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Slight decline in January LCV sales

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell -4.2 per cent in January 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The decline amounts to just 888 fewer vans being driven off forecourts in the first month of the year, compared with 2017.

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January new car sales down -6.3 per cent

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined in the first month of the year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,615 cars were driven off forecourts in January, a -6.3 per cent fall compared with the same month in 2017.

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LCV sales end 2017 on a high

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017 the light commercial vehicle market was more resilient than expected with a modest decline of -3.6 per cent on last year. A total of 362,149 units were registered, which equates to only 13,538 vehicles less than the previous year.

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New car registrations down 5.7% in 2017

New car registrations down 5.7% in 2017

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

We bought less new cars last year but we’re still buying a lot of cars. A total of 2,540,617 new registrations were recorded between 1 January and 31 December 2017, 5.7 per cent less than a year earlier. Presenting its registration figures for 2017, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) notes that while this was the first decrease in six years, in 2017 annual registrations were at the third-highest level within the past decade.

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UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines by a third in November

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines by a third in November

Friday 22nd December 2017 | 0 Comments

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing fell -34.6 per cent in November, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 6,312 vans, trucks, buses and coaches left production lines last month; the SMMT comments that declining business confidence and fluctuating buying cycles continued to affect production volumes.

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Falling demand for diesels sees November new car market down 11 per cent

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for an eighth consecutive month in November, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,541 vehicles were registered, down -11.2 per cent year-on-year, driven by a significant fall in diesel demand.

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LCV registrations down 11 per cent in November

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

SMMT figures show that new light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations experienced a double-digit decline in November. The market fell -11.1 per cent, with 26,486 new vans and pick-ups registered – the third consecutive monthly fall.

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SMMT president calls for faster, clearer Brexit process

Wednesday 29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Tony Walker, has urged government not to undermine the UK automotive industry’s hard won competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit. Speaking at the Society’s 101st Annual Dinner in London, he said there is no substitute for free and frictionless trade, and called for quicker progress on agreeing a transition period following Brexit.

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Driverless cars on UK roads by 2021 says chancellor

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under Government plans to invest in the sector. In his budget, chancellor Philip Hammond announced that driverless cars will be able to be tested without any human operator inside or outside the car, and without the legal constraints and rules that apply in many other EU nations, and much of the US.

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October LCV sales down 7.4%

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined in October, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 24,968 new LCVs joined British roads last month, a -7.4 per cent fall compared with the same month last year.

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New car sales continue to slide in October

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Demand fell by -12.2 per cent in the month, as falling confidence among buyers continued to impact the market.

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‘Unreliable’ charge points putting people off buying electric vehicles

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of 2017, it became government policy that all petrol and diesel cars must be off the road by 2040 causing quite a media stir. Click4Reg.co.uk investigated the impact of this bill on the popularity of electric cars, and sought to identify if electric charge points are growing at the same rate across the UK.

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September UK car manufacturing goes into reverse amid Brexit uncertainty

Thursday 26th October 2017 | 0 Comments

UK car manufacturing fell in September, with year-on-year output declining -4.1 per cent, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 6,500 fewer cars rolled off production lines than in the same month last year, with a total output of 153,224.

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September LCV registrations down

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Figures from the SMMT show that the new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined in September. 57,368 new LCVs were driven off forecourts, a -4.2 per cent fall compared with the same month last year.

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UK new car registrations – the decline continues

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for a sixth consecutive month in September, with 426,170 new units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Registrations fell by -9.3 per cent in this key month, as economic and political uncertainty, and confusion over air quality plans led to a fall in consumer confidence.

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