04 May 2017 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

The UK new car market experienced a significant decline in April, following exceptional growth in the previous month as buyers brought forward purchases ahead of the switch to new VED rates, which came into force on 1 April 2017.

05 April 2017 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

The UK’s new car market grew by 8.4% in March, making it the biggest month since records began. The record performance came as buyers seized the chance to buy cars before the new vehicle excise duty (VED) rates came into force. From 1 April, under the new system all new cars, except for those with zero emissions, are subject to an annual flat rate charge.

06 March 2017 #Cars #Registrations

The UK new car market remained steady in February, dipping just -0.3%, according to figures released by SMMT.

06 February 2017 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

The UK new car market achieved a 12-year high in January, according to figures published by SMMT. 174,564 vehicles left showrooms last month – a 2.9% year-on-year uplift and the highest level since 2005.
Significantly, however, the alternatively fuelled vehicle segment grew 19.9% to take a record 4.2% market share2 – the first time 4% has been surpassed. Across other fuel types there was a mixed picture with diesel registrations down -4.3% but new car registrations of petrol cars grew 8.9%.

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