Buying a Merc online
Mercedes customers are not ready to undertake the entire process of buying a car online, according to Britta Seeger, sales and marketing boss. However, the firm is offering online sales in certain markets – including its Smart brand in the UK – as one option for customers. “It is not a key strategy for us to push sales online, but we want to offer diversity,” Seeger said.
The end of the VXR8
The sale of Vauxhall from General Motors will mean the end of its Aussie-sourced VXR8 models – but not before one last one arrives. Vauxhall has bought one of the 295 HSV GTSR W1s, driven last week in Autocar and built to mark the end of vehicle production for Holden in Australia. The 636bhp super-saloon will arrive in the UK in the autumn.