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Cap and Hpi hit the road

CAP logoIn a bid to woo dealers, recently merged vehicle pricing and provenance data firm cap hpi are hitting the road for a series of roadshows starting on February 10th at Central Car Auctions in Glasgow and taking in centres belonging to BCA, Manheim and Aston Barclay.

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Career progression at Volvo Cars Poole

Leanne LedgerVolvo Cars Poole, which is part of the £91 million Ocean Automotive dealer group, has promoted Service Advisor Leanne Ledger, to the position of Service Manager.

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High praise for Basingstoke Audi service team

Basingstoke audi staffThe aftersales team at Lookers owned Basingstoke Audi have been on the receiving end of high praise lately with no less than three of the dealership's staffers being recognised by Audi UK for going the extra mile when it comes to customer service.

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Mackie Motors turn out for Dundee United

DundeeUTDFamily owned Mackie Motors, who represent Nissan, Renault and Dacia in Angus and Arbroath near Dundee, have signed a sponsorship deal to supply Nissan vehicles to Dundee United football club.

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Dealer boss hails game changer for electric vehicles

Keith BrockKeith Brock, Managing Director of Wessex Garages, has described the decision by the Go Ultra Low City Scheme to invest £7 million to promote electric vehicle ownership in Bristol as “a major game changer” for the City.

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Lloyd Motor Group acquire Ripon Land Rover

Ripon Land RoverNorth of England and Southern Scotland dealer group, Lloyd Motor Group has acquired the Ripon Land Rover business along with the Service Centre at Leyburn, North Yorkshire for an undisclosed sum.

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SsangYong beef up UK sales operation

SsangYongTeamSsangYong Motor UK has made a change to it’s sales operation, recruiting extra manpower and expanding its territories to four, consisting of the North of England & Scotland, the Midlands, South East England and the South West.

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Point of sale motor finance shows further growth

Car bonnets MTNFinance trade body the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have released figures showing a 22% growth in point-of-sale consumer new car finance volumes in December, and a 10% increase for the full year of 2015.

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Group 1 Automotive acquire Spire Automotive Group

Group1US dealer group Group 1 Automotive, Inc. who already operate 17 franchised dealerships in the UK as Chandlers, Barrons and Elms, have acquired the 12 outlet North London and home counties based Spire Automotive Group.

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