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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Colliers has agreed the sale of a Glasgow car supermarket, for £6,250,000 to a private investor. The site in Hamilton Road, Mount Vernon, is let to the UK’s largest independent car supermarket operator Motorpoint. It is situated on 5.64 acres of land including 37,000 sq ft of building. Located close to junction 3 of the […]

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SsangYong Motors UK is delighted to announce the appointment of SsangYong Hereford, formerly known as Fownhope Mitsubishi. Hereford SsangYong, a family run business, boasts 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Kevin Griffin, managing director at SsangYong Motors UK, said; “The SsangYong brand has undergone dramatic transformation over the past few years with the […]

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Franchise dealer group, Robins & Day, are opening a new Citroën showroom in Leicester. The doors will open to customers on Monday 12 April when Government restrictions are scheduled to ease. The new showroom will sit alongside fellow Stellantis brands Peugeot and DS Automobiles, both of whom opened showrooms on the site last year. In […]

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