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Taggarts has begun the next chapter in its prestigious history in Lanarkshire after opening a new £4m Land Rover dealership.
Lookers Volkswagen Battersea has started 2019 by opening a brand new £10 million showroom.
Wearside Audi are helping to give a local football team a kick start by providing their new football kits as well as contributing to additional support during their studies.
National retailer Lookers has launched its annual Big Sale TV advertisement campaign, which features one of the UK’s most talked about music stars.
The Lookers Big Sale is now on, with a range of outstanding offers across a wide choice of approved used cars.
National motor retailer, Lookers, has raised a monumental £215,755 for automotive charity Ben through the annual Industry Leader Challenge set by the charity.
National motor retailer Lookers has furthered its commitment to future talent by welcoming another 150 Apprentices to its award-winning apprenticeship programme, as well as launching a brand-new Traineeship Program.
Tranmere Rovers have signed a sponsorship deal with national motor retailer Lookers, which has seen the team receive a Grandland X SUV to help with its scouting activities.
We took the seven-seater Land Rover Discovery out for a test drive to see if the compact 2.0-litre petrol engine can still deliver the high-end driving experience Land Rover is famous for
We take out the Range Rover Velar to find out why this mid-sized SUV, filled with technology and oozing class, is so popular.
Motor retailer Lookers is celebrating once again after its marketing team won three awards at an event that celebrates the very best in email marketing.
Sporting plenty of space, a steadfast frame and equitable control, the strikingly sporty Kia Sportage is a powerful jack-of-all-trades for Kia enthusiasts everywhere.
Motability customers in Stockport can be sure of receiving award-winning customer service when they visit local dealer Lookers Kia, who have won a regional award for their work with the Motability Car Scheme.
A historic local rugby club is encouraging more women to take up the sport thanks to help from motor retailer Lookers.
The North East based marketing team behind one of the country’s biggest motor retailers has won a prestigious award for creating one of the industry’s most well recognised and successful nationwide brands.
This week we are test driving some of our most popular models. Here we're taking a look at the Renault Clio Dynamique S Nav.
Lookers Nissan has gone back to its roots after helping to launch a newly restored Japanese Garden in Harrogate.
German manufacturer reveals plans for 12 battery-powered cars to be part of its line-up by 2025, alongside an expansion of its plug-in hybrid offering
TV personality and one half of This Morning presenting duo Holly Willoughby has given the Lookers Electric Charge some extra spark after taking part in a portion of the fund-raising route.
Lookers is set to encourage those with a variety of disabilities to visit its dealerships with the launch of the first Motability Awareness Week across its network.
A rising star in the field of equestrian sports is jumping for joy after receiving sponsorship from Lookers Nissan Leeds.
Audi introduces its very first electric car, the e-tron quattro with a range of innovative technology
Lookers has been acknowledged at the North East round of the National Apprenticeship Awards for the second year running, this time with a ‘Rising Star’ amongst its workforce.
It was a day to remember for one North Wales teacher after she was surprised on her own doorstep with the grand prize of a brand-new car after entering a prize draw in aid of Children in Need.
Lookers will be making a further investment in its dealership network with the purchase of Jennings Motor Group for an undisclosed sum.
Find out what makes a good CEO in this article which focuses on Lookers CEO, Andy Bruce.
Lookers Volkswagen Van Centres across Newcastle have been helping the Six Times Open campaign to ‘Fight for every heartbeat’ in their fundraising for the British Heart Foundation.
In recent years, the automotive industry has been operating under an air of uncertainty. In this piece, we look at the factors that have contributed to this.
It was a day to remember for one Lookers customer after they were surprised on their own doorstep with the grand prize of a brand-new car after entering a prize draw in aid of Children in Need.
Lookers has completed the West Midlands leg of the Lookers Electric Charge, where staff doffed their caps and took part dressed as characters from hit show Peaky Blinders.
Lookers has proudly sponsored and presented a Leader of Tomorrow award at a prestigious summit for inspirational women leaders, the R&A Reach Women’s Leadership Summit.
Supporting charities can do more for your business than simply showing you're philanthropic. Take a look at these five reasons why your business should forge relationships with charities.
Having a 'staycation' this year? Then why not take a road trip and enjoy the best of the UK.
National motor retailer Lookers has taken on the Merseyside leg of the biggest charity drive in its history - the Lookers Electric Charge.
The Lookers Electric Charge charity challenge has called into the retailer’s head office in Manchester, with everyone from the Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing up to help raise money for industry charity Ben.
National motor dealer Lookers has become the only motor retailer in the UK to receive both badges from parenting website Mumsnet.
Lookers have announced a partnership with award winning golfer Oliver Wilson. The Alfred Dunhill Links Champion and nine time runner-up with over 100 weeks in the world’s top 50 will become a Lookers Ambassador.
A new £20m Audi showroom in Dublin has won one of Ireland’s premier architecture and construction awards, beating a host of other luxury retailers.
Lookers Vauxhall have provided a selection of vehicles for The British Transplant Games which sees thousands of transplant recipients and their supporters take part in a range of sports.
Lookers North East Repair Centre has teamed up with Nacro, a social justice charity, to inspire disadvantaged young people into the workplace.
Lookers SEAT Manchester has illustrated the power and importance of video in its customer service experience after coming away victorious from the 2018 CitNOW Awards.
Lookers is extending its strong ties to the Ford brand with the purchase of Pollendine Motors, which operates a Ford dealership in Essex.
Motor retailer Lookers has hit another hole in one for Children in Need at one of its annual golf days as it looks to raise £600,000 for the charity.
Lookers Kia Newcastle is backing local sport in the North East by providing Newcastle Cricket Club with new kits this season.
Lookers Nissan helped visitors to Leeds City Centre go green yesterday by showcasing their leading electric vehicles as part of Clean Air Day.
The outstanding Ford GT begins its tour of Lookers Ford dealerships across the UK, starting with Lookers Ford Leeds and Sheffield.
Lookers take on the Scottish leg of The Lookers Electric Charge in their aim to make it across the UK and Ireland in only electric vehicles, to raise money for automotive charity Ben.
Lookers has been recognised for its high level of social media engagement at the Social Media 200 awards.
Lookers has launched one of the biggest charity drives in its history - the Lookers Electric Charge.
David Vaughn from Lookers Ford in Leeds has been named Specialist of the Year as part of the national Motability Scheme Dealer Awards 2017.
A Lookers nine-seater minibus from Renault & Dacia, Benfield Road, has been chaperoning children at Dellybears nursery in Gateshead.
A former Scottish Women’s Premier League player of the year, Kerry Montgomery, has been rewarded for her standout achievements with a local sponsorship from Lookers.
Young motorcyclist Corey-Jay Christopher Hull is looking to take the world of motocross by storm after Lookers provided the support he needs to compete in the British Youth National Championships.
The motor retailer has become a Gold Sponsor of Leeds Autism Services and will work closely with the charity to improve the customer experience that it provides to those living with autism.
Motability customers in Manchester can be sure of receiving award-winning customer service when they visit local dealer Lookers Seat Manchester, who have won a regional award for their work with the Motability Car Scheme.
Lookers Vauxhall Birmingham is helping a high-kicking local schoolgirl follow her dreams and compete in karate championships across the world.
Charles Hurst Land Rover Belfast continues to exceed expectations with Aftersales win
Lookers has announced solid underlying growth in its positive 2017 results, despite the challenges facing the wider market place.
Lookers is continuing its commitment to future talent by announcing more than 160 new Apprenticeship positions during National Apprenticeship Week.
Lookers Dacia Newcastle is helping to create the next generation of professional rugby players after extending its sponsorship of Newcastle Thunder.
It was Lookers to the rescue last week when staff at Teesside Audi braved near arctic conditions to provide vital transportation to doctors and nurses struggling to get to work at James Cook University Hospital.
Lookers in conjunction with Nissan has provided cancer charity Daft as a Brush with a Nissan Navara as part of a coastal challenge that will see its founder Brian Burnie trek the entire length of the British coastline.
Visitors to Barnstondale Activity Centre are set for some exciting trips this year, thanks to Lookers Vauxhall.
Lookers helps British Bobsleigh Team get off to a flying start at Olympic Games
Lookers has become the only national motor retailer in the UK to be entered into a prestigious list of the country’s top 100 companies employing apprentices.
Lookers Ford Harrogate is helping to celebrate the role women have played in the success of the British Motor Industry by sponsoring the upcoming production of Made in Dagenham at Harrogate Theatre.
Lookers has strengthened its relationship with the local sporting community by becoming the main sponsor of a Tyneside under nines football club.
Lookers has strengthened its commitment to developing young talent by becoming a Silver partner of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).
Lookers is helping a North East cancer charity expand across the UK after providing its fleet with 25 support vehicles.
Lookers is investing significantly in the development of young talent after more than doubling its technical apprenticeship intake for 2017.
Team Rickshaw dropped into Lookers Mercedes-Benz Stoke this week on their 500 mile route through the UK, all in aid of BBC Children in Need
Lookers are proud to be supporting The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need.
Lookers has been acknowledged for its commitment to the development of young talent after winning the North East regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.
We are very proud to have partnered with a North East health charity Cardioproof by supplying the Ambulance Service with a new emergency response vehicle.
How we're steering more women towards Lookers and the motor trade
The List which is produced in partnership with Barclays, Manchester Airports Group, Oman Air, and Pinsent Masons the 2017 North West Top 200 guide celebrates the successes of the biggest and best companies in the region.
Today is #VideoGamesDay so we thought we we'll sum of some of our favourite car related video games!
One of a kind Ferrari is found in a Japanese barn after 40 years!
We catch up with Marketing Director, Heike O’Leary following her nomination for a Forward Ladies award to find out her trade secrets, what drives her and what challenges she has faced as a motivated and forward thinking business woman.
Figures released by the SMMT show the number of cars built in the UK last month rose by almost 8% compared with July 2016.
Lookers is proud to announce that it is giving its diversity credentials a further boost by becoming one of the first motor retailers to become a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
Lookers is proud to announce that our Group Marketing Director, Heike O’Leary, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award that celebrates women in industry.
According to a recent report, the Range Rover Evoque is the favoured car of premier league players. Here, Lookers brings you the complete list.
Volvo’s future is electrifying as the car maker plans to produce electric-only motors from 2019.
We take a look at some of the best cars for this summers camping trip!
70 years celebrated with 70 historic, iconic and championship-winning Ferrari.. Bravo.
Cars are normally built in plants, not made from plants. Now students from Netherlands have designed the first bio vehicle. Was it an organic experience? Read on to find out.
Like great prime ministers, great cars feature the same characteristics - iconic, dependable and good in a crisis. But which would top your poll?
With 2.5 million people in the UK suffering from back pain at any one time, the decision about which car to drive is one you don't want to get wrong.
The popular Bake off judge takes to the roads of Europe in his quest to celebrate the cars and culture of Italy, Germany and France.Tune in to BBC Two at 9pm on Sunday May 28 and decide for yourself if its a recipe for success.
The newest addition to the Lookers family opened its doors at the official launch of the brand new Wearside Audi showroom.
The brands first plug-in hybrid model will receive its UK debut this summer.
The London Motor Show returned to Battersea Evolution on 4th May 2017 and Lookers were there for all the action.
Lookers selects 10 of the best 7-seater 4x4 cars available today.
The original Mini has been voted Autoexpress' best British-built car of all time.
Transport ministers have announced four new changes to the driving test which will come into force on 4th December.
London is the scene of the next driverless test in the UK. Are you taking part?
A Mercedes-Benz SL500 goes to auction after being stored in Knightsbridge garage for over 20 years, after owner lost the keys.
We take a look at some of the most spacious, safest and value for money cars that are ideal for busy families.
Lucky Electric vehicle (EV) owners in Milton Keynes have become the latest to benefit from free smart chargers provided by the Electric Nation project. Are you one of them?
A recent study has suggested that nearly half of people with mobility issues are looking forward to the introduction of autonomous driving technology
Like a showroom in the comfort of your own living room? Well, give it a few years and it could be a (virtual) reality!
St Richard's Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit in Chichester recently took delivery of a very special car - approved by two very special people.
We take a look at the exciting new metal making its debut at the biggest event on the European car calendar. .
The 2017 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships announces Lookers as the Official Car Supplier
Towing a trailer or a caravan? Here are some cars that are ideally suited to the job.
Whether you are looking for a daily driver or a pocket rocket, you can't go wrong with these hot hatches!
Looking for a car with a big boot? Look no further. We have compiled a list of the roomiest so you don't have to. So go ahead - and fill your boots!
Lookers drives away with 'Top Employers' award - the only automotive retailer for 2017
Land Rover Classic will debut a factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic to mark the evolution of its successful Reborn programme.
Most of these offences seem minor but should be obeyed for the safety of all road users. How many of these laws have you broken?
Changes to the law mean that if you are caught you using your phone, you will receive more points on your license and a bigger fine.
Britain built 1.7 million cars last year - an increase of 8.5% on 2015, as well as a 17-year high.
With cars ranging from over a century old to the 80s, the starting line-up was one to be desired, and our team at Lookers got an exclusive look.
Airbus has announced its intention to test a flying car this year. Not in stock at Lookers - yet. We do however have some other high flying deals!
There are some major changes to the road-tax system heading your way, and you might not even know about it.
Love cars? Love tech? Its your lucky day as we bring both together in our review of the best innovation coming down the road in 2017.
It’s the first major car event of 2017 and we’re already given a glimpse into the future of the motor industry with some show-stopping concept cars.
The 40th annual What Car? Awards came to London and there were awards for BMW, Audi, Skoda and many more!
Vauxhall was the bestselling car manufacturer in Scotland for the ninth consecutive year.
Robotics expert Henrik Christensen predicts that children born now will never know the joy of driving a car. Do you agree?
The UK Motoring sector accelerates to new highs.
Lookers Nissan has opened the doors to a new fully-refurbished facility in Kirkstall Road, Leeds
Offering the versatility of an estate car with the looks of an SUV, crossovers are fast becoming the go-to car for many UK drivers. Here we bring you our top 10.
Proud of where its come from, its where it's going that excites Ford drivers. Read about those early days here.
New regulations for drivers travelling with children are being introduced in the UK. Here’s what you need to know.
Presenting Audi's largest retail and aftersales service centre in Ireland, due to be complete in 2018.
Will electric cars such as the I-Pace be produced in the UK? Lookers looks under the bonnet of this news story.
If 2017 is the year you’re treating yourself to a new car, here are Carbuyers Best Cars to look out for.
We take a look at some of the driving toys and games making this years Christmas lists.
The Government has some news regarding car insurance and investment into the future for motorists as Chancellor Philip Hammond makes his first Autumn Statement to Parliament.
Looking for the best Sat Nav Apps to take the hassle out of journey and make them as pain free as possible?
It's the first time in 20 years that a Ferrari 250 GTO has been made available on the open market for sale.
He’s almost a century old but that isn’t going to stop Lennart Ribring living on the edge as he plunges for the new Ford Mustang fastback.
Here's what to look out for at the LA Auto Show 2016.
Do you speak the language of cars? If not we can help. Here we take you through, well not quite the ABC's. More the PDI...
Jaguar will throw their hat in the ring to come out on top in the battle of all electric SUVs.
The boys - and girls - in blue - have been on the roads of the UK for over a century. But where did it all start - and where is it going?
Driving Instructors help us navigate the twists and turns of life on the roads. We reward them with our top 5 best cars to teach in.
Rosedale Leasing - an exciting division of the Lookers Group - gets a new 'lease' of life! Read all about it here
Great news for driving fans in Glasgow as Lookers announces next level Volvo and Jaguar dealerships.
Nissan has confirmed that it will build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail at its plant in Sunderland.
A recent survey of 1000 drivers revealed that 65% believed Brits to be the best behind the wheel. Do you agree?
Driverless cars could increase safety, improve congestion and open up car ownership to others but what are the other benefits to technology companies like Google?
Make sure you are 'tyre aware' this October. Read our expert guide for tips and advice on how to keep you and your passengers, safe.
Over £6,500 raised for the British Paralympic Association following major charity event.
The British premium brand presents a preview of the first ever electric MINI.
The future arrived in Milton Keynes recently, with the first driverless car test on UK roads.
The state of the art dealership opened its doors to the public with special guests Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Monty Halls in attendance.
Perhaps better known for caviar than cars, Harrods joins forces with Caterham and welcomes the Caterham Seven.
Starting a new journey in your life is a moment you will always remember so here’s some inspiration to travel in style on your big day.
Toyota have unveiled their latest innovation - a tiny robot named Kirobo. Meet him (or is it her?) here.
Looking for a company car? Whether you are looking to add to the portfolio, trade up or even trade down, we have options to suit all tax bands. Find your next acquisition here.
A pedigree Bengal cat was saved by a whisker after being rescued by Lookers Glasgow Audi Technician Neil McKerley.
The fifth generation Land Rover Discovery has already broken a world record at its global launch.
New measures to improve safety on the roads of the UK have been launched by the government with increased fines and penalty points for those failing to comply.
Sales of eco friendly cars are increasing year on year. Stay on trend and find your ideal green machine.
Paris. The home of food fashion! Read our best picks to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show this October.
What a tangled web we weave - well, spiders do - and it seems on 4 wheels too!
Don't bark up the wrong tree. Find the ideal car for you and your dog from our Top 7 best picks.
You don’t have to be born in the 70s to recognise this spectacular classic car, or its owner for that matter.
The organisers of Fordfest are looking to determine which is the nations favourite on-screen Ford. Can you help them?
Lookers is helping to raise £21m as part of an appeal to build a new home for supporting the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
A start up company has beaten giants like Uber and Google.
Welcoming Knights BMW Group to the Lookers family!
It must be summer. Find out what British buyers like to spend their cash on at this time of the year. Spoiler alert - it isn't flip flops!
All titanium, handcrafted, £2.16 million supercar.
Sir Chris puts in another medal-worthy performance. This time in the driving seat of a Nissan Juke.
Ford has recently warned young drivers about the dangers of too much distraction while on the road. So, step away from your Pokemon Go, read the Lookers blog and stay safe out there!
Lookers PLC made the announcement on Monday 15th August with completion expected toward the end of October this year.
The Group has announced its intention to sell its Parts Division (FPS, Apec and BTN) to Alliance Automotive Group.
As the Range Rover Vogue, previously owned by the Royal Family goes up for sale - we ask how much does a celebrity add to a car’s worth?
Scotland’s brand new motor show, the IGNITION festival of motoring takes place from 5 – 7th August at the SECC in Glasgow.
Richard James claims his first professional title at the Lookers EuroPro Tour.
Lookers makes it a double at the Motor Trader Awards 2016.
Motor retailer Lookers are proud to be sponsoring this year’s EuroPro Golf tournament at Close House as part of its efforts to support sporting talent in the UK.
Have you downloaded Pokémon Go yet? The app has proved pretty damn popular, overtaking the likes of Twitter in the social media stakes since launch, so it’s likely you have or know someone who has.
If you thought it was hard to obtain a driving licence in the UK, take a look at some of these…
Sir Geoff Hurst’s 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello goes under the hammer at the Silverstone Classic motor show festival.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has teamed up with industry experts Lookers to create DriveSafe - an innovative programme which will diagnose issues and provide tailored solutions to fleet clients.
Sports fans will be spoilt for choice this weekend with major competitions coming to an end, what will you be watching?
Ecotricity, the UK’s provider of electric car chargers at motorway service stations has announced a £5 charging fee for your electric car.
Prepare yourselves for a revolution, a Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin collaboration has been unveiled, and it goes by the name of AM-RB 001.
Lookers Jaguar and Land Rover moved to their new cutting-edge dealership on Monday 4th July
We take a look back at the original models of some of the nation's favourite cars. Read on to see if you remember.
UK gears up for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed and we take a look at the big showstoppers to take the stage for the first time.
We take the Audi R8 for a spin and give it our own review, Read it here.
How often do you find yourself at your local garage paying for your car to be maintained?
According to a freedom of information request, the scrapping of tax discs in 2014 has caused a slump of more than £200 million in revenue.
The intrepid Lookers F&I team have taken on another huge challenge for charity. This year they climbed the twin peaks of Snowdon and Scafell Pike in only 48 hours. Read about their big adventure here.
The Sat Nav giant is looking for drivers to feature in a film celebrating 'Life on the Road.' Read on for details of how to get involved.
"It's all over the front page, you give me road rage" Not, it seems, if you record a song in an electric car.
We take a look at some of the best, weird and wonderful car adverts to be aired. Is your favourite on there?
Top Gear, revamped and with a new team, launches on the BBC this weekend. While you may know all about Chris & Matt what about the others? Read on to find out more.
Charles Hurst Group has been unveiled as the official car partner for the 2016 Northern Ireland Open which will be held by Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
Former England international rugby union player and Benfield’s Group Retail Sales Experience Manager, Steve Bainbridge, will be undertaking a gruelling charity bike ride to raise money for 'Walking with the Wounded.'
The 'Modern Transport Bill' unveiled by the Queen in Parliament today, paves the way for driverless cars to be the norm by 2025.
People search online for the strangest things. Here, we have collated our favourite 20. Did you search for any of these? Be honest!
Kind hearted Lookers has announced its participation in '100 Days of Trading Up' which aims to raise £100k in support of Great Ormond Street hospital
Lookers, one of the UK's most popular motor groups, has announced a positive Q1 trading update showing strong performance across new and used sales and aftersales.
Personalised number plates can divide opinion. Whatever you think of them they are massive revenue earners for the DVLA, raising £2 billion since 1989.
Our highlights from the return of the national's capital car show.
That most British of engineering companies, Dyson, has taken a step toward developing its first electric car. Will they blow hot and cold or hoover up the market?
Bentley is one of the most well-known luxurious brands in the world today. Built on a history of innovation and strong design values, the brand is more relevant than ever in the 21st century.
Charles Hurst made a 10 year old school girls dream come true with a trip in a Range Rover.
Ford releases its off-roader, the Edge, in Europe this summer.
You say Skoda, and I say Shkoda but before we call this whole thing off, let’s take a look at some of hardest car brands to pronounce.
The changes will see backless booster seats approved for older children only. Are you impacted? Read on to find out.
The Gumball 3000 Rally brings some interesting cars - as well as some interesting faces - onto the streets of the UK and Europe.
The former top gear presenters have announced the planned launch of DriveTribe - a digital platform for motoring enthusiasts.
Otherwise known as a fear of driving, this conditions affects many people the world over.
Click here if you wish to view the spoilers for Season 6 of the Sky Atlantic series.
Encountered a traffic warden issuing a ticket lately? Read our guide to their past as well as some tips for challenging fines.
Intrepid Jamie Hewison is taking on the challenge of a lifetime....with a little help from his friends at Lookers.
For the Queen’s big 9-0, we’re doing a major throwback Thursday and going back to 1926 – the year of Her Majesty’s birth.
Alfa Romeo's success is underpinned with sporting glory and elegant design. But where did it all start? And where is the brand going? Read on to find out more.
....and its not who you might think!
TheShow is set to bring the best of the motor industry to the capital, and that’s including Lookers, who will be representing Jaguar, Land Rover and VW.
Figures released by the society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal more and more motorists are switching to driving electric vehicles.
Lookers staff aim to raise money for Alzheimer's Society who provide support and guidance those living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Lookers takes you on a journey with one of the most thrilling global car brands. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Does your career path define the direction of your driving? Well, according to this new research, it does.
Would you let your 10 year drive your car? No? Then here is the next best thing. A British developed car aimed at 5-10 year olds. Its childs play.
A total of 146,955 cars were built in British factories, growth of just over 13%.
Nine new XKSS’s will be hand built by Jaguar Classic to the exact replacing the nine cars that were lost due to the Browns Lane factory fire on the 12th of February 1957.
The vintage Model T Ford has been on an epic journey - and in the process raised thousands for charity.
'Viva Forever' in this luxury Range Rover designed by Victoria Beckham. Now on sale at Lookers Bishop Stortford.
As a driver how will the budget affect you? Read our handy summary and get all the facts.
'Everything is Awesome!' LEGO approves production of one of the most iconic British cars.
Demand for central parking spaces has sparked a hike in prices. And its not just a UK phenomenon.
Every wondered what Michelin Stars were all about? And what do they have to do with tyres anyway? Instead of the Michelin Guide, read the Lookers Guide for the full story.
The popular Motor Group has reported pre-tax profits of £72.1m on revenues of £3.65bn, up on the previous year.
Who runs the world? Girls - Beyoncé
Classic cars have seen massive returns in recent years and now collectors are investing in this market. Choose wisely and you could make a dent too.
Driverless lorries set to be tested on UK motorways under new government plans to cut congestion
Issued by RoSPA at a time when roads accidents are increasing amongst 5- 15 year olds.
While the experts debate their favourites why don't you pick yours?
Sunday 6th March wasn’t just Mother’s Day, it was also the day Land Rover marked the production of the 100,000th Discovery Sport, and to celebrate, the car maker made the day extra special for one lucky mother.
Geneva hosts its world famous motor show, and we take a look at the showstoppers set to take the stage for the first time.
Looking for a glimpse of the future of motoring? Here are our top 5 picks of the best concept cars unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Confidently sail through your driving test first time with our handy top 10 tips.
Strong overseas demand fuels growth with 4 in 5 cars made in the UK exported.
This year seven of the most coveted cars reach the final of the European Car of the Year. Is your favourite there?
US firm Terrafugia's designs for a concept flying car are currently in development.
The F1 former champion will join a host of well-known faces from the motoring world at the event to be held in London from February 18th to 21st.
Traffic jams are going nowhere - fast! What can you do to ensure your journey is as stress free as possible? Read our handy tips to ensure you don't blow your cylinder head gasket.
The 90's. A time of re-invention, hedonism and fashion faux pas. What do you remember most? And what car were you driving back in the day?
The US Highway Safety Administration has changed its perspective, making it more likely that autonmous driving is within reach.
An unknown buyer, rumored to be Lionel Messi, has bought the vintage 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, making it the world's most expensive car.
Your chance to own the world’s fastest roadster - the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record for just under £2 million.
Who will you be watching when the 2 biggest motoring shows get off the grid? Will you be revved up by the BBC's Top Gear or the (currently) nameless Amazon Prime offering!
Rummage around your car and you might find a treasure-trove... Worth £78 million in total.
Beaulieu will host a £100k exhibition exploring how safety features have evolved over the years.
Proposal to crack down on travel disruption includes 7 day working weeks and fines of up to £5,000.
Your car can pay a heavy price for winter weather. Our top tips will have it gleaming like new in no time.
Today is a sad day for Defender fans. Today is the day Jaguar Land Rover’s classic Defender rolls off the production line after almost seven decades.
Autonomous driving is to be tested in London this summer in vehicles adapted from shuttle pods used at Heathrow Airport.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists has released data which suggests there is an increase in the number of people taking a dangerous selfie while behind the wheel.
An Aston Martin owned by the same family for 56 years is going under the hammer.
A Lookers employee has uncovered a legendary connection between the company and the famous French circuit, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Land Rover and Abercrombie & Kent have teamed up to launch “the most luxurious road trip on Earth”
The more things change the more they stay the same. From the early days until now, car owners have enjoyed researching, coveting and driving their dream cars. Find out more about models released in 1908 - the same year Lookers was founded.
It's been revealed that 7,621 people are still driving with 12 points or more on their licence.
Would you like to own the car built for Bond? Well now’s your chance of a lifetime…
A Police Scotland report shows that 1 in 35 drivers tested for drink driving over the festive period were over the limit
The Automotive Manufacturing League table for 2015 is out and Jaguar Land Rover has come out on top as the largest automotive manufacturer in Britain.
British car manufacturers made more cars in 2015 than any other year since 2005. The production increased by 3.9% on 2014 bringing the total number of cars produced to 1,587,677.
A free service that allows drivers to appeal against parking fines has been introduced. Will you be signing up?
Benfield starts the transition to Lookers branding.
Are you looking to be re-united with your lost love? (the four wheeled version that is). Read on to find out how to recapture those early driving memories.
This latest investment grows to 6 the number of Volkswagen commercial van centres in the UK
Caught out by the unpredictable weather? Have a look at our top 3 4x4s to help you survive the wintry conditions.
Congratulations to some our longest serving employees for reaching a milestone.
Car manufacturers battled it out for one of the most highly contested and coveted WhatCar? awards. Any idea on who came, saw and conquered?
Lookers Land Rover in Colchester is set to move to a larger, purpose-built site in 2017.
If you are a road user, especially in the UK, chances are you will loathe pot holes.Read on to find out what can be done.
The biggest push on the ultra-fast 5G technology isn’t actually coming from within the telecommunications industry; in fact it is the automotive sector.
Are these the new must have car accessories which could save you money on your car insurance or a gimmicky gadget?
2015 was a great year for Lookers. Here are our highlights.
There's an app for everything these days, including checking fuel prices! Find the cheapest fuel in your area with our essential guide. You're welcome.
Before you stick on some Chris Rea and set off homeward for the holidays, there are a few things you might want to tick off your list.
The 2016 What Car? Car of the Year Awards will be held in London on January 13th. Is your favourite on the list?
The plug-in car grant has been extended until at least March 2018,with a maximum of £4500 available.
While recent reductions in the cost of fuel are welcome, how much more can be saved by driving smarter? Read our Lookers top tips to find out.
Lookers proudly waves the flag for charity at this years BEN Ball.
According to a new agreement signed last week there will be no petrol or diesel cars on sale by 2050. Does that fill you with horror......or delight?
Getting into the spirit of Christmas? Why not take festive fun to the next level and decorate your car.
To mark the end of an era Land Rover has, with the help of some famous friends, built a bespoke Defender which will be auctioned in London.
Herbie - one of the most well known and loved Disney 'characters' - recently sold at auction in New York. This iconic VW Beetle starred in the family-friendly Love Bug movies of the 1960's.
Taking a test drives gives you the opportunity to get to know a car and find out if it will work for you on a day to day basis. Read our guide for some top tips.
The Think! campaign targets those who still think it’s okay to have a couple of drinks before they get behind the wheel.
The little elves at Lookers have been busy making a list of perfect gifts for the car enthusiast in your life. And there isn't a bah humbug in sight.
Missing Downton Abbey? Beaulieu can help you get stocked up on all of that period charm this Christmas.
If you are a fan of Star Wars and vintage cars check out the upcoming auction at Coys. Will the 'Force Awaken' you to make a bid?
Many American traditions have made their way across the pond and are now part of the UK calendar too. Black Friday is the latest. Read our unique Lookers take on these growing trends.
It can be difficult enough to predict trends for next year, let alone 100 years in the future. We however love a challenge at Lookers and have set out where we see car trends a century from now. Do you agree?
Have you noticed prices at the pump falling in recent weeks? How much are you paying per litre?
In a hurry and need to de-ice your windscreen quickly? Read our handy guide and feel free to share your own tips too!
The pace of bidding at the auction held over November 14-15th became frenzied with record breaking amounts paid for many cars - including some previously owned by celebrities.
Lookers pays tribute to the inspiring visionaries who brought us the Land Rover and we also reveal a very personal connection to the brand. Read on to find out more.
Are our garages losing their appeal? Almost 4 million homeowners have converted theirs into living space during the past 20 years.
One Direction's Liam Payne has recently bought the car of his dreams. The 1960 Ford Anglia 105E has cast a spell over him....
Driving conditions recently have been very challenging with heavy rainfall and flooding in places. Before you set out on your next journey read our top tips, designed to keep you safe on the roads.
Lookers announces its participation in the Motor Show 2016. With exciting brands, new technologies and dynamic resources on display there will be much to get visitors revved up. Will you be there?
The Automotive Council recognises Britain's strong performance and continual performance
Motorcodes, the consumer watchdog, has published its top tips for winter safety. Can you share any of your own tips?
If you want to sink your teeth into some zombie-fuelled horror, cult TV show the Walking Dead could see you light up like a pumpkin – or scream like a bat out of hell! WARNING: there's a spoiler contained within!
F1 legend Filipe Massa puts one of the Bond cars through its paces. Did it leave him shaken, not stirred? Read on to find out.
I had a great week at Glasgow Audi. Read about it here.
As more and more manufacturers are looking to move their car sales to online, we take a look at what this means for the staff at the forefront of the business
British Summer Time comes to an end on Sunday 25th October. Will you use the extra hour to gear your car up for winter?
The wait is over. Mr Bond returns to the big screen today so we've made a list of our Top 5 Bond cars.
Police Scotland spends £10m on its fleet per annum. It this value for money? Read on for our assessment.
Great Scot! It’s Back to the Future Day how many predictions did Doc and Marty get right and what are still waiting to see?
Alex Gillham has been fast tracked through the Volkswagen Apprentice Programme. Where will this take him? Read here to find out.
Lookers recently scooped two awards courtesy of the prestigious F&I Conference
Louis Harrington, Lookers Lookers Sales Executive at Mercedes-Benz of Ashford, helped secure the Mercedes-Benz Trophy UK. Well done to Louis and the team!
A team from Head Office spent the day volunteering in their local community as part of Lookers in the Community Project
Cars of today are stylish, sexy and smart but that hasn’t always been the case, we take a look at some of the rather unfortunate looking cars of the past
The habits that make you wish you had an 'eject passenger car seat' button.
New technology from Castrol means your car's oil change could be completed within only 90 seconds in future.
Five brave members from Lookers Head Office took on the London 3 Peak Challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Voting closes on November 1st for the Historic Motor Awards. Which vintage car is your favourite?
Is life all about the journey or the destination? Tell us what you think.
Customer Launch at Chelmsford Transit Centre - Lookers Ford
Driver error is cited as the most common cause of crashes on UK roads according to analysis by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
Today the new law on smoking in cars with children came into force in England and Wales, read on to find out how this could affect you
Who would you like to buy a car from? A clean shaven or bearded salesperson? By a whisker the winner is.....!
Greenwich was the scene for an array of British built cars yesterday as senior executive from the motoring industry waved them off to Frankfurt to fly the British flag
Lookers Matthew Brown & Neil Davis are taking part in Deloitte’s Ride Across Britain challenge for Cancer Research UK
The Supercar Event has raised £17,500 for The Princes Trust. Nigel presented the cheque personally, calling the charity 'inspirational'.
As Queen Elizabeth officially becomes the UK’s longest living Monarch today, we take a look at some of her and her families favourite cars
Lookers has announced the acquisition of the Benfield Motor Group and secures a place in the top 3 UK car retailers.
According to a poll conducted by nearly 4 in 10 say their children influence the choice of family car.
Blenheim Palace hosts Salon Privé for the first time in its 10 year history.
From the s1st September 2015, all new cars sold in the EU will have to comply with the latest Euro 6 legislation to meet tough emissions guidelines
Lookers family expands and takes to five the number of Jaguar locations within the Group.
Last week we ran a poll asking people to choose which X-Factor judge they would most likely buy a car from. We have the results and the winner may surprise you!
A group of fearless staff from our Head Office in Manchester are taking on London’s 3 Peaks in October in aid of Lookers chosen charity Cancer Research UK
Lookers Audi New Approved Used Showroom in Hamilton is the latest dealership to become energy efficient as investment in renewable energy continues
2015 International Historic Motoring Awards’ are due to close September 1st. If you have a favourite car, make your nomination now!
Nigel Mansell backs the Institute of Advanced Motoring's bid to raise driving standards on Britains roads.
We know how bad roads are in the UK but they are nothing compared to some of these roads
Foreign drivers bring themselves - and their cars - to London for the summer 'season'.
A new study carried out by leading automotive supplier Continental Tyres has revealed drivers in Britain often judge fellow drivers based on their car type
Lookers publishes record results with Chief Exec crediting the "strength of the team" for success
On September 6th Neil will take on a heroic swim in aid of Diabetes UK. Read his full story here and find out how you can support this vital charity.
According to Moneysupermarket some motorists attempts to save money are actually costing them more. Read here to find out why.
As we get ready for the new Premiership season to kick off tomorrow we take a look at some of the supercars and modest cars that the players will be driving to the stadiums.
The Government has revealed data which suggests electric car usage is more aligned with conventional fuel powered cars than previously believed.
Presenter Chris Evans is auctioning off 13 classic cars in order to refresh his collection.
The UK Government has provided travellers with an update on the situation at Calais, including advice and contact details for those travelling to and from the UK.
Ex-Top Gear Presenters have announced they are to make a car show for Amazon Prime. Will you be tuning in?
Tom Leggett from Lookers Ford Colchester is doing a marathon this Saturday (8th Aug) to raise money for his little boy Alfie who was sadly diagnosed with the very rare condition called Norrie disease.
A two year study by Auto Trader on the car buying process has revealed that many customers are still wary of the car salesman and their negotiating tactics
Due to increased capacity from Saudi Arabia diesel fuel is now cheaper than petrol. Are you seeing the reductions at your local forecourt?
Fuel is a hot topic amongst drivers, but do you know who benefits most from the fuel price?
The University of Michigan have opened up MCity, a fake city with a mechanised pedestrian, roads, buildings, and motorways, to test self-driving cars
Government publishes a code of practice for testing this revolutionary technology.
UK Car Production has hit new highs with nearly 800,000 cars made between January to June.
Animal rights organisation PETA has released a video of NFL star Tyrann Mathieu locked inside a roasting hot car to show how fast the temperature rises and how dangerous this can be for dogs who cannot escape
Bluebird, the legendary race car which sealed the land speed record in 1925, returns to recreate some of that magic on the Pendine Sands.
Fundraising has already began for Lookers chosen charity for the second half of 2015 - Cancer Research UK
Classic & Sports Magazine’s poll to find the Best British Car Ever is hotting up with the most beautiful car ever made – the Jaguar E-Type currently in the lead
The Chancellor recently announced sweeping changes to the road tax system. Will this affect you? Read here to find out.
Britons love to own new cars! That's the latest finding from the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Eco conscious drivers are urged to make their electric car purchase sooner rather than later as the Governments’ £5,000 Plug-In Car Grant is predicted to finish at the end of the year.
As we look forward to this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend, we take a look back through the years of Formula 1 racing
The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone this weekend with Lewis Hamilton looking to secure another victory. To celebrate we take a look at some of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time
UK automotive industry reaches record new turnover of £69.5 billion, and it looks set to continue to rise
Auto Trader Reveal May’s fastest selling car by make and model for each of the UK’s twelve regions
Former Big Breakfast presenter Chris Evans was announced as the new host of Top Gear this week. To celebrate we take a look at five of the best orange coloured cars in homage to the flame haired car geek.
Lookers staff took on the enormous challenge of riding from London to Paris in 24 hours in aid of automotive charity BEN. Read on to see how they fared in some of the hottest temperatures this year!
The Lookers Supercar Event held at Croft Racing circuit in aid of the Princes Trust was an adrenalin fuelled thrill for all who took part.. Read all about the day here...