Tag: Car registrations

UK new car market falls again in May

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined by -4.6 per cent in May with 183,724 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The fall reflects continued uncertainty over diesel and clean air zones as well as the removal of incentives for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Meanwhile, the underlying economic and political instability continues to affect consumer and business confidence.

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New car demand falls in April as plug-in hybrids take a hit

New car demand falls in April as plug-in hybrids take a hit

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined by -4.1 per cent in April, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The month saw 161,064 units registered, the second lowest April volume since 2012 but following a double-digit increase the previous year.

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UK motor parc – more vehicles, less CO2

UK motor parc – more vehicles, less CO2

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

As drivers take advantage of the latest low emission vehicle technology – whether petrol, diesel or alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFV) – average CO2 emissions for the UK motor parc have fallen to the lowest on record. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), emissions are down -17.8 per cent compared with the 175.1g/km average CO2 emissions from the UK car fleet in 2008.

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UK car production down 18.2%

UK car production down 18.2%

1st March 2019 | 0 Comments

January’s production figures may have delivered good news to the commercial vehicle segment, but UK car manufacturers had nothing to celebrate. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that production in British car factories declined 18.2 per cent to 120,649 units in January 2019, marking the eighth successive month of decline. Both domestic and overseas demand decreased but it was the latter that fell most, with exports down -21.4 per cent to 93,781 units.

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January car registrations – NFDA sees ‘encouraging’ signs

11th February 2019 | 0 Comments

New passenger car registrations declined by -1.6 per cent in January with 161,013 units registered. Sales of petrol cars rose by 7.3 per cent, diesel declined -20.3 per cent and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) grew by 26.3 per cent. Private demand increased by 2.9 per cent, while fleet was down -3.4 per cent.

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UK sets new record for EV registrations

4th February 2019 | 0 Comments

UK electric car registrations continue to set records, as latest figures place the total number of new 100 per cent electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered last year at 59,911, making it the most successful year for electric cars to date.

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Fall in new car market a ‘wake up call’ to policy makers

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined by -6.8 per cent in 2018, with annual registrations falling for a second year to 2,367,147 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A -5.5 per cent decline in December capped a turbulent year of model changes, regulatory upheaval and continued anti-diesel policies, adding to the ongoing decline in consumer and business confidence.

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September car registrations down 20.5 per cent

September car registrations down 20.5 per cent

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market fell by -20.5 per cent in September, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 338,834 vehicles were registered in the month, down around 87,000 on the previous year as new testing requirements continue to affect supply and distort the market.

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August car sales up 23 per cent – electric cars account for one in twelve sales

August car sales up 23 per cent – electric cars account for one in twelve sales

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market enjoyed a boost in August, as year-on-year demand rose 23.1 per cent, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 94,094 new cars were registered in the month as the market responded to regulatory changes, with cost-savvy buyers taking advantage of some compelling deals in what is always one of the year’s smallest months.

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UK car manufacturing falls in July, YTD performance relatively steady

UK car manufacturing falls in July, YTD performance relatively steady

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK car production declined -11.0 per cent in July. 121,051 units left production lines as a raft of factors, including model changes, seasonal and operational adjustments and preparation for the introduction of the tough new emissions standards, affected output.

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UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands – SMMT

UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands – SMMT

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The growing strength of the automotive relationship between the UK and South Korea has been highlighted today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) during its trade mission to the country.

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Car sales figures represent ‘encouraging trend’ – NFDA

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the SMMT car registration figures, Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, said: “Despite June’s decline, it was encouraging to see that in the second quarter the new car market was 2.3 per cent higher than last year”.

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SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel following market decline, uncertainty

SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel following market decline, uncertainty

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is urging the UK government to act to support the sale of traditionally fuelled vehicles following the news that the UK new car market declined moderately in June. Year-on-year demand fell by -3.5 per cent, the SMMT stated, as 234,945 new cars joined British roads, representing relative stabilisation considering recent turbulence over the past year or so. While alternatively fuelled vehicle sales continue to rise, they are not yet at a level that can relieve the decline in traditionally fuelled vehicle sales, and the SMMT argues for government to provide increased support for petrol and especially new technology diesel vehicles.

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UK, EU car markets grow in April

UK, EU car markets grow in April

24th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The EU passenger car market returned to growth in April 2018 after demand declined in March. According to figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, a total of 1,206,273 passenger cars were registered last month, a year-on-year growth of 9.6 per cent. Growth in the UK market exceeded the European average, rising 10.4 per cent year-on-year to 167,911 new registrations.

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March car registrations almost 16% lower than 2017 record

March car registrations almost 16% lower than 2017 record

5th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in March, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell -15.7 per cent compared with March 2017, which due to the impending arrival of new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates was the biggest month ever for new car registrations. Nevertheless, registrations are still running at a historically high level and last month’s market was the fourth biggest March on record.

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