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NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

NFDA, DWF, KPMG, Global Data and SMMT reactions to 2019 car registration figures

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

While the 2019 UK car registration figures are clear that the market declined last year, various sources gave differing views as to what are the most important trends and what should be done.

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UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

UK car registrations fall to 2013 levels

6th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year. According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 2,311,140 units were registered in 2019, representing a -2.4 per cent decline. The market fell -6.8 per cent in 2018 and -5.7 per cent in 2017. This means the 2019 market is the lowest since 2013 when 2,264,737 were registered (see diagram). Representatives from industry associations and market analysts said the turbulent market reacted to weak business and consumer confidence, general political and economic instability and confusion over clean air zones.

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UK new car market falls -1.3% in November

UK new car market falls -1.3% in November

6th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market fell -1.3% in November, with 156,621 models registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In November, the decline was driven primarily by weak private demand, registrations down -6.1%, while the business market also fell, down -3.2%, but fleet registrations fared better, up 2.8%. For the second consecutive month, total alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations reached a record market share, with more than one in 10 cars joining UK roads either hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric – equivalent to 16,052 cars.

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WLTP and economic uncertainty depress LCV market in September

7th October 2019 | 0 Comments

“Registrations of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes fell by -23.5 per cent in September, as a result of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) for vans and continued economic uncertainty”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents franchised commercial vehicle and car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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HGV market up almost 50% in Q2 2019

HGV market up almost 50% in Q2 2019

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Good news from the UK heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market: New registrations were 46.3 per cent higher year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, with 15,605 units registered. These figures, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) yesterday, include a number of large orders ahead of the mandatory fitment of Smart Tachographs; these further boosted registrations following a strong first quarter of the year.

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Deloitte: Electric vehicles will be cheaper than petrol/diesel by 2021

6th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Commenting on yesterday’s new car registration figures – which showed registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increasing 158 per cent year-on-year in July despite the wider downward trend – Deloitte opines that a ‘tipping point’ between combustion and electric vehicles will occur in the UK by 2021.

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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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New car market stable in February

New car market stable in February

14th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK’s new car market enjoyed marginal growth in February, up 1.4 per cent following five straight months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 81,969 new cars were registered on UK roads in the month (a year on year uplift of 1,164 units), traditionally one of the quietest of the year, ahead of the crucial March plate change.

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‘Modest’ overall decline in November new car sales

6th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined by a modest -3.0 per cent in November with some 158,639 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Stalling consumer confidence, supply delays due to implementation of the new WLTP emissions test and model replacement all combined to affect overall sales.

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November LCV sales up 9.6 per cent

6th December 2018 | 0 Comments

SMMT figures show that he new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew 9.6 per cent in November, as more than 29,000 vans and pick-ups joined UK roads. This increase represents 2,549 more pick-ups and vans registered in the month compared to November 2017.

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October motorcycle sales ‘disappointing’ say dealers

13th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the latest figure released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “Following September’s modest growth, it was disappointing to see the new motorcycle market decline by -2 per cent in October. Positively, the market is still above 2017’s levels on a year to date basis”.

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KPMG: Brexit uncertainty behind UK car production dips

25th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the news that UK car production fell almost 17 per cent in September, Justin Benson, head of Automotive at KPMG UK suggested the latest SMMT car manufacturing figures could motivate government to consider automotive industry incentives:

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LCV market drops 6.1 per cent in September

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The British light commercial vehicle (LCV) market contracted last month according to figures from the SMMT. Just under 54,000 new LCVs were registered in the second busiest month of the year to date, a -6.1 per cent decrease in line with the overall trend so far in 2018.

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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 motorcycle sales up despite impending plate change

13th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Referring to the latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “It is encouraging to see that registrations of motorcycles in the UK grew by 9.1 per cent in August from the same month last year”. In number terms, August registrations are always low due to the volume of customers who prefer to wait until September to obtain the latest registration plate on their new machine. As a result of the monthly increase, the year to date picture shows a steady growth of 2 per cent for the first eight months of this year.

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