Vauxhall terminates dealership contracts
VAUXHALL is to scale back its dealerships amid falling sales and changes in the way motorists buy cars.
The brand will issue letters to all its UK dealerships at the end of April giving two years’ notice that it is terminating their contracts.
It is deciding which of the dealers to offer new terms.
Vauxhall’s communications director Denis Chick said the car maker will change the remuneration process for dealers and introduce new standards to better reflect the changing market, as consumers do more research online.
He said: “We will probably lose a few retailers,” but denied reports that a third could be cut.
Vauxhall has the second largest number of dealerships in the UK after Ford, with 326.
Mr Chick added: “Nobody will lose their jobs.”