Tag: Sue Robinson

New car demand falls in April as plug-in hybrids take a hit

New car demand falls in April as plug-in hybrids take a hit

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined by -4.1 per cent in April, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The month saw 161,064 units registered, the second lowest April volume since 2012 but following a double-digit increase the previous year.

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January car registrations – NFDA sees ‘encouraging’ signs

11th February 2019 | 0 Comments

New passenger car registrations declined by -1.6 per cent in January with 161,013 units registered. Sales of petrol cars rose by 7.3 per cent, diesel declined -20.3 per cent and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) grew by 26.3 per cent. Private demand increased by 2.9 per cent, while fleet was down -3.4 per cent.

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August car sales up 23 per cent – electric cars account for one in twelve sales

August car sales up 23 per cent – electric cars account for one in twelve sales

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market enjoyed a boost in August, as year-on-year demand rose 23.1 per cent, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 94,094 new cars were registered in the month as the market responded to regulatory changes, with cost-savvy buyers taking advantage of some compelling deals in what is always one of the year’s smallest months.

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NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey summer 2018 sees general upward movement

4th September 2018 | 0 Comments

UK franchised dealers are more positive about their relationship with vehicle manufacturers, the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey has shown. “It is encouraging to see that the overall relationship between franchised car dealers and manufacturers recorded an average score of 5.7 in the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Summer 2018, which is 0.4 higher than six months ago”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, commenting on the results of the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Summer 2018, published at the beginning of September 2018.

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NFDA responds to government ‘no-deal Brexit’ notices

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK government has published 25 technical notices setting out what it is doing to prepare for no-deal Brexit and to guide businesses and individuals. In total, 84 notices are expected to be released over the upcoming weeks. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said a deal is the most likely outcome, but the UK “must be ready to consider the alternative.”

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Car market stabilises in July

6th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market remained stable in July, with year-on-year demand growing by 1.2 per cent, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,898 new cars were registered in the month as the market stabilised following a turbulent first six months.

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Car sales figures represent ‘encouraging trend’ – NFDA

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the SMMT car registration figures, Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, said: “Despite June’s decline, it was encouraging to see that in the second quarter the new car market was 2.3 per cent higher than last year”.

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April drives up YTD van registration figures

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

April van sales have helped to drive up year-to-date figures for light commercial registrations. “Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations increased 3.9 per cent compared to the same period last year for which there were there were no changes in road tax,” said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association.

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High levels of satisfaction in aftersales, NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey reveals

17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2018 is the fifth issue of the survey which is commissioned by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and executed by Public Knowledge, an independent market research agency, to explore current consumer perceptions of franchised dealers and their competitors as well as understand consumer aftersales behaviour.

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UK-EU transition deal ‘crucial’ for automotive industry – NFDA

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The NFDA has welcomed the latest transition period agreement between the UK and European Union.

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Car dealer, manufacturer relationship deteriorates further: NFDA dealer attitude survey

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey has revealed that the relationship between car manufacturers and franchised dealers has deteriorated. The NFDA surveyed 29 franchised networks and received 1,893 responses from dealers, equating to a 47 per cent response rate, the highest since the inception of the survey in 1989.

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Slight decline in January LCV sales

12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell -4.2 per cent in January 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The decline amounts to just 888 fewer vans being driven off forecourts in the first month of the year, compared with 2017.

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January new car sales down -6.3 per cent

12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in the first month of the year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,615 cars were driven off forecourts in January, a -6.3 per cent fall compared with the same month in 2017.

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European new car sales hit 10-year high, UK declining quickly

24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017, new passenger car registrations experienced an increase of +3.4 per cent on the year before. This marked four consecutive years of growth and the best result since 2007 when 16 million units were registered. Registrations rose in the majority of the largest EU markets: Italy (+7.9 per cent) and Spain (+7.7 per cent) were followed by France (+4.7 per cent) and Germany (+2.7 per cent). In the UK the market declined by -5.7 per cent.

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LCV sales end 2017 on a high

9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017 the light commercial vehicle market was more resilient than expected with a modest decline of -3.6 per cent on last year. A total of 362,149 units were registered, which equates to only 13,538 vehicles less than the previous year.

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