BEN raises £100k in Race Across the World challenge
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by John Kirwan
2d ago
Group 1 was among dealer groups, part suppliers and trade suppliers who helped Ben raise £100,000 so far in its latest fundraising challenge. Inspired by the TV series ‘Race Across the World’, it has raised funds to support people who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry and was proudly supported by LKQ Euro ... This story continues at BEN raises £100k in Race Across the World challenge Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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Sytner’s McLaren Manchester is named top global retailer
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by John Kirwan
2d ago
Sytner’s McLaren Manchester dealership has been named as one of British supercar makers top 12 global retailers, and one of four retailers representing the EMEA region, in recognition of its exceptional performance over the past 12 months. Becoming part of McLaren’s Premier Club, McLaren Manchester joins 11 other McLaren retailers from around the world in ... This story continues at Sytner’s McLaren Manchester is named top global retailer Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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Carwow launches ‘Spring Sale’ for March plate-change
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by John Kirwan
2d ago
Carwow is aiming to drum up business for dealers in the March plate-change with a promotional campaign. Its Spring Sale will run from 1 to 31 March, with new offers from dealers presented to the platform’s 3.5 million monthly website visitors. Display advertising, campaign pages and callouts will maximise the visibility of retailer offers, which ... This story continues at Carwow launches ‘Spring Sale’ for March plate-change Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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BLOG Building the BYD brand in the years ahead
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by John Kirwan
2d ago
BYD finished last year with record-breaking annual sales of 3 million vehicles. It signals the global ambition of the manufacturer as it expands its range and geographic footprint. December saw sales of 341,043 units, a 45% increase, and 3,024,417 vehicles sold throughout the year, a remarkable 61.9% surge from the previous year. In the UK, ... This story continues at BLOG Building the BYD brand in the years ahead Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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Motofix invests £2.5m in bodyshop for prestige cars
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by John Kirwan
3d ago
Accident repair group Motofix has invested £2.5m in a Motofix Prestige, a bodyshop solely for prestige brands. The facility is located on a site formerly occupied by Mitsubishi UK’s pre-delivery inspection centre in Cirencester. The site has earned approvals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and VW Group brands. An additional Jaguar Land Rover approval is pending. Motofix ... This story continues at Motofix invests £2.5m in bodyshop for prestige cars Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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UK car manufacturing surges 21% in January
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by John Kirwan
3d ago
UK car production accelerated in January with volumes up 21% to 82,997 units, marking the best January performance since 2021 and the fifth straight month of growth. The SMMT, which supplied the figures, said the January performance reflected an easing of the chip supply difficulties the sector had experienced. The bulk of production was for ... This story continues at UK car manufacturing surges 21% in January Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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Evans Halshaw takes on MG in Grantham on ex-Ford site
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by John Kirwan
3d ago
Evans Halshaw has announced its first MG car dealership will replace an existing Ford store in Grantham on the 1st of March 2024. Evans Halshaw MG Grantham will be the first franchise within the business, which was taken over by Lithia UK last month. Offering the full range of MG cars, including the new MG ... This story continues at Evans Halshaw takes on MG in Grantham on ex-Ford site Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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EV sales, Motor finance probe, Top 50 Movers & Shakers
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by John Kirwan
4d ago
Welcome to the first Motor Trader for 2024 and the big issues of the day. First up: EV Mandate. The coming 12 months will be so critical for EV sales and carmakers ramp up production and put in place their ZEV target strategies. Dealers have raised reservations about prospects for EV sales in 2024. The ... This story continues at EV sales, Motor finance probe, Top 50 Movers & Shakers Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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Stratstone Porsche dealerships sponsor Stockport FC
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by John Kirwan
4d ago
Two Stratstone car showrooms have agreed a new sponsorship deal with Stockport County FC, which will run until June 2025. Porsche Centre Stockport and Porsche Centre Wilmslow will take over the naming rights of the club’s premium FK Lounge at Edgeley Park, which has now officially been rebranded as the Porsche Lounge. From February 2024, ... This story continues at Stratstone Porsche dealerships sponsor Stockport FC Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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New EV ‘price war’ is hitting used values says Autovista economist
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by John Kirwan
4d ago
The new and used car markets are returning to pre-pandemic dynamics more quickly than expected. That’s the view of Doctor Christof Engelskirchen, chief economist at Autovista taking part in an Assurant webinar. He told more than 100 delegates that a move was underway back to a situation where there was oversupply and tight demand. “I ... This story continues at New EV ‘price war’ is hitting used values says Autovista economist Or just read more coverage at Motor Trader ..read more
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