Dear Colleague,

The new car market grew by 3.4% in December but was down overall by -2.4% in 2019. Positively, alternative fuel vehicles continued their upward trend with a significant increase in the pure EV segment. Sales of light commercial vehicles rose by 7.8% in December and closed the year with an increase of 2.4% from 2018. Please find more details in the news and download the figures here.

We have started to analyse the responses to the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Winter 2019/2020. Your feedback is vital and provides us with key insight to continue to monitor the health of the dealer/manufacturer relationship and lobby on your behalf. If you have not yet completed the survey, please respond by 31 January 2020. If you require any information, please contact

The NFDA Spring Ball will take place at the prestigious Grove in Hertfordshire. Secure your ticket to attend a night of first-class entertainment and networking opportunities with awards for best manufacturer partner, industry personality of the year and a new retailer award. Back by popular demand, TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith will be our host. For more information and to book your place, email The NFDA Ball has been postponed due to the Coronavirus – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers. If you require any assistance or would like to attend one of our regional meetings or events, please contact our member helpline on 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director