06 July 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Tentative restart for UK’s new car market in June yields 145,377 registrations, a -34.9% decline reflecting uncertain economic confidence and delayed re-opening of Welsh and Scottish showrooms.
Almost quarter of a million sales to private buyers now lost since lockdown, at a cost of £1.1bn to the Treasury in VAT receipts.
Year to date registrations down -48.5%, with just 653,502 new cars joining British roads in first six months – the lowest level since 1971.

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04 June 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market falls -89.0% in May as shutdown goes on, with just over 20,000 vehicles delivered.
‘Click and collect’ services help but market still 163,477 units behind same month last year.
Market down more than -51% in first five months, as showrooms get green light to re-open.

05 May 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market falls by precipitous -97.3% in April as coronavirus crisis shuts showrooms.
4,321 new cars registered in the month as deliveries continue to frontline workers and organisations.
Latest SMMT outlook expects 1.68 million new car registrations this year, the lowest since 1992.
Sector calls for auto retail to be in first wave of re-openings, to drive manufacturing and kick-start economic recovery.

06 April 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car registrations fall -44.4% in March as coronavirus crisis causes showrooms to close.
Steeper fall than during last financial crisis and worst March since late nineties with some 203,370 fewer cars sold in the month.
Early SMMT analysis downgrades 2020 outlook to 1.73 million units, -23% lower than previous expectation.
Sector re-deploys to help front line workers battle crisis with hundreds of vehicles now supporting critical services across the UK.

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