RAA extends its remarketing deal with Manheim

Manheim Auction

The Retail Automotive Alliance Ltd (RAA) has confirmed a new deal with Manheim for the remarketing of more than 25,000 vehicles annually. The RAA comprises 23 independent dealer groups. The RAA’s partnership with Manheim will see in excess of 18 bespoke sales held each week around the country. Part-exchange vehicles from retail activity generated by […]

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FORD TAKES THREE OF THE SIX TOP SELLER PLACES

Ford Transit dealer

Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “As well as having three of the top six best sellers this month, Ford is increasing sales and share across most of its vehicle range, providing a secure basis for our long-standing market leadership.” UK commercial vehicle sales in November were up 21.5 per cent, […]

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STUARTS REPLACE WALES & WEST FOR DEVON AND CORNWALL VOLVO SALES

Stuarts Exeter depot

Existing Volvo service dealer, Stuarts Trucks and Bus Ltd. will now sell new Volvo trucks throughout Devon and Cornwall from their base near Exeter. As a consequence, Truck and Bus Wales and West have relinquished responsibility for new truck sales in this area, allowing them to concentrate on aftersales and new truck sales to their […]

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Volkswagen recalls Amarok

VW Amarok

The Volkswagen quality assurance team has identified defects on some individual Amarok models.  Some Amarok pick-ups with a 2-litre TDI engine may be affected by leaks to the fuel pipe within the engine compartment. In order to avoid any accidental damage to the fuel lines a chafe protector is being fitted at the affected points […]

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View from the Hill – will a 3 year-old van soon cost £6K?

DAvid Hill

Used van pricing expert, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s David Hill is astounded by the current used van price levels, “Prices remained high throughout October and the trade has started to question how high they will go. BCA has stated that the average selling price is now around £5,100 for a typical three year-old van, and the signs are this […]

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Ford Vans Top Fleet Reliability Table

Ford Transit Custom

Ford have topped the Fleet News van reliability survey for the most reliable van (Transit) and most reliable manufacturer for the second year in a row. The survey questioned 50 of the largest UK contract hire and leasing companies and is based on actual breakdowns and warranty claims, representing a combined fleet size of 170,000 […]

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FORD VANS FLYING HIGH IN EUROPE

2014 model Ford Vans at dealership

Ford achieved its best share of the medium van market in Europe for more than a decade during the first nine months of 2013, selling 106,800 Transit and Transit Custom models. We are told that the company sells a new medium van across the continent every four minutes. Ford’s European medium van segment share through […]

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Bookings Up for 2014 CV Show

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With less than six months to go until the doors of Birmingham’s NEC open for the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show, the level of stand bookings already received clearly indicates that for the UK road freight industry and its myriad ancillary providers and suppliers, business is definitely on the up. Among the 290 exhibitors already booked, […]

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FIAT’S CHRYSLER LINK LAUNCHES DUCATO AS RAM PROMASTER

The Ram ProMaster is identical in appearance to the EUropean model (except the badge and a gas-guzzling petrol engine)

The Fiat Ducato has gone on sale in North America as the 2014 Ram ProMaster. Ram is Chrysler’s commercial vehicle brand in North America and covers a range of trucks, pickups and light commercial vehicles. The Ducato is not the first European van to be sold the other side of the pond, Mercedes have been […]

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Watch Isuzu Truck Chairman on BBC’s Question Time Tonight

Nikki King OBE

Industry legend Nikki King, the award-winning, former MD of Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and now its Honorary Chairman, has been invited to join the panel of this week’s BBC 1 Question Time as a prominent business leader and industry spokesperson. The location for this week’s programme is Portsmouth, the focus of last week’s top news […]

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