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TheTimesCar market

The Times, Monday 5 September 2016

Wheels are coming off Seventies icon, the company car

Remember Mondeo Man? Almost always a salesman, he would be the one cruising past on the motorway in his company car with his suit jacket hanging by the back seat.

Today, the company car may be more likely to be a Ford Focus or a Nissan Qashqai, but the practice of buying a motor through the business has been powering ahead. There may be bumps in the road, though, for the modern Mondeo Man, thanks to a government proposal to end the tax benefit that fuelled the growth of the company car.

“For the past 40 years the company car has been very much part of the British working environment,” Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association, said. “In other European countries, people just tend to buy their cars. It’s quite specific to the UK market.”

Figures

The Times, Monday 5 September 2016

Brexit is no brake as car sales motor ahead

Sales of new cars continue to rise despite fears that that the market is hitting saturation point and that Brexit uncertainty could start affecting dealers’ forecourts.

August sales rose 3.3 per cent with sales to fleet customers up 7.7 per cent. Sales to private owners were off 0.2 per cent.

[…] If sales continue to hold up this month volumes may yet top a new annual record of 2.7 million. Dealers are reporting a good order book for September. “Intelligence from our members demonstrates consumer demand remains steady as a result of record employment levels and record low interest rates,” Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association, said. “With good footfall through dealerships, we look forward to the September plate change with confidence.”


TheSunThe Sun, Monday 5 September 2016                    

New car sales up after Brexit – Road to recovery

Sue Robinson from the NATIONAL FRANCHISED DEALERS ASSOCIATION added: “Intelligence from our members demonstrates consumer demand remains steady as a result of record employment levels and record low interest rates.”

She said her members were looking forward to the September plate change with confidence. In total dealers registered 81,640 vehicles last month. So far this year, car sales have reached 1.68million units.

Copies of the national press articles are available from our press office

 

 AMOnlineAM Online, Monday 5 September 2016                             

Modest’ increase in August new car market, retail sales down slightly

The UK new car market achieved modest growth in August, as registrations rose 3.3% against the same month last year.

According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 81,640 new cars were registered in the month, with year-to-date performance remaining positive, up 2.8% to 1.68 million units.

Sue Robinson, National Franchised Dealer Association director, said: “Intelligence from our members demonstrates consumer demand remains steady as a result of record employment levels and record low interest rates. With good footfall through dealerships we look forward to the September plate change with confidence.”

Dealer Attitude Survey

AM Online, Monday 5 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz judged most valuable franchised by dealers, Citroen comes last

The results are revealed in the latest, summer 2016 dealer attitude survey from the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

Sue Robinson, NFDA director, said: “Average scores are fairly neutral and suggest there is potential room for improvement.

“On a positive note, some manufacturers appear to have found the correct balance and are working successfully with their dealer networks.

 

TyrePressTyrepress, Monday 5 September 2016

NFDA sees light commercial registrations rise, powered by mid-large vans

Light commercial vehicles’ sales rose 6.3 per cent compared to last year with 15,385 vans and light trucks registered, the latest SMMT commercial vehicle registration figures show.

“It is positive to see that new vans up to 3.5 tonnes saw a record number of registrations since the pre-recession peak in 2006. Deliveries of internet purchases boosted this segment’s performance”, said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association.

“[…] Results are satisfying and there is optimism for a strong market ahead with semi-private buyers and self-employed who value the number plate change in September.”

Tyrepress, Monday 5 September 2016

Fleets drive August growth in car registrations

The UK new car market achieved modest growth in August, as registrations rose 3.3 per cent against the same month last year, according to figures released by SMMT. 81,640 new cars were registered in the month, with year-to-date performance remaining positive, up 2.8 per cent to 1.68 million units.

Sue Robinson, director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, described the rise as “positive”, adding that August is usually a quiet month for new car sales.

Tyrepress, Monday 5 September 2016

NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey results

This year’s National Franchised Dealers Association Summer 2016 survey, published today, had 1,746 respondents from a total participating dealer network of 4,090, which equates to a response rate of 43 per cent.  This is the highest return ever, surpassing last winter’s high of 39 per cent. There were 28 franchise networks in the survey which represent a range of dealer sizes and ownership type from across the UK.

 

ForecourtTraderForecourt Trader, Wednesday 7 September 2016

New car market up 3.3% in August

The UK new car market achieved modest growth in August, with registrations up 3.3% compared with the same month last year, according to figures released today by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Sue Robinson, director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, said: “Intelligence from our members demonstrates consumer demand remains steady as a result of record employment levels and record low interest rates. With good footfall through dealerships we look forward to the September plate change with confidence.”

 

MotorTraderMotor Trader, Monday 5 September 2016

Mercedes-Benz is rated top franchise in NFDA survey

Mercedes-Benz topped the latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Summer 2016 coming ahead of Kia, Lexus, Suzuki, BMW in the top five listings.

NFDA director Sue Robinson said it was positive that 12 networks had improved their performance since the last survey but there are challenges for some networks.

“Looking at the current short term uncertainty and at the possible challenges ahead following the Brexit vote, it is vital that dealers and manufacturers continue to cooperate and try to strengthen their relationship to achieve positive outcomes,” said Robinson.


AutoRetailAgendaAuto Retail Agenda, Monday 5 September 2016             

Latest Dealer Attitude Survey results still ‘of concern’

The latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey scores show a slight average improvement, stemming a marked decline in recent years, but remain near a 10-year low and of “concern”, according to the NFDA.

The average score for the key question ‘How would you rate your manufacturer overall’ saw a 0.1-point increase to 6.2 from the January 2016 survey.

However, commenting on the results, NFDA director Sue Robinson, said: “Although the decline in the average score for this question has been halted in this survey, the scores do give some concern. There are a significant number of franchises seeing their scores continue to fall with little sign of improvement. Also, an average score of 6.2 is at best neutral suggesting the relationship has considerable potential for improvement.”


MotorTraderNewsMotor 
Trade news, Monday 5 September 2016               

Mercedes remains dealer’s favourite franchise

The National Franchised Dealers Association’s Summer 2016 Dealer Attitude Survey confirms that Mercedes have retained their spot as the dealer’s favourite franchise in a poll that saw overall average score unchanged from summer 2015.

Sue Robinson, Director the NFDA commented: “The relationship between franchised car dealers and car manufacturers recorded an average score of 6.2 in summer 2016, this is 0.1 higher than the winter, but static from the same time last year.  Twelve networks saw an improvement in score, although, it is concerning to see that a number of franchises have been experiencing a continued decline.”

 

 

Posted by Sue Robinson on 09/09/2016