chat about this week’s news as we add some context to two stories this week from @COXAutomotiveUK reported on @Motortradermag as dealers used car margins decline in ‘challenging’ first quarter story of the week and forecasting that used vehicle sales will remain strong as the industry heads into the second quarter of 2018.
End doubts over diesel's future, says Ford boss reported on @BBCNews and @CoachworksUK is calling on car brands to review the soft skill shortfall which is limiting aftersales staff ability to engage with customers.
@BBCNews reports that the number of cars made in the UK during March fell by 13.3% from a year earlier as both domestic and overseas demand for vehicles declined.
@amchatter reports Europe records best Q1 new car registrations total since 2000.
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On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard of @COX AutomotiveUK is joined by Curtis Hutchinson chat about this week’s news as we add some context to the story of the week – as all Vauxhall franchise contracts are being terminated as the brand begins a complete refranchising programme reported by @amchatter and @AutoNewsEurope report that PSA Group will focus its slimmed-down Opel/Vauxhall dealership network across Europe on sales performance and customer satisfaction.
Jaguar Land Rover said it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two of its UK factories as demand for diesel cars slumps because of higher taxes and a regulatory crackdown report @AutoNewsEurope
@MotorTraderMag reports that independent retailers must offer PCP funding on used cars in order to grow sales over 2018 and compete against contract hire companies launching B2C services.
@amchatter reports on the news that @CoxAutomotiveUK promotes Kieran TeeBoon to managing director of @DealerAuction1
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New mobility partnership sees BMW and Mini cars offered on ‘pay as you go’ basis and Car dealer losses grew to £18k in February, says ASE. Competition to intensify in used car market with new openings. Costs, not the environment, will drive switch to electric cars. Plus new 2018 Ford Focus revealed
Today Philip Nothard of @COXAutomotiveUK is joined by Curtis Hutchinson to chat about this week’s news and Philip adds some context, as @BBCNews report about UK car registrations plunge in March whilst Vauxhall to build new Vivaro van at Luton.