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UK new car market holds steady in February

06/03/2017

UK new car market holds steady in February

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

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UK CO2 emissions fall for 19th consecutive year but SMMT warns anti-diesel agenda will halt progress

02/03/2017

UK CO2 emissions fall for 19th consecutive year but SMMT warns anti-diesel agenda will halt progress

UK average new car CO2falls to new low of 120.1g/km, down -1.1% on 2015 and…

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Search begins for UK Automotive’s top 100 rising female stars

27/02/2017

Search begins for UK Automotive’s top 100 rising female stars

UK Automotive is on the search for the sector’s future leaders as the Great British Women in the Car Industry awards returns.

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UK car manufacturing starts 2017 on a high with best January performance in nine years

23/02/2017

UK car manufacturing starts 2017 on a high with best January performance in nine years

UK car manufacturing had a successful start to 2017, with output in January up 7.5% compared with the same month last year

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23/02/2017

Carmakers come together to promote low emission vehicles, as motorists across UK call for greater incentives to switch and better charging infrastructure

UK Automotive demonstrated its commitment to developing the latest low emission vehicles during a special display of 26 vehicles in London, underlining the diversity and appeal of alternatively fuelled vehicles.

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Best ever January for British engine production

23/02/2017

Best ever January for British engine production

Strong start for British engine production in 2017, with output rising 12.0% to 235,076 units – the best January on record.

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Double-decks drive 2016 growth for UK bus and coach market

13/02/2017

Double-decks drive 2016 growth for UK bus and coach market

The UK’s new bus and coach market saw a second consecutive year of growth in 2016, as demand rose 8.0%.

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UK new car market kick-starts 2017 with milestone for alternatively fuelled vehicles

06/02/2017

UK new car market kick-starts 2017 with milestone for alternatively fuelled vehicles

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 fuel

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06/02/2017

January 2017 – EV registrations

Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there…

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17 year high for British car manufacturing as global demand hits record levels

26/01/2017

17 year high for British car manufacturing as global demand hits record levels

7 million cars built in the UK in 2016, an increase of 8.5% and the…

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UK new car market achieves record 2.69 million registrations in 2016 with fifth year of growth

05/01/2017

UK new car market achieves record 2.69 million registrations in 2016 with fifth year of growth

The UK new car market achieved another record year in 2016, with annual registrations climbing for the fifth year in a row to almost 2.7 million.

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David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and DfT and BEIS ministers host roundtable with SMMT and automotive leaders

12/12/2016

David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and DfT and BEIS ministers host roundtable with SMMT and automotive leaders

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today hosted a roundtable discussion chaired by…

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Britain’s used car market motors to record levels in Q3 as 2.1 million vehicles change hands

17/11/2016

Britain’s used car market motors to record levels in Q3 as 2.1 million vehicles change hands

Growth in the used car market continued in the third quarter of 2016 as UK buyers snapped up a record 2,148,050 vehicles.

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Strong bus and coach demand boosts Q3 registrations

14/11/2016

Strong bus and coach demand boosts Q3 registrations

The new bus and coach market grew 14.2% in the third quarter of 2016, with more than 2,300 new vehicles registered.

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UK heavy truck market declines in Q3 after five consecutive quarters of growth

14/11/2016

UK heavy truck market declines in Q3 after five consecutive quarters of growth

The new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market declined -3.6% in the third quarter of 2016, according to figures released by SMMT.

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UK new car market holds steady in February

06/03/2017

  • New car registrations stable in February, demand down just -0.3% to 83,115 units.
  • Year-to-date performance up 1.8% to 257,679 registrations.
  • Big boost for alternatively fuelled vehicles, as market rises 48.9% in the month.

The UK new car market remained steady in February, dipping just -0.3%, according to figures released by SMMT. 83,115 vehicles were registered in  traditionally one of the quietest months of the year ahead of the number plate change in March. Fleets drove the market, with 45,699 cars registered, up 3.3%, while private demand fell -4.4% to 36,018 units and business registrations declined -5.3% to 1,398.

Following January’s strong performance, buyers registered a record 3,308 alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) in February, a 48.9% uplift on 2016, taking a 4.0% market share. This was partly driven by new AFV models going on sale, a result of major investments by manufacturers into cutting edge, fuel-efficient technology. Petrol registrations experienced an increase – rising 5.8% to 42,826 units – while demand for diesel cars fell -9.2% compared to the same month in 2016.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

February is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year and a steady performance was expected following another year of record growth in 2016. We expect to see the market bounce back in March as buyers take advantage of the new ’17-plate, as well as the last chance to buy a car eligible for current lower VED rates before they change on 1 April.

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