Dealers

Inchcape agrees £346m sale to US-based dealer group

Group 1 Automotive will add firm's 120 dealerships to its 79 UK-based franchises

15 April 2024
Inchcape agrees £346m sale to US-based dealer group
jaguar land rover dealer
JLR will stick with wholesaling, in which it sells cars to dealers, who are then free to set their own discounts
Dealers

JLR sticks with dealer partners as it cancels agency plans

Jaguar Land Rover cancels plans to axe wholesale model but doubles down on need for 'concierge' buying experience

27 February 2024
JLR sticks with dealer partners as it cancels agency plans
Dealers

Video | Top tips for retail success in 2024

The team at heycar share some predictions and advice for the year ahead from some of their current automotive retail partners

27 February 2024
Video | Top tips for retail success in 2024
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Pendragon sold its dealer network to Oregon-based Lithia Motors for £397 million
Dealers

US dealer group Lithia completes Pendragon takeover

Sale caps a year-long period in which North American firms have bought some of UK’s biggest dealer groups

5 February 2024
US dealer group Lithia completes Pendragon takeover
Dealership
There are more ways to buy cars now than ever before – should dealers be worried?
Dealers

The biggest challenges facing automotive retail in 2024 (and how to tackle them)

From transformative legislation to the agency model, automotive retail is changing faster than ever before – that’s where Cox Automotive can help

31 January 2024
The biggest challenges facing automotive retail in 2024 (and how to tackle them)
Listen to episode five now
Listen to episode five now
Autocar Business

Power List 100 Podcast: Retailer royalty (ep.5)

Episode five of all-new podcast looks at the dealer groups that hold the most power in 2024

29 January 2024
Power List 100 Podcast: Retailer royalty (ep.5)
Polestar Elstree
Polestar's Elstree site is its first suburban 'space'
Dealers

Showrooms still 'so important' in digital age - Polestar UK boss

Swedish EV brand opens sixth physical 'space' in the UK as it pushes to grow customer reach

6 December 2023
Showrooms still 'so important' in digital age - Polestar UK boss
96 lookers mercedes benz gatwick
Mercedes has been a pioneer of agency sales in the UK
Car sales

Return of new car discounts is first big test for agency sales

Manufacturers that sell directly to customers are pushing to boost sales after difficult 2023, What Car? data shows

13 October 2023
Return of new car discounts is first big test for agency sales
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Pendragon said it would sell its dealer network to Oregon-based Lithia Motors for £280m
Dealers

Weak pound drives North American takeover of UK dealers

Quality of the businesses is another factor in overseas buyers looking to UK

21 September 2023
Weak pound drives North American takeover of UK dealers
Used car lot
Research by used car experts heycar can help you power decisions about stock and offers
Car sales

Six essential used car stats that dealerships need to know

Research by heycar shows leads for used EVs grew 67% from January to June

29 August 2023
Six essential used car stats that dealerships need to know

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