Lamborghini Urus SUV confirmed for 2018 | Autocar

The new model will be built in Italy, at the Lamborghini factory at the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Reports had suggested that the Italian government had granted Lamborghini a number of ‘tax breaks and other benefits’ to ensure that a new domestic facility was opened in Italy. Lamborghini has since confirmed that the deal was made possible thanks to assistance from the likes of […]

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Jaguar Land Rover reports rise in sales, margins and investment | Autocar

Jaguar Land Rover’s rocketing sales performance slowed slightly over the last 12 months, according to the carmaker’s full-year results. Between March 2014 and March 2015, the company sold 462,209 vehicles globally, which was up 27,898 units from the 434,311 it sold in 2013-14, a rise of a fraction under 5%. Sales growth in the previous 12-month period was 17%.JLR’s overall earnings (EBITDA) was up to […]

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Eden Motor Group expands with WLMG Hyundai takeover

Eden Motor Group has expanded with its acquisition of a Hyundai franchise from West London Motor Group. The deal has seen Eden take over Hyundai’s representation for Reading, with a business which it has already relocated into a larger showroom on Rose Kiln Lane, which was formerly home to a WLMG Nissan franchise. In the space of six months West London Motor Group (WLMG) has exited […]

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Ebbon-Dacs to exit retail DMS market to strengthen fleet business

Online solutions provider, Ebbon-Dacs, has outlined plans to strengthen its position in the fleet connectivity market with new investment and resources.In the fleet market, Ebbon-Dacs operates the e-procurement platform, Leaselink, along with the vehicle delivery and collection system, MoDel, and its telematics service, MoDrive.Both MoDel and MoDrive are joint ventures between Ebbon-Dacs and motor accessories supplier, VGroup International. The MoDel solution is currently being used by seven […]

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Lotus opens brand centre in Piccadilly 

The main area of the store in Piccadilly is given over to an interactive Lotus sports car configurator where customers can chose the specifications of their new car.Customers can view and configure the specification of their new Lotus and then arrange a test drive at any one of Lotus’ 179 dealerships worldwide. Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus said: “Our Piccadilly brand centre will be regarded […]

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Hyundai’s ‘Rockar’ digital car dealer hits 100,000 visitors 

Hyundai’s innovative virtual showroom records 100,000 people through its doors, with 1,000 sales predicted for 2015. When we visited Hyundai’s ‘Rockar’ virtual dealer at the end of last year, we were keen to see if trying something different would pay off, and the firm has now recorded 100,000 visitors to the showroom in six months, with around 1,000 sales predicted in total in 2015. The […]

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Mercedes-Benz awards top apprentices in retail network | Motor Trader

The Mercedes-Benz UK Apprentice of the Year Awards, celebrating the top apprentices from across the retail network was held last week at Mercedes-Benz World. The Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Academy develops young people for the retailer network and has a 91% completion rate with 65% of the graduates still in the dealer network after 10 years. The Academy has seen over 2,500 apprentices graduate since it was […]

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Sorry Chrysler – but good riddance 

A fairly blunt assessment of what went wrong with Chrysler! I had a Voyager as a company car for a couple of years when my kids were young and as a “bus” it was great, but driving it was a bit like driving a tin of beans! It’s lack of ability to corner at anything above a crawl was frightening at times and if you […]

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JCT600 joins £1bn turnover club | Motor Trader

The family-owned Bradford-based business saw turnover rise 13% to £1.025bn (2013: £906m) in the year to 31 December 2014. Operating profit before goodwill and exceptionals rose by 14% to £23.2m in 2014, thanks largely to the firm’s continued expansion, with gross margins almost static at 11.7% (2013: 11.8%). “Following our acquisitions from Gilder Group in 2013, last year was about bringing the new businesses into […]

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Van registrations rise 21% in April | Motor Trader

Van registrations rose 20.9% to 24,927 units in April, reflecting the ongoing recovery in the economy.In the year to date sales of vans were up22% to 122,702 units, according to figures released by the SMMT. Sales of trucks rocketed 43.5% for the month and were ahead 41.7% in the year to date. “With business confidence still on the up, the strong uplift enjoyed in the […]

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Auto Trader names top 10 fastest selling used cars | Motor Trader

Heading the top ten was the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, which took an average of 15 days to sell, compared to the industry average of 55 days. Ford took the second and third fastest selling slots with the C-Max and Focus respectively followed by the Audi TT in fourth position and the Nissan Qashqai in fifth slot. Vauxhall took two positions in the top 10 […]

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2015 Indian Roadmaster review – Telegraph

The battle is hotting up in the American motorcycle market, where Indian’s recent re-emergence as a serious force – following the historic but troubled marque’s purchase by snowmobile giant Polaris four years ago – has triggered a flurry of activity by Harley-Davidson, whose traditional dominance is under threat. Last year Indian chose the huge rally at Sturgis in South Dakota for the high-profile unveiling of […]

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Aston Martin DBX crossover confirmed for production | Autocar

Aston Martin has confirmed it will build a production version of the DBX concept, as the company celebrates receiving an extra £200 million worth of investment.In a statement, the firm says it will “develop significant new luxury models that will drive the future of the company under its strategic business plan. “Under the plan, the company will expand into the luxury GT crossover market with the […]

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