Month: April 2018

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FIRST BMW ‘URBAN STORE’ TO OPEN IN KENT

BMW UK are set to open there first urban store in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, the shop will be managed by the Stephen James group.

The shop allows more opportunity for customers to interact, featuring Pepper the Robot which has been designed to give visitors information about the store and take contact details of customers interested in purchasing from the BMW range. The store also includes a ‘click and buy’ IPad wall, equipped with pre-loaded specifications for a variety of BMW’s allowing customers a simple process to purchasing a vehicle online.

The store will house 3 BMW models coupled with 8 fully trained team members to demonstrate the vehicles and provide assistance.

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(source information: News)

MARCH 2018 USED CAR VALUES WERE 2ND HIGHEST ON RECORDS

“Used car values continue to rise at auction, up 1.7% in March compared to February. Year on year are ahead 9.2% to £9,680, the second highest on record.”

Part-exchange values are also on the rise, they reached record levels for a consecutive month, rising by 1.4% to £4,895 this March.

Following on from that, Manheim saw dealer part-exchanges surge 17.5% at physical and online auctions in the March plate-change month compared to February.

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(source information: MotorTrader news)

Audi sets new worldwide record for Q1 2018

It has reportedly been a record-breaking Q1 for Audi as over 463,500 vehicles have been sold worldwide, making this the best first quarter in the company’s history. The January to March period has seen a 9.8% increase from the same quarter in 2017.

According to the Audi MediaCenter, there has been a particularly high demand and outstanding performance in China (+41.9%) and North America (+10.2%), where both regions have had their strongest March ever. However, March 2017 continues to hold the record for Europe, with this years’ sales figures coming in slightly below those of last year (-4.7%).

Of course, with the looming introduction of the second-generation A1, Q3 and A6, plus the recently introduced A7, Audi can confidently expect to post even better figures towards 2018’s close.

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(source information: https://www.audi-mediacenter.com – http://www.carmag.co.za/news)

Subaru UK increase dealership network…

Subaru have added four new dealerships to its network in the UK. The new dealerships are Budgen Motors Subaru in Shrewsbury, William Sawyer Cars in Andover, S G Pollitts in Exeter and Leisure World Subaru at Brompton On Swale.

“Subaru sold 2,670 cars in 2017, a 26% decline on the 2016 performance when 3,612 cars were sold, according to SMMT figures.”

Subaru recently rebranded with the quote “Better Where It Matters” to back this up they claim 96% of Subaru vehicles are still on the road after 10 years… So I’m sure we will see plenty more in years to come.

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(source information: Subaru)

Next Generation Ford Focus Teaser

Some details of the new Ford Focus have been revealed in a teaser video, ahead of its scheduled reveal in Europe and China next week.

The video shows no more than about 11 seconds of footage of the vehicle across 4 close up shots, but it’s enough to highlight some of the more upmarket features, including chic lettering across the tailgate, a fashioned hood and newly modelled LED headlights.

It has been reported that Ford’s Head of Global Markets has suggested that the new generation Focus will be more high-class than the current model. The Focus is currently Ford’s second most popular vehicle after the Fiesta, in terms of Europe’s best-sellers, and it was the fourth most popular mainstream compact car in Europe in 2017, following the VW Golf, Skoda Octavia and Opel/Vauxhall Astra.

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(source information: Ford)