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The ten best-selling cars of 2017

It wasn't quite all doom and gloom for the car industry in 2017. These ten models remained very popular with UK car buyers.

‘Anti-diesel rhetoric’ fuels new car sales slump

Sales of new cars in the UK slumped by close to 6% in 2017, with industry bosses putting the blame firmly on adverse publicity levelled at diesel engines.

Car finance debt still on track for record despite sales slide

Car finance records for the first ten months of 2017 show that the sector is still on track for record lending this year despite falling new car sales.

First zero-star car sparks crash-test fears

A mass end-of-year set of crash tests have sparked concerns at safety body Euro NCAP, with many low scores topped by the first-ever no-star result.

Volkswagen admits 17,000 complaints about Dieselgate fix fails

Volkswagen has been forced to admit that it has received 17,000 complaints from UK owners whose vehicles have suffered after receiving the Dieselgate "fix".

Diesel woes get even worse as sales keep falling

November marked the eighth month in a row of falling new car registrations for 2017, and once again it was collapsing diesel sales causing the most concern.

New diesel car sales hit by Budget

Diesel cars suffered another hammering from the Government in the Autumn Budget, despite industry pleas to arrest negative publicity that has hit sales.

Used car sales on the slide

Used car sales are following the new car market downwards – but at a much slower rate, sliding 2.1% in the third quarter of 2017.

Outstanding results in latest safety tests

Eight new cars have been crash tested by independent safety testers Euro NCAP, with all eight vehicles scoring a maximum five-star rating.

Volkswagen blaming customers for failing to fix Dieselgate cars

The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.

‘No confidence’ as UK car sales slump again

UK car sales plummeted again in October, as industry figures blamed the slide on collapsing consumer confidence and an over-hyped campaign against diesel.

PSA Groupe takes control of Vauxhall finance division

The next step in Vauxhall's absorption into the PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroën, DS) has been finalised, with PSA  taking control of Vauxhall Finance.

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