Sophie Williamson-Stothert is features editor at Car Dealer Magazine. She was highly commended for the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Sir William Lyons award in 2012.
MANHEIM has launched a new weekly ALD Automotive sale of quality returned fleet and personal lease cars at its site in Bruntingthorpe. To mark the occasion, members of Manheim’s senior management team rolled up their sleeves to ensure the first sale was a success. Richard Cross, head of corporate and manufacturer sales at Manheim, and IanREAD MORE
THE increase in used car buyers using mobile devices to access dealer websites is continuing at a pace, according to new figures from iVendi. The figures show that last month, 64 per cent of all visits logged through the iVendi Platform’s consumer areas were by smartphone or tablet, compared to 36 per cent via a laptop orREAD MORE
VANTAGE Motor Group, the fast-growing motor retailer with 26 dealerships across the North and Midlands, has invested £900,000 in building a brand new Kia showroom in Bradford. Based in Bradford, the state-of-the-art showroom, which opens this month, is Vantage’s second Kia dealership. It incorporates Kia’s new ‘Red Cube’ design identity, which features strong red cladding andREAD MORE
FALLING consumer confidence is likely to lead to more used car buyers opting for longer and more comprehensive warranties, says The Warranty Group. Ian Simpson, European managing director of automotive, explained that warranty sales could be countercyclical and that, during the last recession, warranty upgrades had increased. He said: ‘Consumer confidence has been falling for severalREAD MORE