Pritex - The Art of Acoustic Control
Current Vacancies

Industry News

Latest Industry News
UK new car market reports slower August as more buyers await new 67-plate

05/09/2017

UK new car market reports slower August as more buyers await new 67-plate

The UK new car market reported its fifth consecutive month of decline in August, according to figures published today by SMMT. Registrations fell -6.4%, after a record August in 2016.

Read More

01/09/2017

UK car buyers to benefit from toughest-ever emissions tests

Toughest ever new car emissions tests come into force today. All newly launched car models…

Read More

British car manufacturing rebounds in July as new models hit production lines

24/08/2017

British car manufacturing rebounds in July as new models hit production lines

British car manufacturing rose 7.8% in July, with 136,397 new units rolling off UK production lines.

Read More

CV manufacturing declines in July, but exports remain steady in 2017

24/08/2017

CV manufacturing declines in July, but exports remain steady in 2017

UK CV manufacturing fell -26.1% in July with 6,499 vans, trucks, buses and coaches built.

Read More

Strong July for UK engine manufacturing as investment continues to deliver returns

24/08/2017

Strong July for UK engine manufacturing as investment continues to deliver returns

12.0% July engine production boost counteracts June dip, with output rising by more than 20,000 units ahead of planned August plant upgrades.

Read More

SMMT statement in response to government announcement on future customs arrangements

15/08/2017

SMMT statement in response to government announcement on future customs arrangements

SMMT has issued a statement in response to government’s announcement on future customs arrangements.

Read More

Commercial vehicle exports rise in first half of 2017, with 95% destined for EU

11/08/2017

Commercial vehicle exports rise in first half of 2017, with 95% destined for EU

Exports of British-built vans, trucks and buses rose 11.6% in the first six months of 2017, with almost all headed to the EU.

Read More

July 2017 – EV registrations

04/08/2017

July 2017 – EV registrations

SMMT has released electric vehicle (EV) registrations for July 2017.

Read More

New car market falls in July as demand declines across business and consumer sectors

04/08/2017

New car market falls in July as demand declines across business and consumer sectors

161,997 new cars registered in July as market declines -9.3% – the fourth consecutive monthly…

Read More

Stable growth for new van market in July

04/08/2017

Stable growth for new van market in July

The new van market remained stable in July, rising 1.1% with 24,766 registrations last month, according to SMMT figures.

Read More

Government urged to put automotive at heart of Brexit agenda as UK motorists face 10% increase in servicing costs

31/07/2017

Government urged to put automotive at heart of Brexit agenda as UK motorists face 10% increase in servicing costs

British motorists could see their annual car service and repair costs rise by 10% to £777 after Brexit if no deal is reached between the UK and the EU. A new report published today by SMMT shows that the UK’s collective car repair bill could rise

Read More

June car manufacturing falls as industry calls on government to outline Brexit plans

27/07/2017

June car manufacturing falls as industry calls on government to outline Brexit plans

UK car manufacturing falls -13.7% in June as 136,901 cars leave production lines. First half…

Read More

Overall commercial vehicle production falls in first half of 2017 despite strong export growth

27/07/2017

Overall commercial vehicle production falls in first half of 2017 despite strong export growth

British commercial vehicle manufacturing falls -4.7% in June 2017 with 7,324 CVs built last month.…

Read More

British-built engine demand holds up in 2017 despite June fall

27/07/2017

British-built engine demand holds up in 2017 despite June fall

Engine manufacturing remains robust year-to-date, with demand up 3.6% overall in the first half-year. Performance…

Read More

SMMT statement in response to government diesel and petrol plans

26/07/2017

SMMT statement in response to government diesel and petrol plans

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, The UK government’s ambition for all new cars and…

Read More

06/07/2017

May 2017 new car pre-registration figures

Today, SMMT released figures for May pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data…

Read More

New car market declines in June as demand stabilises over second quarter

05/07/2017

New car market declines in June as demand stabilises over second quarter

The UK new car market has declined for a third consecutive month with 243,454 new units registered in June, according to figures released by SMMT. Registrations fell at a slower pace than in the previous two months, by -4.8%, as demand continued to stabil

Read More

Exports drive UK new car production but May down as manufacturers gear up for new models

29/06/2017

Exports drive UK new car production but May down as manufacturers gear up for new models

New car production falls -9.7% overall in May as car makers adjust production schedules for…

Read More

Exports lead engine production growth in May

29/06/2017

Exports lead engine production growth in May

Engine manufacturing bounces back after Easter dip, with output up 5.5% to 230,606 units. Production…

Read More

UK Automotive calls for “business as usual” interim arrangements to avoid cliff edge

20/06/2017

UK Automotive calls for “business as usual” interim arrangements to avoid cliff edge

The UK automotive industry has today called on government to seek an interim arrangement with the EU that would maintain membership of the single market and customs union until a final agreement on a new relationship with the EU is negotiated and implemen

Read More

UK Automotive achieves record turnover of £77.5 billion, marking seventh consecutive year of growth

20/06/2017

UK Automotive achieves record turnover of £77.5 billion, marking seventh consecutive year of growth

UK Automotive’s 18th annual Sustainability Report reveals the manufacturing sector turned over a record £77.5 billion in 2016.

Read More

SMMT response to 2017 General Election results

09/06/2017

SMMT response to 2017 General Election results

SMMT has released a statement in response to the 2017 General Election results on behalf of UK Automotive.

Read More

06/06/2017

British motorists buy more car parts, accessories and services online than cosmetics or groceries finds new research

UK automotive aftermarket increases turnover to £21.6 billion as more high tech vehicles hit the…

Read More

May 2017 – EV registrations

05/06/2017

May 2017 – EV registrations

SMMT has released electric vehicle (EV) registrations for May 2017.

Read More

New car registrations decline in May ahead of general election

05/06/2017

New car registrations decline in May ahead of general election

The UK new car market declined in May ahead of the general election, with demand falling -8.5%, according to figures released today by SMMT. 186,265 new cars were registered in the month, with business purchases driving the market, up 20.1%, to offset dec

Read More

SMMT’s Open Forum to highlight £2.6 billion digitisation supply chain opportunity

31/05/2017

SMMT’s Open Forum to highlight £2.6 billion digitisation supply chain opportunity

SMMT Open Forum returns to Automechanika Birmingham on 6 June, to highlight the latest cutting-edge technologies and trends.

Read More

UK car manufacturing falls in April, but YTD output remains strongest for 17 years

25/05/2017

UK car manufacturing falls in April, but YTD output remains strongest for 17 years

Car output falls 18.2% as Easter bank holiday results in fewer manufacturing days. Year-to-date production…

Read More

SMMT launches Motor Industry Facts 2017

25/05/2017

SMMT launches Motor Industry Facts 2017

SMMT has launched its comprehensive guide to all things UK Automotive, Motor Industry Facts 2017,…

Read More

Engine output growing in 2017 despite April decline

25/05/2017

Engine output growing in 2017 despite April decline

Engine manufacturing reduced by 14.5% in April as month shortened by Easter break. Year-to-date remains…

Read More

Record first quarter for UK used car market

18/05/2017

Record first quarter for UK used car market

The UK used car market got off to a strong start in 2017 with a record number of vehicles sold in the UK in the first quarter, according to data released by SMMT. 2,133,956 used cars changed hands in the first three months of the year, 3.4% more than in 2

Read More

SMMT statement in response to government draft UK Air Quality Plan

05/05/2017

SMMT statement in response to government draft UK Air Quality Plan

SMMT has released a statement in response to the government draft UK Air Quality Plan.

Read More

UK new car demand falls in April as new VED rates come into force

04/05/2017

UK new car demand falls in April as new VED rates come into force

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.

Read More

04/05/2017

April 2017 – EV registrations

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

Read More

Best month since 2000 for UK car manufacturing as exports drive production demand

27/04/2017

Best month since 2000 for UK car manufacturing as exports drive production demand

British car makers produced 170,691 vehicles in March, up 7.3%, the biggest month in 17…

Read More

March delivers all-round high for engine manufacturing as Q1 output surpasses 700,000 for first time

27/04/2017

March delivers all-round high for engine manufacturing as Q1 output surpasses 700,000 for first time

UK engine manufacturing output rises a fifth in March (19.5%) to 271,359 units. Home market delivers 21.4% increase in production for the month – exceeding overseas growth in a reversal of the year-to-date trend.

Read More

10 facts you need to know about diesel

10/04/2017

10 facts you need to know about diesel

This March, an all-time record number of diesel cars were registered. SMMT reveals why they are so popular, and the important role they can play in helping improve air quality in towns and cities, and tackling climate change.

Read More

Records tumble as March UK new car market hits all-time high

05/04/2017

Records tumble as March UK new car market hits all-time high

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 th

Read More

Connected and autonomous vehicles will improve quality of life for six in 10 people with limited mobility, finds new study

30/03/2017

Connected and autonomous vehicles will improve quality of life for six in 10 people with limited mobility, finds new study

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will transform the lives of six out of every 10 people in the UK, according to new research published by SMMT.

Read More

UK Automotive demands government delivers deal to safeguard competitiveness

29/03/2017

UK Automotive demands government delivers deal to safeguard competitiveness

SMMT has renewed its call for the automotive industry to be at the heart of Brexit negotiations.

Read More

Double digit growth for UK car exports in February drives monthly production above 150,000

23/03/2017

Double digit growth for UK car exports in February drives monthly production above 150,000

Double-digit growth in demand for British-built cars last month helped deliver the biggest February for UK car production in 17 years.

Read More

Exports provide February lift for UK engine manufacturing

23/03/2017

Exports provide February lift for UK engine manufacturing

Upward trend for UK engine manufacturing continues in February, with 3.0% growth in a second…

Read More

India imports of British-built cars grow 11-fold as demand for premium vehicles soars

22/03/2017

India imports of British-built cars grow 11-fold as demand for premium vehicles soars

UK car exports to India have grown almost 11-fold in the past seven years, in 2016, Indian motorists bought 3,372 British-built cars.

Read More

Government and UK Automotive discuss Britain as a world leader in future technology ahead of major event on connected and self-driving vehicles

14/03/2017

Government and UK Automotive discuss Britain as a world leader in future technology ahead of major event on connected and self-driving vehicles

Government and the UK automotive industry came together today to discuss plans to position Britain…

Read More

UK Automotive unites at Automechanika Birmingham to target more British parts for British cars

09/03/2017

UK Automotive unites at Automechanika Birmingham to target more British parts for British cars

SMMT’s Meet the Buyer event returns to Automechanika Birmingham as industry and government join to support inward investment.

Read More

SMMT response to Budget 2017

08/03/2017

SMMT response to Budget 2017

SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes has responded to the budget on behalf of the UK automotive industry.

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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%.

Read More

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

Read More

06/02/2017

January 2017 – EV registrations

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

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

UK new car market reports slower August as more buyers await new 67-plate

05/09/2017

  • New car registrations fall -6.4% in August to 76,433.
  • AFV demand surges 58.3% as more motorists switch on to alternative powertrains.
  • Year-to-date market holds steady, down -2.4%, with 1.64 million cars joining British roads in 2017.

SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND

The UK new car market reported its fifth consecutive month of decline in August, according to figures published today by SMMT. Registrations fell -6.4%, after a record August in 2016.

However, with more than 76,000 new cars registered, the performance still represents the third biggest August in 10 years.1 Year to date, the market remained broadly in line with expectations, down -2.4%, with 1,640,241 new cars joining British roads in the first eight months.

Superminis and small family cars remained the most popular types in August, accounting for more than half (58.3%) of registrations. However, SUVs, larger family cars and executives were the only segments to grow, up 7.9%, 2.2% and 1.1% respectively.

Meanwhile, more people chose to get behind the wheel of an alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) than ever before in the month, accounting for a 5.2% share of the market.2 Demand for petrol hybrid and pure electric battery powered cars increased substantially, up 74.9% and 62.5%, while plug-in hybrid registrations rose 38.5%. Conventional petrols grew 3.8% and diesels fell -21.3%.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

August is typically a quiet month for the new car market as consumers and businesses delay purchases until the arrival of the new number plate in September. With the new 67-plate now available and a range of new models in showrooms, we anticipate the continuation of what are historically high levels of demand.

Notes

  1. August 2016: 81,640; August 2015: 79,060; August 2007: 77,649
  2. The previous AFV record market share for August was 3.1% in 2016

Download the press release and data table.

Contact Us

If you require further information, or have a specific enquiry, please feel free to complete the attached web form and an appropriate professional will answer your enquiry promptly.

If you would prefer to speak to someone directly then please call our main switchboard directly on:

+44 (0) 1823 664271

Site Map

PRITEX LIMITED
Wellington Somerset
TA21 8NN England

Tel: +44(0)1823 664271
Fax: +44(0)1823 660023
Email: enquiries@pritex.co.uk

Modern Slavery Statement

Registered under the England and Wales Companies Act 2011
Registration No. 00618659 - VAT registration No. 506 3312 84