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 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.

Five ways to avoid buying a lemon

Sales in the used car market have been growing for a number of years, and 2016 is set to be the biggest on record. However, with more cars to choose from, there is inevitably a larger number of bad ones. So how do you avoid buying a lemon?

New car sales head for more records

Britain’s new car market topped 2.5 million vehicles last month – the first time the figure has been reached in November.

Car sales slow in October – but still ahead of 2015

UK car sales continued to grow in October – but only just, registrations up 1.4 per cent on the same month in 2015. Year-to-date figures grew 2.5 per cent.

Record September for new car registrations

Nearly 470,000 new cars were registered last month, giving the UK its best September on record, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

UK car manufacturing hits August high

The UK’s automotive factories recorded a 14-year high in August, with strong demand for cars both in the home and much larger overseas markets.

Dealers keep on selling in ‘quiet month’

The UK car market grew by 3.3 per cent in August, significantly more than in July. Strong fleet demand drove the market in traditionally a 'quiet month.'

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.

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.

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.

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