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2020 Vision – the Outlook for 2020 Part 2

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As with Part 1, this blog is not designed to be a detailed analysis, rather it is high-level snap shot view of some of the market factors that will influence motor retailing and motor retailers in the year ahead. I hope you find it useful!

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2020 Vision – the Outlook for 2020 Part 1

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Christmas is looming large and so it seems appropriate to start looking to the motor retail and financing outlook for the year ahead. Yes, it’s time for our ‘2020 vision’, well it won’t be the last time you see or hear that expression in the weeks ahead!

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Car Retailing – is it time to dust down ‘volume is vanity profit is sanity’?

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In 2019 UK vehicle sales volumes remain strong at around 10 million units. New car registrations will be around 2.3 million and used sales will pitch in at approximately 7.9 million.

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Dealer profit centres changing at an alarming rate – adapting will be critical

Dealer profit centres changing at an alarming rate – adapting will be critical

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This was the quote attributed to Cotswold Motor Group in its latest financial return. It is unlikely to be an ‘outlying’ statement across the motor retail sector, with a succession of motor retailers reporting challenging conditions for the motor trade.

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Strong Dealer Demand for Used Car Stock

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Leading remarketing organisation BCA’s latest Pulse report stated that; ‘demand remained unseasonably strong during a period usually impacted by rising stock levels post plate change…

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Looking to sell more cars online or in the showroom – are you matching the 7 preferred learning styles?

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When it comes to car buying, whether a prospective customer wants to browse, research or buy, today’s motor dealer needs to operate an omnichannel approach.

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