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new car registrations slip in february

Justin Benson, head of automotive at KPMG in the UK, said of the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders figures for February: “With one year to go until the UK leaves the EU, domestic demand continues to fall. Like most manufacturers, consumers are waiting to see how the economy develops over the next 12 months.”

  • 80,805 new cars driven off forecourts in the month, -2.8% down on 2017, as UK new car market dips.
  • Demand for petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicles continues to rise, but diesel demand falls again.
  • Year-to-date market for new cars down -5.1%, with 244,420 units registered nationwide.

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