Dealers upbeat on profitability outlook for 2014


The majority of dealers believe profitability in 2014 will be higher than last year, according to a new survey. The Motor Trader Confidence Barometer published by Motor Trader in collaboration with MHA MacIntyre Hudson polled dealers…


Porsche Cayman GTS, Nissan X-Trail, VW Polo


VIDEO CAR NEWS: Porsche GTS, the fastest ever Cayman. A sneak preview of the all-new Nissan X-Trail. The revamped Volkswagen Polo. Peugeot reveals 308 SW specification.

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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…

PSA to cull Peugeot and Citroen line-ups


PSA Peugeot Citroën will cull its combined model line-up by almost half in a bid to return the group to profitability and will develop DS as a fully fledged brand. Carlos Tavares, PSA’s new chairman, has outlined…

Audi unveils fixed priced servicing for older cars


Audi has launched a new fixed price servicing package for older cars. The Audi Service plan is aimed at retaining out of warranty cars aged between three and five years which are being lost…

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March and beyond

Curtis 2014Curtis Hutchinson
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

Chris Green
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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