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UK new van market grows 4.7 per cent in April as strong start to year continues

UK new van market grows 4.7 per cent in April as strong start to year continues

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Demand for new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) grew in April, up 4.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 24,604 vans and pick-ups were registered in the month, with new models and compelling market incentives continuing the strong growth seen in Q1.

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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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British car manufacturing falls -14.4% in March as industry warns no-deal Brexit could send output back to 1980s levels

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

British car production declined -14.4 per cent in March, falling for the 10th month in a row with 126,195 units rolling off factory lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Production for both home and overseas markets declined in double digits, down -18.1 per cent and -13.4 per cent respectively.

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Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham Aftermarket Power Network

Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham Aftermarket Power Network

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham will host industry leaders from the UK aftermarket at an exclusive event, the Aftermarket Power Network, on Tuesday 4 June, in Hall 20 at the NEC. Lord Sebastian Coe will join the launch event to address the group. 200 leading personnel from the UK automotive aftermarket will be at the invitation-only event, hosted in the keynote area of the show and sponsored by ZF, SMMT and IAAF.

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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan has found that the UK could be set for a £62bn windfall from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) by 2030. The report, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, has found that the UK is in pole position in the global race to market for CAVs.

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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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SMMT to Parliament: Use Brexit extension purposefully

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Like a schoolgirl who left an important project to the last minute and then begged teacher for more time, Teresa May has returned from Brussels with a further extension to Brexit. Now we might need to wait until 31 October to discover how the future relationship between the UK and EU will look. The head of the body representing the UK automotive industry considers this waiting and further waiting untenable.

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Judy Murray to speak at Autocar Great British Women – Rising Stars event

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Peugeot ambassador Judy Murray OBE will be a guest speaker at Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry event, which will be held in London on Wednesday 19 June.

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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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February LCV sales rise 1.8 per cent

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

This year to date, 36,620 new LCVs have been registered, representing a rise of 5.8 per cent on the first two months of 2018.

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Yokohama 4×4 range equips latest SUVs

Yokohama 4×4 range equips latest SUVs

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SMMT’s latest figures highlight that the demand for Dual Purpose (4x4, SUV and crossover) vehicles is proving to be one of the most rapidly increasing segments, with an impressive 10 per cent increase in registrations in 2018. To cater for this growing segment, Yokohama offers an extensive range of 4x4 tyres covering a broad range of vehicle applications. Not only do the tyres feature the latest technology to deliver the exceptional performance demanded in the replacement market, but they are also selected by a number of leadings manufacturers for OE fitment, including the Toyota Rav 4 and Hi Lux models, Chrysler Jeep Cherokee, Porsche Cayenne and latest BMW X5 M Performance model.

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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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Domestic, EU demand drives surge in UK commercial vehicle manufacturing

Domestic, EU demand drives surge in UK commercial vehicle manufacturing

1st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Commercial vehicle manufacturing in the UK grew 49.1 per cent in January. According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 9,182 vans, trucks, buses and coaches left production lines during the month. A number of large domestic orders and strong market incentives helped deliver the sector’s best January performance for seven years.

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SMMT figures ‘extremely worrying’ says KPMG

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Justin Benson, head of automotive at KPMG UK, comments on the latest SMMT car manufacturing figures, which saw a 9.1 per cent fall in 2018.

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UK CV manufacturing 8.5% up in 2018

UK CV manufacturing 8.5% up in 2018

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

British commercial vehicle manufacturing grew 8.5 per cent in 2018, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed. The increase in output, with 84,888 units leaving production lines, follows weaker performances in 2016 and 2017. The SMMT added that strong market incentives ahead of model changes also played a part in boosting output.

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