Just 53% of motorists understood the terms and conditions of their last car finance deal, according to research commissioned by Europcar Mobility Group UK.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has questioned the findings of a global KPMG survey in which automotive executives suggested up to 50% of car dealerships could close by 2030.
Automotive executives believe that 30% to 50% of car dealerships will be closed by 2030, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2019.
UK car dealers remain ‘resolutely optimistic’ despite Brexit, diesel vehicles’ negative press and increased competition for used car stock in 2019, according to Close Brothers Motor Finance.
Manheim research has revealed that the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) supplement on vehicles costing over £40,000 has caught customers unawares.
Jobs within franchised car dealerships emerged as the UK automotive sector’s most lucrative in an average salary survey conducted by InAutomotive.
Additional used car stock is part of the 2019 business plan of 52% of car retailers during 2019 – as 65% target growth in the sector.
Three quarters (74%) of business leaders expect the general economic condition of the country will decline over the next 12 months, according to Ipsos Mori research.
AM is seeking the opinions of readers to establish whether car retailers’ plans to reduce their investment on headcount 2019 could spark a shift towards a push towards improved recruitment and training.
Nearly half (47%) of UK motorists would go into debt to fund repairs for their car, according to the results of a survey conducted by WhoCanFixMyCar.com.
Research by CitNOW revealed two thirds of customers consider bodywork imagery the most important digital sales asset to receive from a car retailer.
Toyota emerged as a clear winner in the first Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer Attitude Survey to be conducted by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).
Car retailers will need to work harder to explain the jargon of automotive finance after a survey revealed just one-in-10 of car buyers understand common industry terminology.
A decline in long-term car ownership triggered by PCP and PCH finance offers is driving the swifter return of motorists to the UK’s car dealerships, an AA Populus survey has revealed.
Car retailers are preparing to accelerate their investment in used car sales for as the sector shows “no signs of slowing in Q3”, according to a survey carried out by Manheim.
How has your business been affected by WLTP/RDE 'real-world' emission and fuel economy regulations?
Moneybarn research has revealed staggering price differences between car parts and labour costs by UK region.
Over a third of car buyers are ready to consider turning to the internet to buy their next vehicle wholly online, according to research commissioned by Motors.co.uk.
One-in-three (28%) car buyers are looking for a plug-in hybrid option with 42% of millenials pledging to ‘go green’ by 2020, according to a carwow study of 2,034 motorists.
Car dealers will have to “supply new and used cars to service providers” as consumers move away from ownership towards leasing and mobility solutions in the next decade, Auto Trader has claimed.
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 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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