SMMT

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) is the body representing car, van, bus and truck manufacturers in the UK.  It publishes monthly registrations results for new cars and vans, and quarterly results for heavy vehicles.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

Hybrids spark growing new car market

UK new car sales hit a 12-year high in January, with alternative-fuelled cars reaching their highest-ever level but diesel sales slipping back.

UK builds 1.7 million cars in 2016

Output from the UK’s car factories totalled 1.7 million in 2016 – the highest total for 17 years. More than one in two cars built were exported to Europe.

Winners and losers in 2016 new car showrooms

The Ford Fiesta was the most popular new car in the UK in 2016 – as it has been for many years. More than 120,000 Fiesta models were registered in the year.

UK new car market enjoys a record 2016

UK car registrations hit an all-time record in 2016, moving close to 2.7 million. The new car market grew for a fifth straight year.

UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high

UK car manufacturing hit a 17-year high in November with output from automotive factories already 56,000 ahead of the whole of 2015's production.

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