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Registrations stagnant overall, steady as she goes for used
Rob Donaldson, Car Editor, ponders the best approach to accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV)
Buoyant used trucks sales raise hopes for strong year-end
Registrations record modest growth in September, used more variable.
Motorcycle dealers report mixed fortunes in recent months
Mercedes-Benz market update
Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor shares his views
There appears to be continued uncertainty in the van market and wider UK economy.
Auction volumes remain steady with dealers paying a premium for the best stock...
BMW - a detailed look at the M5 (E34)
Emissions scandals, tax changes and new legislation have not written the epitaph for diesel cars just yet...
Congratulation to the Toyota Proace Glass’s Used Van Hero for October
2018 sees a delay in older part-exchange vehicles reaching auction halls
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), the cumulative of motorcaravans first registered in June were up 4.2% compared to last year, at 8,552 units.
July 2018 year to date figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC) show production of 14,208 units, an increase of 4.6% on the same period in 2017.
Forecast Editor, Andy Cutler, takes a deep dive in to electric vehicles
New motorcycle registrations grow in August whilst the used market remains steady.
It has been a tough year for the touring caravan industry and 2018 has not repeated the same level of success as the last few years.
Congratulation to the Ford Connect Glass’s Used Van Hero for August
SUVs have taken over UK roads in recent years with most manufactures producing at least one and some manufactures specialising in them.
The UK Government has a desire to rid the UK roads of the most polluting cars. Older cars now have a tougher MOT testing regime to contend with.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles increased for the first time since May as 16,394 new vans and pickups hit UK roads for the first time during August.
New truck registrations are down again for the second quarter of 2018.
The MG brand has evolved over the years and now includes a three-model line-up. The MG3, MG GS and the latest model, the MG ZS.
Following new market growth in June, July results were a little disappointing, whilst used remains buoyant.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles declined -5.9% in July as 23,309 new vans and pickups were registered for the first time.
Congratulation to the Volkswagen Amarok Glass’s Used Van Hero for August
In an attempt to improve air quality in the Capital, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London from 8 April 2019.
The HGV Market as a whole is slow at present. Every dealer in the country is searching for the best stock at the best price.
Driving the all new SsangYong Musso pickup range in the Cotswolds left drivers mightily impressed with its capabilities.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles fell -5.8% in May as 35,182 new light commercial vehicles were registered.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are here to stay, the range, styles and choices are growing wider with new offerings from mainstream manufacturers promised over the next few years.
Congratulation to the Vauxhall Combo, Glass’s Used Van Hero for July
First introduced to the world in September 1976, the Ford Fiesta has since driven its way into the hearts of millions of customers around the world.
Dacia formed in communist Romania in 1966 and acquired the basic design and tooling of the Renault 12.
Following a few years of success, the 2018 season has been disappointing.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), first registrations of motorcaravans in April were up 10% compared to last year, at 1,668 units.
Following a significant dip in April, registrations made a small recovery in May.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), as of May 2018, 10,651 units have been produced, which is an increase of 6.3% on the same period in 2017.
Not always green in colour, these parts are recognised as being an affordable and sustainable source of original manufacturer parts (OEM).
Glass’s has joined the IMDA to support, and engage with, those who remain at the heart of the industry.
Alternative fuel vehicles have seen an increase year to date of 19.5% as of May 2018.
With new vehicle technology developing all the time, autonomous vehicles are on the horizon.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles rose by 2.4% in May as 27,639 new light commercial vehicles hit British roads.
Congratulation to the Peugeot Partner, Glass’s Used Van Hero for June
Andy Picton reviews the Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
Much like the horses competing in the world famous Grand National, the Motorcaravan industry has had to jump numerous hurdles this season.
The non-premium, medium sized car segment remains very popular with car buyers.
Following a year of depressed registrations in 2017, the first quarter of 2018 experienced growth, with year to date totals being 5.8% ahead of last year.
As the evenings draw out, some of the more adventurous amongst us want that ‘wind in the hair’ driving experience that convertibles offer.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles grew in April as the market continued its topsy-turvy start to 2018.
Demand remains as strong as ever for diesel cars at auction, in fact the overall conversion rate in March was slightly above last year’s figure.
Registration data released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) show 15,118 registrations in March this year, 4.9% ahead of March 2017.
Glass’s recruits automotive expert and big data product specialist to deliver enhanced insight and true innovation for customers
Congratulation to the Nissan Navara, Glass’s Used Van Hero for May
Over the years, the new plate launch in March proves to be a fantastic month with registration really taking off.
There has long been debate about the accuracy of fuel economy and CO2 figures published by car manufacturers...
As the nineties were drawing to a close, car design had become a little plain and rather functional, many would say at the cost of some individual styling.
This goes against much of the rhetoric that has been published lately, but, is diesel set for a fight-back?
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council, as of January 2018, 2,435 units had been produced, which is an increase of 18.7% on the same period in 2017.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), registrations of motorcaravans in January were up 4.3% compared to last year, at 531 units.
With 2018 now well underway, it is the time of year to be thinking about the upcoming summer.
Glass's has extended its 12-year partnership with Ageas Insurance Ltd for the use of its market leading Glass eSalvage solution.
Trading over the Easter period is a barometer of the annual results in the leisure vehicle market and this year will have a special significance for the market.
The unpredictable impact of Brexit has created a tale of two car markets.
Last year registrations of new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) fell by 3.6%, the first decline in five years. Last month, registrations rose by 6.4% on the same period last year, the best February performance in a decade.
Mounting levels of bike crime in the capital and Britain’s major cities are raising concerns about the future
Robert Redman discusses what can be done to turn the tide in favour of electric cars.
Staying up to date with the latest new cars that are being launched in the UK market is essential as a Forecast Editor.
Rob Donaldson, one of our Car Editors responsible for Volkswagen values, dives into the data to look at RV and sales performance of the iconic VW Golf
Car Editor Andy Cutler ponders the opportunity for lower powered cars from exotic manufacturers.
The fourth generation of the RS4 is out in 2018. Are the older generations destined for classic status?
Analysis from recent dealer visits combined with completed surveys, indicated that 44% of dealers felt sales were broadly in line with those of last year.
Attendances at auction across the UK have remained buoyant over the last month, with buyers continuing to search for the best stock on offer.
October’s used car auction market started well, but as the month progressed we saw an increase in volume coupled with a decrease in the first time conversion rate.
The Ford Ranger has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for November.
Do high-end Bi-xenon or LED headlamps have a positive impact on residual values?
The Z4 M roadster followed the tried and tested route of fitting a powerful engine into a relatively small roadster shell.
The Mercedes Benz Vito has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for October.
The used car auction market for September followed similar trends to August.
The Vauxhall Corsavan has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for September.
When all is said and done, the UK car market remains buoyant with strong consumer demand for both new and used cars.
In many cases there has been apathy at the thought of needing to make changes to remarketing patterns. In fact, little planning seems to have taken place until recently.
Against a backdrop of a better than expected economy and a warning that complacency would be dangerous, the Chancellor delivered his first and last March budget speech...
The latest set of new car registration data to be released by the SMMT shows the very first real sign of a slowdown in the UK new car market...
The new Autovista Group – together with the company’s four core brands: Glass’s, Schwacke, Eurotax and Autovista – will enjoy a new design and look to reflect the Group’s pan-European stature.
For those wanting economy and practicality.
A consistent decrease in residual values year on year perhaps indicates the damage that pre-registration has done in the market.
The Custom is a ‘much welcome’ addition to the Transit range
After 2015 exceeded forecasts, it appears 2016 will follow suit.
Weather plays a particularly big role in the motorcycle industry, so climate change is a very important factor to consider.
Positive spin from manufacturers is at loggerheads with reluctance of operators to be convinced by electric light commercial vehicles.
Overview of 2016
November logged record-breaking new light commercial vehicle registrations – the most for 20 years.
Panel van has been commercial vehicle favourite for more than 35 years