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Record number of women car owners

MINI Convertible

The number of cars registered to women has surged by more than a fifth (21%) since 2007, according to new research. Females now own more than a third (11.8m) of the 34.7 million cars on UK roads. New Motorparc data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) …

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Ford’s UK sales buck the trend

Ford Fiesta

Ford achieved its highest February UK registrations since 2004 across passenger cars and commercial vehicles. According to the official SMMT figures, overall February car sales in the UK were down 2.8% at 80,805 registrations, compared with February 2017. However, Ford reversed the industry trend with car sales up 21.6% compared …

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Britain’s favourite car colours

Ford Fiesta in white - the nation's favouite

White is the UK’s most popular new car colour for the third year running – of the 2,635,518 new cars registered in 2015, 21.4% were white. According to the figures released by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the preference for white across most of the UK was not …

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Revealed: Britain’s bestselling cars of 2015

New cars

UK new car registrations hit an all-time record in 2015, according to the latest trade industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 2.63 million cars were sold in 2015, up 6.3% on 2014 – beating the previous record of 2.58 million set in 2003. “Buyers took …

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New car sales soar

White Ford Fiesta

Strongest January for new car sales since 2007 – and three out of four private buyers now use finance. New car registrations grew 6.7% last month to 164,856, according to the latest figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). “January saw increased uptake of both petrol and …

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New car sales soar

Ford Fiesta ST - UK's best-selling car

UK new car sales enjoy their strongest September in 10 years. A total of 425,861 were registered last month – a rise of 5.6% and the biggest September since 2004. Boosted by confidence in the economic recovery, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, September also marked the …

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New car sales rocket

Ford Fiesta ST - UK's best-selling car

Ford Fiesta forges ahead as UK new car sales rise to nine-year high. Sales of new cars in the UK continued to motor ahead in June, resulting in the best first-half figures since 2005. June saw new car registrations rise 6.2% to 228,291, which means 1,287,265 new cars have been …

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Top car facts 2014

Traffic

Snapshot of UK’s 31.9m cars revealed in biggest auto industry survey As ever, the annual UK automotive census from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has kicked stacks of fascinating facts… There are now 31,917,885 on our roads – a rise of 436,000 in the last year, thanks …

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Brits Intimidated by Showrooms

A recent study by the UK’s number 1 motoring website – Auto Trader has discovered that as a nation, the British are generally intimidated in high value shopping environments. Auto Trader have named this affliction ‘pretty women syndrome’ after the infamous scene in the movie where shop assistants look down …

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GOODWOOD ANNOUNCES MAJOR SUPPORT FOR THE MOVING MOTOR SHOW

The Earl of March, founder of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show (MMS), today (9 December) announced an exciting new partnership between the MMS and Auto Trader for 2011. Auto Trader is Britain’s most consulted automotive sales channel, and thus a natural fit with the Goodwood …

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