car in the real world.
New car marketplace Leasing.com has won the Gamechanger award at the 4th annual Car Finance Awards.
Europe’s highest volume of May new car registrations since 2007 helped to maintain a degree of stability in the market last month – with a sales increase 0.2% across the month.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has described the Department for Transport’s (DfT) granting of a derogation for non-RDE compliant vehicles as “very positive”.
Car retailers increased their stock of used cars by an average of 15% in May but took longer to sell vehicles according to analysis of year-to-year trends analysed by Motors.co.uk.
Women are 71% more likely to buy a new car online than men, according to a new study from Buyacar.
Car dealers registered a “marginal” year-on-year improvement in profits during April, according to ASE – the month’s average total amounting to £5,000.
What Car? magazine has uncovered evidence that car dealers and manufacturers are offering car buyers cash discounts of £16.8 million to attract them into showrooms.
JudgeService has urged dealers to focus on improving customer satisfaction and attention to detail to help drive stock turn and avoid “book” drops.
Vauxhall is taking customer reservations for its new all-electric Corsa-e EV, with a £500 deposit securing one of the first examples to reach UK showrooms.
Lookers has joined the London EV Company’s (LEVC) taxi retail network with the opening of a new dealership in Stockport.
New car registrations dipped further into decline as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) recorded a further 4.6% fall during May – leaving the UK’s total sales 3.1% down year-to-date.
Vauxhall is offering car buyers a minimum £4,000 guaranteed scrappage allowance or £3,000 extra part-exchange value as part of its new scrappage-style Trade-Up sales campaign.
Sytner Group has revealed that construction work has finished on its £6.5 million flagship Mercedes-Benz showroom and workshop at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle.
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 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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