According to new figures, released today, by the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) September 2020 new car market declined by -4.4%.
Just 328,041 new cars were registered which now represents the lowest September volume recorded since 1999.
Battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles continue to grow with 1 in 10 new car registrations being a battery or plug-in hybrid.
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have increased by 184.3% – compared to September 2019.
On a brighter note, MG has achieved its biggest ever monthly sales.
Britain’s fastest-growing car brand recorded 3,668 sales in September 2020.
This was an increase of 169% compared to the same month last year.
“During a torrid year, the automotive industry has demonstrated incredible resilience, but this is not a recovery. Despite the boost of a new registration plate, new model introductions and attractive offers, this is still the poorest September since the two-plate system was introduced in 1999. Unless the pandemic is controlled and economy-wide consumer and business confidence rebuilt, the short-term future looks very challenging indeed.”Said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.
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