Archives for November 2013

Motor industry increases sales forecast for year

October saw the 20th consecutive month of growth in new car registrations, resulting in the SMMT revising its full year forecast to 2.25 million new units.  Ford continues to dominate the league table with the Fiesta selling nearly 105,000 cars so far this year.  Their Focus model is the second best selling vehicle with 76,493 registrations to date, followed by Vauxhall’s Corsa and Astra models.

Grimshaws Vauxhall to sell to Pentagon Motor Group

Alan Grimshaw, Managing Director of Grimshaws Vauxhall has announced his decision to retire and to sell his business to Pentagon Motor Group for an undisclosed sum.  Pentagon will acquire the Vauxhall sites at Prestwich and Eccles that will take their franchised outlets to 25 in total.