Mon Motors has acquired seven Volkswagen Group retailers from Heritage Automotive. They include Bristol Seat, Cupra, Skoda and Volkswagen, Gloucester Skoda, Cupra, Seat and Volkswagen, and Weston-Super-Mare Skoda and Volkswagen. According to bespoke industry data from Auto Retail Network, the deal leave Heritage with two Audi, one Honda, two Ineos, one Skoda and three Volkswagen sites […]

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Skoda has gone live with the agency model for electric vehicles in the UK, Auto Retail Agenda has learnt. The move at the start of November follows fellow Volkswagen Group brand Cupra’s agency move in 2022. One retailer told Auto Retail Agenda described Skoda as Volkswagen Group’s test bed for agency and the plan was to see how it […]

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A substantial number of December registrations has helped Volkswagen retain its position as the UK’s best selling new car brand. This performance kept the Volkswagen brand ahead of its US rival, Ford. The German carmaker topped the rankings with 131,850 registrations despite a 10% full-year reduction in registrations. VW delivered 13,118 vehicles in December to […]

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Yeomans Group has completed the acquisition of 11 Audi, Volkswagen, VW Commercial Vehicles and Skoda franchised car dealerships from Helston Garages. The deal was closed for an undisclosed sum. This will be the first time Yeomans, who are based in Worthing, have represented Volkswagen Group brands. Yeomans also represents Citroen, DS, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Peugeot, […]

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Sytner has sold four of its 12 Volkswagen sites to Midlands-based franchised dealer group, Johnsons Cars, for an undisclosed sum. The move takes Johnsons to nine Volkswagen franchises and a total franchise count of 42 from a mix of brands. Johnsons has been growing over recent years mainly through new openings although it has had […]

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Volkswagen UK has appointed Nithia Pillay to the role of group aftersales and customer quality director. A 12-year veteran of the Volkswagen Group, Pillay previously responsible for sales channel development in the aftersales group in the OEM’s homeland. In his new role, Pillay is tasked with improving the customer quality experience across all aspects of […]

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Penske Automotive, trading as Sytner in the UK, has acquired almost of auto retailer CJ Automotive’s outlets. The deal will mean all but CJ Automotive’s Skoda Warrington retailer and its trade parts operation will transfer to Sytner ownership. In total, it operated 12 franchises across the North West of England and North Wales with an […]

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Snows Group has added a new van centre to its business portfolio. The auto retailer has opened a Volkswagen Van Centre, located in Plymouth’s Langage Business Park, and it marks the first business of its kind for the retailer. Speaking at the showroom’s opening night celebrations, Group Board Director, Phil Maddison, said: “The launch of […]

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Wolverhampton Volkswagen, part of auto retailer Trust Group UK, has employed James Bertram as Brand Manager following the retirement of Paul Cooper. Originally from Scotland, Bertram began his motor trade career in 1996 at Skelly’s Motorstore in Motherwell. His time there culminated in overseeing the sale of the business to Arnold Clarke as Operations Manager. […]

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Auto retailer Inchcape has opened what’s been billed as the UK’s largest Volkswagen showroom to date. The multi-million pound development, located off the A4 in West London, has already been given ‘flagship’ status by the OEM and brings together operations that were previously run on two separate sites. Capable of displaying up to 90 new […]

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