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Tag : SMMT

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?

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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

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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”.

SMMT predicts falls in car registrations for 2017 and 2018

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Car registrations are expected to fall from 2016’s record level as VED changes and continued Brexit uncertainty take their toll.

UK true fleet sector remains in a slump

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New car registrations in September saw the continued downturn of the true fleet market in the UK, with a growing YtD loss.

September new car market falls for first time in six years

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New car registrations last month fell 9.3% – marking the first time the important September market has fallen in six years.

UK car production falls in August

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UK car manufacturing fell 5.3% in August to 103,232 units, marking the fourth month of decline this year.

Fleet market falls in August ahead of plate change

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New car registrations declined across the fleet, business and private markets in August with  buyers holding out for the new registration plates.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 24 August

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All the key news in fleet…

UK car manufacturing rises in July

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UK car output rebounded in July as carmakers ramped up production ahead of summer factory shutdowns…