Ancaster Group will take on the franchise for Hyundai Motor UK’s former Rockar-operated store at Bluewater Shopping just over a month after Motorline announced its departure from the site citing viability concerns.
Motorline has ended its involvement in the Hyundai Bluewater Store after 16 months, stating that it does “not believe the mid- to long-term viability” of the shopping centre new car sales concept.
Endeavour Automotive has taken over the operation of Hyundai’s Stratford retail store just 13 months after Motorline took control of the operation from Rockar and Hyundai Motor UK.
Rockar is to hand ownership of its digital stores back to the Hyundai Motor Company to be operated by the Motorline dealer group.
Rockar founder Simon Dixon is expecting to “realise the potential” of his innovative automotive retail model in 2018 as the business celebrates its three-year anniversary.
Rockar is in the latter stages of launching with another new car franchise and is also close to developing a used car concept, according to its founder Simon Dixon.
Hyundai chief executive Tony Whitehorn is not afraid to try out the latest technologies on the sales side, and now he is taking aim at the workshop.
By offering consumers something truly innovative, and by adapting and modernising their ecommerce platforms, brands can ensure they don’t lose out in the online race.
When it comes to knocking a dealer down on price, most car buyers would rather avoid the hassle.
Hyundai has claimed that it will cut-out the haggle and guarantee a customer’s trade-in price when it launches a new click to buy car selling website in January.
Jaguar Land Rover has insisted that Rockar “will still be required to sell cars” from its facility at the Westfield Shopping Centre despite its customer-focussed remit.
Rockar founder Simon Dixon, BMW Retail Online and 3D car configurators are to feature at AM Digital Dealer event
Hyundai has opened its second “revolutionary” car retail store as part of a partnership with digital retail specialist Rockar.
The innovative partnership between digital retailer Rockar and Hyundai has proved so successful that a second store is set to open.
Hyundai is looking at the feasibility of creating another digital shopping centre store similar to the one in the Bluewater Shopping Centre, this time in Ireland.
Hyundai is planning to increase the number of shopping centre stores following a successful launch at Bluewater, in Kent.
Rockar Hyundai has become the first car retailer to win the Digital Store of the Year accolade at the Retail Week Tech & Ecomm Awards 2015.
Digital car retailer Rockar Hyundai has seen 100,000 visitors to its store in Kent’s Bluewater Shopping Centre since opening its doors six months ago.
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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