Dealership database updates throughout April 2017
Overall (geographically represented):
30 New Database Records Created
219 Database Records Updated
47 Database Records Deleted
9 Dealership acquisitions
23 Franchise agreements relinquished
8 Dealer name changes
6 Dealerships with new franchises
5 Dealerships relocated
10 Franchise status change
Overall Dealership database changes shown geographically.
Highlights from Automotive in April:
Jardine Motor Group have acquired the successful family run dealership business, Carrs. Jardine views the acquisition as further group-wide investment to deliver on their already ambitious growth plans. Adding additional BMW brands, enhances the existing BMW business in Milton Keynes
Change for Peugeot and Suzuki in Lowestoft as MR King is acquired by Desira. Suzuki is a first for the group. Desira Group has an existing Peugeot franchise, with the Lowestoft site adding a second.
Henson Motor Group in Newcastle appoint MG in addition to their existing car supermarket business. The brand is a first time franchise for Henson who cite MG’s models as both practical and fuel efficient.
As well as making an appearance at the 2017 CV show, Chinese CV brand DFSK are set to return to the UK in June. Importer Bassadone Automotive (Ssang Yong) will be distributing via its own head office in Luton. The Model line up consists of C31, C32, C35 and C37 compact vans.
Car supermarket giant, Motorpoint has launched a new site in Sheffield. Capacity runs in at 500 cars from the 10 acre site.