Franchised car retailers will benefit from growing sales of electric and hybrid vehicles as consumers consider them their most trusted option for maintenance and servicing, the NFDA’s Consumer Attitude Survey.
Jaguar Land Rover’s relationship with its UK car dealer network will change from a “parent-child” to “adult-adult” after two constructive sets of talks with retailers, conceded managing director Jeremy Hicks.
Car dealers’ relationships with their manufacturer partners have suffered “further deterioration” amid the current uncertainty of the retail market, according to the latest results of the NFDA’s biannual Dealer Attitude Survey.
The National Franchised Dealers Association is among automotive sector representatives who have given evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee ahead of a publication of a report into EV adoption.
Franchised dealers are still struggling to overcome the perception of being a more expensive aftersales option than their independent counterparts, according to Autumn 2017 NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey.