UK car production experienced a 13.3% decline year on year in March, according to figures by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
By John Lawrence, managing director of CLM
The most common plug-in vehicle on UK roads is still the Mitsubishi Outlander, according the to the latest DVLA data.
Demand for diesel new cars dropped by more than a third in March, while fleet and business registrations fell by 15%, according to the SMMT.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has set out its priorities for the future of the UK automotive industry.
‘Real-world’ emissions conversion tool, which changes a new WLTP value into an NEDC figure for tax purposes, increases CO2 values by 10% or between 10-15g/km on average.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling on Brexit negotiators to avert disastrous implications to the automotive supply chain.
Average CO2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe have increased for the first time in 10 years.
The demand for petrol and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) continues to rise, but registrations of diesel cars declined 23.5% in February, says the SMMT.
The Government is being warned that that the anti-diesel agenda and the slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean the auto industry misses CO2 targets in 2021.
The UK’s used car market fell by just 1.1% compared with the previous year, as more than 8.1 million models changed hands, according to the SMMT.
An expected announcement in March on new legislation mandating the latest safety technologies has now been delayed until May.
The demand for petrol and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) rose in January, but failed to offset a 25.6% fall in new diesel registrations, according to SMMT.
The majority of fleet operators believe leaving the EU will increase fleet costs.
Systems that mitigate driver errors and prevent accidents are now available on almost seven in 10 new cars, according to the SMMT and JATO Dynamics.
Black is the most popular colour for new cars, taking top spot in 2017 for the first time in five years, according to the SMMT.
Fleet and business new car registrations fell by 4.7% in 2017, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The Government has been urged not to undermine the UK automotive industry’s hard won competitiveness due to slow progress on Brexit.
Two-thirds of FN50 companies expect van residual values to fall in 2018, with predictions ranging from 1% to 15%, and resulting in an average decrease in price across these 19 companies of 5.5%.
The vast majority of the FN50 saw pre-tax profits fall year-on-year, according to the latest available figures. A deterioration in residual values was blamed by some, while increasing staff costs were held responsible by others.
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