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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 [...]

12 05, 2020

UK USED CAR TRANSACTIONS DOWN -8.3%. Car news.

By | May 12th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

The UK’s used car market fell by -8.3% in the first quarter of 2020 but demand for used plug-in electric vehicles grew by 13.6%. “Encouraging growth for used car sales was wiped out in March as the coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced and, this subdued activity is likely to continue into the second quarter. While [...]

5 05, 2020

U.K. NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS FALL 97.3% FOR APRIL 2020. New car news.

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

With lockdown in full swing for the month of April, these new figures from the SMMT will not be a surprise. New car registrations for April 2020 sets a new record fall of 97.3%. Only 4,321 new vehicles were registered - which is 156,743 fewer than in April 2019. With the UK’s showrooms closed for the [...]

6 04, 2020

MARCH 2020 NEW CAR SALES DOWN. New car news.

By | April 6th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

The U.K new car market fell by -44% in March - according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).  A total of 254,684 new cars were registered for March 2020.  This really hasn’t been a total surprise with car manufacturers suspending production and new car dealerships closing (or closed) across the country from [...]

17 03, 2020

SMMT RESPONSE TO THE CHANCELLOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT COVID-19 MEASURES.

By | March 17th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

“We welcome the additional and significant emergency support for business announced by the Chancellor today. The UK automotive industry is inherently strong and globally competitive but now stands on the precipice and will urgently need extraordinary measures such as these to avoid falling over the edge. We are already seeing plant closures as global demand [...]

5 03, 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 NEW CAR MARKET DOWN. New car news.

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

According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the February new car market fell by -2.9% with 79,594 cars registered.  Battery and plug-in hybrids continue to increase with 4,566 cars being registered.    . “Another month of decline for the new car market is especially concerning at a time when fleet [...]

4 02, 2020

SMMT RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT’S 2035 END OF SALE OF DIESEL AND PETROL VEHICLES. New car news.

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

This is Mike Hawes, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) response to the U.K Government plan to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles including all hybrids. “It’s extremely concerning that government has seemingly moved the goalposts for consumers and industry on such a critical issue. Manufacturers are fully invested in [...]

6 01, 2020

2019 UK NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS FELL -2.4%. New car news.

By | January 6th, 2020|car news|0 Comments

UK new car registrations for 2019 fell -2.4%. There was a total of 2.3 million units registered last year. Record levels of registrations for battery electric cars up 144%. “A third year of decline for the UK new car market is a significant concern for industry and the wider economy. Political and economic uncertainty, and [...]