Dear Colleague,

This week, we published the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Summer 2019. The results revealed a minor decrease in average dealer satisfaction levels with their manufacturers. Lexus topped the survey, while Honda was the most improved manufacturer. Please find more details in this week’s news and download the summary report here.

New passenger car registrations figures showed a decline in new car sales of -1.6% in August. The introduction of WLTP in September last year and RDE this year have affected the market which is likely to remain distorted over the next months. Battery electric vehicles saw a robust uplift. Light commercials marked eight-consecutive months of growth in August, up 41%. More information below.

Next week we will hold our next Midland Regional Meeting in Northampton. The relationship between dealers and manufacturers, new and used car sales, F&I, aftersales, HR and regulatory issues will be on the agenda. Please find more dates and venues below and to register to attend, your input is key.

On Thursday 3 December we will run an NFDA EV Marketplace Seminar at the Warwick Hilton. Keynote speakers will walk dealers through the key challenges and opportunities facing the electric vehicle sector. Please find more details in today’s news and email to book your place.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retail: if you require any assistance, please contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.