Dear Colleague,

The latest new car and light van registration figures published by the SMMT revealed that the car market is still down from pre-pandemic levels. However, demand for EVs remain robust and a strong increase in sales to private buyers shows that consumers are confident. Please find more information below.

Today, NADA is hosting an International round table to look at the ‘Agency Model’. Attending will be NFDA, AADA Australia, Canada, Germany, and China. The meeting should prove interesting and enlightening to hear the views of international colleagues – will provide an update shortly.

Earlier this week, the NFDA Dealer Spotlight initiative resumed with a visit to Romford Mazda and Glyn Hopkin Group’s Head Office. Both visits were extremely positive and provided useful feedback for NFDA. Please find the full article for our visits below.

Finally, next week NFDA and EVA will be at the London EV Show, at the London Design Centre from 14-16 December. The Conference will deliver three days of senior-level executive insights, unrivalled networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, so please do get your tickets and come visit us!

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance or would like to discuss anything with us, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline on 01788 538303 or email

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive