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Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
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Diesel cars continue to thrive in secondhand market

Diesel cars are a much bigger and more stable part of the used car market, in contrast to the new car market, according to sales figures for 2019 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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).

Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling model last month
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Diesel decline continues to depress new car sales

The UK new car market fell 1.3% in November, with 156,621 models registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
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Diesel upturn helps to push used car market into growth

The UK’s used car market increased by 0.9% in the third quarter of this year after nine straight quarters of decline, according to the latest figures released today 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).

Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra beat the Ford Fiesta as the UK's top selling new car model last month
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UK new car market struggles while Europe thrives

The UK new car market was up marginally last month, but this was not enough to offset the overall decline this year which leaves 2019 down by 2.5% compared with the same nine months in 2018.

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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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