Volkswagen Group UK
Manufacturer 5 Dec
Volkswagen Group UK leadership changes geared for agency model direct car sales
Volkswagen Group has rolled-out a new leadership structure across its five brands with direct sales roles introduced to reflect its move to an agency model for selling cars and commercial vehicles in the UK.
Car Dealer News 14 Apr
JCT600 Cupra pop-up store opens in Leeds
JCT600 has opened a Cupra pop-up shop in Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre.
Manufacturer 8 Apr
Fire risk recall affects nearly 10,000 Volkswagen Group UK hybrid cars
Almost 10,000 Audi, VW, Cupra Seat and Skoda plug-in hybrids (PHEV) are being recalled to franchised UK car dealerships amid concerns about a fire risk to motorists.
Gallery Article 8 Mar
Skoda ramps-up EV performance with new Enyaq Coupé
Skoda is ramping-up the performance of its electric vehicles (EV) with the launch of a 299PS all-wheel-drive vRS version of its new Enyaq iV Coupé.
Manufacturer 4 Mar
Loop delivers 10% efficiency gains for VW Group
Volkswagen Group UK has achieved efficiency gains of 10% throughout its dealer network operation within six months of implementing franchise performance management platform Loop.
Supplier News 2 Feb
VW extends defleet contract with Manheim
Volkswagen Group UK has extended its contract with Manheim Vehicle Services to provide defleet services for an additional five-year term.
People News 29 Oct
Volkswagen Aftersales team appoints new business development manager
The Volkswagen Group Aftersales Commercial Programmes team has appointed Stuart Carr as its new business development manager.
People News 8 Oct
The 2021 Inspiring Automotive Women are revealed
The 2021 Inspiring Automotive Women have been revealed following nominations to the Automotive 30% Club and review by a panel of judges.
People News 23 Sep
Skoda’s Rod McLeod to become Volkswagen UK brand director
Skoda UK brand director Rod McLeod is set to join Volkswagen UK as brand director as Andrew Savvas heads to the US to take up a newly-created senior role for the North American region.
People News 1 Jul
Volkswagen UK appoints Owen Shepherd as head of aftersales
Volkswagen UK has appointed Škoda UK head of planning and supply Owen Shepherd as its new head of aftersales as Kevin Rendell becomes the Czech brand’s head of sales.
Manufacturer 26 May
Cupra Born EV to spearhead move to agency sales model
The Cupra performance brand has revealed details of its new Born EV hot hatch and the agency sales model through which it will be sold.
Technology 22 Feb
Pinewood progresses VW and Ford integrations
DMS firm Pinewood has secured its latest integration with Volkswagen Group to support its franchised networks with leads.
Market Insight 12 Feb
What Car? reveals new car discounts ahead of March plate-change
New car buyers can save more than 20% on new cars ahead of the March number plate change, What Car? research has found.
Manufacturer 16 Sep
TTEC to operate Volkswagen Group customer service from new Leeds facility
Volkswagen Group’s new customer contact centre is set to be operated from a new 22,000 square-foot facility in Leeds after its appointed US service operator TTEC to operate the service.
People News 5 May
Volkswagen UK appoints Sarah Cox as head of marketing for EV era
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK head of marketing, Sarah Cox, has been appointed as head of marketing for the German brand’s car operations as it launches into a new era of electric vehicles (EV).
Manufacturer 4 May
Skoda reveals new Octavia hatchback and estate price and specification
Skoda UK has revealed pricing and specification details of the new fourth-generation Octavia hatchback and estate – with prices starting from £22,390.
Manufacturer 15 Apr
Seat Live Showcase offers virtual product tours during Coronavirus lockdown
Seat is relying on its Live Showcase virtual tour service to continue demonstrating its vehicles to customers amid the Coronavirus lockdown.
Manufacturer 7 Apr
UK judge rules VW Group did install illegal emissions ‘defeat devices’
A High Court judge has concluded that the Volkswagen Group did install illegal emissions defeat devices to its cars to rule in favour of a class action brought by 90,000 aggrieved owners.
Talent & People 3 Apr
Eight questions to... Ben Fish, head of sales operations at Seat UK
Seat UK's head of sales operations, Ben Fish, explained that the Seat UK's latest developments are only adding to the sense that he is currently working in his "dream job".
Manufacturer 6 Jan
Industrial action could impact Volkswagen Group’s Q1 car deliveries
The Unite union has warned that deliveries of Volkswagen Group cars could suffer “serious disruption” during January as drivers at Sheerness docks prepare for three months of strike action.