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NFDA comments on Brexit deal vote

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NFDA 16/01/2019

“The UK is the second largest car market in Europe with £35.3 billion worth of cars imported to the UK from Europe and the retail automotive sector employs 555,000 people directly in the UK. Following the result of the vote last night, NFDA urges the Government to take all necessary steps to ensure that our industry is protected. Businesses and consumers need clarity about the Government’s future plans”.

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2018 marks stable year for the motorcycle market

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NMDA 11/01/2019

“2018 was a turbulent year for the motorcycle market, driven by political and economic uncertainty over Brexit. However, overall sale volumes were broadly in line with the previous year showing that consumers are still choosing to purchase new bikes”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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NMDA at Motorcycle Trade Expo Knowledge Shop 2019

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NMDA 10/01/2019

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) will be on hand to offer support and advice at the upcoming Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop which kicks off on Sunday 20 – 22 January 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

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Van market remains stable in an uncertain 2018

NFDA 07/01/2019

“It is encouraging to see that the light commercial vehicle market under 3.5 tonnes only declined by -1.3%, marking the fourth-best performance on record, in what has been an uncertain year”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures. 

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New car market declines in 2018 as challenges impact sales

NFDA 07/01/2019

“December’s figures show that the new car market declined by -6.8% in 2018 largely due to the introduction of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)* in September which affected sales in the last quarter of the year”, 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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Auction market continues upward trend in November

NAMA 18/12/2018

“It is encouraging to see that the wholesale used car market remained buoyant in November, with first time conversion rates falling by just -2.6% to 79.4% which is broadly in line with last year”, said Louise Wallis, Head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) commenting the latest NAMA monthly car auction data report for November 2018.

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Downward trend continues for motorcycle market

NMDA 12/12/2018

“New motorcycle registrations declined by -2.2% in November which was expected for what is traditionally a low volume month. A total of 6,151 bikes were put on the road”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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New car market stabilises in November

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

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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