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A ‘No-deal’ Brexit must be ruled out to avoid punitive price rises on new cars in both the UK and Europe.
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.
The UK is now the largest new car market in the EU for Korean car brands, with some 190,215 vehicles registered in 2017.
UK car production was up 1.3% in May but still remains down year on year.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing increased by almost a fifth (19.0%) in April 2018, with more than 7,000 units produced.
UK car production rose 5.2% in April, driven by the launches of new models.
Demand for used diesel and ultra-low emission vehicles rose in Q1, with drivers showing particular interest in zero-emission vehicles.
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.
Fleet take-up of new diesel cars continued to drop last month, according to latest figures from the SMMT.
UK car production fell 13.3% in March, leading the car industry to repeat its calls for continued customs union membership.
UK car manufacturing output continued to fall in February with a double-digit decline in domestic demand.
Rising demand for new car exports helped offset a continued decline in production for UK buyers in January.
Declining diesel take-up could see the UK miss tough EU CO2 targets as drivers switch to petrols rather than ultra-low emission vehicles.
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.
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 »
Driver assistance technology that can prevent accidents is now available on almost 7 in 10 cars on the market, helping drive down the number of accidents … Read More »
Used buyer demand for diesels remains strong and is likely to continue for in future years, according to Cox Automotive.
Fleets are being warned of the need to carry out whole-life cost analysis before switching away from diesel vehicles as latest research finds almost two third … Read More »