Tag: Used car market

Retail ready used car stock becoming ever more in-demand in post-lockdown market, reports VRA

Retail-ready stock is becoming ever more in-demand in the post-lockdown used car market, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is reporting. VRA chair Sam Watkins explained that dealers were trying to make the process of acquiring and retailing stock as straightforward as possible at a time when the ongoing effects of the coronavirus crisis meant that key

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Stock security during lockdown could be growing problem for remarketing sector

Security of used cars and vans without access to formal storage facilities could be a growing problem for the remarketing sector over the course of the coronavirus lockdown, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The body, which represents organisations involved in the remarketing of 1.5m cars and vans every year, said that large numbers of vehicles

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Post-Brexit outlook, autonomy and 2035 EV impact are key subjects for VRA’s March member meeting

The post-Brexit economic outlook, developments in vehicle autonomy and the impact of the Government’s 2035 electric vehicle announcement will all be part of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next member meeting, taking place on March 18 at the offices of motor industry legal specialists Geldard’s in Derby. Sam Watkins, chair of the VRA, which represents organisations

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Remarketing fundamentals for 2020 is subject of VRA’s first meeting of the year

Remarketing fundamentals for 2020 is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s first meeting of the year, taking place on January 29 at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire, hosted by C.Walton. Key presentations will include Martin Potter, Managing Director, at Aston Barclay on what the auction sector is expecting in 2020 – looking at the general used

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Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the

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Developments in end of life vehicle inspections is core subject at VRA’s September meeting

The latest developments in end of life vehicle inspections is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on September 18 at the Derby offices of motor retail legal experts Geldards. Key presentations will include Vipul Dave, sales manager at Thatcham Research, examining how the arrival of ADAS devices and other

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Retail motor industry “must do more” to educate customers on new fuel choices

The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana,

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Vehicle service history central resource urgently needed by remarketing sector

A central resource that provides access to the service histories of all the cars and vans that form the UK car parc is urgently needed by the remarketing sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says

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Digital advances in remarketing to be discussed at VRA’s May meeting

How remarketing is being shaped by the latest digital advances in the used car sector is the theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on 15 May at Auto Trader’s office in Manchester. Key presentations will include Nick King of Auto Trader looking at emerging ownership and access models for new and

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Latest developments in leasing company remarketing to be discussed at VRA’s March meeting

The latest developments in leasing company remarketing is the theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on 14 March at GEFCO in Coventry. Key presentations will include Dean Bowkett of Bowkett Consulting, who has just completed a comprehensive report on high-level developments in the leasing sector and how they are likely to

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VRA adds its support to BVRLA’s new WLTP consultation campaign

The Vehicle Remarketing Association has added its support to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s response to the current Government’s WLTP consultation. Sam Watkins, chair at the VRA, said that her organisation shared the BVRLA’s concern about how the potential, negative impact on the company car sector could have widespread repercussions. She explained: “The

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New car diesel sales falling fast enough to cause potential shortages in future

New diesel car sales are falling so quickly that there could be shortages of them on the used market in the near future, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation – which represent companies that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year – says that while new car

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