Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show UK new car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth levelled off in October 2015.
462,517 new cars registered last month – a rise of 6% and the highest September on record.
UK new car registrations increase 9.6% in August to 79,060 units.
New car registrations saw steady growth in July, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 178,420 cars were registered – an uplift of 3.2% on the same month last year – while registrations in 2015 so far have risen 6.5% to surpass 1.5 million.
New car registrations up 7.0% in first half of 2015 to 1,376,889 – the highest half-year performance on record.
British buyers choosing more British vehicles: UK-built cars make up highest proportion of new registrations in five years.
June marks record 40th consecutive month of growth, with registrations up 12.9% in the month.
New car registrations up 2.4% in May to 198,706 units, marking 39th consecutive month of growth.
Demand for ultra low emission vehicles up four-fold, exceeding 10,000 in 2015, compared with 2,838 in 2014.
Overall registrations reach 1,119,072 in 2015, up 5.7% as market stabilises.
Spring showroom surge sees UK new car registrations rise 5.1% to 185,778 units
Record month with nearly half a million, 492,774, cars registered in March, up 6.0% on last year.
Fleet market continues to drive growth, highlighting confidence of British businesses.
Contribution to economy and job creation from UK automotive underscores need for consistent policies to let the sector flourish.
New car market grew 12.0% in February with 76,958 cars registered.
36th consecutive month of growth marks UK’s first three straight years of increases.
Fleet buyers drive demand with registrations up 19.9%.
Positive start to the year for new car market as registrations grew 6.7% in January to 164,856 units – the strongest January since 2007.
Record growth period for whole market continues: January marked the 35th consecutive month of rises.
Growth in company car registrations particularly strong, up 18.1%* on January 2014.
4,598 alternatively-fuelled vehicles registered in January, up 60.8% on last year’s figure of 2,859.