new car registrations
06 April 2021 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car registrations ‘grow’ for first time since August – up 11.5% – but remain -36.9% adrift of 10-year March average.
Showrooms ready for opening next week following Q1 shortfall of 58,032 fewer cars, at a cost of £1.8bn to industry.
Around 8,300 registrations a day needed for a return to average pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.

04 March 2021 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Weakest February since 1959 as 28,282 fewer cars registered during traditionally quiet month.
Battery electric (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) continue to spark demand, accounting for more than one in eight registrations.
Market outlook downgraded to 1.83 million registrations in 2021 as showroom closures continue to stall order books.

04 February 2021 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Just 90,249 new cars registered in January – the worst start to a year since 1970 despite click and collect preventing greater fal
New emissions figures show 2020 delivered the cleanest vehicles in history as average CO2 emissions fell by -11.8% on previous year, but more to do to deliver net zero
Industry needs showrooms open at earliest opportunity once safe to do so, to protect jobs and accelerate zero emission vehicle transition

06 January 2021 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK annual new car registrations drop to 1.63 million in toughest year for market since 1992.
Covid-enforced showroom closures drive overall demand down -29.4% – a 680,076-unit decline equivalent to £20.4bn in lost turnover.
Best-ever year for electric cars with battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles market share up to 10.7%.
Investment in charging infrastructure and battery gigafactories now essential to reboot industry and meet post-Brexit electrification challenge

04 December 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market suffers £1.3 billion revenue hit in November as 42,840 fewer new cars join British roads.
113,781 new cars registered as ‘click and collect’ capability and deliveries help offset showroom closures during English lockdown.
Industry welcomes re-opening of Covid-secure showrooms as market now down -30.7% year to date, equivalent to 663,761 units.

05 November 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market falls -1.6% in October, with 140,945 cars registered, marking a nine-year low for the sector. Welsh ‘firebreak’ accounts for more than half of month’s losses, ahead of new ‘stay at home’ order for England, forcing UK

05 October 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Just 328,041 cars registered – the lowest September volume recorded since 1999.
Decline represents -15.8% drop on 10-year September average.
New 70-plate, model upgrades and attractive offers help but industry still counting cost of lockdown with more than 615,000-unit year to date shortfall.

new car registrations
04 September 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

New car registrations decline -5.8% during traditionally quiet pre-plate change month. Private car demand remains relatively steady, down -1.7%, with 699 fewer registrations, but fleet and business purchases drop by more substantial -5.5% and -57.9% respectively. Sales of zero emission-capable

05 August 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Pent-up demand sees UK new car registrations rally in July with 11.3% increase to 174,887 vehicles, as dealerships across the nation fully re-open.
Overall registrations currently down -41.9% YTD and expected to be -30.0% down by end of 2020, totalling £20bn in lost sales.
Manufacturer offers help encourage demand but economic uncertainty could put the brakes on recovery.

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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