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Six months of hard work pays off for Lloyd Volvo Carlisle

LloydVolvoCarlisleFollowing six months of re-development work, Lloyd Motor Group has opened the doors on a brand new, state-of-the-art building on Chandler Way in the Cumbrian town as home to it's Lloyd Volvo Carlisle dealership.

The new showroom has capacity to display eight cars, and follows the new Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) Scandinavian architectural theme, which Volvo is currently rolling out across its dealer network.

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Parks start work transforming Coatbridge site

ParksCoatbridgeParks Motor Group are making some big changes to their dealership site on Whifflet Street, Coatbridge.

The Hamilton based multi-franchise group are overhauling the site just off the M8 motorway, completely replacing the existing Suzuki, Renault and Dacia showroom and adding one for the Mitsubishi franchise which has been operating from a temporary facility on the site since the end of 2014.

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Motor Village hosts Jeep Urban Cruise

JEEP URBAN CRUISE 5Motor Village Marylebone has hosted an ‘Urban Cruise’ across London, in collaboration with the official Jeep Owners Club and  65 owners.

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New head of MAN TopUsed appointed

Matt SquiresMAN Truck & Bus UK’s used vehicle business, TopUsed, has a new leader with Matt Squires appointed in an internal move.

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European/global version of CAP Code on the way

AdrianRushmoreIn a move that might lead to more accurate used car valuations for the UK’s dealers, Leeds based automotive data firm CAP, which is owned by US giant Solera has announced the launch of a new numeric version of it’s CAP code which is currently used to identify specific models of cars at a derivative level in systems such as those used by vehicle leasing companies.

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Olympic gold for Donalds Ipswich

BGrantDonalds Group is hosting an event, to mark the launch of Volvo’s new S90 and V90 models, that will feature a presentation from Olympic gold medalist Saskia Clark.

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BTC rolls out upgraded autoVHC system

AutoVHCscreensCrewe based automotive consultancy BTC has begun rolling out the upgraded version it’s electronic vehicle health check software, autoVHC which is used by hundreds of franchised dealers across the UK and internationally.

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Greenhous DAF fly the flag at Oswestry Truck Show

GreenhousDAfGreenhous DAF took the DAF hospitality unit to the Oswestry Truck Show, an annual gathering of trucks and dealers from across the country.

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Poole Audi promotes from within

DannyTurleyJust 2 months on from opening as the UK and Europe’s largest Audi dealership, Ocean Automotive owned Poole Audi has promoted 37 year old Danny Turley, who has been with the company for over 12 years, to the position of Assistant Manager,.

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