05 February 2019 #LCVs #Registrations #SMMT News

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) market posts 8.6% increase in first month of the year. Double-digit increases in demand for small vans and pickups, up 31.7% and 13.4% respectively. New models and deals help January bounce-back following weak December. SEE

05 February 2019 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market dips -1.6% in January as 161,013 models leave forecourts. Private buyers boost the market in first month of 2019, but fail to offset declines in business and fleet registrations. Demand for electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid

British commercial vehicle manufacturing increases 8.5% in 2018, following two years of decline. Demand grows at home and overseas, rising 17.9% and 2.9% respectively. Nearly six in 10 UK built CVs exported to global markets last year. British commercial vehicle

SMMT’s January forecast for new car and van registrations in the UK for 2019 and 2020. Forecasts are prepared by SMMT’s Economics Team and are revised on a quarterly basis. Download the latest forecast here: January 2019.

05 December 2018 #LCVs #Registrations #SMMT News #TNB News

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations increase by almost 10% in November. Demand for large vans weighing 2.5-3.5t and pick-ups drive growth. Year-to-date market on par with last year, down -0.7%, with 331,776 vehicles registered. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND

CV production in the UK rises 31.0% in October, to 9,066 units. Demand from both export and home markets grows, 7.7% and 61.9% respectively. Year-to-date performance broadly stable, up 2.5% on the same period last year. British commercial vehicle (CV)

27 November 2018 #Europe #Event News #SMMT News #TNB News

Three quarters of UK automotive firms warn of ‘no-deal’ Brexit catastrophe, finds new industry survey.
Half already hit by uncertainty, with one in five having lost business and a third cancelling or postponing UK investment decisions.
Impact on profitability, ability to win overseas business, investment in UK operations and workforce cuts cited as biggest ‘no deal’ concerns.
Withdrawal agreement offers breathing space to negotiate ambitious future relationship and frictionless trade – essential to safeguard UK automotive industry and jobs.

25 October 2018 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK engine manufacturing declines -9.5% in September as UK demand falls by double digits.
Production for export drives demand, up 8.9% in the month and 14.6% in first three quarters.

04 October 2018 #LCVs #SMMT News

Demand for large vans remains solid, but fewer purchases of small and medium models pull overall numbers down. Pickup demand grows (8.8%) as UK remains most popular market in Europe for the body style. Year-to-date market down -3% on previous

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