February new car pre-registration figures
Today, SMMT releases figures for February pre-registrations in the UK car
market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of in February 2001 that
were defined as pre-registrations.
The Supply of New Cars Order 2000 requires motor manufacturers to publish the
number of pre-registered cars supplied and the gross income suppliers receive
from selling those pre-registered cars. This information is published on a monthly
Notes to Editors
The Supply of New Cars Order 2000:
A new car which a supplier has caused to be registered before the terms and
conditions of its supply to an end-user have been agreed, but does not include:
(a) a car so registered because its certificate of conformity with a vehicle
type-approved under the EC Vehicle Type Approval Scheme is about to become invalid
(b) a car retained for a period of at least three months.
A person that manufactures cars for supply within, or imports new cars for
supply into, the UK, who had a market share of one per cent or more of the total
supply of new cars in the UK in the preceding calendar year.
The attached table shows the pre-registration figures for Great Britain, Northern
Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Providing the SMMT
is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted.
Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT.