Lotus CEO Phil Popham says they need a lot more franchise dealers and is actively seeking a “world class” network of UK retailers. Lotus want to double the size of their current dealer network. Mr Popham revealed he expects the future network of retailers to be 75% new compared to today. This will be achieved […]

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MG Motor UK has announced it is supplying up to 100 fully-electric MG ZS EVs to NHS agencies across the UK for use by our NHS heroes, as the government intensifies the battle against the dangerous coronavirus (COVID-19). The cars will be supplied via MG’s nationwide dealer network for up to six months, completely free […]

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Ford, the UK’s largest car brand, is expected to cut almost half its 400-strong dealer network over the next four years.   The move would mean a reduction of 180 dealerships, the aim being to improve profitability. Ford will reveal a network overhaul at its investor conference on 26 February. Managing director Andy Barratt said no […]

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MG Motor UK,  has increased its footprint in London with the opening of WLMG Marylebone. The new showroom, at MG’s London office, is a key addition to the brand’s nationwide dealer network. The latest franchised dealership opening aligns with MG’s long-term growth strategy. The brand is seeking to establish itself as a strong competitor in […]

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Suzuki GB PLC has announced the opening of Startin Suzuki Redditch, bringing its UK  dealer network count to 159 locations. It is the Startin Group’s second Midlands based Suzuki franchise; the first being the Worcester showroom which opened last summer. Startin’s Coventry Highway site has been re-designed and modernised offering a relaxed and welcoming environment […]

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MG Motor UK says it has 15 dealers preparing to join its fast-expanding dealer network. By end of December MG expect to have 120 franchised dealerships, their target is to grow by 50%. The latest appointment is Thompson First in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The family-run business was founded in 1972 and has built a strong local […]

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Vauxhall plans to reduce its number of franchise dealers by about a third as consumers change the way they buy cars. PSA, who bought Vauxhall last year, plans to reduce the total from 326 to about 200. Their plan is to return the loss-making Vauxhall and Opel businesses to profitability. Vauxhall sales plunged by more […]

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