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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Volvo shifts EV production to Europe Volvo is diverting production of Chinese-built EVs to Belgium in expectation of an EU crackdown on “subsidised imports”. A decision from the European Commission on imposing tariffs on Chinese EV imports is anticipated this week.

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Holden Group has opened a new Care Hub for customers in Norwich. It centralises enquiries from all its retailers, which include Dacia, Honda, Kia, MG, Renault, SEAT and Volvo. “Our new care hub will offer seamless, consistent service across all of our dealerships,” said Holden Group MD Martyn Webb. Bethany Metcalf, Care Hub manager, added: […]

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Penske Automotive Group has agreed to acquire Rybrook Group’s 15 premium dealerships in the UK. The Rybrook portfolio consists of four BMW dealerships, four MINI dealerships, four Volvo dealerships, two Land Rover dealerships and one Porsche dealership.  Three of the BMW locations also retail BMW Motorrad motorcycles. The dealerships to be acquired represent an estimated […]

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Despite inflationary pressures, Endeavour Automotive turned in pre-tax profits of £5.5m on £240.7m turnover in the year to December 2022. These results are largely unchanged from profits of £5.6m on £236.4m the previous year. The directors said they were pleased with the performance, especially in light of inflationary conditions with rising energy costs and interest […]

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Lipscomb Volvo Canterbury has opened, three months later than originally planned. The £5m year-long development involved constructing a new junction on the A28 and an upgraded electric mains connection. “We had to jump through countless hoops with the city council and Kent Highways” said MD Peter Barnes. Boasting a bigger car showroom and workshop, the new […]

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Family owned franchise retail group, Waylands Automotive,  has relocated its Reading Volvo dealership.  Waylands Volvo has moved from Bennets Road to new £6m premises on Imperial Way, close to the M4 motorway. Waylands CEO John O’Hanlon, launched the group specialising in Volvo, in November 2017 with the acquisition of a Volvo franchise in Reading. The […]

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Donalds Group, once of East Anglia’s longest serving dealer groups, has begun construction on two new showrooms in Ipswich. Daniel Stone, CEO, met with directors to carry out the traditional ground-breaking ceremony.  The new dealerships, at the Futura Park Business Estate, will be home to Mazda and Volvo franchises. The existing Mazda and Volvo dealerships […]

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Mill Garages North East recorded an increase in sales and profit for the year to 31 December 2016, according to the auto retailer’s latest financial statement.  Mill Garages have been in business since 1965, trading as Mill Garages North East since 2008. The company has dealerships in Newcastle, Stockton, Harrogate and Sunderland. The retailer recorded turnover […]

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Auto retailer Johnsons Cars has completed the relocation of its Redditch Volvo operation to its new purpose built facility in Solihull. The move to the Highlands Road site has also seen the transfer of 21 staff from the Redditch showroom. The retailer’s Solihull facility was one of the first UK Volvo franchises to adopt the […]

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