COMMENT: UK car production suffers first drop in 8 years
The SMMT have today reported that UK car production fell for the first time since 2009 last year. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com responds:
The news about UK car production suggests the market has reacted to falling sales. Sales have partly been affected by lower consumer confidence in diesel vehicles, with just 10% of drivers telling us that they would buy diesel as their next car. This is likely the fallout from the confusing diesel levy announced in November and a ban on the sale of new fuel-powered vehicles from 2040.
SMMT has also called for more clarity over Brexit, and one in five drivers (22%) agree, demanding motoring is made a key consideration in the negotiations.
Motorists are fed up with the rising cost of owning a car, including the cost of road tax, fuel and car insurance. This means they are more reluctant to splurge on a new vehicle. The modern driver needs to be savvy and shop around online to save on motoring costs at Confused.com.
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