PSA has cancelled all Vauxhall and Opel dealership contracts with two year’s notice.
As expected since the new owners acquired the struggling former GM subsidiaries, PSA will only reappoint the best dealers which sell most cars and have high customer ratings experiences, which means over 500 could be dropped and those 1,100 who remain could sell all brands inc. Peugeot, Citroen and DS.
The challenges facing the Welsh automotive supply chain and component makers will be the theme of Autolink 2018.
This year’s Welsh Automotive Forum event will once again be at Cardiff Stadium on 20 June and will focus on the issues and future surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Famous for its still industry-leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, Kia Motors will give customers the best ownership experience in the UK with the introduction of the Kia Promise.
For those owners who register it will include a bespoke service tailored to servicing and breakdown provision, accessories, valet, and insurance services.
The percentage of RAC breakdowns attributed to damage caused by potholes and poor quality road surfaces, such as damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs or distorted wheels, doubled in Q1 of 2018 to 2.3% from 1.2% in the last quarter of 2017.
This equated to 5,540 call-outs for these faults from a total of more than 244,000 RAC breakdowns over the same period but it expects a long term indicator of the roads to be shown by the figures for H1 2018 in three months.
About 8 million cars will be made with various levels of artificial intelligence by 2025, says ABI Research.
The analytical company said some will be completely autonomous and not need driver intervention, the so-called Level 5 technology, and these will see about 36 million sensors made to support the systems.
Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the world last year.
It marked three straight years it’s held the title and Ford sold 13,100 Mustangs in Europe last year, adding up to 35,000 since 2015, when it arrived in Europe.