Sales trends for UK car dealers organised by type (Franchise, Independent and Car Supermarkets).
This report tells you over the last 6 months what the performance trend of sales was by type of UK used car dealer. Either independent, supermarket or franchise dealers. Online dealers will follow soon.
Independent: Dealers that are not affiliated with any car manufacturers, in general independent
dealers do not sell any new cars and only sell used cars. Independent dealerships are usually smaller
but may also have thousands of cars in stock.
Franchise: Franchise dealers work in conjunction with car brands and can sell new, used and approved used cars from manufacturers. Individual dealership locations will usually have names with the car brand name in it like: John Doe Nissan.
Supermarket: Car Supermarkets are usually also independent dealers but generally have many more cars on offer. Usually appealing to a broader customer base, with much more choice of different brands and specification usually focusing on the most popular models in the UK.
Online only: Online only car dealers are the newest type of car dealer. However, there are not many of them to choose from at the moment, but it appears that more will be opening soon. In general, these dealers stocks are similar to car supermarkets.