Developments in Car Retailing and After-Sales Markets: Final Report to EC DG Competition, Vol. 1

This report was produced by London Economics, acting as consultant to DG Competition of the European Commission. The views expressed in this Report are those of the consultants. This report reviews market developments in automotive retailing and after-sales sectors following the entry into force of the Regulation No. 1400/2002, the new EC regulation covering distribution and after sales services of new motor vehicles in the EU. It focuses on the competition implications of the new rules for a) the distribution of new cars; b) the car service and repair sector; and, c) the market for automotive spare parts.