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New car market stabilises in November

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NFDA 05/12/2018

“The new car market saw a marginal decline in November and remains in line with annual forecasts. Going forward, when short-term challenges are overcome, the market is expected to see the positive impacts”, 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 latest SMMT’s new passenger car registration figures.

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Van demand remains strong in November

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NFDA 05/12/2018

“It was positive to see that demand in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market was up 9.6% in November, following a turbulent year driven by political and economic issues”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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First NFDA Electric Vehicles Dealer Attitude Survey published

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NFDA 29/11/2018

“It was encouraging to see a fairly high overall average score of 6.47* in the first edition of the Electric Vehicle Dealer Attitude Survey (EV DAS), although it is clear that various networks are calling on their manufacturers to address a number of specific issues”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) commenting on the results of the inaugural EV DAS published today, Thursday 29 November 2018.

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Auction market continues upward trend in October

NAMA 27/11/2018

“It is encouraging to see that the wholesale used car market continued to grow strongly in October with a positive entry level and overall conversion rates of 82%”, said Louise Wallis, Head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) commenting the latest NAMA monthly car auction data report for October 2018.

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Institutional apathy makes UK the European centre for rogue hand car washes

PRA 15/11/2018

“The CWA welcomes the detailed and insightful report published today by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), which highlights the need to introduce operating licences for hand car washes to prevent exploitation of workers and water pollution”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA).

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NAMA comments: Demand in used car market remains strong in Q3

NAMA 14/11/2018

“It is encouraging to see that the overall used car market has reached near record highs in Q3, despite disruption in the new car market with the recent introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)”, said Louise Wallis, Head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) commenting on the SMMT’s used car figures released today.

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October motorcycle market stagnates with -2 per cent decline

NMDA 09/11/2018

“Following September’s modest growth, it was disappointing to see the new motorcycle market decline by -2% in October. Positively, the market is still above 2017’s levels on a year to date basis”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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