Vauxhall Dealers #
Posted by Andy Broomhead on April 18, 2018, 8:20 am
Edited by board administrator April 20, 2018, 2:36 pm
Did anyone read the telegraph news yesterday that Vauxhall/ Opel have given ALL uk and European dealers 2 year notice they are removing their dealership ? |
Some will be allowed to continue as franchises if they show their figures are good enough? Wtf?
Re: Vauxhall Dealers
Posted by Tony Ludford on April 18, 2018, 7:17 pm, in reply to "Vauxhall Dealers"
Economics, they've sold 70,000 less cars than 2015. If there are too many dealers the profits are going to hit several hard or reduce the potential closures and give them time to re-franchise. (If I remember correctly Mercedes did similar a few years ago). |
365 Vauxhall dealers sold 195,000 cars (534 units per dealer) in comparison 120 Kia dealers sold 93,000 cars (775 units per dealer).
It makes me laugh that manufacturers are reducing labour times for repairs/servicing, but dealers then put the labour rates up to cover the costs, either way the customer pays!
Re: Vauxhall Dealers #
Posted by Peter Warman on April 20, 2018, 3:06 pm, in reply to "Vauxhall Dealers #"
Will probably happen to many more dealerships. Many vehicles you can now configure online and purchase, also people going for leasing, contract hire (delivered to your door) |
I have a large Vauxhall Dealership near me that has been on that site for 40 years. They now only have a 2 bay workshop and they do not sell spare parts
All my Vauxhall parts come from another company that is just a Vauxhall parts hub (like TPS) Ford are now going down that route with Ford Parts Direct as well
A Government think tank want to ban Diesel and Petrol vehicles by 2030 and not 2040 so in just over 10 years only EV's on the road
Cannot see that happening until the end of the century, no one really likes them, no one wants to invest in charge points. As for autonomous vehicles, well they better have a pretty good POTHOLE avoidance system built in.....we are all going to need OFF Road vehicles soon to cope
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