UK car sales down in October

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by PhilM

UK new car registrations in October were down -6.7% at 143,251 units according to SMMT data.

Sales to fleet buyers remained almost unchanged year on year but sales to private buyers fell -13.2% and to business buyers by -30.3%.

Petrol car registrations accounted for 60.1% of the market. Diesel car share fell to 24.2% from 31.5% same month 2018. Alternative Fuel Vehicles took a 9.9% share with 14,231 units. Battery Electric Vehicle registrations more than doubled to a 2.2% share. PHEVs held a similar share and HEV 5.5%.

UK new van registrations were down -11.0% in October. Larger van registrations declined by -19.2%, while demand rose for small (+2.0%) and mid-size (+31.0%) vans.

Further details including by marque at the SMMT website

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