MG Motor UK has added five new partners to its franchise dealer network. This is part of their drive towards its goal of establishing a full national network of 120 sites by 2020. The latest additions to the network are Crayford & Abbs in north Norfolk, Thomas & Davies in Merthyr Tydfil, McMillan Motors in […]

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Colin Appleyard has moved its Suzuki Shipley showroom to larger premises. The Keighley based dealer acquired the Bradford Mototcycles site on Canal Road last year and has since undertaken major alterations. The new larger site allows Colin Appleyard to offer much improved customer facilities. These include a 12 car showroom, a 30 car forecourt and […]

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Vauxhall has opened a brand new state-of-the-art retail site in Croydon, London. GO Vauxhall, Croydon has been specially-designed with the customer in mind. The new dealership features a modern showroom and has the ability to service larger commercial vehicles. Extra service bays means the new site has double the workshop capacity of the old site. […]

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JCT600, has expanded its choice of luxury car brands with the acquisition of two Jaguar and Land Rover businesses. The Bradford-based family owned group is one of the UK’s largest privately owned motor retailers. The Doncaster Jaguar and Doncaster Land Rover dealerships have been purchased from Pendragon, owner of Stratsone, for an undisclosed sum. All staff at the businesses have been […]

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Ford is to offer online car buying this month when it starts a direct sales operation from its website.  The omni-channel auto retail specialist, Rockar, have set up the operation and systems. Initially Ford is soft launching the project with a limited number of vehicles. However, the full range of cars with full customer configurability […]

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JCT600 has started redeveloping and expanding its Sheffield Porsche dealership. The work, scheduled to take seven months to complete, demonstrates a major investment in the Porsche brand. The redevelopment will create an 18-car showroom including a dedicated handover lounge. There will be capacity to display 38 Porsche approved pre-owned vehicles, which is double the previous […]

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Mitsubishi Motors in the UK officially opened its first retail store at intu Lakeside in Essex. The store offers people a new way to discover the Mitsubishi brand, test drive and even purchase a vehicle. It represents Mitsubishi Motors’ commitment to providing customers with fully flexible alternatives when purchasing a new vehicle. It will complement the recently-launched Buy Online […]

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Who’s Where in Auto Retail 2018 is designed to be your definitive guide to the location and contact details of every major car retailer in the UK. The report lists every franchised car retailer in the UK by name, town and postcode. Key contact details such as dealer principal name and dealership phone number are included. […]

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MG Motor UK has continued to achieve growing sales figures throughout the month of May. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed results confirming that MG continues to outperform the new car market. Their  year-to-date volume increase of 103% compared with the first five months of 2017. MG’s registrations have more than doubled […]

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The multi-franchise group Hartwell is looking to expand by aquiring ‘profitable’ businesses. In their 2017 annual report and financial statement, the directors said: “There is a clear development strategy in place which will provide for measured expansion via the acquisition of profitable dealerships representing brands and locations that would strengthen the group’s existing portfolio.” The […]

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