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Scrappage impact report published

The first study on the impact of the UK scrappage scheme has been produced by AM’s research operation, Sewells.

AM has been carrying out rolling research, looking behind the headline figures of the Government-backed sales incentive launched in May and designed to lift the beleagured new car and LCV market out of a slump.

Issues considered include the impact on sales enquiries, the most popular cars and the type of customer taking up the scheme.

Plus, crucially, the report also looks at how the outstanding balance of the vehicles is being paid.

One of the conclusions of the report is: “What the UK scrappage scheme has contributed to dealer and manufacturer profitability is not clear and is probably of little interest to the Government.

“Perhaps the country’s car assembly lines will be much better served by the success of Europe’s taxpayer-funded scrappage incentives driving up demand for cars and components which will be sourced from the United Kingdom?”

The exclusive scrappage report forms part of Sewells’ Automotive Industry Insight 2009, a market report for dealer groups, car manufacturers, finance providers, consultants and every supplier in the automotive industry.

Issues covered in Sewells’ Automotive Industry Insight are:

UK scrappage scheme:
• Car production
• UK quarterly new car sales
• EU market schemes
• UK scheme
• Increased enquires
• Types of cars
• Car finance
• When the programme ends

New car distribution:
• Franchised dealer networks
• Franchised dealer outlets
• Trends in franchised sales outlets
• Trends in sales per outlets
• Dealer group influence
• AM top 100 dealer groups
• Dealer/manufacturer relationships

The fleet market:
• Fleet policy & acquisition
• Effect of recession
• Fleet operator buying factors
• Dealer relationships
• Dealer aftersales support
• Direct manufacturer
• Replacement cycles
• Likely impact of CO2
• Funding methods
• Fuel types
• UK fleet registrations
• Company car taxation
• Fleet franchise relationships

The UK car market:
• UK new registrations
• The UK car parc
• UK car production
• The CO2 factor
• 2009 trends & implications

Used car market:
• Used car volumes
• Used car market sector
• Dealers used car volumes
• Rising demand of diesels
• The parc turn indicator
• Choosing the next car
• The critical buying factors
• Carbon footprint

The European market:
• New car registrations by country
• Car parc
• Car production
• Employment
• Franchised dealer networks
• Sales/service outlets
• Sales/service networks
• Used car market
• 2009 trends & implications

Sewells' Automotive Industry Insight is available to order now.

Visit or call 01733 468254 for more information or to order your copy.

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