20 February 2019

The Auto Retail Network Franchising Report, sponsored by MSXi and Urban Science, has been updated for 2019 and remains the only complete guide to the structure and sales performance of franchised auto retail networks in the UK.

Included in the 2019 report are return on sales figures for all major UK franchises, detailed analysis of fleet and retail registrations by brand and new car sales forecasts from IHS Automotive through to 2020. Plus the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey results and franchise value ratings. Also included are pre-registration and nearly-new data for each brand plus expanded information for each manufacturer listing that includes term in office for the brand’s managing director.

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New for this year: The Franchising Report 2019 includes data on the WLTP changeover broken down by brand, an analysis of the most efficient network structures plus details of the NFDA’s electric vehicle attitude survey.

On top of these points, the Auto Retail Network Index, which aggregates a host of metrics covering both the cost to run a franchise, its profitability, investment levels and how easy it is to do business with the NSC, has been updated for the 2019 report. This scoring system builds on the areas added last year which include a percentage of franchises that have changed ownership in each brand, approved used schemes by brand and a listing of which groups hold the largest proportion of each brand’s network.

The report also includes details of new car sales points and authorised repairers by carmaker, giving a complete picture of the current state of UK franchise networks. It also provides forecasts for the coming 12 months, with details of network opportunities and projected vehicle throughput per retailer. Additionally, the report contains exclusive analysis of new car warranty and service plans – plus detailed background on the European market and a vital contacts sections.

Franchising Report 2019 data has been sourced directly from carmakers, other definitive industry sources and personally checked by Auto Retail Network researchers.

Report information includes:

Franchised Networks     
(by manufacturer)
New car sales points 
(2019 & 2020 forecast)
Secondary sales outlets
Average Return on Sales
Total vehicle sales 
(2019 & 2020 forecasts)
Fleet/retail sales split
Franchise value ratings
Authorised repairers
New car warranty
New car service plans


Auto Retail Groups
Network sizes
Franchises held
Turnover and profit

Influence on network
Manufacturer ownership
Highest network cover


European Car Market
European best sellers
Sales analysis by brand
Registrations by major markets


UK New Car Sales
New car sales trends
UK best sellers by type
Fleet and retail splits
Sales analysis by brand


UK New LCV Sales
New LCV sales trends
UK best sellers by type
Sales analysis by brand


Carmaker Contacts
Dealer development
Car & LCV sales
Aftersales and fleet

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Non-subscribers: £515

Digital copy: £885

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