The headline figure for March registrations might be one of overall growth, with the total up 11.5% over the same month in 2020, but the retail element within that total was down by 4.1%. And the...

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Lockdown has seen another poor month for registrations, depressing the market ahead of the crucial March plate-change. Retail registrations were down 37.3% in February compared with the same month...

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Interest among consumers in ICE powertrains is edging back up, due in part perhaps to consumer financial concerns caused by Covid-19 that has seen them return to the comfort of affordable, tried and...

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The impact of the January lockdown was laid bare by the month’s figures for new car registrations, with big falls across the board compared with the same month last year. Retail registrations were...

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The publication of the December registrations figures brought full clarity to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the 2020 new car market, which dropped to 1.63 million, down 29.4% on 2019. Retail...

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With online sales processes and ‘click and collect’ services firmly in place following the first lockdown period, retailers will surely have been hoping for a less impactful second lockdown. But...

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Commentators are bemoaning the weakest ever ‘new plate’ September following a 4.4% drop in new car registrations, but the true picture is rarely as simplistic as the headlines. It should be noted...

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The headline figures for registrations in August might on the surface look disappointing, with the month finishing 5.8% down compared with 2019. But the retail element of those registrations was down...

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Retail registrations rose over 20% in July compared with the same month last year, bringing welcome relief to retailers after June’s tentative restart. Fleet registrations were also up, by a more...

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A tentative restart for the UK’s new car market saw June yield 145,377 registrations, equating to a 34.9% decline compared with the same month last year. June may have represented the first full...

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Deloitte has published the latest results from its fortnightly ‘state of the consumer’ tracker, with the number of consumers reporting their intent to keep their current vehicle longer than they...

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Almost half of vehicle owners in the UK are planning to keep their current vehicle longer than they were originally expecting, and 32% are putting off regular maintenance for their vehicle. These are...

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The fall in new car registrations of some 97% in April is dramatic, but certainly unsurprising, and any comparative data for the month is largely meaningless. Of more concern is what the sector’s...

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With the UK in lockdown, new car registrations in March fell 44.1%, sharp declines being felt equally across both the private and fleet sectors. Commentators pointed to a month of two halves, with the...

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Outside of buying a house, a car is one of the biggest purchases people will make in their lifetime. It should be an exciting experience that matches the enjoyment of driving the car itself. Despite...

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In a poor start the year, UK retail registrations fell by 13.9% in January, with fleet also down, dropping 2.2%. Those figures left overall registrations down 7.3% compared with the same month in 2019...

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The collapse in retail registrations continued into November, driving a drop in the overall market of 1.3% compared to the same month in 2018. Retail registrations of 65,114 units represented a fall...

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The new car market fell by a further 6.7% in October, with 143,251 vehicles registered compared with 153,599 in the same month in 2018. While fleet registrations were stable, private registrations...

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