North Wales Motor Company, Llandudno has added Kia to its Honda new car franchises.
It also services and sells used Lotus Cars and will run the Korean car operation from a former Peugeot site on Argyll Road, Llandudno.
Gravells, of West Wales, has expanded into England.
The booming Kia business is the sixth outlet by the family and will operate out of Hereford.
The number of drivers expecting their next car to be fully electric has risen by 32% in twelve months.
A study for Kwik Fit shows 11% of drivers who are planning to change their car expect its replacement to be fully electric and this compares to 8% of drivers a year ago while those expecting to buy a hybrid has jumped to 37%, a rise from 33% over the last 12 months.
Genesis Motor UK has gained accreditation to The Motor Ombudsman’s CTSI-approved and long-established Motor Industry Code of Practice for New Cars.
The accreditation of Genesis to the Code of Practice underlines the marque’s commitment to high standards, beyond those required by law, in relation to the supply of new cars and the cover provided to consumers by its new vehicle warranty.
Record numbers of students are enquiring about short-term car subscriptions for the summer holidays, according to the UK’s biggest vehicle subscription company.
Wagonex.com says the majority of those making enquiries are seeking cars for between one and three months as they plan summer staycations.
Cars and vans are being hired in greater numbers as lockdowns ease and drivers travel further afield according to the latest leasing figures from the BVRLA.
Vans have jumped 5% and cars are up 0.4%.
International Motors Ltd, has agreed to purchase The Colt Car Company’s aftersales business.
The new subsidiary of International Motors will be called I.M. MAPS (UK) Ltd but will continue to trade, as it has done for many years, under the Mitsubishi Motors in the UK banner, ensuring parts and servicing of the Japanese models after the manufacturer last year announced its withdrawal from selling new models in Britain.
Volkswagen is in advanced discussions to buy Europcar.
The car rental business it once owned was badly hit by the curtailed transport impact of Covid-19 last year and into this spring and VW eye the business as a way to boost the trend towards vehicle rental as opposed to ownership and an announcement about a deal could come today or tomorrow.