New Ford Stores to exclusively sell Mustang


Ford will sell its forthcoming Mustang and top-end Vignale models exclusively through a small number of metropolitan based Ford Stores from summer 2015…


Dacia Logan MCV tested

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VIDEO REVIEW: Motor Trader’s Martin Gurdon test drives the Dacia Logan MCV Access, at £6,995 Britain’s cheapest new estate car.

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HR Owen director delivers keynote at ASE/MT Financial Conference


Delegate places are available for this year’s ASE/Motor Trader Financial Conference featuring keynote speaker sessions from HR Owen, Benfield, Panmure Gordon and ASE…

Dealers upbeat on profitability outlook for 2014

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The majority of dealers believe profitability in 2014 will be higher than last year, according to a new survey. The Motor Trader Confidence Barometer polled dealers on Q1…

IMI warns of dealer management training gap


The IMI has warned dealers to invest more in management training. A two-year Return on Investment (ROI) study it completed this month found significant benefits for retailers that…

Nielsen survey sees positive outlook for car sales


Almost half, 45%, of British consumers online plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years, according to a new survey. The Nielsen Global Survey of Automotive Demand polled more than 30,000…

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March and beyond

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The advance word on the March plate-change was that it would be a good month, but no-one could have predicted an 18% leap in registrations pushing up Q1 totals by a remarkable 14%. The new car market, which has now been growing year on year for 25 months, has staged a remarkable comeback; encouragingly, it looks sustainable…

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Dealers must invest in their online infrastructure

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The market for used car advertising both offline and online is estimated to be worth around £300 million annually.

A big focus for dealers is the investment in their own websites and digital infrastructure, to generate their own traffic…

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