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UK Bucks European Trend with Continuing Rise in Car Sales

CAP AIS Automotive Intelligence Specialist, Matthew Freeman, comments on European new car sales figures. In a week in which major EU markets have posted continuing poor sales, the UK has bucked the trend by posting yet another set of healthy figures – with April being the 13th month in succession to post month-on-month growth.

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There but for the grace of God?

Last week (Thursday 21st February) the OFT announced that Mercedes Benz and three of its CV dealers had been fined £2.6 million after admitting infringing competition law. The transgressions apparently varied in nature but ‘market sharing, price coordination or exchange of commercially sensitive information’ were all allegedly involved.

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Reflections on NADA 2013

Truth by repeated assertion, it’s very common phenomenon, politicians and marketers use it all the time, for example “US dealers are more advanced than UK dealers”, I don’t believe this view of the dinosaur UK dealers, at least fully.

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