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Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling car model
Ford Fiesta remains the UK's top selling car model
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Diesels suffer 36 straight months of decline as new car sales fall

The UK new car market declined 7.3% in the first month of 2020, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
Ford Fiesta was the UK's top selling new car model in 2019
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New car market records third annual decline in sales

The UK new car market declined in 2019, with annual registrations falling for the third consecutive year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling new car
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Sales of alternatively fuelled cars grow despite market decline

UK new car registrations were down 6.7% in October when compared with the same month last year, but sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles reached record levels, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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The 2016 diesel Alhambra is the fastest selling used car
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Diesels rout petrol vehicles to top the best sellers list for used cars

Used diesel cars are defying the deep plunge in sales of new diesel cars, making up five of the top 10 fastest selling used car models.

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Tesla's Model 3 was the third best selling model
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Diesel decline slows but new car market is still down

The UK new car market fell marginally in August, with 1,521 fewer cars registered than in the same month last year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 17 February 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East128.5163.90137.39125.07
East Midlands128.1460.80138.82124.96
London128.61139.13125.52
North East126.40136.83123.08
North West127.4666.90138.32124.30
Northern Ireland125.32131.10122.38
Scotland127.4253.70135.93123.71
South East129.3462.40139.01125.86
South West128.2663.90136.08124.49
Wales127.05135.90123.20
West Midlands128.2166.90137.48124.77
Yorkshire & Humber127.5855.70137.36124.09

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