2020 has been a rollercoaster year for motor retailers and September definitely proved one of the highpoints. After starting the year positively before having to cope with the lockdown during March...

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New figures from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) show that the consumer car finance market reported growth in new business volumes of 7% in September compared with the same month in 2019....

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Commentators are bemoaning the weakest ever ‘new plate’ September following a 4.4% drop in new car registrations, but the true picture is rarely as simplistic as the headlines. It should be noted...

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The headline figures for registrations in August might on the surface look disappointing, with the month finishing 5.8% down compared with 2019. But the retail element of those registrations was down...

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The average price of a used car advertised by retailers increased modestly in September to an average of £13,096, from £13,001 in August, according to the Auto Trader Retail Price Index. Stripping...

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Wholesale market values reached record levels in September, as buyer demand surged after the summer holiday period. Average used car values at BCA rose by 8.7% compared to August 2019 to reach...

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Off the back of September registration volumes being relatively low, large volumes of part-exchanges and fleet returns failed to materialise in the open market. However, due to an increase in...

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After the tough profit performance for the month of August it was great to see UK motor retailers produce a comparatively healthy result for the month of September. The average retailer made a profit...

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Given that last September’s registrations plunged by more than 20% as retailers struggled to get hold of volumes of WLTP compliant vehicles, it was hoped that this September’s figures would show a...

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As soon as the impact of WLTP was understood retailer performance was always going to be down in 2018 on the level we would normally see for September. Even if the demand had been there, there simply...

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Registrations of new vehicles plunged by more than 20% in September, under what are described as exceptional circumstances as supply issues bite. In particular, new emissions regulations have been...

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The timing of a full Brexit negotiation has now been set, with Theresa May confirming that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be triggered by the end of March 2017, with the UK looking set to leave...

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While the 66-plate change saw registrations in the UK top the two million mark, with overall growth in September of 1.6% compared with the same month in 2015, all of this came from the fleet sector,...

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One last push. That’s what they all say this time of the year. As we near the end of September, all eyes will predictably be on the sales you’ve managed to achieve. Against a backdrop of Brexit,...

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Nothing lasts forever, and the latest new car registration figures are proof of that. Look past July’s modest 0.1 percent increase and it’s the retail market that’s taken a noticeable hit –...

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New car registrations in the UK reached their highest ever September total last month, with 462,517 cars registered as buyers took advantage of a range of competitive deals on the latest 65-plate. The...

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Ever since the plate change month moved to September, August has been a tough month financially for the average UK motor retailer. All attention is focused on hitting the September month-end target,...

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While I normally talk to a fair number of auto industry folk in the course of any month and in September (and March) that’s doubly so, but because of the ‘dieselgate’ shenanigans this September has...

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