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ICDP produces a wide range of reports, briefings, and other outputs from our collaborative automotive research programmes and related activities around the world. Read below to get up to date on our latest insights.


Consideration of how retail and aftersales channels are changing and will continue to change in the future is at the core of ICDP research... Read more »


In this piece of research, we looked at new physical formats – micro-outlet – which in a growing number of cases... Read more »


For this research, we looked at current OEM online sales channels for new cars, concentrating on those with at least some final transactional capability ..... Read more »

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The ongoing consolidation amongst spare parts distributors (PDs), often now happening as a result of the involvement of private equity funds, is leading to the emergence of more .... Read more »

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December 27, 2017

OEM new car sales initiatives online – more channels, more variety

Various players in traditional retail have begun to set up initiatives, giving customers the choice to shop for products via different channels and formats.

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December 13, 2017

What role do permanent micro-outlets have in the future of automotive retailing?

At the beginning of November, the first Citroen micro-outlet opened in Hameln Germany, in a shopping centre. Hameln is a rather small city, with around 56,000 inhabitants – so, not the typical

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November 14, 2017

Big brother is watching - but should he?

In today’s Financial Times, there is a report that the US bank Citigroup has invested in a UK artificial intelligence (AI) company...

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November 13, 2017

Video: ICDP Autumn Meeting 2017 Clerici Group

Marco Clerici, CEO of Clerici Group based in Italy, kindly gave ICDP an interview by video for our Autumn Meeting 2017 in Paris on micro-outlets, he holds a KIA franchise.

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