Tesla plans new dealerships as part of European sales boost; key Audi model development delayed; Cadillac sales suffer

Tesla is planning to open more than 30 new service centres and dealerships across Europe in anticipation of a sales boost. The electric car maker says it expects combined sales in Europe and Asia to be almost double what it currenty sells in North America.

Audi has denied rumours that development on several next-generation models, including the A4, Q7 and R8, has been delayed. Technical boss Ulrich Hackenberg does admit though that those models have had "minor changes to make the design more precise, inside and out".

Not a single Cadillac was sold to a UK customer last year. The marque can officially be imported into this country through Manchester-based Bauer Millett, although only Manchester United football players and officials received Cadillac models in 2013, through a sponsorship deal.

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14 March 2014
no demonstrators, no advertising, no sales - what a shock! how could that have possibly happened. None news story.

14 March 2014
...I'm a car enthusiast and even I didn't know you could buy a Cadillac in the U.K. How on earth is the average man/woman-about-town supposed to know?

14 March 2014
...as I grew up in Manchester and my dad used to do body repairs for them. Cadillac need to expand their UK distribution network, and not just limit themselves to handing out freebee's to Man U players or give up on the UK and Europe all together. It may be a world brand to American, but it's all but unknown in the UK (I'm not sure about Europe).

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