Tag Archives: Glass’s

SUVs and crossovers dominate Hot Five

Value for money SUVs and crossovers dominate the Glass’s Hot Five of the fastest selling used cars in November. The Dacia Sandero Stepway heads the list, followed by the Hyundai Tuscon and Vauxhall Antara. In fourth and fifth place respectively are the Renault Captur and Dacia Sandero, bringing the total of Renault-produced cars in the Hot Five to three. Rupert […]

VW values ‘marginally affected’ by emissions

Trade values of Volkswagen used cars have so far only been marginally affected by the news of last week’s emissions scandal, according to figures from Glass’s. These are the key findings from data released today covering more than 78,000 observations: Trade values of all Volkswagen used cars in the Glass’s database today are the same as they were at the […]

Intelligence the way forward

Glass’s head of valuations, Rupert Pontin believes ‘highly accredited repairers who understand technology’ will be the first choice for vehicle owners of the future. The suggestion came during Rupert’s ‘The changing mobility landscape’ seminar session at the bodyshop Event 2015 (BE2015) during which he discussed the current car market, today’s buyers, future transport and how people will travel, and the […]

Room for new prestige car brands

A vacuum is being created in the new car market for new prestige brands as the established upmarket choices go increasingly mainstream, according to Glass’s. The publishers of the motor trade bible point out that Audi, BMW and Mercedes now sell so many cars – almost as many as brands like Ford and Vauxhall – that any genuine sense of […]

VW and Audi face credibility question

Volkswagen and Audi could be facing a major credibility crisis in the UK market after the revelation that the company deliberately ‘fixed’ emissions software fitted to some of its vehicles in the US, say Glass’s. The scandal means that models including the Audi A3, Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Golf and Passat were all fitted with software that was deliberately designed to […]

New 65 plate success painting false picture

Pre-registrations at record levels and consumers beginning to face effects of austerity A falsely buoyant picture is likely to be painted by September’s new plate change – despite the probability that it will show the 42nd consecutive monthly increase in new car registrations. Glass’s, publishers of the motor trade bible Guide, say that the situation is being complicated by record […]

Smarter remarketing strategies needed for 2016

Smarter re-marketing strategies will be needed by manufacturers and major vendors such as leasing companies if they are to be successful in the used car market during 2016. Glass’s says that volumes of vehicles reaching the market will continue to grow as PCP returns and the effects of a strong new car market feed through to the used sector. Rupert […]

New appointment at Glass’s

Jayson Whittington has been appointed to the newly created role of manager of commercial vehicle and leisure valuations at Glass’s. The new position will cover all commercial and leisure vehicle valuations – the latter including motorcycles, caravans and motorhomes. Jayson joined Glass’s in March 2014 and has a 20 year track record in the motor industry including key roles at […]

EurotaxGlass’s launches new Automotive Intelligence business

A new business unit designed to provide automotive data and insight to manufacturers, importers, fleet and finance companies on a European basis has been created by EurotaxGlass’s (ETG), the parent company of Glass’s. Called Automotive Intelligence and Consulting (AIC), its objectives include expanding ETG’s range of consulting and intelligence services as well as providing easier access to ETG data and […]

Five roadshows from Glass’s in June

A series of five roadshows for ‘anyone with an interest in the used car market’ is being held by Glass’s around the country later this month. They will take part at BCA auction sites at Bridgewater (22 June), Walsall (23 June), Derby (24 June), Bedford (25 June) and Peterborough (26 June). Members of the Glass’s car editorial team will be […]

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