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Tag : SMMT

UK becomes biggest EU market for Korean car brands

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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

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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 

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

UK car investment halves as Brexit uncertainty bites

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

70% of new cars now come with active safety technology

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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 »

Diesel to remain top player in used car sales

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Used buyer demand for diesels remains strong and is likely to continue for in future years, according to Cox Automotive.

Are ‘death of diesel’ warnings premature?

6 months ago / 0 comments

A ‘perfect storm’ for diesel registrations will see their share of the UK new car market slashed radically over the coming year according to new analysis … Read More »

Larger fleets more inclined to make switch from diesel

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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 »

New car registrations fall in 2017 as CO2 rises

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The UK new car market fell 5.7% to 2.54 million in 2017 while average new car CO2 figures rose for the first time in two decades as drivers … Read More »

UK car manufacturing hit by ongoing downturn in domestic demand

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UK car manufacturing fell 4.6% to 161,490 cars in November as Brexit uncertainty and new diesel taxes impacted on domestic demand.

Fleet registrations down 14% in November as new car market faces first annual fall since 2011

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Fleet and overall new car registrations fell for the eighth consecutive month in November as falling business and consumer confidence and concerns over future tax treatment … Read More »

2017 car production forecasts revised as domestic demand falls

8 months ago / 0 comments

The UK car production forecast for 2017 has been revised downwards as domestic demand continues to fall, leading to repeated industry calls for a clear roadmap … Read More »

Government urged not to punish diesels in Autumn Budget as registrations tumble

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Diesel registrations plummeted 30% in October, leading to a call for the government to use the forthcoming Autumn Budget “to restore stability to the market”.