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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.
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 »
UK car manufacturing fell 4.6% to 161,490 cars in November as Brexit uncertainty and new diesel taxes impacted on domestic demand.
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 »
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 »
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”.
Car registrations are expected to fall from 2016’s record level as VED changes and continued Brexit uncertainty take their toll.
New car registrations in September saw the continued downturn of the true fleet market in the UK, with a growing YtD loss.
New car registrations last month fell 9.3% – marking the first time the important September market has fallen in six years.
UK car manufacturing fell 5.3% in August to 103,232 units, marking the fourth month of decline this year.
New car registrations declined across the fleet, business and private markets in August with buyers holding out for the new registration plates.
UK car output rebounded in July as carmakers ramped up production ahead of summer factory shutdowns…
Nearly two-thirds of British-built vans, trucks and buses were exported during the first six months of 2017, with almost all headed to the EU (94.7%), according … Read More »
This week’s top fleet industry stories… Ultra-efficient Mazda petrol could beat diesels on fuel economy Mazda is to launch a new petrol engine using compression ignition … Read More »
New generations of connected cars will offer better protection against the threat of hacking under latest Department for Transport measures.
New car demand fell across both fleet and private buyers in July, leading to a 9.3% market downturn.