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Falling demand for diesels sees November new car market down 11 per cent

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for an eighth consecutive month in November, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,541 vehicles were registered, down -11.2 per cent year-on-year, driven by a significant fall in diesel demand.

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LCV registrations down 11 per cent in November

LCV registrations down 11 per cent in November

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

SMMT figures show that new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations experienced a double-digit decline in November. The market fell -11.1 per cent, with 26,486 new vans and pick-ups registered – the third consecutive monthly fall.

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MP visits Milton Keynes dealership

MP visits Milton Keynes dealership

Tuesday 21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South and Member of the Select Committee on Transport, visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member Brian Currie DAF on Friday 17 November.

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October LCV sales down 7.4%

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined in October, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 24,968 new LCVs joined British roads last month, a -7.4 per cent fall compared with the same month last year.

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New car sales continue to slide in October

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Demand fell by -12.2 per cent in the month, as falling confidence among buyers continued to impact the market.

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Uncertainty and weaker sterling behind LCV registration decline

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has commented that the lower number of light commercial vehicle registrations in September is indicative of “uncertainty” and higher retail prices of goods from the European Union as a result of a weaker pound.

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UK new car registrations – the decline continues

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for a sixth consecutive month in September, with 426,170 new units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell by -9.3 per cent in this key month, as economic and political uncertainty, and confusion over air quality plans led to a fall in consumer confidence.

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NFDA releases leaflet to clarify emissions debate

NFDA releases leaflet to clarify emissions debate

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

The NFDA has produced a leaflet which analyses the different types of pollutants including NOx, CO2 and particulates, and from what sources these derive. The leaflet examines the role of diesel with a clear differentiation between old diesel and modern Euro 6 and the different impact they have on air pollution.

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Moderate light commercial growth in August

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the increase in July, the new van market also grew in August by 1.5 per cent to 15,619 units, SMMT figures reveal. Year to date, the market is now -2.8 per cent down on last year.

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Andrew Neil to speak at RMI Annual Dinner

Wednesday 6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil will be the guest speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 19 October at the Landmark Hotel, London. Neil currently presents the BBC’s live political programmes, Daily Politics and This Week, and was a former editor for The Sunday Times for 11 years. He recently stepped down as the presenter of the Sunday Politics programme after 5 years in the post.

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Slower August for UK new car market – registrations drop 6.4 per cent

Slower August for UK new car market – registrations drop 6.4 per cent

Tuesday 5th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported a fifth consecutive month of decline in the UK new car market. August registrations fell -6.4 per cent, following 2016’s record August. The SMMT remained sanguine about the decline, pointing out that, at 76,433 new cars registered, it is still the third-best August in 10 years. The year-to-date has remained broadly in line with full-year expectations, down 2.4 per cent, with 1,640,241 new cars joining British roads in the first eight months.

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Local MP visits NFDA member

Local MP visits NFDA member

Thursday 31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

Chris Heaton-Harris MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle member, Brian Currie DAF Truck dealership on Wednesday 30 August.

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MP visits NFDA member

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Mercedes-Benz dealership in Loughborough on Friday 21 July 2017. Morgan, who is Member of Parliament for Loughborough, and recently appointed chair of the Parliamentary Treasury Committee, was on a site visit to discuss the general workings of the dealership and the sites local significance.

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UK automotive sector reacts to the Queen’s Speech

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

It did not take long for various sectors of the automotive industry and aftermarket to voice their reactions to the Queen’s speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday. One such reaction came from Brian Madderson, Chairman of The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA). He said: “The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charge points”.

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May LCV market declines

May LCV market declines

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The light commercial vehicle market (LCV) declined in May following a period of exceptionally strong demand, according to figures released by SMMT. 26,982 new vans hit British roads in May, representing a fall of 5.3 per cent.

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