The UK’s used car market has started to show signs of a slow down as volumes dropped by 2.8% in Q2 this year to 2.03 million.
The second edition of the NFDA Electric Vehicle Dealer Attitude Survey has shown that Toyota “topped every question” due to EV commitment over the next two years.
Jardine Motors Group HR director Clare Martin, NFDA director Sue Robinson and JCT600 brand director Beryl Carney are among the six finalists in the UK automotive industry's inaugural Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award.
A joint NFDA and ICDP study into potential effects of Brexit suggests it could give scope to legislation improving the rights of franchisees under threat.
New car registrations fell 19.8% to 152,076 units in April, blamed on the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) changes, but year-to-date performance still at record levels.
The UK new car market achieved a 12-year high in January, with a 2.9% uplift in registrations. Private registrations were up 5%.
A call for a change in the law governing the Bills of Sale – or logbook loans – has been welcomed as good news for dealers.
Mercedes- Benz has received the highest score from dealers questioned on value of the franchises they hold. Citroen was voted the worst performing franchise.
The UK new car market achieved modest growth in August, as registrations rose 3.3% against the same month last year.
A Brexit poll of members of the National Franchised Dealers Association in May led to mixed results, which were not published.
Registrations of ultra-low emission vehicles increased 31% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year.
Dealers have expressed their concerns that the new National Living Wage will mean enforcing pay and benefits cuts.
A 2.5% fall in private new car registrations in April has been offset by increased activity in the fleet and business markets.
Emission levels are the least important factor for choosing a car for the majority of buyers.
Franchised dealers are the preferred choice for consumers’ servicing needs on alternatively fuelled cars.
Dealers are being urged to provide more online tools to make it easier for customers to compare car prices.
It is indicative of the steps to which dealers have to go to fill vacancies that Spire Automotive advertised in The Caterer when it needed a reception host.
2015 was a record year for new car registrations.
The new car market returned to growth in November, after a decline in October – the first in 44 months.
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is opening a new training centre in the midlands next spring to act as a resource for MoT tester training.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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