Following the publication by the European Commission earlier this year of its proposed far-reaching reforms to the current block exemption scheme for new car sales in the European Union, the continent's motor industry is in ferment. Nobody can be quite sure whether the reforms will go through as they have been planned - or when. But some key players are clearly moving quickly to seize new opportunities in the market. Investigations by reveal that the distribution sector has already begun investing heavily for the new regime, and those who ignore the expected oncoming changes may find it hard to catch up. Alan Osborn reports.