Down but not out

by Tim Kiek
07 Feb 2018

Industry reaction to the new car sales figures for 2017

Down but not out

Given the SMMT is the source of the data it only seems fair that Mike Hawes, its chief executive, should be first to the platform. "The decline in the new car market is concerning," he says, "but it’s important to remember demand remains at historically high levels. More than 2.5 million people drove away in a new car last year, benefitting from the latest, safest, cleanest and most fuel efficient technology."

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