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Auto Trader predicts 2019 will be pivotal for electric vehicles

71% of car owners have said they are considering an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car, according to research by Auto Trader. The Auto Trader market report contains nationally represented consumer research (sample of more than 3,000 UK adults). The figure showed...

Toyota planning new model for Suzuki at UK plant

Sky News has reported that Toyota is preparing to build a new model in the UK in late 2020. Toyota will make hybrid electric vehicles on behalf of Suzuki. It will be manufactured at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, with engines provided from its site in North Wales....

Sytner to build JLR dealership in Bristol

Sytner has appointed Midas Construction to build a brand new Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol. As reported by AM Online, the dealership is expected to open in Spring 2020, the 72,000sq-ft site will feature more than 400...

New initiative to find military veterans motoring industry jobs

New charity Mission Automotive has announced a new initiative that aims to help British Armed forces veterans find jobs in the motoring industry. According to Express & Star, the charity is run by Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity, in...

International Women’s Day #balanceforbetter

Today marks International Women’s Day, a time for celebrating women’s achievements, while also calling for a more gender-balanced world. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful - and today, we...

Jaguar Land Rover makes big plans for UK investment

Jaguar Land Rover plans to pump hundreds of millions into UK plants to extend its range of electric cars. This news, once announced, is a welcome boost to the UK car industry, which has seen a wave of bad news in recent weeks. Jaguar Land Rover itself has previously...

Pentagon named Group of the Year by Motability

Pentagon secured the “highly coveted” National Group of the Year award at the Motability Scheme 2019 Dealer Awards. As reported by AM Online, the dealership was recognised for its exemplary customer service, while Bristol Street received the commended accolade....

Honda confirms shock closure of Swindon plant

Last week, Honda’s factory in Swindon confirmed that it is to close. The carmaker said it will shut the plant in 2021, with the loss of around 3,500 jobs, potentially thousands more in the supply chain. Honda said the closure was unrelated to Brexit, and that is was...

10 disruptive trends in the automotive aftermarket

The automotive aftermarket is a crucial component of the UK economy. Through both franchised and independent networks, it provides motorists with choice over maintenancing their vehicle. By keeping vehicles safe and roadworthy, this sector is essential to keeping the...

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