Apr 16, 2018

Vauxhall slims down dealer network

Vauxhall plans to reduce its dealership total by about a third as consumers change the way they buy cars. Vauxhall sales plunged by more than a fifth last year - far worse than the overall market decline of 5.7%. Stephen Norman, managing director of Vauxhall, said it and sister brand Opel "Would not require as many retail outlets as the brands currently have". The former PSA executive was appointed as Vauxhall boss in January with a remit to resuscitate the brand. Vauxhall started informing the 93 groups that own its dealership network on Monday. Vauxhall sold 195,000 cars in the UK last year, reducing its market share from 9.3% to 7.7%. Sales in the first three months of this year fell by 18%..

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