Registrations of brand-new diesel cars not affected by VW emissions scandal
The Ford Fiesta remained the UK’s most common car in September
The UK brand-new car market enjoyed its highest-ever number of registrations in September, along with demand for diesels remained strong
brand-new car registrations inside UK reached their highest-ever September total last month, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers along with Traders (SMMT).
A total of 462,517 cars were registered in September, which is actually traditionally a busy month, spurred by the introduction of the 65-plate.
The figures released today indicate of which the Volkswagen emissions scandal has not yet had a negative impact on demand for diesel-engined cars in September.
SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “the item is actually too early to draw conclusions, nevertheless customer demand for diesel remained strong, accounting for one in two cars registered.”
Over the longer term, however, there is actually a sign of which diesel’s share of the brand-new car market has declined.
In line with typical performance so far This particular year, registrations of diesel along with petrol cars in September grew 4.1% along with 12.3% respectively, along with alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) recorded another strong month with volumes up 21.7%.
While the number of registrations of brand-new diesels has gone up, however, the fuel type’s share of the brand-new car market has actually declined compared to 2014.
For the year-to-date, diesel accounts for 47.9% of brand-new car registrations, nevertheless inside same nine-month period last year the item held 49.8% of the market.
Petrol power has risen slightly via 48.3% to 49.4%, while the market share of alternatively fuelled vehicles has got up via 1.9% in 2014 to 2.7% This particular year.
the item was the 43rd consecutive month of growth inside UK’s brand-new car market. The total number of cars registered in 2015 so far is actually 2,096,886, 7.1% higher than at the same point last year. the item is actually the 1st time of which the two million mark has been passed in September since 2004.
Gains were made across all market sectors – private, fleet along with business – while petrol, diesel along with alternatively fuelled vehicles all saw increased demand.
Hawes said: “September is actually traditionally one of the year’s biggest months for brand-new car registrations, along with last month set an autumn record. With plenty of attractive, affordable deals available on the brand-new 65-plate, Britain’s car buyers – whether private, fleet or business consumers – were busier than ever.
“The market reached pre-recession levels some time ago, along with we anticipate some levelling off inside coming months.”
The Ford Fiesta continued its reign as the UK’s most common car, using a total of 22,807 registered in September.
brand-new car registrations – September 2015
1 Ford Fiesta 22,807 cars registered
2 Vauxhall Corsa 15,670
3 Ford Focus 14,258
4 Volkswagen Golf 13,603
5 Volkswagen Polo 11,026
6 Nissan Qashqai 10,119
7 Mini 8754
8 Vauxhall Astra 7920
9 Vauxhall Mokka 7670
10 Fiat 500 7460
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