The Week: August 28-31

Time 2:16 pm, August 31, 2012

HERE ARE the most interesting and talked-about stories over the past five days, collated and summarised by us.

Tuesday, August 28

DEALERS can now take advantage of an all-new BCA website that recognises what device a visitor to the site is using. The website can now recognise if a dealer is viewing it on a laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet. Read more

AN EXETER car dealer is the driving force behind the Ghanaian Paralympic squad’s quest for glory at London 2012. Seat dealer SMC Exeter backed the squad with the loan of a seven-seat Alhambra MPV. Read more

JAPANESE brand Isuzu has extended its West Midlands dealer network with the appointment of Shukers Limited. Based in Bayston Hill, just outside Shrewsbury, Shukers has a number of state-of-the-art dealerships across Shropshire. Read more

LUXURY car retailer HR Owen will undergo a full rebranding exercise this autumn. The firm holds franchises with Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani and Rolls-Royce. Read more

Wednesday, August 29

OVERFINCH Range Rovers retain nearly a quarter more of their value than standard Land Rover vehicles, says CAP. The vehicle pricing authority says Overfinch Range Rovers command a 23 per cent residual value on top of its Black Book indicators. Read more

‘USED cars bought from independent dealers’ is the top category of complaints made to the Citizens Advice helpline, it has been revealed. Read more

HYUNDAI dealers can look forward to the arrival of a hotter version of the Veloster 1+2 door coupe next month. Read more

Thursday, August 30

MG MOTOR UK has announced it is launching its first approved used car programme. The firm says the programme will come with a comprehensive range of benefits for customers, including a 130-point check on every car. Read more

EURO NCAP has tested six new models to hit dealerships, and reports some strong results. Audi’s all-new A3, the Ford B-Max, Isuzu D-Max, Kia Cee’d, Renault Clio and the new Volvo V40 were all stringently tested by the NCAP programme. Read more

PRE-REGISTRATIONS are a lifeline for hard-pressed dealers and it’s time to bring them out from the cold, CAP has declared. Read more

Friday, August 31

HONDA dealers are being given a great opportunity to attract new customers to the brand with the fourth generation of the CR-V, according to the company’s head of UK marketing, Martin Moll. Read more

DEALER group Endeavour Automotive Limited has purchased the flagship Hyundai London site from Hyundai Motor UK. The current Hyundai London site, in Edgware Road, Hendon, will now be known as Hyundai North London. Read more

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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