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Hyundai appoint Kasteel to European aftersales role

Bas kasteelHyundai Motor Europe has appointed former Toyota European Director of Sales and Marketing, Bas Kasteel as Vice President Customer Service.

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Mazda on track for +20% UK growth thanks to fleet sales

steve tomlinsonMazda has revealed that it's UK corporate sales, helped by strong contract hire and leasing sales were up 34% in the first nine months of 2014 putting the carmaker on track for a third year of over 20% UK market growth.

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Autorola see car values stable while vans continue to climb

Autorola websiteOnline vehicle remarketing firm Autorola have said that following a 4.7%% rise in used car values during the second quarter of 2014, the average price of the used cars sold online remained stable in Q3, while van prices have continued to rise.

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Key hire for Market Engineering

Paul ChaddertonAutomotive technology PR firm Market Engineering, has hired former Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) global PR director Paul Chadderton to a new account director position.

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Alphabet goes live with Codeweavers technology

Roland SchaackBMW owned vehicle leasing giant Alphabet is launching it's new broker channel thanks to technology provided by Codeweavers who delivered an all-new point of sale system, in just four months.

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Vehicle condition is key says auction firm

Eddie ThompsonAuction firm SMA say they saw a wide range of used stock come into the auction market in September and October met by demand from buyers who had previously 'hunkered' down during the economic downturn.

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HPI launch mobile trade app

HPI mobile trade appVehicle history checking firm HPI has launched a new IOS app, with an Android version in the pipeline which is designed to let the motor trade conduct HPI checks from mobile devices such as including tablets and smartphones.

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UK car manufacturing up year on year

SMMT window MTNUK car manufacturing has had it's best year-to-date performance since 2008, with 1,132,017 cars rolling off British production lines in the past 12 months.


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TrustFord donate £1,000 to Motability

MotaTrustFord has donated £1,000 to Motability to support disabled people in Essex.

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