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.

More bad news for diesel in June sales results

Sales of new diesel cars have continued to fall, as highlighted by June's official registration results released today, with no end to the slump in sight.

UK car production continues to fall in May

UK car production fell year-on-year for the second month in a row in May, although the results were not as disappointing as for April.

Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?

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.

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