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Ford Puma 2020

New car sales stumble as buyers prepare for September spree

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August new car registrations fell 5.8 percent in a traditionally quiet month ahead of the key ’70-plate’ registration month of September
Vauxhall Corsa-e

1 in 3 motorists ‘optimistic’ about buying an electric car by 2025

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A new survey has shown how divided British motorists currently are about electric cars but there are growing numbers who are feeling positive about the switch
A Covid-friendly Renault new car dealer

New car sales still down 35% in June 2020

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Registrations for new cars fell again in June 2020, with the latest decline leaving UK new car sales down nearly 50 percent overall this year.
Nissan Motor UK Covid-secure car production

Car industry calls for support as 1 in 6 jobs at risk

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The UK automotive industry needs a dedicated restart package to save 1 in 6 jobs and help restart the £18.6 billion sector says the SMMT
Hyundai Minstergate York new car showroom

New car sales fall 89% in May 2020

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New car registrations continued to suffer due to the coronavirus crisis during May 2020 with official figures showing an 89 percent decline in sales.
Used car forecourt

Used car sales plummet as virus causes worst March on record

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Used car sales are down 8.3 percent in Q1 2020 as a 30 percent decline in March offsets gains made in January and February.
Mike Hawes

Car industry risks ‘death by a thousand cuts’ without Brexit rethink

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Automotive investment in Britain is already being thwarted warns the UK car industry trade body
Ford Fiesta

Diesel sales down a quarter as green cars hit new high

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May saw a small increase in year-on-year car sales, but the 2018 total is still down seven percent
Ford Fiesta

UK new car registrations down 20% as VED changes introduced

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Data revealed by the SMMT reveals new car registrations were hit by nearly 20% in April as fewer people bought new cars following car tax changes.
Revealed: Britain’s favourite car brands in 2016

Revealed: Britain’s favourite car brands in 2016

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2016 was an excellent year for new car registrations – but it's not good news for all manufacturers. We look at the winners and losers