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Ford: ‘Dealers could find selling the new Tourneo a challenge’ | Car Dealer Magazine

FORD’S all-new Tourneo Connect MAV (Multi-Activity Vehicle) is set to hit dealerships in December, but which buyers should the dealers target? As a new and growing segment, dealers are still unfamiliar with the MAV and know little about which drivers will be interested in buying the Tourneo. According to the brand, targeting the right customers could be a struggle. ‘It’s a tough market and we’re […]

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Ford launches national fixed price car servicing

Ford has capped the price of servicing and maintenance for older Ford vehicles with the launch of a new programme that aims to make the cost of motoring more transparent and more affordable. Called Motorcraft 4+, the new package developed by Ford and its dealer network is designed to strengthen the existing relationship between Ford dealers and their customers, especially those with Ford cars and […]

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Kia dealer network set to break used car sales record

Kia’s dealer network is already at 86% of its target for used car sales in the UK with 7,100 units sold and is expecting to beat its target in Q4 this year. Kia is investing in raising the profile of its approved used car programme in the UK to battle perceptions of how its vehicles retain their value. Kia approved used sales hit 121% of […]

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Commercial vehicle trainer needed in Leicester for…

Commercial vehicle trainer needed in Leicester for manufacturer. Apprentice training exp is essential #motortradejobs email nl@arc-uk.net

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Ford to launch 100 Transit Centres

Ford has announced the UK launch of 100 Transit Centres to be completed by the end of 2014. The plan to launch the centres was revealed in Motor Trader in March in an interview with Ford of Britain managing director Mark Ovenden. The centres offer high-tech showrooms, improved aftersales and service standards and extended opening hours. The centres will showcase Ford’s next generation of commercial […]

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Aftersales Manager vacancy in West Yorkshire with…

Aftersales Manager vacancy in West Yorkshire with Prestige dealer, email CV to nl@arc-uk.net #jobsinthemotortrade

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UK classifieds website Gumtree gets serious about motors

UK classified advertising website Gumtree.com is expanding its successful motors category by offering dealers the option to load their inventory in bulk as part of its new, tailored professional package. Gumtree has been a place for private motor sellers, with 4m of these adverts listed in 2012, but now it is targetting professional motor retailers for growth. It now allows dealers to use the eBay […]

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Marshall managers raise money for BEN http://t.co/…

Marshall managers raise money for BEN shar.es/EPhuM via @ShareThis

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Professor Jim Saker’s View from the Business School: Do you welcome your customers or make them feel welcome?

Most people would recognise that it is polite and courteous to greet customers appropriately when they enter or deal with your business. Whether it is necessary for a manufacturer to state that a customer has to be greeted within a certain timeframe is open to question. Professor Jim Saker is director of the Centre for Automotive Management at Loughborough University’s Business School. He has been […]

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Would you pass the current driving theory test? I…

Would you pass the current driving theory test? I did, but only just – 46/50 gov.uk/practise-your-…

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Car Sales Executive Job vacancies with clients in…

Car Sales Executive Job vacancies with clients in Bolton & Nth Manchester email nl@arc-uk.net for details #carsalesexecutive

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Quiz: Do you know your hot hatches?

A miserly 60% from me! Quiz: Do you know your hot hatches? – Telegraph.

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Nancy Rignall joins GardX

GardX Protection has appointed Nancy Rignall as a consultant in the business. Rignall has more than 25 years’ experience in the UK automotive industry, having worked with manufacturers, financial services, franchised dealerships and for the last 13 years holding a senior role within Mapfre Abraxas, the provider of add-on insurance products. Rignall said: “I am delighted to work with GardX as they are such an […]

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HR Owen chairman Jon Walden exits

Jon Walden has stepped down as chairman of HR Owen, following the acquisition of the London-based group by Berjaya. Walden, who leaves immediately, joined the HR Owen board in January 2010 as non executive chairman, becoming executive chairman in May 2010 following the exit of chief executive Nick Lancaster. Berjaya’s acquisition was formalised today following the formal closure of its 170p per share offer. Walden […]

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Elderly drivers: reader, I turned my father in – Telegraph

According to recently published statistics, the number of people over the age of 70 who hold valid driving licences has passed the four million mark for the first time. When the post-war baby boomers reach their eighth decade in three or four years’ time, that figure will more than double. These figures are frightening. Every few months there are inquests into deaths as a result […]

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DMS provider Ebbon-Dacs makes senior appointments

DMS provider Ebbon-Dacs has announced a number of key appointments as it launches several new products. Joining Ebbon-Dacs from rival DMS supplier, ADP, is marketing executive Ian Tallent whose main remit is to grow awareness of the Ebbon-Dacs brand and its DMS product offering in automotive retail. Khurram Iqbal has joined the company as project manager, working in the new product development team, reporting into […]

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Sales Manager sought for prestige brand in Swindon…

Sales Manager sought for prestige brand in Swindon email CV to ar@arc-uk.net #carsalesjob

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Petrol prices tipped to hit the lowest level since early 2011 – Telegraph

The RAC said hard-pressed motorists should see pump prices drop by as much as 4p per litre over the coming two weeks after a fall in wholesale costs. The motoring organisation urged oil giants and supermarkets to pass on further savings and “demonstrate the transparency of their operations”. Unleaded petrol has dropped to an average 132.34ppl following a price battle led by Sainsburys and Asda […]

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Harratts Motor Group new car sales up 30%

Harratts, the family-owned and run motor group, is investing in a new apprenticeship scheme following a 30% rise in new car business year-to-date. The Wakefield-based company, which has 13 dealerships and employs 300 people across Yorkshire, is using the sales momentum to invest in staff and infrastructure. The motor group is launching an initiative with Learning Skills Partnership (LSP) to create dozens of new roles […]

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Bad data proves costly for dealer groups | Motor Trader Magazine | Motor Industry: News – Jobs – Awards

Inaccurate and out of date customer data is proving costly for dealer groups. That’s the view of Experian, which carried out analysis of data held by dealerships and found that on average 24% of customer records were obsolete. This was costing dealers dear in terms of lost business. The smallest dealerships with approximately 5,000 customer records could be the hardest hit, as they are less […]

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Land Rover Defender production to end – Telegraph

After 67 years production of the iconic Land Rover Defender is to come to an end in just over two years. The last of the vehicles, which have given decades of service to, among others farmers and safari guides, will roll off the production line in December 2015. It is estimated around two million Land Rover Defenders have been bought since the car first appeared […]

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Urgent requirement for technicians in Grimsby with…

Urgent requirement for technicians in Grimsby with main dealer. Email nl@arc-uk.net #jobsinthemotortrade

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National Minimum Wage rises to £6.31

The National Minimum Wage for adults has increased by 12p an hour to £6.31. The rise, first announced in April of this year, follows the recommendations of the independent Low Pay Commission. The rate for 18-to-20-year-olds has increased by 5p to £5.03 an hour, while the wage for the 16-to-17-year-old age group has gone up by 4p to £3.72. The rate for apprentices is for […]

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Car dealer fined for selling ‘unroadworthy car’

A CAR dealership has been fined fine for illegally selling an ‘unroadworthy car’, following an investigation by Hertfordshire Trading Standards. Owner of the dealership, Leon Howman, pleaded guilty to two offences under the Road Traffic Act and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations on September 23 at West Hertfordshire Magistrates Court. While Howman was away in Switzerland he left his brother, Bevis, in charge […]

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Ben announced major Lynwood redevlopment

Ben, the automotive industry’s charity, has unveiled plans for a major redevelopment of its Lynwood Care Centre in Sunninghill, near Ascot. The charity has a secured bank loan to cover the project with work already under way on the construction of a 93-bed care centre on a plot within its 20-acre grounds. The project is being funded by the next phase which will see the […]

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