Franchised dealer group, Halliwell Jones has submitted plans for a new dealership on a site in Handforth. If successful the new site would replace three existing premises in the town and nearby Wilmslow, in Cheshire.  The retailer believes the current sites are no longer fit for purpose. The proposed development will occupy a 2.43 hectares […]

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manchester has opened the doors to its new super-luxury facility in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The two-storey dealership features a  scissor lift created specifically to raise the New Phantom onto the showroom’s upper floor. A dining terrace and private bar allows customers to discuss and develop their bespoke commissions in an informal setting. The […]

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LSH Auto UK are seeking approval for a new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Tamworth.  It is part of a planning application for a retail and business park in Tamworth. A month ago planners at Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council gave approval to their £60 million Mercedes-Benz and Smart dealership. LSH Auto UK is part of the Hong […]

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Marshall Motor Holdings plc, one of the leading automotive groups in the UK, have announced the proposed closure of 6 dealerships. These proposed closures are Honda Mountsorrel, Nissan Boston, Vauxhall Welwyn City, Maserati Oxford, Select Oxford and Citroen Cambridge. Marshall Motor Holdings will be retaining their Citroen authorised repairer status in Cambridge. The first three […]

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Prestige brand retailer HR Owen says it has a “strong order book”. They have recently reported strong results, including positive performance from its aftersales division. The group’s results show rising earnings and it has also taken on more employees. Their labour force is up to 541 from 499 for the last year. The retailer’s results […]

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Facebook is pushing into the car listings space via its Marketplace section. The move will happen initially in the US. The aim is to connect buyers to cars in their localities. It will allow them to filter search results by year, make, model, mileage, transmission and vehicle type. Facebook has linked with a small number […]

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Isle of Wight retailer, Leslies Motors, is planning to open a new showroom on the outskirts of Newport. Leslies has applied for planning permission to redevelop a yard at Blackwater, formerly used by a plant hire business. The franchise has yet to be announced, but it is understood it will either be Toyota or Hyundai. […]

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Sytner Group is to open a new Mercedes Benz dealership on a five-acre site at Carlisle’s Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone. Sytner will move from its existing location in Rosehill to the new location. Kingmoor offers government incentives including up to 100% business rate discount – worth a maximum £275,000 over five years. They will also […]

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Porsche Retail Group’s results for 2016 have shown profits of £7.65 million, up from £6.95m for the previous year. The group said it had increased new and used vehicle sales by 5.45%. They added there had been strong demand throughout the year, with margins remaining strong. In the second half of 2016, the group began […]

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