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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...

eBay completes acquisition of Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive

eBay completed the acquisition of Cox Automotive’s Motors.co.uk online used car classified business last week. The sale of the Motors.co.uk business comes just a month after it joined forces with Auto Trader to drive the growth of its Dealer Auction platform. As...

Thomas Lowcock named General Manager at InAutomotive

InAutomotive has named Thomas Lowcock as the new General Manager.   Thomas joined InAutomotive in 2015, following his previous experience at Arnold Clark.   Proving successful in his previous role as a Brand Manager, Tom will now look to steer InAutomotive...

Nissan abandons plans to build new model at Sunderland plant

Nissan has confirmed it will not go ahead with plans to build anew model of one of its flagship vehicles at its Sunderland plant, as concerns over Brexit is affecting businesses.   According to The Guardian, the company announced in 2016 that plans to build the...

InAutomotive launches first annual jobseeker report

InAutomotive is proud to reveal that we have launched our first ever annual report for 2018! The report covers data collected around jobseekers from our website in 2017-18, and was created to guide hiring managers with their recruitment strategy in 2019. Our report...

Suzuki on top for automotive customer service in the UK

Suzuki GB has been ranked the number one car brand in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) for January 2019.   As reported by Car Dealer Magazine, the Institute of Customer Service asked 45,000 consumers to rate their...

Ford to cut thousands of jobs in major shake-up of its operations

Ford will shed thousands of jobs at its UK and mainland European operations in a bid to return the business to profitability, in a broad restructuring that may involve closing production plants. According to the BBC, it is expected the turnaround plan will lead to...

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