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Taxing times for the UK motorist

06 March 2008 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

* February registrations slow to 69,610 units, down 5.4%, in line with forecasts

* Year-to-date registrations down 3.1% to 231,707 units

* Vauxhall Astra takes the number one spot for the first time since October 2007

* Diesel volumes up 11.1% and alternatively fuelled car demand up 21.4% in February


New car registrations fell in February in line with market expectations,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “It is important that the chancellor uses next week’s budget to help boost consumer confidence and avoids disruptive or disproportionate changes to vehicle and fuel taxation.


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