Author Archives: Amanda Hein

Two new appointments for Polestar

Polestar has appointed a new group CFO and deputy group CFO. Ian Zhang joins Polestar as the new group chief financial officer on 1 January 2019 from his current position as deputy group CFO for Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Working with Ian Zhang will be Nils Mösko in the new role of deputy group CFO. Nils also joins Polestar on […]

MG Motor appoints Glyn Hopkin Group

MG Motor UK has announced the appointment of Glyn Hopkin Group to represent the brand in east London. The dealership on Romford Road, Manor Park has been officially opened by MG Motor UK managing director, William Wang and Glyn Hopkin Group managing director, Fraser Cohen. MG is a new addition to Glyn Hopkin Group, which holds franchises for more than […]

VW appoints Bram Schot

The supervisory board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft appointed Bram Schot a member of the board of management of Volkswagen AG effective January 1, 2019. Bram, appointed by the supervisory board of Audi AG as board of management chairman of the company headquartered in Ingolstadt, will also hold responsibility for group sales in the group board of management. ‘As Audi board of […]

How drivers cope with automation

A new simulator to help car makers better understand how drivers will cope with and respond to the rising number of driver assistance (ADAS) and autonomous (AI) automotive technologies has been revealed by Ansible Motion. The latest iteration of Ansible Motion’s Delta Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulator provides a safe and repeatable laboratory environment to test and validate the myriad ADAS systems […]

RHCV has duo promotion

RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV), has promoted two of its longest-serving employees into brand new roles as group managers. James Daykin and Steve Astill, who both joined the RHCV team in 2006, previously headed up the Nottingham and Leicester RHCV dealerships, but following a significant period of growth for the company, Steve was promoted to group aftermarket manager and James to […]

Relocation for Fix Auto Leeds

Fix Auto Fix & Go Leeds is relocating the bodyshop to increase its repair capacity in the city. Managing director Sam Smith explained that they developed the Fix & Go Leeds site alongside their two repair centres – Fix Auto Bradford and Fix Auto Keighley, but the operation has outgrown its existing single spraybooth 8,500 sqft site. As a result, […]

VW increases EV build estimate

Volkswagen has announced further details of its electric offensive. Throughout the group, up to 15 million vehicles based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) are to be built in the first wave, compared with 10 million vehicles according to previous plans. ‘The Volkswagen brand is consistently forging ahead with its electric offensive. This also includes cooperating with strong partners. The […]

Hyundai appoints Tim White

Hyundai Motor UK has appointed Tim White as national sales manager. Tim has more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry and joins Hyundai from a senior management role as national fleet sales manager for Vauxhall Motors. Tim began working for the Vauxhall brand at the age of 19, during which time he held several middle management roles within […]

Kumho appoints new logistics partner

Starting January 2019, Kumho’s UK logistics requirements will be handled with Bond International rather than out of Magna Park, Lutterworth. Bond’s 24-hour computer-driven warehousing and distribution operation, backed by a fleet of satellite-tracked delivery vehicles operating from four distribution hubs, will allow Kumho to upgrade its current ‘next day’ delivery offering to, in many cases, that of ‘same day’ and […]

Suzuki expands to Canterbury

Suzuki GB have announced the addition of Canterbury Suzuki to its nationwide dealer network. Operated by the family-run Broad Oak Motor Group, an existing Suzuki Service Centre and retailer of Approved Used cars, the seven-car showroom is located on Broad Oak Road, one of the main thoroughfares leading into Canterbury city centre. Fully refurbished, the location has state-of-the-art facilities and […]

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