Regulatory changes on the horizon

April saw the arrival of the long-awaited FCA review that promises change for the motor finance market, which we look at here.

Following regulatory action from the EU on price fixing in the truck market, billions of pounds of fines were levied on OEMs. We look at the case and the fallout here.

Worrying statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has outlined how UK manufacturing has fallen away in the face of Brexit uncertainty.

In other parts of the car market, ride-sharing business Uber is growing by acquisition. We look at the strategy of the big US business as it eyes a potential $120bn IPO later this year.

UK consumers are reportedly turning to the internet to find and fund their next car. We look at this trend and data points from the findings.

We look back at the latest car market innovations held at CES 2019 here.

While new car sales are suffering due to Brexit uncertainty, the used car market looks set to benefit. We look at some data here.

And finally, we turn our attention to data from contract hire and leasing, now known as, about some data points covering the market here.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Brian Cantwell, Editor