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UK New Car Sales Decline 6.9 Per cent In First 11 Months Of 2018: SMMT

FILE PHOTO: UK car sales crash in April on virus lockdown (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

New car sales in the UK recorded a decline by 6.9 per cent during January to November period following lack of consumer confidence, emission rules which limited supply, according to the latest data released on Wednesday (5). The British new car market declined by a modest 3.0 per cent in November with some 158,639 units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Stalling consumer confidence, supply delays due to an implementation of the new WLTP emissions test and model replacement all combined to affect overall sales, SMMT said. Reflecting recent trends, demand…

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