Robert Forrester, Daksh Gupta, Mike Hawes and Sue Robinson have all criticised the lockdown measures to be introduced on Thursday 5 November, which sees auto retailer showrooms forced to close. Mr...

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Satisfaction levels in the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey are at a three-year high in the all-important overall manufacturer rating category. The overall average score of 5.9 out of 10 was a...

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November saw a further 3.0% decline in new car registrations, with 158,639 vehicles registered compared with 164,541 in the same month in 2017. That brings the year to date total to 2,223,058, 6.9%...

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New car registrations surged ahead in August as retailers looked to clear stock or pre-register vehicles ahead of the 1 September changeover to the new WLTP test regime. The result was growth of 23.1%...

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The impact of last April’s VED change has become clear, as the UK new car market for April 2018 grew by 10.4%. But taking March and April as a pair for a clearer picture, we can see that this year...

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The UK new car market fell again in February, with the 80,805 new cars registered representing a 2.8% drop compared with February 2017. Private and fleet registrations were down 2.8% and 2.0%...

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July new car registrations saw a fourth consecutive monthly fall, with declines across retail, fleet and business markets. Retail demand dropped 6.8% compared with the same month last year, while...

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Franchised dealers have made huge efforts to be compliant with consumer credit rules; they are highly regulated and can only offer car finance under strict conditions. So says NFDA director Sue...

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The government has published its draft UK air quality plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide levels, but its targeted measures are largely based on raising awareness and on putting the onus on local...

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The UK new market experienced a significant decline in April, with the 152,076 registrations representing a drop of 19.8% compared with the same month last year. And within those figures, private...

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With many waiting until March’s new registration plates before purchasing a vehicle, a slight drop in registrations for February was perhaps not surprising. The market fell -0.3% overall in the month...

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The UK new car market achieved a 12-year high in January, with 174,564 registered vehicles representing a 2.9% year-on-year uplift and the highest level since 2005. Private registrations led the...

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The replacement for the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is due to be introduced later this year. Known as the Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), the new method of assessing a...

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Lobbying body Transport & Environment has questioned whether Mercedes and Audi are artificially lowering emissions during fuel efficiency tests, and is calling for an investigation of the...

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The UK new car market achieved another record year in 2016 despite a fall in the December figures Annual registrations climbed for the fifth year in a row to reach almost 2.7 million, but the growth...

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Another monthly fall in private registrations, with November seeing 1.2% fewer than the same period last year, means year-to-date private registrations are now just 0.1% ahead of 2015. It was down to...

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Commentators are acknowledging that automotive retailers need to key an eye on private registrations following yet another monthly fall, dropping 1.1% in October compared with the same month in 2015....

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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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The UK new car market returned to growth in August, but the 3.3% increase was all driven by the fleet sector. Retail registrations fell by 0.2% and business registrations by over 28%. Retail...

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