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Diesel registrations hit record high in November 2007

06 December 2007 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

* Diesel market share reaches highest ever level at 45.3 per cent in November

* Monthly total of 158,735 is the best November volume since 2004

* Market in 2007 looks set to surpass 2.4 million registrations


‘2007 has seen the new car market recover slightly, but we are still a long way from the records set in 2003,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘It is really encouraging to see the growth in diesel registrations, and this is expected to exceed 40 per cent of the total market by the end of 2007. New diesel engines are around 20 per cent more fuel-efficient than a petrol equivalent – good news for the motorist at times of rising fuel costs, and it also means a similar saving on CO2 emissions – good news for the environment too.’


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