New car sales continue to recover in UK but supply issues remain


The latest SMMT figures show positive signs for the sector recovering as sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles continue to grow.
Uptake of pure-electric cars affected by reduction in government grant

Electric car sales affected by grant reduction


The uptake of electric vehicles has slowed following the reduction to the government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
Growth for new car registrations for first time since August

New car sales grow for first time since August


New car sales in March were more than 10% up on the same month in 2020 — the first growth for the market since August last year.
The UK's top 10 bestselling cars of 2020

Top 10 best-selling cars in the UK 2020


These were the UK's best-selling new cars and the most popular fuels of 2020, according to the Society of Manufacturers and Traders.
UK new car sales fell by nearly 30% during 2020

UK new car sales fell by nearly 30% during 2020


Sales of new cars in the UK fell by nearly a third in 2020, to the lowest level in nearly 30 years.
Tesla comes within touching distance of half a million cars target for 2020, despite coronavirus pandemic

Tesla delivered nearly 500,000 cars in 2020


Tesla came within a whisker of achieving its deliveries target of 500,000 units in 2020, despite the damage done by the coronavirus pandemic.
Car registrations fall 4.4% in worst September since introduction of dual number plate system

Worst September for car sales since 1999


Car registrations fell by 4.4% in September 2020 compared to the same month last year, and fell 15.8% from the 10-year September average.
Sales of new plug-in cars surge by more than a fifth in 2019

Electric car sales surged in 2019


2020 is already being heralded as a breakthrough year for electric cars, after new figures showed plug-in demand surged in the last 12 months.
The UK's top 10 best-selling cars of 2019 (updated)

The UK's top 10 bestselling new cars in 2019


These are the UK's best-selling new cars and the most popular fuels, according to the Society of Manufacturers and Traders.
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Tesla Model 3 is a shock top 10 seller in August


The Tesla Model 3 has made a surprise appearance on the UK's top 10 charts — finishing ahead of some of Britain's most popular new cars.
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The UK's top 10 best-selling new cars in 2018


New car registrations were down 5.5% for December, with petrols and hybrids making more gains at the expense of diesel's declining popularity.
Diesel demand continues to drop as new UK car sales stabilise

Diesel demand drops as new UK car sales stabilise


New car buyers are continuing to prefer petrol power over diesel, according to new sales figures released by the SMMT.
Diesel car sales fall further in January

Diesel car sales fall further in January


Diesel’s dominance of the new car market is well and truly over. Figures for car sales in January (2018) reveal that just over a third of new reg