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April drives motorcycle sales up 7.3 per cent

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NMDA 16/05/2019

“The motorcycle market continued its upward trend in April, with sales up 7.3% ahead of the same period last year and up 9.4% year-to-date”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Used car market at high levels in first quarter of 2019

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NFDA 16/05/2019

“It is positive to see that the used car market remained at high levels in the first quarter of 2019 as franchised retailers continue to be able to offer to UK consumers excellent alternatives to new cars”, Said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial retailers in the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s used car figures.

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Demand in used car market stable in Q1

NAMA 15/05/2019

“It is encouraging that the overall used car market remained stable in the first quarter of 2019, with demand being boosted by supply issues with new cars due to 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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Electric Vehicle Approved scheme launched to certify excellence in EV retail

NFDA 15/05/2019

The Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme is launched today by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) to certify retailers’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. The launch will take place at the House of Commons, where an audience of MPs, retailers and industry stakeholders will have an insight into the new initiative.

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NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey Spring 2019 Results Revealed

NMDA 13/05/2019

“The NMDA is encouraged to see that this year’s Spring 2019 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 23% made up of ten main brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 75% of independently owned franchise dealers, and 23% privately owned groups. 67% were single brand dealer’s whist the remainder of 33% were multi-franchised.” commented Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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NFDA Spring Ball 2019

NFDA 13/05/2019

The NFDA Spring Ball 2019 took place over the weekend at The Grove Resort in Hertfordshire. The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK, brought under one roof dealers, manufacturers, and industry stakeholders at the Ball. 

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Used car volumes expected to increase in May

NAMA 08/05/2019

“Used car volumes are expected to increase in May as vehicles continue to come through from dealer part-exchanges and corporate de-fleets,” said James Tomlinson, Chairman of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA), commenting on the latest figures from NAMA’s market attitude survey.

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LCV demand remains strong in April

NFDA 07/05/2019

“Demand in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market continued its upward trend in April with registrations up 4.7%”, 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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