About Franchised Dealers

There are approximately 4,900 franchised dealers in the UK, employing 200,000 individuals. These dealers represent around 40 vehicle manufacturers, such as Ford, Vauxhall, Peugeot, BMW, Mercedes and Nissan. Their activities include the sale of new and used vehicles, vehicle service and repair, the distribution of parts and the provision of finance, insurance and warranties.

Facts and Figures:

  •  The UK automotive sector generates approximately £59.3 billion in annual turnover
  •  The UK automotive sector employs 731,000 people. It is expected that 100,000 new automotive jobs will be created by 2020
  •  In 2013, there were 1,509,762 millions cars built
  •  In 2013, there were 87,671 commercial vehicles built
  •  In 2013, there were 2,264,737 million new car registrations in the UK
  •  In 2013, there were 330,976 commercial vehicle registrations in the UK
  •  The average age of a car on the road is 7.6 years old

Source: SMMT


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