AM-online, the website of Automotive Management, next month launches a survey to monitor the changing fortunes of the UK new car market.
More than 1,000 new car retailers will each month be asked to take part in the am-online new car confidence index.
It will look at how the market is performing, comparing new car sales with previous months. Other sectors and issues to be followed will include:
The responses, which will be treated in strictest confidence, will be analysed by experts at Cap Motor Research to produce a reliable and statistically accurate measure of the new car business.
The full results, complete with analysis and comment will be available free to respondents. A summary will be published in am-online and Automotive Management.
Jeremy Bennett, AM-online editor, said: “The index will enable new car dealers to share their experiences and views with their peers.
“It will provide an accurate picture of the market and give dealers a reliable yardstick with which to assess their own performance against a regional and national background.”