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New car registrations have collapsed in the U.K in September SMMT report. Seasonally this is particulary concernings as it's the first time UK September car registrations have fallen in 6 years. Diesel vehicle demand has crashed on emission confusion.

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New U.K. Car Sales Breakdown

  • UK new car sales of petrol (gasoline) vehicles fall -1.2 %
  • UK new car sales of diesel vehicles fall -21.7 %
  • New UK car demand from business, fleet and private buyers all fell in September
  • Confusion surrounding air quality plans undermining the roll out of  latest low emissions models
  • Year-to-date new car registrations have now fallen -3.9 pct

In conclusion this decline in September new car demand will cause considerable concern - SMMT

While much of this can be flagged off as continuing fallout from the emmissions scandal from VW over the past few years there is a worrying trend in retail sales as we saw in the European releases yesterday. The confusion of the UK and Brexit which is dogging PM May is also harming people's decisions and confidence.

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