Stoneacre Motor Group acquired the RMB Motor Group on June 1st. The franchise dealer group will take over the Toyota and Lexus showrooms in Stockton on Tees and the Renault and Dacia dealerships in Northallerton and Darlington. There is also a used car and body repair centre in Yarm. All RMB staff, except directors, have […]

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Franchise dealer group Perrys has opened an MG dealership in Aylesbury. The new dealership is situated on the town’s busy Bicester Road. It offers a new car sales showroom, aftersales, used cars and EV facilities. It sits alongside Perrys’ other sites in Aylesbury – the county town of Buckinghamshire. Denise Millard, Executive Director for Perrys […]

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Mercedes is consulting with its UK retail network about moving to an agency model for all new car sales. The brand is also looking to sell its own Mercedes-Benz Retail Group which operates nine sites around London. The move to sell off the London sites comes as the manufacturer was looking at switching from a […]

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Stellantis is reorganising its dealer network and issuing all retailers in the UK and EU with termination notices. The plan is to re-appoint an “optimised” number under a new single contract for an all-brand multi-franchise agreement. Stellantis, operates brands including Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat and Jeep. They are making the move ahead of the new […]

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Leading franchise retail group Drive Motor Retail has joined the MG family with three brand-new dealerships. The group has opened MG franchises in Leicester, Bristol North and is set to open a third site in Darlington. The new dealerships will join the groups network of 15 Vauxhall and Citroen dealerships nationwide. The new sites are […]

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Cupra, Seat’s premium performance brand, is understood to be planning to shift from a franchise model for its UK network to an agency agreement. Sources within the Cupra network have described the move as “inevitable”. However there are concerns about the legality of the move as Cupra is still a sub-brand to the Seat franchise […]

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Perrys has opened its second Mazda showroom that promises to give the full franchised dealership experience from a smaller retail environment. The new facility, is on the White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover. Laura Brailey, head of retail operations at Mazda UK, said: “I’m delighted we are able to launch our second Mazda Studio. “A […]

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Hartwell have announced the opening of a New Ford dealership representing car and commercial vehicles in Reading. This is the UK’s first full Ford Signature site with Ford’s new global look. The franchise dealer group opened the doors of the new facility as car dealerships across the country reopened after Lockdown-3. Ford Motor Company retail […]

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Richmond Motor Group has acquired Hendy Group’s Suzuki GB franchised car dealership in Havant. The  dealership was officially taken over by Richmond Group on 1 April. The site, know as Richmond Suzuki Portsmouth, joins the group’s two other Suzuki franchises in Fareham and Botley near Southampton. It also represents a further growth of Richmond’s Suzuki […]

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SsangYong Motors UK is delighted to appoint Normandy Garage in Guildford as the latest addition to its expanding franchise dealer network. SsangYong’ managing director, Kevin Griffin, said; “We are thrilled to welcome Normandy Garage to our rapidly expanding dealer portfolio. I am confident they will achieve great things from the partnership, and we look forward […]

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