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Latest issue of Car Dealer Magazine ready for FREE iPad download

THE latest issue of Car Dealer Magazine is ready to be downloaded to your iPad, free of charge. Issue 74 of Car Dealer is bursting with great content – from a posh 4×4 mega test, a special F&I feature to an fascinating interview with dealer William Blackshaw. We get behind the wheel of the new Jaguar F-Type

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Donnelly Group chosen as official vehicle provider for 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start

THE DONNELLY GROUP – Northern Ireland’s biggest independent new and used vehicle retailer – has been chosen as the official vehicle provider for the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start. The prestigious Italian bike race begins in Belfast on 9th May, with the Big Start comprising two stages in Northern Ireland before heading into the Republic of

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UK manufacturing up 12 per cent

FIGURES released by the SMMT today show that UK car production rose by 12 per cent in March to 142,158 – a 2.9 per cent growth for 2014 to date. Nearly 80 per cent of cars made in the UK are now exported, enhancing the UK’s balance of trade. The figures also show a 4.1 per

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New car registrations for March are the highest on record

NEW car registrations in March 2014 were the highest volume on record for the month since 2004, according to a Glass’s report this week. The largest element was private registrations, totalling 246,660 units in March – a growth of 20.8 per cent year-on-year. Fleet registrations also grew year-on-year, with that sector seeing a 13.5 per cent rise to 194,955 units,

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Video: Mike Brewer explains why YOU need to be involved in the Car Dealer Used Car Awards

EXCITEMENT surrounding this year’s Car Dealer Used Car Awards, sponsored by Black Horse, has stepped up a gear with host Mike Brewer fronting a brand-new video. The TV star explains exactly why you should be getting involved with this year’s event – whether you’re a dealer or a sponsor, and you can view it below. Brewer says:

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Family-run Grovebury Cars goes with Mitsubishi

A NEW Mitsubishi dealership has opened today in Leighton Buzzard. Family-run Grovebury Cars was established in 2002 and dealer principal Martin Camplin has built the business up, along with his wife Jacqui, from a team of four to 40 people employed across three dealerships, with sites in Tring and Dunstable added in recent years. The team

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CAP: Overfinch enhancements command 30 per cent higher residuals

OVERFINCH Range Rovers retain 30 per cent more value than a standard Land Rover car, according to new data from CAP. The company independently assessed the added value of Overfinch’s external body styling, exhaust systems, wheels and an array of bespoke interior features such as upgraded leather seat designs. Their opinion is an update to CAP’s 2012

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Subaru expands with Pinkstones

STAFFORDSHIRE-based dealer Pinkstones has joined the Subaru retailer network. Pinkstones, which was established in 1986, is a family-owned business and has franchises with Toyota, Lexus and MG. Its Newcastle Road showroom will house the full range of All-Wheel Drive Subaru vehicles. Steve Wild, dealer principal at Pinkstones Subaru, said: ‘We are delighted about bringing Subaru to Stoke-on-Trent

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ASE: Average dealer loses £11k in February

THE average UK dealership lost more than £11k in February, latest figures from ASE reveal. Compared to the same month last year, February 2014 lost a further £2,500 and was in spite of a slight increase in the volume of new and used cars sold in the month. An ASE statement said: ‘This result produced a slight

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