Those who appreciate irony may enjoy the latest example of the Law of Unintended Actions which may soon be played out in the motor trade. Here we have a government which has committed itself to...

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The first quarter of 2017 is characterised by record volumes and strong demand. In line with industry expectations, it looks like we are on track for a record first quarter. The first three months of...

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On the back of a big year for new and used car sales, 2017 was always going to be a hot topic. Industry commentators are predicting a slide in new car sales from 3% to 10%, and with so many pressures...

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The automotive industry has much to celebrate in 2016. A second record year of new sales and a used car market characterised by strong fleet and consumer demand. In a benign market, used prices...

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Strong demand for used vehicles has underpinned used values through 2016. While retailers have enjoyed a stable market to date, as the industry heads into the final quarter of the year every indicator...

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As we enter the summer months it is usual to see demand ease off, and this pushes down prices for used vehicles. July was no change from the normal trend and the used market slipped down 1.6%. Our...

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The pace of decline in used values is accelerating with prices sliding 1.9% in May. The trend follows an established seasonal pattern that sees firm values in the first quarter of the year and a...

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Higher volumes of used cars as the new car market rises, combined with an increased pressure to self register new cars, is increasing the pressure on second hand prices. If this leads to a drop in...

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