Peugeot plans to cut its 266-strong network, with around 26 dealers being given notice of termination.
Rod Philpott, director of network development, said Peugeot was looking to have 250 UK sites and with new dealerships and terminations, it would balance out to around that number.
He added that it was impossible to pinpoint why dealers have been terminated.
“It could be they didn’t sell enough cars, or they weren’t good with customers or property issues. It’s not fair to generalise,” commented Mr Philpott.