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SYTNER GROUP ACQUIRE POPULAR CAR SUPERMARKET

Following the purchase of Carshop in January; Sytner Group are reportedly set to attain The Car People, securing their 2nd major independent car supermarket this year.
Sources have stipulated the Car People average 18,000 units with an annual turnover of £194m. They have four sites across the North of England operating in Wakefield, Sheffield, Manchester and Warrington. It has been said they have a strong focus towards customer care with over 50% of its business maintained from repeat customers.

The Sytner group who topped the Motor Trader Top 200 Dealer Groups this year, are expecting to close the deal in the first quarter of 2018.
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(source information: Motor Trader, The Car People)

Lamborghini Urus to be revealed in Italy today

The Italian firm will be launching its first SUV model in the newly expanded Sant’Agate Bolognese factory later today. The Urus is predicted to become Lamborghini’s best-selling model, and it has been suggested that the supercar maker’s sales may double to 7,000 units by 2019.

The introduction of a new SUV model aims to expand their customer base and attract those who would never have considered the brand previously, due to the fact that previous Lamborghini models are not typically for everyday use.

Lamborghini have released a series of photographs and short videos in the run-up to the big reveal, showing off the Urus’ advanced technical features and stylish detailing. The vehicle boasts active anti-roll suspension technology similar to those of the Bentley Bentayga and the Audi Q7, alongside an innovative traction control system with a number of settings including snow, sand and dirt.

It is said that the Urus range will feature the brand’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain, and will be the only hybrid in the Lamborghini line-up for a few years yet.

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(source information: internet news)

A new approach for Inchcape

Inchcape UK has revealed that the structure of their sales teams, salary and commission plans are due to change in January 2018, according to an announcement made last week.

The company has divided its teams into ‘new’ and ‘used’ vehicle sales, so that each employee will be able to specialise in one of the two and therefore improve the tailored service experience they strive to deliver to each customer. The basic salary for a Sales Executive is said to have seen a substantial increase to up to £22,000 per annum, with no upper earnings limit for the overall package.

It is believed that the aim of these changes is to build a team of expert consultants in both the new and used car sales sectors, thus creating the experience of all customers having a personal advisor to speak to, as opposed to a sales person. The aim of increasing the basic salary is for Sales Executives to feel less dependent on their commission earnings, so that team members can turn their focus to the customer experience.

In 2016, Marshall Motor Group announced an initiative of a £25,000 first year earnings guarantee for new Sales Executive employees, to attract newcomers to the motor industry and encourage staff loyalty to the group. Reportedly, the aim is to bring in employees with the right values, attitude and ethos for the group, even those without prior experience in the motor trade. All new recruits benefit from a structured training programme prior to starting work ‘on the floor’ to ensure thorough understanding of the job role and how to meet and exceed the groups’ customer service standards.

If you’re considering a career in car sales, or would like to explore opportunities with Inchcape, Marshalls or any other motor trade jobs, we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us at John Gibson Associates, where we specialise in recruiting for automotive jobs, on 01904 628 077 or email [email protected] to see how we can help you take the next step in your career today.

(source information: www.cardealermagazine.co.uk)