car sales

UK car sales fall for fifth month running 0

August saw UK new car sales fall for the fifth month in a row, demand for diesels in particular dropped by more than a fifth. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed there were 76,433 new car registrations last month. This marked a drop of 6.4% from the same time(…)

New car sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits market 0

Last month saw the UK’s new car market slumped by almost 10%, industry figures have revealed. Diesel sales in particular were down by a fifth. The drop is believed to have been caused by uncertainty over Brexit and marks the fourth consecutive months where sales figures have slumped. Despite conventionally vehicles faring badly, the sales(…)

April sees UK car sales plummet 0

April saw new UK car registrations plummet by almost a fifth. The fall was primarily down to consumers bringing forward purchases to sidestep the new vehicle excise duty that came into effect on the first of April. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed 152,076 new vehicles were registered in(…)

Car sales rev up in February 0

Maybe with it being a leap year that one extra day of sales really helped. New car registrations in the UK hit a 12 year peak this February, with the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealing overall sales were the highest number for any February since 2004. The figures(…)

Car Sales Increase by 15% during June 1

European car sales growth has grown for the fastest pace in 5 and half years during the month of June, this is in no small part down to Citroen, Ford, Peugeot and Volkswagen all releasing new models which in turn has been attracting new customers across Europe. ACEA Announcements Registrations grew by 15 percent from(…)

New car sales at a 10 year high in the UK 0

Sales of brand new UK cars have reached a 10 year high. Results have been heavily influenced by the economic recovery, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT). Records show that 2.47 million cars were registered in 2014, representing the best figures since 2004 along with a 9% increase on 2013. Sales patterns of(…)

The cars with the best residual value – Part 2

The cars with the best residual value – Part 2 0

Today we continue our series on the cars which have the strongest sell on value. BMW 3 Series GT 318d M Sport This particular BMW GT 3 Series can keep 46.9 per cent of it’s value after three years. Brand new it costs £33,150, after three years it will be worth £16,343. The Saloon version(…)

The cars with the best residual value – Part 1 0

We all love cars but sometimes they can be expensive to run. Some of us like to change our cars every so often, so it’s good to buy a vehicle which has a good sell on value. Running a car can prove costly at times. As we all know, fuel isn’t cheap. Filling up at(…)

Car sales are on the up 0

For the first time in over a year, car sales have risen. What does this mean for the UK car industry? How much should we read into it? August saw 59,346 cars sold, which is considerable increase from exactly a year ago from that point.  Overall, sales of monthly car registrations have increased. The figure(…)