Tesla Model 3 was UK’s best-selling car in September


The Tesla Model 3 was the UK’s best-selling car in September, according to figures released by the SMMT.
UK van production increases

Van production increases as more shop online


Commercial vehicle output has risen for the fifth month in a row, according to figures released by the SMMT.
Britain's drivers buying fewer UK-made cars

UK car production drops


Car manufacturing output in the UK fell by 37.6% in July, marking the worst July performance since 1956, according to SMMT's figures.
Car sales

Used cars sales more than double


The used car market recorded one of its best ever quarters this year as more people seek personal mobility.
Honda closes Swindon factory after 35 years of car production

Honda's Swindon factory ends production


Staff at Honda’s Swindon factory have completed their final production shift, as the plant closes.

New car sales continue to recover in UK


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.
February new car sales lowest for more than 60 years

Coronavirus continues to hit British car sales


Coronavirus hit new car sales yet again in February, with sales dropping by more than 35% compared to the same month last year.
Coronavirus: Demand for used diesel cars has surged during pandemic

Car buyers turn to used diesels during coronavirus


Demand for used diesel cars surged by a quarter during 2020 as people sought an economical alternative to public transport, new data suggests.
2020's best-selling car colours revealed

2020's best-selling car colours revealed


For the third year in a row, grey has proved to be the most popular new car colour in the UK.
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.