New car sales grew last month for first time since August 2020


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.
How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020

How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020


Covid-19 has caused major problems across the UK automotive industry, but hope remains for a strong recovery in 2021.
British car industry welcomes Brexit trade agreement with EU

British car industry welcomes Brexit deal


The trade association representing the British car industry has welcomed the new EU-UK Brexit trade agreement.
2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars: meeting deadline will be

Meeting 2030 ban is "enormous" task, says industry


The car industry has reacted to the news that the ban on new petrol and diesel cars will be moved forward by five years to 2030.
October car registrations at lowest for nine years

Car sales hit nine-year low but EVs rocket


Registrations of new cars declined by 1.6% last month compared to October 2019 due to the Welsh "firebreak" lockdown, according to the SMMT.
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.
Car industry warns of £101bn no-deal Brexit bill

Car industry warns of £101bn no-deal Brexit bill


Car makers from across Europe have warned today that the “catastrophic” cost of Britain leaving the EU without a deal could be as much as €110bn.
New car registrations rise for first time in 2020

UK car sales bounce back in July


After a catastrophic first half of the year due to the coronavirus lockdown, UK car sales in July were up 11.3% on the same month in 2019.