Car Industry News

The Car Expert provides you with a variety of news and information from and about the car industry, with monthly industry updates from SMMT.

Skoda, MINI and Nissan receive five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Five stars for the Skoda Kodiaq, MINI Countryman and Nissan Micra in the latest Euro NCAP crash tests. Disappointment from the new Suzuki Swift, however.

Volvo and Lotus set to be sister brands

Swedish brand Volvo and UK sports car maker Lotus look destined to be related after Chinese giant Geely agreed to buy a stake in Proton.

UK car production plummets in April

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that UK car manufacturing plummeted in April.

Why the Bank of England is looking into the car finance market

Why has the Bank of England recently decided to open an investigation into the UK car finance market, and what is it looking for?

2017 sees UK used car market running at record high

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that used car sales were at a record high in the first quarter of 2017.

Volvo to call time on diesel?

Volvo could be set to end development of diesel engine technology for its cars, according to comments made by CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

New car registrations slump in April

New car registrations slumped by 20% in April 2017 compared to last year, as the market was hit hard by changes to the cost of road tax.

March sees UK car manufacturing at record high

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that March was a record month for UK car manufacturing.

General Election to boost car sales?

The General Election on 8th June could provide a timely boost to Britain’s new car market by removing uncertainty, according to the head of Kia UK.

Aston Martin gets keys to DBX plant

Aston Martin has begun a new era in its history, taking over the site at St. Ethan, Wales where it will build the DBX SUV.

Tax rises fuel record March car market

The UK new car market enjoyed its biggest month on record in March, jumping 8.2 per cent fuelled by looming VED changes and new registration plates.

PSA to buy Vauxhall in €2.2bn deal

UK employees of Vauxhall are facing an uncertain future after French giant PSA agreed a $2.3 billion deal to buy the brand and its German sister Opel.

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