Hendy Group is to open its first Vauxhall retailer. Following the asset purchase of the former Eden Vauxhall site in Poole, it has agreed to sell Vauxhalls in Salisbury.  The company is also opening a Peugeot and Vauxhall retailer in Kent. Hendy already represents Maserati but the new sites are its first large-volume Stellantis retailers. […]

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Snows Group have purchased Picador, the Hampshire Vauxhall dealer group. Picador have been retailing Vauxhall vehicles for almost 60 years. Around 90 staff from Picador’s dealerships at Sholing in Southampton and Chandler’s Ford near Eastleigh are expected to join Snows through the acquisition. Picador chief executive Graham Jacobs is retiring after more than 40 years at the […]

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Franchise car dealer group Peter Vardy is ending its partnership with Vauxhall. The six Vauxhall sites will become used car supermarkets under the new brand name Carz. A statement issued by Peter Vardy said that the new direction – including the rebrand of its existing CarStore locations – would “double the group’s annual used car […]

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PSA is bringing its Go Vauxhall dealerships under the Robins & Day banner with a rebranding set to go live next week. PSA took control of the Vauxhall-owned retail group a year ago shortly after the Peugeot Citroen parent firm bought Vauxhall from General Motors. The rebranding for the 10 Go Vauxhall dealerships will formally […]

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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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Solus Vauxhall group, Thurlow Nunn, has had its franchises reconfirmed following the manufacturer’s notice of termination across its network. Group managing director, Simon Bottomley, said: “It has been necessary to terminate all contracts for both legal and operational reasons such that a new network structure can be shaped. I can confirm the excellent news that […]

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SsangYong could fill some of its 35 network open points from the pool of Vauxhall retailers soon to lose their franchise. Vauxhall has issued termination notices to all 326 of its franchise retailers and will only reappoint just over 200. SsangYong boss Nick Laird announced he was hoping to recruit some of those losing out […]

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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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Bristol Street Motors Newcastle Vauxhall has bid farewell to an employee after she racked up 46 years of service. Joyce Scott, who has retired from the Scotswood Road Vauxhall retailer’s service department, joined the company as a van driver aged 22 before moving to an administrative role ordering parts for the retailer’s service department. Commenting […]

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Following a £180,000 improvement programme, Carlisle-based Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall has unveiled its revamped showroom facility. The Vertu Motors’ site now conforms to Vauxhall’s latest CI guidelines and, among the various improvements, boasts a large lounge area plus the inclusion of a variety of Internet connectivity options for waiting customers. The refurbishment has also extended […]

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