Wednesday, 14 March 2018

New Car Registrations dip in February 2018

Source: SMMT


New Car Registrations dip in February 2018


The Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) has announced 80,805 new cars were registered in February 2018 representing a 2.8% drop compared with February 2017, a month that is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year ahead of the March number plate change.

In first place and continuing on from January 2018, the Ford Fiesta reigned with 5,201 registrations beating the second placed Volkswagen Golf which registered 2,927 vehicles. Ford closed out the top three with their Ford Focus model registering 2,052 in February 2018.

The UK new car market has declined roughly 5.1% year-on-year with registrations by business, private and fleet buyers all dropping by 29.8%, 7.1% and 2.1% respectively.

A full run-down of the top ten registrations in February 2018 can be found below:

Top ten best-selling cars - February 2018

1. Ford Fiesta - 5,201 registrations
2. Volkswagen Golf - 2,927 registrations
3. Ford Focus - 2,052 registrations
4. Mercedes-Benz A Class - 1,671 registrations
5. Ford Kuga - 1,552 registrations
6. Vauxhall Mokka X - 1,525 registrations
7. Mini - 1,239 registrations
8. Mercedes-Benz C Class - 1,199 registrations
9. BMW 3 Series - 1,173 registrations
10. Kia Sportage - 1,152 registrations