Supplier News 28 Aug
UK Skoda dealers get speedy part-exchange remarketing solution
Skoda dealers now have access to a new remarketing platform which the brand hopes will enable them to dispose of their unwanted trade-ins or overage stock more effectively.
Car Dealer News 26 Jul
Rainworth Skoda celebrates half a century with Czech brand
Rainworth Skoda has celebrated half a century with the Czech brand with the rebranding of the former Bickerton Sheffield dealership it acquired back in 2007.
Manufacturer 25 Jul
Volkswagen Group delivers H1 revenue and profit growth
The Volkswagen Group has delivered revenue and profit growth in H1 2019 with strong results for Porsche, its new SUV models and Bentley’s return to profit all boosting its performance.
Manufacturer 3 Jul
Tesla Model 3 shines with five star Euro NCAP safety rating
Tesla’s Model 3 was singled out for special praise as it lined up alongside Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class and GLE-Class and Skoda’s Skala in achieving a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
People News 1 Jul
Volkswagen Group UK appoints new customer experience director
Volkswagen Group UK is aiming to ensure “continued quality and customer satisfaction” with the appointment of Nick Ratcliffe as its new customer experience director.
Manufacturer 24 May
Skoda launches iV electric mobility sub-brand with new Citigo EV
Skoda has launched a new electromobility sub-brand, iV, as part of its strategy to sell a quarter of its cars with electrified powertrains by 2025.
Manufacturer 24 Apr
Order books open for Skoda Scala, priced from £16,595 (gallery)
Skoda has opened the order books for its new Scala hatchback, with prices starting from £16,595.
Acquisitions and deals 17 Apr
Heritage Automotive acquires Blade Motor Group and Blade Motorcycles
Heritage Automotive has grown its Volkswagen Group representation and its presence in the motor-cycle sector with the acquisition Blade Motor Group and Blade Motorcycles for an undisclosed sum.
Manufacturer 12 Mar
Volkswagen Group supercharges EV plan with 70 new models by 2028
The Volkswagen Group has revised plans for its electric vehicle (EV) revolution with a new projected target of launching 70 zero-emission products by 2028.
Manufacturer 12 Mar
Skoda Scala on sale in May priced from £16,595 (gallery)
The new Skoda Scala hatchback will be priced from £16,595 when it arrives in UK dealerships in May.
Acquisitions and deals 4 Mar
Marshall buys Skoda dealerships from Progress Group
Marshall Motor Holdings is claiming the title of the UK’s largest Skoda dealer after its takeover of Progress Group.
Car Dealer News 19 Feb
Mervyn Stewart Ltd named Skoda Retailer of the Year
Skoda UK has named Northern Ireland dealer Mervyn Stewart Ltd as its Retailer of the Year.
Acquisitions and deals 4 Feb
Marshall acquires Sandicliffe Skoda franchises in Nottingham and Leicester
Marshall Motor Group has acquired Sandicliffe Motor Group’s Skoda franchises in Nottingham and Leicester to its portfolio of UK dealership sites.
Car Dealer News 31 Jan
JCB Group opens Crawley Euro Skoda showroom
JCB Group has opened a new Crawley-based Euro Skoda Snow Hill showroom, following an investment of over £500,000.
People News 8 Jan
Vertu Motors appoints Richard Lawson as VW head of fleet
Vertu Motors has appointed Richard Lawson to oversee its Volkswagen Group fleet provision and increase profitability.
Manufacturer 24 Dec
Volkswagen alerts authorities to 'anomalies' in diesel software update
The Volkswagen Group has said that it “promptly moved” to alert authorities in Germany after discovering abnormalities in new emissions software applied to one of its diesel engines.
People News 10 Dec
Alex Smith to replace Paul Willis as Volkswagen Group UK boss
Volkswagen Group UK has appointed Nissan GB managing director Alex Smith to replace Paul Willis following his departure from the business in the New Year.
Manufacturer 7 Dec
New Skoda Scala drops the boot badge
Skoda plans for turbocharged petrol engines to dominate the Scala line-up when it adds the new hatchback to its range in 2019.
Manufacturer 3 Dec
Škoda opening 20 new business centres to drive fleet sales
Škoda is revamping its fleet car dealer network with the launch of 20 business centres, which will cater for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and major corporates, from January 1, 2019.
Car Dealer News 26 Nov
JCB Group opens expanded Euro Skoda dealership in Crawley Down
JCB Group’s Euro Skoda dealership in Crawley Down has officially opened following a £500,000 investment which quadrupled the franchise’s retail capacity.