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April new car pre-registration figures

25 May 2001 #Pre-Registration #Registrations #SMMT News

April new car pre-registration figures

Today, SMMT releases figures for April pre-registrations in the UK car market.

The data shows the number of cars disposed of in April 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 received by suppliers

from selling those pre-registered cars. This information is published on a monthly


Notes to Editors

The Supply of New Cars Order 2000:

Pre-registered car

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.

Pre-registrations data

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.

Total pre-registrations since September 2000

In the eight months since manufacturers were first required to publish pre-registration

data, a total of 1,598 cars have been pre-registered. This accounts for less

than 0.1 per cent of the 1.63 million new cars sold during this period.


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