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4 06, 2021

MAY 2021 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS INCREASE. New car news.

By | June 4th, 2021|car news|0 Comments

Figures out today from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that for May 2021 new car registrations improved compared to May 2020 (when we were all in a national lock down). However, whilst May 2021 new car registrations are down (-14.7% on pre-pandemic May 2019) the plug-in vehicle market continues to rise - [...]

7 05, 2021

APRIL 2021 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS. New car news.

By | May 7th, 2021|car news|0 Comments

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that for April 2021 there was an increase of new car registrations. This increase, however, is  compared to the same month last year..... when we were all in a national lockdown!! No surprise there then?  April 2021’s registrations are -14.5% down on the [...]

6 04, 2021

MARCH 2021 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS ARE UP. New car news.

By | April 6th, 2021|car news|0 Comments

The latest figures from the SMMT show a 11% increase in new car registration for March 2021 compared with March 2020. Year-to-date new car registrations in the UK are down -12% against the same period last year. The past year has been the toughest in modern history and the automotive sector has, like many others, [...]

4 02, 2021

NOT THE BEST START TO THE YEAR FOR NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS. New car news.

By | February 4th, 2021|car news|0 Comments

New car figures realised today show that January 2021 was the worst start to a year since 1970. Figures by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders  (SMMT) show that the UK new car market fell by -39.5% compared to January 2020. This amounts to 59,030 fewer new cars being registered last month. “Following a [...]

18 11, 2020

UK GOVERNMENT TO BAN THE SALE OF NEW PETROL AND DIESEL VEHICLES. Car news.

By | November 18th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

The UK Government has announced plans that they will accelerate the ban on sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles, as part of their "green industrial revolution". The ban will start in 2030, five years earlier than they first announced. Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the [...]

5 11, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS ARE DOWN AGAIN. New car news.

By | November 5th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

140,945 new cars were  registered in the UK last month. This represents a -1.6% year on year decline. With the announcement on the 23rd of October of Wales’ “firebreak” lockdown .. I guess that this is no surprise. In England we have just just started our month long lockdown, so all eyes will be on November’s new [...]

5 10, 2020

NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP IN SEPTEMBER 2020.

By | October 5th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 09, 2020

AUGUST 2020 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS. New car news.

By | September 7th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

New car registrations for August 2020 were down -5.8%. A total of 87,226 new cars were registered -  according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Sales of zero emission cars rose by 110% but this only accounts for less than 1 in 10 registrations. “The decline is disappointing, following [...]

5 08, 2020

JULY 2020 UK NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS SHOWING SOME HOPE. New car news.

By | August 5th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

UK registrations are up for the first time this year by 11.3% in July. 174,887 new cars were registered last month.Year-to-date new car registrations are down -41.9%. “July’s figures are positive, with a boost from demand pent up from earlier in the year and some attractive offers meaning there are some very good deals to [...]

4 06, 2020

MAY 2020 NEW CAR SALES DOWN BUT NEW CAR SHOWROOMS ARE NOW BACK OPEN.

By | June 4th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

20,247 new cars were registered in the UK last month. This is -89% down and is no surprise since new car showrooms were mostly closed. “Click and collect” services were introduced halfway through May allowing some movement in the new car market.  Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said “After a second month of shutdown and the [...]