Dear Colleague,

New passenger car registrations showed a-22% decline in August as supply constraints continue to affect the market. Surprisingly, registrations of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes grew by 6.1%. Please find more information in the news.

This week we held Driving Digital: a well-attended, insightful event that left retailers with a number of key takeaways, in particular, around digitalisation and EVs. Thank you to all those who joined us and to our speakers. For those who were unable to attend, we will share videos from the sessions over the coming days. You can find a summary of the event in today’s newsletter.

On Monday at 9 am we will publish the findings of our latest NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey (summer 2021 edition). We have received, once again, a very high response rate and some interesting results!

Congratulations to all the winners at the AM Awards, it was excellent to see many of you on the night. Please see a full list of winners and highly commended in our newsletter.

NFDA is your trade association and the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline at 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive