Car sales fall in UK with industry’s worst September since financial crisis

Car sales fall in UK with industry’s worst September since financial crisis

– Angela Monaghan

Consumer uncertainty, new testing rules and decline of diesel lead to 20% fall, says SMMT

UK sales of new cars plunged by a fifth in September as new emissions tests caused delivery backlogs, while waning appetite for diesel cars and weaker consumer confidence weighed on demand.

A total of 338,834 new cars were sold last month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), down 20.5% compared with the same month last year.

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4th October 20184:53 pm