1) Latest market insight
Our aim with AutoFocus is to bring you timely and relevant insight on the most important industry topics. Once again, we’re drawing on the knowledge of our experts to discuss everything that’s happening in the new and used car market. We’ll cover how the semiconductor shortage is impacting new car production, why used car supply is so low, consumer sentiment towards used EVs, and much more.
2) Q3 forecasts
Recent data has shown that our new and used forecasts for Q2 were accurate, so in the new issue of AutoFocus we’ve once again analysed the latest data to bring you our brand-new Q3 forecasts. We’ve also revised our new and used forecasts for 2021 as a whole.
3) Guest features
We’re delighted to once again bring you the latest market commentary from the NFDA and Grant Thornton on the franchised dealer and manufacturer sectors respectively. The NFDA will talk about changing franchised dealer workforces in the wake of Covid-19 and how dealers are transitioning to EVs, while Grant Thornton discusses the latest profit reports from manufacturers and factors affecting new car production.
4) LCV insight
We’ve listened to feedback since we launched issue 1 and one of the things that we kept hearing was that you wanted to see LCV insight included in the magazine going forwards. So in the next issue we’re delighted to bring you the latest market commentary from our LCV experts James Davis and Matthew Davock in addition to our regular car market insight.
5) Dealer and consumer survey results
In the essence of proving fair and balanced views, we have once again conducted dealer and consumer surveys on the hot topics of the moment and will be revealing the results throughout the next issue of AutoFocus. Look out for sentiment on changing dealer behaviours, how confident dealers are about the future, and how consumers really feel about EVs.