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Diesels reign in April

07 May 2008 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

* April registrations post best monthly growth of 2008, up 5,505 units to 175,668.

* Diesel market share hits a record 45.4%, with Ford Focus the best seller.

* Demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles up 8.4% in April to 1,323 units.


“With fuel prices sky-high, consumers are looking for efficient motoring they can afford. The latest registration figures show diesel-powered vehicles have hit their highest monthly market share on record, alongside a stronger focus on super-efficient small cars,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The motor industry has invested in a wide variety of new technologies and exciting designs to ensure motorists have a wide choice and can continue to maintain their mobility, save money and reduce their carbon foot-print.”


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