The brand new automotive market registered a modest decline in November as gross sales of recent diesels continued to undergo, based on knowledge from the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants.
Diesel automobiles now make up lower than a 3rd of the brand new automotive market at 31.eight% year-to-date, with November's figures down 16.7% on the identical interval final yr. A three.5% improve in petrol automotive gross sales and a considerable 24.6% rise in that of different gas automobiles didn't offset diesel's decline.
A complete of 158,639 vehicles have been registered final month, down three% on the identical interval final yr. The figures are described by the SMMT as "in keeping with business expectations given present difficult situations".
Chairman Mike Hawes mentioned: “Mannequin and regulatory modifications, mixed with falling shopper confidence, conspired to have an effect on provide and demand in November. The excellent news is that, as provide constraints ease, and new thrilling fashions come on sale within the months forward, patrons can sit up for a large alternative of cutting-edge petrol, diesel and electrified vehicles."
Hawes went on to reiterate the significance of Theresa Could's authorities securing a Brexit deal to stimulate development available in the market as we transfer into 2019.
Ford once more topped the automotive mannequin charts in November with 5193 Fiestas registered, whereas the Volkswagen Golf took second place with 4678 examples registered to be used on Britain's roads. The above chart exhibits the highest ten in November and this yr so far.
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