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Tag : SMMT

Diesel loses out again, as UK new car registrations continue to fall

2 months ago / 0 comments

Latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures show the state of the UK new car market has further declined by 4.6% in May, with … Read More »

No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’ for UK auto industry, survey finds

8 months ago / 0 comments

Three-quarters of carmakers in the UK say a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would hit their business, impacting on profitability and future investment.

ULEV grant cuts slammed as fleet registrations fall

9 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet and overall new car registrations fell again in October despite rises in hybrid and plug-in registrations, leading many fleet experts to deride the Government’s “baffling” … Read More »

No-deal Brexit to bring ‘far-reaching impacts’, says European auto industry

9 months ago / 0 comments

Failure to strike a Brexit deal could see new car prices rocket while also massively disrupting the manufacturing process.

Future fleet solutions showcased at inaugural SMMT event

9 months ago / 0 comments

Next-generation fleet technologies that could help operators to optimise operations, reduce their environmental footprint or support drivers’ wellbeing are being presented to the auto industry today … Read More »

September new car market slides as WLTP bites

10 months ago / 0 comments

The UK new car market fell 20.5% in September to 338,834 units as the move to the new WLTP testing regime brought anticipated falls for private, … Read More »

No-deal Brexit could add £1,500 to cost of imported new cars

10 months ago / 0 comments

A ‘No-deal’ Brexit must be ruled out to avoid punitive price rises on new cars in both the UK and Europe.

Fleet market soars ahead of WLTP deadline

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet and total new car registrations saw bumper rises in August in advance of the 1 September switch to the new Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Test … Read More »

Fleet registrations rise but diesel demand still falling

12 months ago / 0 comments

The July car market saw a welcome rise in registration with both fleet and overall demand increasing, although year-to-date figures remain more downbeat.

UK becomes biggest EU market for Korean car brands

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK is now the largest new car market in the EU for Korean car brands, with some 190,215 vehicles registered in 2017.

Diesel downturn continues to hit new car market

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Government is being urged to stop tarring all diesels with the same brush as new figures show the impact of market uncertainty on new car … Read More »

UK car manufacturing rises 1.3% in May 

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK car production was up 1.3% in May but still remains down year on year.

UK car investment halves as Brexit uncertainty bites

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK automotive industry is urging the Government to rethink its position on a Brexit customs union as UK car investment slumps to half what it … Read More »

Petrol volumes may exceed demand in used car market, warns VRA

1 year ago / 0 comments

The sudden shift from diesel to petrol cars in the new car market may see the used car market hit by petrol car oversupply in the … Read More »

Van registrations up 2.4% in May

1 year ago / 0 comments

Light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations were up for the second month running in May, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show.

AFVs score record share of fleet sector

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alternatively fuelled vehicles gained their highest market share yet in the fleet market as businesses increasingly turned away from conventional petrol and diesel models.

UK CV manufacturing rises on back of overseas demand

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing increased by almost a fifth (19.0%) in April 2018, with more than 7,000 units produced. 

April boost for UK car manufacturing

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK car production rose 5.2% in April, driven by the launches of new models.

Diesel used car demand stays strong but ULEV uptake soars

1 year ago / 0 comments

Demand for used diesel and ultra-low emission vehicles rose in Q1, with drivers showing particular interest in zero-emission vehicles.

Fleets risking £20k fines, SMMT warns

1 year ago / 0 comments

Businesses could face a fine of up to £20,000 and/or up to three months’ imprisonment for failing to check outstanding safety recalls on vehicles.

Fleets continue to abandon diesel

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleet take-up of new diesel cars continued to drop last month, according to latest figures from the SMMT.

Double-digit decline for UK car manufacturing

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK car production fell 13.3% in March, leading the car industry to repeat its calls for continued customs union membership.

Petrol more than half of Q1 fleet registrations

1 year ago / 0 comments

Diesel car registrations fell 37.2% in the first three quarters of 2018, with petrol now accounting for over half of all new fleet cars during the … Read More »

UK car production hit by domestic demand decline

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK car manufacturing output continued to fall in February with a double-digit decline in domestic demand.

Diesel share of new car market slips to a third

1 year ago / 0 comments

Diesel demand fell further in February, prompting fleet specialists to continue calls for businesses to ensure they’re picking the right vehicles for the job rather than … Read More »

January car production figures reinforce increasing reliance on exports

1 year ago / 0 comments

Rising demand for new car exports helped offset a continued decline in production for UK buyers in January.

Anti-diesel backlash impacts on UK environmental goals

1 year ago / 0 comments

Declining diesel take-up could see the UK miss tough EU CO2 targets as drivers switch to petrols rather than ultra-low emission vehicles.

UK used market remains strong

1 year ago / 0 comments

More than 8.1 million used vehicles changed hands in 2017, dipping just 1.1% compared to 2016, according to latest figures from the SMMT.

Petrol becomes the top fleet fuel in January, SMMT data shows

1 year ago / 0 comments

Diesel dropped to around a third of new car registrations in the UK in January, even taking second place even among fleets, despite a much slower … Read More »

UK car production down 3% in 2017

1 year ago / 0 comments

2017 UK car manufacturing declined by 3%, reinforcing the need for urgent clarity on the transitional arrangements for Brexit according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers … Read More »