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.

UK new car market levels off in July

Registrations of new cars in the UK grew just 0.1 per cent in July as the SMMT, which had predicted the cooling off, urged Government to back the industry.

‘More EV points than petrol stations by 2020’

Nissan is claiming that by 2020 the UK will offer more electric vehicle charging points than traditional fuel filling stations.

Brexit warning as Brit-built cars hit 18-year high

British factories produced more cars in June than in any month in 18 years, but there are fears that Brexit uncertainty could stall manufacturing growth.

Volvo V40 ranked safest used family car for 2016

The Volvo V40 hatchback has been rated as the Safest Used Family Car 2016, in a new initiative aimed at raising the importance of safety for used car buyers.

PSA’s ‘real world’ tests reveal MPG flaws

PSA Group has fulfilled a promise to publish ‘real world’ fuel consumption tests for its cars – and revealed the glaring inaccuracy of the industry-standard tests.

June down but record 2016 for car sales

New car sales declined in June, for only the second month in more than four years. However the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), which compiles the figures, is indicating that the results are in line with expectations and pointing to a record first six months of 2016 for the market. Referendum uncertainty may be a factor Registrations of UK new cars were down 0.8 per cent in Jun...

Brexit fears as UK car production soars

New figures show that car manufacturing in the UK soared by more than a quarter in May, just as the industry faces great uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union.

Fuel and airbag issues spark Toyota recall

Toyota recall some 72,885 UK cars as part of a global recall of more than three million vehicles to fix two potential faults.

Motor industry reacts to Brexit vote

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has sent shock waves through the motor industry, both inside and outside of the country.

Sales slowdown – stability or Brexit fears?

Car registrations in the UK grew 2.5 per cent in May, suggesting that the sales market has levelled out after strong growth in 2015.

Britain’s car plants ‘busiest in 12 years’

Car making in Britain is still soaring, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

UK Government – ‘only VW cheated tests’

A UK Government investigation into the emissions levels of new cars has concluded that only Volkswagen used a ‘defeat’ device’ to falsify emissions tests.

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