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Polestar is trying to get as many people behind the wheel as it can
Dealership, sales and marketing

Test drives remain as critical as ever for car buyers and sellers

Makers say introduction of electric cars has brought new motivation to get prospective buyers behind the wheel

11 August 2022
Test drives remain as critical as ever for car buyers and sellers
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The updated MG 5 SW EV (pictured) is due to go on sale in the UK in the coming months
New cars

MG outsells Skoda, Mini in UK to become 12th largest brand

Soaring sales in first half of 2022 nudge Chinese value manufacturer up seven spots in the charts

5 August 2022
MG outsells Skoda, Mini in UK to become 12th largest brand
New cars

July new car sales fall 9% year on year as shortages impact orders

Registrations dropped to 112,162 units in July as a result of supply and semiconductor shortages

4 August 2022
July new car sales fall 9% year on year as shortages impact orders
Dealership, sales and marketing

Cazoo considers shutting European businesses to save cash

Online used-car retailer could pull out of some markets following £243 million loss in first half of 2022

3 August 2022
Cazoo considers shutting European businesses to save cash
Dealership, sales and marketing

How the cost of living crisis is affecting car buying

As household costs rise, a What Car? survey highlights how consumers are delaying their new car purchase

3 August 2022
How the cost of living crisis is affecting car buying
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Dacia's market share in the UK grew by 75.5% year-to-date
Dealership, sales and marketing

Renault Group slashes debt by €1.2 billion in strong first half of 2022

Dacia Sandero is group's best retail seller in Europe; Romanian brand has increased UK market share by 75.5%

29 July 2022
Renault Group slashes debt by €1.2 billion in strong first half of 2022
Dealership, sales and marketing

Bentley breaks yearly profits record within first half of 2022

Bentley’s six-month result of €398 million is greater than its profit from the entirety of 2021

29 July 2022
Bentley breaks yearly profits record within first half of 2022
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Semiconductor shortages and Covid lockdowns have held back production of the new Range Rover
Dealership, sales and marketing

JLR posts £524 million loss after slow production ramp-up

British firm blames semiconductor shortages and Covid lockdowns for heavy first-quarter losses

27 July 2022
JLR posts £524 million loss after slow production ramp-up
Dealership, sales and marketing

Entries open for Automotive Marketing & Communications Awards

Awards recognise contribution of in-house teams and supporting agencies in automotive marketing and communications sector

27 July 2022
Entries open for Automotive Marketing & Communications Awards
Dealership, sales and marketing

Subs exclusive: Why the car rental business is struggling

Car rental firms were the darlings of the automotive industry, but with a semiconductor crisis, margins are being squeezed

22 July 2022
Subs exclusive: Why the car rental business is struggling

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