Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that in 2020 the UK new car market fell by -29.4%. 
132,682 new cars were registered in December 2020 with the Tesla Model 3 topping the list. Interestingly, the Volkswagen ID.3 was the 4th best selling car last month. 

The UK best selling car for the Covid-19 interrupted Year is the Ford Fiesta.  

2020 will be seen as a ‘lost year’ for Automotive, with the sector under pandemic-enforced shutdown for much of the year and uncertainty over future trading conditions taking their toll. However, with the rollout of vaccines and clarity over our new relationship with the EU, we must make 2021 a year of recovery. With manufacturers bringing record numbers of electrified vehicles to market over the coming months, we will work with government to encourage drivers to make the switch, while promoting investment in our globally-renowned manufacturing base – recharging the market, industry and economy.

Said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.


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