European CV sales fall 11% in Q1

New commercial vehicle registrations fell 9.8% in March to 166,402 units, according to figures from Acea, the European vehicle maker association. It was the 15th consecutive monthly fall across Europe with the UK the only major market to show growth. Most markets contracted, including France (-10.2%), Germany (-18.5%), Spain (-20.2%) and Italy (-20.3%). Registrations in the UK rose +7.7%. In Q1, sales fell 11%. Again […]

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Mercedes-Benz appoints new marketing director

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Andrew Mallery as its new marketing director for Mercedes-Benz Cars effective from June 3. Mallery, currently commercial operations director, takes over from David George, who joined as marketing director for the German brand in April 2011. Mercedes said George has left to join a Mercedes-Benz dealer group in the south of England. In addition to his new role, Mallery will also retain […]

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Car dealers names in Sunday Times Rich List

Motor traders enjoyed a strong showing in the 2013 Sunday Times Rich List, the annual review of personal fortunes in the UK. This year’s survey identified 28 multi millionaires from the car sales and wholesaling among the top 1,000 richest people in Britain. Once again Sir Arnold Clark (pictured) was the highest rated dealer group boss at number 172 (2012: 191), based on a family […]

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Top 20 AM100 dealer group Perrys has acquired Pomp…

Top 20 AM100 dealer group Perrys has acquired Pomphreys Vauxhall in Sittingborne for an undisclosed sum. ow.ly/ki7gX

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Audi appoints Nick Ratcliffe as marketing head

Audi UK has appointed Nick Ratcliffe as its head of marketing, replacing Dominic Chambers. He reports to Audi UK director Martin Sander. Ratcliffe’s remit encompasses marketing communications and digital, social, events and customer relationship management (CRM) activities at nationally and at dealer level, along with product management and pricing. He joins Audi UK following six years at British Telecom, most recently as marketing director for […]

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Dealers criticised for slow call answering – Motor Trade News

A new survey has found that the UK’s motor dealers risk losing business because they are leaving customers hanging on the telephone for almost 40 seconds at a time. Previous research has shown 90% of callers will hang up within 40 seconds if forced to listen to silence while on hold. The survey of 3,630 companies by PH Media Group found that automotive dealers are […]

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Girl Power: Female car buyers more resilient to economy than males | Car Dealer Magazine

FEMALE car buyers are becoming more reliable customers than their male counterparts, Government figures suggest – with more and more women owning cars than ever before. Women drivers have pushed car ownership to 40% for the first time since records began and last year, across the UK, 9.8166 million women were registered with the DVLA as private car keepers compared to 14.5734 million men. It […]

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New chairman at Seat

Seat has appointed Jurgen Stackmann as its new chairman as James Muir steps down to take on a new senior position within VW Group. Stackmann will take up the chairman role on May 1.Stackmann qualified as a bank clerk and holds a degree in business administration. He began his professional career with Ford in 1989, where he held various posts in Germany and the UK, […]

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For Sale: ‘The most troublesome car I’ve had the misfortune to waste money on’ | Car Dealer Magazine

WE wouldn’t recommend a dealer advertise a car for sale in this ‘innovative’ manner like this eBay seller has. However, it does make for interesting reading… The ad for a 2003 Renault Grand Espace forgoes the usual ‘good condition for its age’ and ‘sad to see it sold’ cliches – instead being sold as ‘the most troublesome car I have ever had the misfortune to […]

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VW Group director takes up Institute of Customer Service role

Volkswagen Group UK’s customer quality director, Alison Jones, has accepted the role of vice president for the Institute of Customer Service. This honorary position is offered to a small number of UK business leaders based on their commitment, skills and approach to customer service and quality. Jones is the only automotive representative at the ICS. The ICS is the professional body for customer service and […]

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Dubai’s new police car: a £360,000 Lamborghini Aventador

In a deliberate attempt to confirm the emirate’s reputation for bling, Dubai has unveiled a Lamborghini as the latest addition to its fleet of police cars. The £360,000 Lamborghini Aventador has a top speed of 217mph and can go from 0 to 62mph in 2.9 seconds By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent4:30PM BST 11 Apr 201334 Comments The Lamborghini Aventador, in local police colours, was […]

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Stoneacre to launch finance business

Top 30 AM100 business Stoneacre Motor Group has launched its own financial services arm. Stoneacre Financial Services is the culmination of a long standing partnership between Stoneacre and Marsh Finance. The group has been brokering sub-prime car finance since 2007 and has seen “considerable growth” in the last 18 months in the number of finance applications at the business. Mark Zavagno, Stoneacre head of digital […]

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‘The Dealership’ fly-on-the-wall series set to air on Channel 4 | Car Dealer Magazine

CHANNEL 4 is set to air a fly-on-the-wall series following daily goings on in a car dealership, the Romford Recorder has revealed. Filming of the three-part programme has already begun at a dealership in Rainham – Essex Car Company – and will reportedly be continuing for the next four months. The dealership was picked from ‘over dozens’ across the country to give some insight into […]

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Test centre under new ownership

Rockingham Motor Speedway, the Northamptonshire circuit used by many carmakers and dealer groups for customer events, is under new ownership. Jersey-based investor Grey Rock is the new owner of the Northamptonshire circuit, which has been used by motor retail companies such as Honda UK and Vindis Group. Grey Rock has purchased Rockingham Motor Speedway as part of the acquisition of the Priors Hall housing development from […]

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Van registrations rise 11.5% in March

Van registrations rose 11.5% in March to 43,684 units and year to date are ahead 11.7% to 68,882 units, according to figures from the SMMT. Truck registrations declined -15.1% in March to 4,991 units and fell -16.7% in Q1 to 10,060 units. “Overall CV registrations continue to perform positively with the market increasing 8.1% in March, boosted by an uplift in van demand,” said Nigel […]

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Top 10 footballers’ cars – Telegraph

The launch of the Range Rover Sport last week prompted many to label it as just another “footballer’s car”. Research reveals that plenty of top players have owned the first-generation car, including Jamie Carragher, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs. The all-new model (pictured) is likely to be just as popular with players, but which other cars are favourites with Premier League stars? Read […]

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