U.K. new car registrations fell by -20.5% in September 2018.
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)….338,834 new vehicles were registered last month.
From the 1 September, all new cars sold in the EU had to take the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said
“With the industry given barely a year to reapprove the entire European model line-up, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen bottlenecks and a squeeze on supply. These are exceptional circumstances with similar declines seen in other major European markets. The good news is that, as backlogs ease, consumers and businesses can look forward to a raft of exciting high-tech cars and a market keen to recover lost momentum.”