Dear Colleague,

This week we published the ‘Dealer Insight’ of the NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey 2019. It is positive to see that franchised retailers and physical dealerships continue to play a key role in consumers’ buying journey. According to our respondents, 93% of new cars were purchased at franchised dealerships and customers placed significant value on their interaction with retailers. Please find more details below.

With the uncertainty surrounding the UK political environment, we have launched a Brexit Dealer Toolkit to assist our members. It includes guidance on areas that may change after Brexit such as trade and tariffs, customs and finance; also, our Brexit portal is now live at Next week, we will be in Belfast to hold a Brexit Dealer Guidance Forum. If you have any Brexit related questions, please email

We have recently announced the third speaker for our NFDA EV Marketplace Seminar taking place on 3 December in Warwick. Stig Saeveland is the CEO of Hedin Automotive Norway, the largest BMW dealer group in Scandinavia. Alongside other keynote speakers, he will provide a key insight into the effects of the electrification for dealerships. Please find more information in the newsletter and email or click here to get your ticket.

AM Live will take place in two weeks at the NEC, Birmingham. NFDA will be at stand D24 to provide you with an update on all our latest activities including the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme and Drive My Career. Please find more details below and register here to attend.

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