Ford launches direct new car sales website and opens Manchester experience centre

Ford has simultaneously launched its direct sales website for new cars as well as opened its new experience centre in Manchester in collaboration with Next and Rockar. Rockar has helped develop Ford’s ‘buy online’ platform: www.buy.ford.co.uk which integrates directly into Ford’s website. It had a soft launch on July 12, but officially launched on July 17, coinciding with the opening of the new Arndale Centre showroom on the same day.

Ford launches direct new car sales website and opens Manchester experience centre

Jul 20, 2018

Ford has simultaneously launched its direct sales website for new cars as well as opened its new experience centre in Manchester in collaboration with Next and Rockar. Rockar has helped develop Ford’s ‘buy online’ platform: www.buy.ford.co.uk which integrates directly into Ford’s website. It had a soft launch on July 12, but officially launched on July 17, coinciding with the opening of the new Arndale Centre showroom on the same day.

Ford of Britain launches direct online car sales channel

Ford of Britain has launched a direct-to-customer online sales channel. Users of the site can set a budget, obtain a part exchange value, review and choose cars, then arrange finance online and order. Consumers can select delivery either from a local dealership or direct to a location of their choice.

Ford of Britain launches direct online car sales channel

Jul 13, 2018

Ford of Britain has launched a direct-to-customer online sales channel. Users of the site can set a budget, obtain a part exchange value, review and choose cars, then arrange finance online and order. Consumers can select delivery either from a local dealership or direct to a location of their choice.

NYC auto dealership pays $423,000 for deceptive lending

A New York City auto dealership has agreed to pay more than $423,000 to settle charges that it targeted non-English speakers with a range of deceptive sales practices. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Bay Ridge Honda of Brooklyn was required to reform its business practices and pay restitution and penalties, after the office received dozens of complaints from New Yorkers about unwanted charges and sales tactics that targeted non-English speakers.

NYC auto dealership pays $423,000 for deceptive lending

Jul 13, 2018

A New York City auto dealership has agreed to pay more than $423,000 to settle charges that it targeted non-English speakers with a range of deceptive sales practices. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Bay Ridge Honda of Brooklyn was required to reform its business practices and pay restitution and penalties, after the office received dozens of complaints from New Yorkers about unwanted charges and sales tactics that targeted non-English speakers.

Americas

AutoGravity beefs up senior management

Jul 20, 2018

Leading digital, car-shopping and financing platform AutoGravity has announced the appointment of Alex Mallmann as president and CEO, and Jason Bonifay as chief technology officer (CTO), as the company hits a new milestone by reaching more than two-million users in less than two years since its initial product launch.

Asia Pacific

Opportunities for auto finance as China widens market access

May 23, 2018

China’s president Xi Jinping has announced a substantial widening of its market access programme that will create growth opportunities for foreign companies, including the auto finance sector. In response to the announcement, the People's Bank of China said it was “losing no time” in translating the measures into reality.