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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An 89% fall in new car registrations in May is no surprise given that retailers’ doors were closed throughout the month, and they were only latterly allowed to begin sales using click and collect...

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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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Leading franchised retailers are thought to be among businesses consulted by the Department for Business over the Government’s lockdown exit strategy which is expected to be revealed later this...

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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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A second successive poor month for retail new vehicle registrations has seen the market fall way significantly in the first two months of the year. Following a fall of 13.9% in January, retail...

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The SMMT has expressed concern at the government’s announcement that it will end the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in 2035, brought forward from 2040 after experts said 2040 would be...

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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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Average new car CO2 emissions went the wrong way in 2019 for the third year running, which the SMMT said should raise alarm bells amongst vehicle manufacturers – some of whom could be forced out of...

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December’s new car registrations saw an uplift on the same month in 2018, driven largely by gains of 7.3% in fleet. With the retail market flat and business registrations declining 20.5%, the result...

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New car registrations fell 2.4% in 2019 to hit a year total of 2.31m units. Retail registrations fell 3.2% taking 44.1% of the market. The fall in 2019 brings the market to a six-year low and the SMMT...

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Since 2015, average new car CO2 emissions have been going in the wrong direction. Everyone knows why this is so bad: colloquially known as CAFE, it’s the 2020-on EU range-wide average of 95g/km CO2....

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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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The year is almost done and the annualised sales data for new vehicles hasn’t been great for either the UK or Europe. For the UK, the SMMT noted that September’s new car registrations were up 1.3%...

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The British Motor Show is making a comeback after 12 years. It will be held at the Farnborough International Expo Centre on August 20-23, 2020. The SMMT, which organised the last British Motor Show at...

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Given that last September’s registrations plunged by more than 20% as retailers struggled to get hold of volumes of WLTP compliant vehicles, it was hoped that this September’s figures would show a...

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September new car registrations rose just 1.3% against the same month last year which itself was down more than 20% due to incoming WLTP regulations. The total registrations for the first 69-plate...

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