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Turbulent first quarter for UK used car market as sales fall -8.9%

On May 11, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

UK used car transactions fall -8.9% in Q1 2021 with 1,687,755 transactions. Monthly performances impacted by lockdowns, but March up on particularly weak 2020. Market for used plug-in vehicles stays strong with a 37.9% rise in Q1 transactions. The poRead more

New van market records highest April registrations in history

On May 5, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

30,440 vans registered in April, the highest-ever total for the month since records began. Registrations… The post New van market records highest April registrations in history appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Showroom reopenings boost April new car registrations

On May 5, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

141,583 new cars registered as showrooms reopen – significantly up on April 2020 when lockdown closed retail and the nation, but still -12.9% down on decade average. SMMT revises forecast upwards to 1.86m registrations by end of the year, up 13.9% onRead more

UK engine production rises 31.7% in March

On April 29, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

March UK engine production rises 31.7% in 2021, compared with Covid-hit month a year ago.… The post UK engine production rises 31.7% in March appeared first on SMMT.Read more

CV manufacturing up 16.9% in March, one year on from pandemic shuttering factories

On April 29, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

6,166 vehicles manufactured in March, up 16.9% compared to lockdown-led factory shutdowns a year ago. The post CV manufacturing up 16.9% in March, one year on from pandemic shuttering factories appeared first on SMMT.Read more

UK car production rises on anniversary of pandemic-driven factory shuttering

On April 28, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

March UK car output grows 46.6% against Covid hit 2020 when pandemic forced factories to close. Monthly performance down -22.8% on five-year March average and Q1 down -4.0% year-on-year. Companies continue to wrestle with global supply chain issues,Read more

SMMT statement on Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)

On April 28, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: The automotive industry welcomes this vital step to permit… The post SMMT statement on Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) appeared first on SMMT.Read more

New members – March 2021

On April 27, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get… The post New members – March 2021 appeared first on SMMT.Read more

UK Auto is good to go with vast choice of cleanest ever vehicles

On April 11, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

SMMT analysis reveals around 460 models, 4,650 standard specifications and an almost infinite number of options, giving customers near limitless choice as showrooms reopen. Breadth of range highlights vital role of showrooms and staff in helping drivRead more

Auto retail sector ready to get Britain moving again, as NFDA and SMMT publish updated safe restart guidance

On April 10, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

Updated automotive sector safe restart guidance for vehicle retailers published by SMMT and NFDA. Dealerships… The post Auto retail sector ready to get Britain moving again, as NFDA and SMMT publish updated safe restart guidance appeared first on SMMRead more

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