Ford sales grew 8% in Europe’s 20 markets in February, marking its best February in 10 years and after a 21% jump to 12,000 in the UK.
The growth was powered by strong demand for SUVs up nearly 37% in February, driven by record EcoSport sales up 68 %, record Kuga sales up 28% and “Ford of Europe built momentum in February, continuing our best start to the year since 2008,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe.
VW is seeking partners to work on €20 Billion investments on EV technology for forthcoming global models.
They are seeking deals to make models in 16 factories and to go into production by 2022.
With the impending introduction of GDPR, Suzuki has hosted a series of courses for its dealer network, helping ensure they are compliant when the law changes on 25 May.
The Japanese brand has hosted two workshops for dealers so far this month, and due to the popularity has added three additional dates with presentations by a data protection officer and member of the ASE profit ops team with a wealth of automotive experience.
The Finance & Leasing Association, working alongside employers in a Trailblazer group, launched its Motor Finance Specialist apprenticeship to offer employment and training opportunities to those entering one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors.
A new section on the FLA’s website provides all the necessary information that firms will need to get their apprenticeship programmes underway – including contact details for three well-established training providers who have already signed up to help employers develop tailor-made courses, along with advice on how to hire apprentices.
Volvo Car UK is encouraging school and college leavers looking for career opportunities to join the Volvo Cars Apprenticeship Programme and work with the ambitious premium brand on the next stages of its journey.
There are currently 60 spaces available in 2018 and the Volvo Cars Apprenticeship Programme will play an integral part in the recruitment drive, and for those who have yet to choose a career path since leaving school or college in the summer, Volvo’s retailer network is still offering opportunities in 2018.
Dyfed Powis Police is asking motorists in the Swansea Valley to check dash-cam footage for a stolen Blood Bike.
The Suzuki Vstrom registration CP13 HBZ was taken from the owner’s home after 3pm on Saturday in Penrhos and police hope motorists may have logged the thief on in-car footage.