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New flagship Kia dealership to open in August

” A NEW flagship dealership for Kia is to open on the Great West Road in Brentford in August. Kia has confirmed the dealership will be operated by Norton Way Group and will trade as GWR Kia. The highly-visible site is part of Kia’s plans to push the brand forward in the UK, and will see the

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Nissan dealership financial controller accused of manipulating accounts and theft

THE financial controller for a Nissan dealership in Wincanton has been charged with manipulating the accounts and stealing more than £60,000 belonging to his employer, F J Chalke Group. Nathan Edward Osborne, 41, of Maunder Close, Wincanton, appeared at Somerset Magistrates’ Court this week. It is alleged that he falsified company management accounts by altering customer accounts, with

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Women in the motor industry at the Car Dealer Conference & Expo

AS we approach Car Dealer Magazine’s Conference and Expo, we thought it was about time we let the women of the industry have their say. For the first time, Car Dealer Magazine is presenting an invite-only Women in the Motor Industry session, designed to give the female representatives a chance to share their opinions and exchange

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New £250,000 Mitsubishi dealership is set to open

” A MITSUBISHI dealership in south Wales is gearing up to unveil a new £250,000 purpose-built showroom. Colley Mitsubishi, in Maendy Way, Cwmbran, has created a 220 square metre building that will house up to eight cars in a spacious covered setting. The finishing touches are being made and after five months of hard work the dealership

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Car dealer appears in court over £60m Hatton Garden heist

A SECOND-HAND car dealer has appeared in court charged with carrying out the Hatton Garden jewellery heist Brian Reader, 76, was one of eight men charged with conspiracy to burgle following the Easter weekend raid on the vaults of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company in London. Reader and his son Paul, 50, were both arrested earlier

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European new car sales up more than 6 per cent in April

NEW car sales in Europe were up 6.4 per cent in April 2015 compared to the same month of 2014, while year-to-date sales were 8.5 per cent higher than a year earlier, according analysis from JATO Dynamics. The Volkswagen Golf maintained its lead, with sales up 4.2 per cent year-to-date, ahead of both the Renault Clio

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Motoring industry begins 100-day countdown to Euro-6 engines

THE motoring industry is preparing for changes to its emission requirements. As of this weekend, the 100-day countdown begins to the official launch of the strictest-ever European vehicle emissions regulation – Euro-6. From 1 September 2015, all new car models sold in the EU must meet this low emissions standard, making them the cleanest vehicles in

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Part-ex values remain consistent in April

PART-EXCHANGE values have remained consistent in April as new car registrations soar, according to Manheim’s monthly dealer Market Analysis. The research also revealed that units sold in April were younger and had less mileage than their March counterparts. April 2015 values stand at £3,367, which is £351 or 11.6 per cent higher than values in the same

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Renault unveils mini-SUV aimed at Indian market

RENAULT has unveiled its newest model, the Kwid. Dubbed ‘an attractive, innovative and affordable vehicle for international markets’. The market which Renault are keen to focus on is India. This will be the first country to see the Kwid, starting from the latter half of 2015 and priced at around £3,000 to £4,000. Renault believes the model will be popular in India

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