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.

Used car sales – things look fairly stable, but are they really?

The SMMT has reported that used car sales slipped by just over 1% for 2017 compared to the record levels of 2016.

Sliding new car market shows no sign of slowing

The UK new car market slid by 6.3% in January, as leading industry figures admitted that the latest figures are worrying.

‘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.

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.

‘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.

Collapsing car sales – is the car industry in crisis?

UK new car sales have slumped over the last six months Is an over-reliance on PCP car finance coming back to haunt us?

September new car sales slump to five-year low

Private new car sales slumped to a five-year low in September to cap off a horror six months for the industry, according to the latest industry figures.

Another slow month for new car sales in August

New car registrations fell by more than 6% in August compared to last year, with buyers shying away from showrooms and diesels having a disastrous time.

SMMT does a recount; everything’s fine in used car sales

A week after publishing disastrous used car sales results, the SMMT has now published corrected numbers and decided that things aren't so bad after all.

Used car sales record worst results in years

Used car sales for the second quarter of 2017 fell significantly and are the worst results in years, according to figures published by the SMMT today.

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