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Euro Car Parts is to expand the 38-strong workforce at its new 60,000 sq ft delivery hub in Manchester to 50 over the next year, and plans to open a 50,000 sq ft warehouse in Chester.
Futaba Industrial UK is to expand the 225-strong workforce at its automotive supplies plant at Foston in Derbyshire with up to 50 new jobs next year, having won a contract from Jaguar Land Rover.
Rybrook Holdings is to open a new McLaren car dealership in Bristol next year.
AMT Group has acquired a £1.1m 12,000 sq ft vehicle leasing facility near Stockport, in order to expand its business into the North West.
Jaguar Land Rover is planning to build a 183,800 sq ft logistics centre and an automated storage unit of 180,900 sq ft at its site at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham.
Royal Enfield has awarded a £3.5m contract to Stepnell to build a motorbike manufacturing design and research centre at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire.
Jennings Motor Group has acquired Leeds Harley-Davidson, the West Yorkshire-based motorcycle dealership with 12 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Jaguar Land Rover has secured government funding to support a £33m investment in research into transmission systems, with the creation of an initial 60 jobs in the West Midlands.
Nexus Vehicle Rental has sold a majority stake in its Leeds-based corporate vehicle rental management business to Bowmark Capital for £51m.
Brose UK is looking to expand the workforce of more than 300 at its new car parts factory in Coventry with about 100 jobs over the next year.
Northgate Vehicle Hire is looking to expand its Darlington-based vehicle rental business with up to 14 new sites over the next three years, including Swindon and Peterborough.
Eden Motor Group has acquired Wokingham Motors, the Berkshire-based Peugeot car dealership, for undisclosed terms.
Vertu has acquired Who's Ace Holdings, the Kent-based online vehicle parts firm with 21 staff, for up to £2.2m.
Jaguar Land Rover is to invest £450m in the 200,000 sq ft expansion of its Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton, with the creation of hundreds of new jobs.
Tootle has secured £2m of funding for the expansion of its London-based online car sales business.
CAD CAM Automotive is planning to build a new production plant in Coventry and create up to 1,000 jobs, having secured a £300m five-year investment from Red Sun Group of China.
Auto Fuel Fix has acquired Fuel Rescue, the Tamworth-based mobile fuel drain firm with a depot in Birmingham.
Swansway has acquired Gordon's Honda, the Bolton-based car dealership, for undisclosed terms.
Helston Garages is planning to relocate its Taunton-based Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo car showrooms to two purpose-built units off Toneway by 2017, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Marshall Motor Holdings has acquired SG Smith Holdings, the chain of car dealerships across London, Surrey and Kent, for £24m.
Leacy Classics has acquired London Taxi Group, the Milton Keynes-based taxi car parts firm with a fleet of 21 vehicles.
Halfords is planning to expand its chain of 307 Autocentres with up to 15 new sites this year.
Jaguar Land Rover has won approval to build a new engineering facility for its 300-strong Vehicle Operations Team at Fen End in Warwickshire next year.
Arnold Clark is seeking permission for a new car showroom and service centre at an eight-acre site on York Business Park in Nether Poppleton, with the creation of 45 jobs.
ZF TRW is creating 30 jobs at its newly-expanded car parts factory in Sunderland, with plans for a further 100 over the next few years.
Endeavour Automotive has acquired Haddocks Hyundai, the Essex-based chain of two car dealerships in Frinton-on-Sea and Colchester.
Jaguar Land Rover is seeking permission for a 17,800 sq m Vehicle Operations Division near Kenilworth in Warwickshire, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Evans Halshaw is planning to open a new car dealership at Marsh Barton in Exeter, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Michelin is to invest £52m in improvements to its tyre factory in Dundee over the next five years, including new machinery and a 20,000 sq m warehouse.
AvailableCar is to create 150 jobs at a new £1m car supermarket due to open at a 12-acre site near Morley in Leeds early next year.
Jacksons is seeking permission for a multi-million pound car showroom at a 10-acre site on the Isle of Man by the end of next year, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Beadles Group is seeking a permanent site in Southend for a new Jaguar Land Rover car dealership, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Leacy Classics has acquired Min-its, the Coleshill-based Mini car parts distribution firm, and plans to create 20 jobs over the next three years.
TOM Vehicle Rental has acquired Solar Self Drive, the London-based vehicle hire firm with 200 vans and trucks, for undisclosed terms.
Cox Motor Group has acquired a Honda car dealership in Wigan from Gordons.
Peter Vardy is planning to open a Jaguar car dealership in Aberdeen by the end of next year.
Honda is to create at least 500 jobs at its Civic car manufacturing plant in Swindon by next April, as part of a £200m investment.
Paragon Automotive is to invest £4.7m in the expansion of its Bedfordshire-based vehicle services business over the next year.
JCT600 is planning to create 30 apprenticeships at its Bradford-based chain of 50 car dealerships next April.
Dexel Tyre & Auto Centre has secured funding to acquire three new depots in Lincolnshire for the expansion of its Sheffield-based chain of 12 commercial vehicle repair sites.
Caterham Cars is to open a new car showroom and dealership at BookaTrack in Donington Park by January 2016.
Mercedes-Benz is seeking permission to build a four-acre car showroom and workshop in Dartford.
RTS, the Chippenham-based automotive training firm with 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out with backing from Watersheds.
Stoneacre has acquired Autoworld, the Chesterfield-based chain of car dealerships with 230 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Euro Car Parts is creating 50 jobs at its new 33,000 sq ft car parts distribution centre in Saltash.
Smart Fleet Solutions is to set up a new headquarters at Holmes Chapel in Cheshire this November for its automotive supply business and some of the 400 staff.
Vertu Motors has acquired SHG Holdings, the Hereford-based chain of three Audi and Volkswagen car dealerships, for £13m.
Lear Corporation is to create 100 jobs at its newly-expanded car parts manufacturing facility in Sunderland by 2017.
Auto Styling Truckman is to set up a 52,000 sq ft factory and headquarters for its Brierley Hill-based vehicle accessory manufacturing business.
Rybrook Holdings is to open a Rolls-Royce car showroom at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol by spring 2016, with the creation of 46 jobs.
FISITA is to relocate the London-based headquarters of its automotive engineering membership organisation to the M11 Business Link near Stansted Airport in November.
Unipres UK is investing £20m in improvements to its Sunderland-based car parts plant, and plans to expand the 1,100-strong workforce with 16 new jobs.
Voith Industrial Services is to relocate its Coventry-based wheel assembly plant and 80 staff to a new 140,000 sq ft site nearby next year.
Ford is to invest £181m into petrol engine production at its plant in Bridgend by 2018, safeguarding more than 750 jobs.
Charles Hurst is to open a new Jaguar Land Rover car dealership at Boucher Road in Belfast.
GSF, the Birmingham-based car parts supplier with 75 branches and 1,000 staff, has been acquired by HgCapital for undisclosed terms.
Jaguar Land Rover is to create about 70 jobs at a new £14m four-acre showroom and car dealership due to open in Wolverhampton in early 2016.
Eastleigh Borough Council has submitted plans to redevelop a former Civic Centre site with a car dealership, restaurants and offices, which could create 300 jobs.
Car-Ching is planning to set up new offices in Newcastle and Middlesbrough for the expansion of its car-buying services.
Toyota Tsusho UK is to set up a 20,000 sq ft distribution centre at Leeds Bradford Airport.
Jaguar Land Rover is to invest a further £120m in the expansion of its car plant in Solihull.
Marriott Motor Group is planning to open a new £8m Audi car dealership at Futura Park in Ipswich next year.
Marshall Motor Holdings has submitted plans to open a new 31,000 sq ft Audi car dealership at Matford Green in Exeter in 2016.
BMW is seeking permission for the £4.9m expansion of its Cowley-based Mini car plant in Oxfordshire.
Changan Automobile is to relocate its automotive operations to a 24,000 sq ft site at Birmingham Business Park in Solihull by October, and plans to expand the 110-strong workforce to 300.
Cameron-Price, the Birmingham-based automotive components manufacturer, has undergone a management buy-out.
Motorline Motor Group is expanding its Kent-based chain of car dealerships with a new Nissan showroom due to open in Reading this month.
JCT600 is to create 15 jobs at a new £4.5m 3.4-acre Audi car showroom due to open in Hessle, East Yorkshire, this October.
Rentalcars.com is planning to expand and refurbish its 63,000 sq ft headquarters at Manchester's 35 Fountain Street by early 2016.
Inchcape is to acquire the Armstrong Massey Land Rover car dealership in York for undisclosed terms.
Trade Centre Wales is to expand its car supermarket business with a new facility near Cardiff by early 2016, and further sites in the South West and the Midlands.
Nissan is to invest £100m at its car manufacturing plant in Sunderland, in order to build the new Juke model and secure 6,700 jobs.
Lookers has acquired Addison Motors, the Newcastle-based firm with 30 Benfield car dealerships and 1,600 staff, for £87m.
Eastern Western Motor Group is planning to set up a Nissan car showroom near Dunfermline by October, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Motiva Group is planning to expand the 60-strong workforce at its Staffordshire-based vehicles business by 2017.
Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to renovate its 1,000-acre site at Gaydon in Warwickshire, including a new motor engineering facility.
Motorpoint is to create 50 jobs at a new £5m nine-acre car showroom due to open at Birtley on Tyneside in November.
Arlington Industries has acquired DPE Automotive, the County Durham-based car parts manufacturer, for undisclosed terms.
Clean Air Power, the Leyland-based supplier of natural gas systems for vehicles, has been acquired by Hardstaff Dual Fuel Technology for £0.3m.
WR Davies has raised £4.5m to invest in improvements to its car dealerships in North Wales and Staffordshire.
Evans Halshaw is planning to set up 40 used car dealerships for its new brand Car Store, with the first to open in Birmingham.
Lookers has acquired the Amersham Jaguar car dealership from Jardine Motors Group for undisclosed terms.
Peter Vardy is to open an 8.5-acre CarStore motor dealership in Dundee by 2017, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Mobile Installation Solutions is to create 15 new jobs at its Doncaster-based vehicle modifications business over the next year.
Manheim has acquired a majority stake in Movex, the Essex-based online vehicle logistics firm.
Redde has acquired FMG Group, the Huddersfield-based fleet accident management firm, for about £43m.
CCL Accident Support is to create 50 new jobs at its Dorset-based accident management business.
Marshall has unveiled plans to relocate its Ipswich-based Jaguar and Land Rover car dealerships to a new £7m showroom at Futura Park.
Paragon Automotive has won approval to expand its 80-acre car storage site in Stallingborough, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
Big Motoring World is planning to create 300 new jobs at its Kent-based chain of three car dealerships, and will open more sites by 2019.
Williams Group has acquired the Stratstone Jaguar car dealership in Manchester for undisclosed terms.
RMB Automotive is planning to open a new Renault and Dacia car dealership in Darlington by the end of the year.
Milltek Sport is creating 15 jobs at its new 5,000 sq ft office and car exhausts showroom in Derby.
Ancaster Group has acquired a Slough-based Nissan car dealership from West London Motor Group for undisclosed terms.
Perrys has acquired GK Group, the Chesterfield-based car dealership with seven sites and 400 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Evans Halshaw is to expand the 107-strong workforce at its Wolverhampton-based Ford car dealership with 13 new jobs by the end of the year.
JCT600 is to invest £2m in the expansion of its Lincoln-based Audi car dealership by next spring.
Assured Performance has been bought out of administration by a new company called Assured Performance UK, securing 19 jobs at its Blackburn-based brakes business.
Auto Windscreens has acquired AA AutoWindshields, the Preston-based car windscreen repair firm with 200 staff.
Marriott Motor Group has acquired Bristo's, the Ipswich-based chain of three Skoda, Renault and Dacia car dealerships.
Revis Transport has acquired Spandler Bros, the Great Yarmouth-based haulage firm, for undisclosed terms.
Bott is investing £1.1m in a 13,000 sq ft expansion at its Ashby-based vehicle conversion facility, with the creation of about 20 new jobs.
John Clark has acquired the Elgin-based Frank Ogg Land Rover car dealership, with the transfer of 18 staff.
Norton has secured a £4m government investment to set up the British Motorcycle Manufacturing Academy in Castle Donington, with the creation of 300 jobs.
ALD Automotive is to relocate the Bristol headquarters of its vehicle leasing business to a new £12m 36,000 sq ft office in Emersons Green in 2016.
Motor Depot is to open a car supermarket in Grimsby in September.
Platts Garage is to relocate its Stafford-based Fiat-Chrysler car dealership to Astonfields Road later this year.
Nationwide Accident Repair Services is to acquire Just Car Clinics, the chain of 28 automotive repair centres, for £14m.
All Fleet Services is to expand the 130 staff at its Gloucestershire-based automotive services business with 12 new jobs now and then five a month.
Lloyd Motor Group has acquired Bateman of Lindale, the Cumbria-based BMW and Mini car dealership, for undisclosed terms.
MIRA, the Warwickshire-based automotive testing and research group, has been acquired by Horiba of Japan for undisclosed terms.
Fred Smith & Sons is looking to expand the 70-strong workforce at its West Bromwich-based commercial vehicle servicing business with up to 20 new jobs.
Pentagon is to open a new Vauxhall car dealership in Lincoln over the next few months.
Motorline Group is looking to open car dealerships in Dartford, Medway and the M4 corridor by 2016.
The AA is to relocate its Cardiff office to a 15,000 sq ft unit at Capital Tower.
Haas is to create a further 65 jobs at its motor racing headquarters in Banbury.
Chargemaster has acquired GB Electrical, the vehicle charging points firm with 70 installation staff nationwide.
Spraybooth Maintenance Services of Rugeley has been acquired by Lancashire-based Beta Group for undisclosed terms.
Kar Auction Services has acquired HBC Vehicle Services, the Canvey Island-based provider of vehicle disposal services.
Benfield Motor Group is expanding its Newcastle-based car sales and service training programme, with the creation of 44 jobs.
Volvox Group, the Leeds-based car lighting supplier with 220 staff, has been acquired by Rubicon Partners for undisclosed terms.
Semcon is to relocate its Warwickshire-based automotive technology business and 140 staff to a 27,000 sq ft office and research centre at Tournament Fields by 2016.
UYT is to create 100 new jobs at its Coventry-based car parts factory over the next two years, having just been acquired by Yongtai Group of China for £30m.
JCT600 is planning to recruit 27 apprentices at its Bradford-based chain of 50 car dealerships this year.
Vertu Motors has acquired the MSB Skoda car dealership in Darlington for £1.5m.
Reflex has secured funding of £7.5m to expand the fleet at its Loughborough-based van hire business.
GMW Architects has won approval for its plans to develop an electric car research campus for Frazer Nash at Windlesham in Surrey.
Nissan is to create 300 new jobs at its car plant in Sunderland this year, in order to produce the new Infiniti Q30 model.
Fords of Winsford is to open a 360-vehicle used car supermarket in Manchester in August.
Riversimple Engineering is to start manufacturing a hydrogen-fuelled car in Llandrindod Wells, and could then progress to mass production at a factory employing 220 people.
Cosworth is looking to recruit a further 35 skilled engineering staff at its motorsport plant in Northampton.
TVR has confirmed plans to manufacture a new sports car in the UK from 2017, in collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth.
Nifco UK is considering four potential sites on Teesside to open a new car parts factory by early 2017, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Nissan has won permission to build a 73,000 sq ft press panel unit at its car factory in Sunderland.
BCA Marketplace has acquired SMA Vehicle Remarketing, the motor auction firm with sites in Kinross, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle and Leeds, for £43m.
Jaguar Land Rover is planning to set up a car storage and distribution centre at the former Baddesley Colliery site in Warwickshire.
Multimatic has agreed a £50m deal to manufacture a new Metrocab electric taxi at its site in Coventry, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Swansway Group is to invest £12m in three new car showrooms in Chester, Crewe and Rochdale by 2016.
Addison Lee has acquired Climate Cars, the London-based fleet of 115 petrol hybrid cars.
Vantec Europe is to create 120 jobs at a new £23m 436,000 sq ft car parts warehouse development in Sunderland later this year.
Pendragon is to open new Stratstone BMW and Mini car dealerships in Leeds this summer.
Excel Components, the Normanton-based automotive parts supplier with turnover of £2.6m, has undergone a management buy-in.
Jaguar Land Rover is to unveil plans for the expansion of its £500m i54 engine plant in Wolverhampton.
Motorline Group is to set up a £11m car dealership on a 3.2-acre site in Crawley, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Trenton Nissan has submitted plans to build a new car dealership in Grimsby.
Blackcircles, the Peebles-based online tyre supplier with 50 staff, has been acquired by Michelin for £50m.
Swansway Group is to invest £3.5m in the expansion of its Honda dealership in Rochdale by 2016.
Hutchings Motor Group has acquired Hyundai car dealerships in Swansea and Bridgend from Arrow Automotive for undisclosed terms.
Vertu Motors has acquired a Land Rover dealership in Bury and a Jaguar dealership in Bradford for £7.9m.
Cambria has acquired a Land Rover car dealership in Royal Wotton Basset from TH White for £7.5m, taking its network to 29 sites.
Peter Vardy is to expand its chain of 11 car dealerships with a new site in Dundee.
Sevcon is to create 20 new jobs at its Gateshead-based electric vehicle technology business.
Hippo Motor Group is to set up an additional vehicle preparation and maintenance site in Blackburn this year, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Futaba-Tenneco is to expand the 200-strong workforce at its car parts factory in Burnley with up to 25 new jobs.
FMG, the Huddersfield-based fleet vehicle recovery firm with 290 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by private equity firm Endless.
Aston Martin is considering Bridgend and Birmingham as potential locations for a new factory to produce an electric or hybrid four-wheel-drive car.
Associated British Ports has unveiled plans for a £12m investment in vehicle handling facilities at the port of Southampton.
Clive Brook has acquired a Volvo car dealership in Huddersfield from The Harratts Group.
Auto Styling Truckman is creating 15 jobs at a new £2.6m 52,000 sq ft vehicle parts distribution centre and office at Blackbrook Valley in Brierley Hill.
TRW Automotive is planning to create up to 300 new jobs at its car parts factory in Peterlee by 2018.
Riverside Motor Group has acquired Peter Stockill, the Hull-based Seat and Chrysler Jeep car dealership, for undisclosed terms.
Premier Products is looking to expand its car parts factory in Mansfield by 10,000 sq ft, with the creation of ten jobs.
Kia has submitted plans to set up a £13m car distribution centre in Stallingborough, with the creation of 160 jobs.
Motorline Group has acquired a Maserati car dealership in Cardiff from Arrow Automotive for undisclosed terms.
Nationwide Accident Repair Services, the Oxfordshire-based car repair firm with 2,500 staff at 70 sites, is to be acquired by private equity firm Carlyle Group for £43m.
Nationwide Accident Repair Services has acquired Seward, the Hampshire-based chain of eight accident repair centres, for £3.8m.
Honda is to invest a further £200m at its car plant in Swindon, in order to create a global hub for the new five-door Civic.
Sigmatex of Runcorn has secured a £3.8m grant to support the manufacture of lightweight vehicles, with the creation of 238 jobs.
BCA, the used car dealer and owner of WeBuyAnyCar.com, has been sold by Clayton Dubillier & Rice to Haversham Holdings for £1.2bn.
Impetus Automotive, the automotive consultancy with 200 staff in Warwick and Cranfield, is to be acquired by Volvere for £1.3m.
Dymag of Chippenham has secured government funding of £7m to support research into the manufacture of carbon composite automotive wheels, which could create 263 jobs.
Chippenham Motor Company has acquired the MRG Volvo dealership in Chippenham, with the transfer of 15 staff.
Geely of China has confirmed plans to build a £250m taxi manufacturing plant near Coventry by 2017, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Jaguar Land Rover is to invest £450m in the expansion of its car factory in Castle Bromwich, and has also acquired a £20m site to double the size of its Coventry research centre.
Evans Halshaw is to open a Motorhouse car showroom in Leicester in April, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Benfield Motor Group is building a new £5.7m 30,000 sq ft Audi car dealership in Sunderland, as part of a £20m expansion programme.
Shukers is to open a new £3m Land Rover car dealership in Ludlow in 2016.
Ogilvie Fleet of Stirling is planning to double its fleet of 12,000 company cars and vans by 2020, in a £100m investment supported by a new funding deal with HSBC.
Vertu Motors is to relocate its Tyneside-based headquarters to a new 23,000 sq ft office at Keelman House on the Team Valley estate this spring.
MG is looking to expand its network of 57 car dealerships to 80 by the end of the year.
Rentalcars is to create 200 jobs at the previously-announced new 38,000 sq ft office on Manchester's Fountain Street this year.
Sino International Products is to relocate its Warwick-based automotive engineering business to St George's Business Park.
Porsche is to open a new £5m car showroom in Wolverhampton in June, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Lookers has announced a £55m investment in its chain of car dealerships, including £15m at Vauxhall, Kia, Seat and Skoda sites in Greater Manchester.
East Bilney Coachworks has acquired the Bennetts automotive bodyshop in King's Lynn from Marriott Motor Group, taking its Norfolk network to seven sites.
SsangYong is planning to expand its network of 58 car dealerships to 75 sites by the end of the year.
Vantage Motor Group has acquired the David Ian Skoda car dealership in Morecambe, taking its network of sites to 21.
TRW is to create up to 50 new jobs at its car parts factory in Burnley, in order to transfer production from other countries.
Inchcape is to relocate its Exeter-based Volkswagen car dealership to a new 35,000 sq ft site at Matford Green later this year.
Rentalcars is to relocate its Manchester-based car hire business to a 38,000 sq ft office at 35 Fountain Street.
Nissan is to invest about £3m in a training programme for 1,742 staff at its car plant in Sunderland.
NSL Automotive Components of Coventry is to relocate to a 6,000 sq ft factory on the New Inn Bridge Industrial Estate.
Rivervale Cars is seeking permission to build a new car leasing showroom in Brighton, and could increase its workforce from 17 to 32.
Tusker, the Watford-based fleet car management firm, has been acquired by private equity firm ECI Partners for undisclosed terms.
C&W Commercials is planning to set up a new commercial vehicle sales centre at Moxley in the West Midlands, with the creation of 11 jobs.
Group Lotus is to create 150 new jobs at its Norfolk-based sports car manufacturing business over the next four months.
HPL Prototypes is planning to set up an automotive engineering centre on a 5.5-acre site at Wistaston near Crewe, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Royal Enfield of India is to set up a motorcycle technology centre in Leicestershire by the end of the year.
Rimstock is to create 150 new jobs at its alloy wheels factory in West Bromwich, having secured a grant from the Regional Growth Fund.
Calsonic Kansei is to create about 30 new jobs at its car parts factory in Llanelli.
Brose UK is to build a new car parts factory in Coventry by early 2016, as part of a £35m investment that will create 372 jobs.
Ashwoods Automotive is planning to set up a new electric motors factory in Exeter, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Anthony Best Dynamics is planning to relocate its automotive testing systems factory to a larger site in Bradford on Avon, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
London Taxi Company has submitted plans to relocate its Coventry factory to a new £150m site at Ansty Park, with the creation of an initial 550 jobs.
Arnold Clark has acquired Ness Motors, the operator of car dealerships in Inverness, Elgin and Perth with 104 staff.
Car-Ching is planning to expand its Tyneside-based car-buying service into a nationwide chain of 60 offices over the next three years.
Jaguar Land Rover is to open a £14m flagship car dealership in Wolverhampton in early 2016, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Hi-Level Enterprises, the Doncaster-based motorcycle parts distributor with 22 staff, has been acquired by US-based Arrowhead Electrical Products.
Babcock International Group has acquired MacNeillie, the vehicle converter with sites in Walsall and Uxbridge.
Vantage Motor Group has acquired the Stratstone Honda car dealership in Bradford from Pendragon, taking its network to 20 sites.
Brose UK is to invest up to £3m in a new automotive training academy in Coventry over the next three years.
Euro Car Parts is looking to develop a nationwide network of distribution hubs, including more than 1m sq ft of warehousing and 1,000 jobs.
Green Flag is to relocate its vehicle breakdown call centre and 750 staff from Pudsey to Direct Line offices in Leeds this year.
VTL has secured £1.5m from the Business Growth Fund to support a capital investment programme at its Huddersfield-based automotive components business.
Northgate Vehicle Hire is investing £4m in two new depots in Birkenhead and Manchester, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Arnold Clark is to create 100 new jobs for vehicle technicians at its chain of car dealerships in central Scotland.
Autofarm, the Oxfordshire-based Porsche cars specialist, has undergone a management buy-out.
Renault is planning to modernise its network of car dealerships by 2017, including new displays and interactive discovery zones.
Lookers is to invest £5m in the expansion of its Lomond Audi car dealerships in Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling this year, with the creation of 60 jobs.
University of Bolton is planning to set up a £10m National Centre for Motorsport & Engineering on Deane Road by 2016.
Skoda is to roll out a new corporate look across its chain of 134 car dealerships by the end of the year.
John Banks Group has acquired the Richard West Renault and Dacia car dealership in Cambridge, with the transfer of 25 staff.
Pangean Engineering is to create 12 jobs at its new automotive technology office at Hethel in Norfolk.
Comline Auto Parts has acquired Motaquip, the Coventry-based car parts distribution firm, from Peugeot for undisclosed terms.
O&H Vehicle Conversions is setting up a 26,000 sq ft warehouse and 8,000 sq ft office at Opus 36 in Goole, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Jaguar Land Rover is to create 1,300 new jobs at its Solihull plant, in order to produce a sports utility vehicle.
BMW Group is to recruit 150 apprentices for its BMW and Mini dealerships this year, with training taking place near Reading and Milton Keynes.
TOM Vehicle has acquired Alistair Fleming, the chain of three car and van dealerships in Ayr, Dundee and Kilmarnock for undisclosed terms.
TC Harrison has acquired the Rylatt Ford car dealership in Spalding for undisclosed terms.
Rygor Mercedes is planning to open a £3.5m truck sales and servicing centre at Railway Triangle in Gloucester in spring, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Cox Motor Group has acquired a Honda car dealership in Southport from Clare James Group.
Vantec is planning to expand its automotive logistics operation in Sunderland with a new 35,000 sq ft warehouse, with the creation of 200 jobs.
M-Tec Group is planning to expand the 75-strong workforce at its Coventry-based automotive engineering business with 40 new jobs this year.
M-Sport has won approval from Allerdale Council for the £19m expansion of its automotive research centre in Cumbria, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Chorley Group is to invest £1m in the expansion of its car dealership at Squires Gate in Blackpool.
Geely of China is expected to soon announce plans for a new £150m taxi manufacturing plant at Ansty Park near Coventry.
Arthurs of Shropshire has acquired the Dickens Peugeot car dealership in Wrexham for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 25 staff.