EU slaps BMW, General Motors, for one-brand only policies

Last week, BMW and General Motors notified anti-trust regulators at the European Commission that they will discontinue policies forbidding their European dealers from selling and repairing non-company branded vehicles at their facilities.
Said Jonathan Todd for the European Union, "As a result of our investigation and our contact with the two companies, they have now amended their practices so that consumers will now be able to buy other brands of cars from dealerships that were previously exclusively for BMW, Mini and General Motors."

The ruling was in response to dealership complaints who felt the automakers' policies limited their ability to attract customers by offering a wide variety of products and services.

[Source: CBC News]

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