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The new car market “remains at historically high levels” despite recent headlines focusing on a fall in registrations over the previous year. 2017 had the third highest number of new car registrations in the last 10 years – behind only 2015 and 2016. Over 2.5m new vehicles were sold, with drivers benefiting …

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Domestic car sales down. Exports up. Is Brexit to blame? The new car market has continued its decline with the fifth consecutive monthly fall in registrations. While August saw a 6.4% decline in sales compared with last year, in stark contrast British car manufacturing gained a boost, with a 7.8% rise in the …

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New car sales plunged 20% in April as consumers tried to avoid a rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Despite the drop in sales compared with April 2016, overall new car registrations are up 1.1% for the first four months of the year, to a record 972,092. The dramatic fall in sales is believed to be due to consumers …

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New car registrations in the UK increased by 3.3% in August, compared with the same time last year. The 81,640 new cars registered in the month pushed the year to date up to 1.68m, which is a rise of 2.8% on 2015. The growth was driven by the fleet sector, showing an increase of 7.7% to 43,267 vehicles, which the …

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February 2016 bucked the trend of being one of the slowest months of the year for new car sales – with registrations at their highest since 2004. The strong start to the year continues with a February rise of 8.4% compared to the same month in 2015. The figures, which show over 80,000 new cars registered, …

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The rise in new car registrations in the UK continues with the turn of the new year, as the SMMT announces an 11-year high of 169,678 in January. This is the most successful start to the year since 2005 and represents a 2.9% increase from 2015. Dealers can capitalise on the increase in sales by maximising every …