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.
New car sales rose slightly in February, thanks to strong growth from private new car buyers, while fleet registrations slipped slightly.
New car registrations were down over 5% in December as poor fleet sales dragged figures down the overall market, bringing a difficult year to a close.
New car sales were down by 3% in October, as the overall market largely recovered from supply problems in September. Audi had a terrible month, though.
New car registration result for May 2018 have been published this morning, showing modest growth of just over 3% on the same month last year.
Reports that the government is planning to toughen up its 2040 electrified vehicle goals have been met with predictable howls of opposition.
As consumers continue to turn away from new diesel cars, a 29-page SMMT pro-diesel propaganda piece hurls the blame at the UK government.