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British Car Sales Drop 20 Per Cent in September Amid New Testing Requirements

British Car Sales Drop 20 Per Cent in September Amid New Testing Requirements (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

The UK new car market fell by 20.5 per cent in September, according to the latest data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on Thursday (4). As many as 338,834 vehicles were registered last month, down around 87,000 on the previous year as new testing requirements continue to affect supply and distort the market. The impact was felt across the board, with registrations by private consumers, fleets, and businesses all declining, by 20.1 per cent, 22.4 per cent and 6.3 per cent respectively. Registrations of petrol and diesel cars also fell, while hybrids and plug-in electrics…

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