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Cars Our car week in review: how far will diesel sales fall?

14:27  12 july  2018
14:27  12 july  2018 Source:   motoringresearch.com

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump - source

  Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump - source By Costas Pitas

Car News. With diesel sales figures falling ever further down, some market experts are suggesting that the fuel could account for just 5% of all new cars sold by 2030. We won!! As the reality is starting to dawn, now take a look at how the two countries square up when it comes to cars .

So far this year, its sales are up 9.4 percent — more than any other nonluxury auto brand, according to the research firm Autodata. Diesel cars have been a bigger part of the company’s product mix in Europe than in United States, handicapping a worldwide recovery. sunday review . taking note.

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With dieselgate approaching almost three years since the story first broke, the lingering effects of the damage done to the reputation of diesel continues. The latest figures from the SMMT show that diesel sales are still falling, and that this is dragging the overall car market downwards. Increases in sales of petrol and alternative fuel vehicles is seemingly not enough to compensate the downturn.

Perhaps we should not be too surprised. The past three years have seen multiple mixed messages from both the government, and a mainstream media which has demonised diesel. Only now are we starting to see statements from government acknowledging the importance diesel still plays, and that when bought sensibly can still be of benefit to British motorists.

Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at UK plant as diesel demand slides - source

  Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at UK plant as diesel demand slides - source Nissan will cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland plant, Britain's biggest automotive factory, as it tackles declining demand for diesel models across Europe, a source told Reuters on Friday. © REUTERS/Andrew Yates A general view of the Nissan factory in Sunderland Nissan builds its Qashqai and Juke models at the northeastern English site and the company's sales in Britain, Europe's second-largest car market, have fallen 35 percent so far this year, worse than overall demand in the sector, which is down 12 percent.

Move by Emmanuel Macron’s government comes a day after Volvo said it would only make fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019.

But sales of diesel cars fell by 23.5% to 28,317 last month, reducing their share of the market to 35% from Britain’s car industry body expects demand for new cars to fall by a further 5% to 7% this year before “ Our own research found that 82% of fleet owners believe it is important to move towards

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Not all manufacturers have given up on diesel, but whether buyers can be persuaded to keep choosing diesel cars remains to be seen. Further clarity from policymakers is needed to ensure those that do pick diesel will not lose out in the near future.

This week has also seen us enter into the spirit of the World Cup, find all the best deals for new cars, and get even more excited about the new Suzuki Jimny.

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With diesel sales figures falling ever further down, some market experts are suggesting that the fuel could account for just 5% of all new cars sold by 2030. 

Vauxhall Corsa diesel axed due to low demand

  Vauxhall Corsa diesel axed due to low demand The latest car to drop its oil-burning variant is one of Britain’s top-sellersCorsas powered by the 1.3 CDTi engine were particularly unpopular with retail buyers, who account for the majority of the hatchback’s customers. In 2017, just 0.5% of Corsa retail purchases were of the diesel.

Sales are falling . Older cars are facing bans. Next week ’s budget could see taxes slapped on. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City announced plans in December to take diesel cars and vans off their roads by 2025, and it’s assumed London won’t be far behind.

So it is unclear to what extent the new pledge will further boost Britain’s ability to achieve air quality requirements. “The government cannot shy away any longer from the issue of diesel cars clogging up and polluting our cities, and must now provide real solutions, not just gimmicks.

  • Experts have created a roadmap for the future of petrol and diesel power.
  • Hyundai has launched a new ‘clean diesel’ version of the Kona crossover.
  • Jaguar Land Rover has warned of the potential risks of a ‘bad Brexit’ deal.
  • Volvo has modified parking signs at Westfield to help celebrate diversity.
  • Get excited – BMW has started production of the new 8 Series Coupe.
  • Koenigsegg is celebrating the end of the Agera with two special creations.
  • England’s success at the World Cup is proving costly for Auto Trader.

The new Jimny is generating lots of excitement, even if it won’t make it here until next year. For now, this is all the information you need to help build the anticipation.

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Matt Prior: The true impact of diesel's demise

  Matt Prior: The true impact of diesel's demise The downturn of diesel is hitting some particularly hard. We discussIt’s something they might be particularly ruing in Solihull and Sunderland, where the downturn in diesel sales (demand in March was down by more than a third on the same month last year) has hit Land Rover and Nissan so hard that 1000 contract staff will be laid off at the former, and ‘hundreds’ are expected to go at the latter.

Diesel car sales fell by 37% this March compared with March 2017, according to the latest figures from the industry body the Society of Motor 1. How big is the diesel downturn? According to the SMMT, 153,594 new diesel cars were registered in March 2018, down from 244,593 a year before.

Diesel car sales fell by 37% this March compared with March 2017, according to the latest figures from the industry body the Society of Motor 1. How big is the diesel downturn? According to the SMMT, 153,594 new diesel cars were registered in March 2018, down from 244,593 a year before.

With Britain’s heatwave seemingly set to continue unabated, who needs a holiday abroad? Why not take advantage of the latest deals on offer new cars instead. Let Gav be your guide to the offers.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed turns 25

Now accepted as one of the biggest motorsport and motoring events on the calendar, the Goodwood Festival of Speed had grown hugely in the past 25 years. These are the best bits.

Putting a lid on things

Combining the security of a metal roof with open-top motoring, coupe cabriolets really hit the big time at the start of the millennium. All trends finish, and Gav has been wondering where all the CCs are.

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As Theresa May battles it out with her Cabinet over plans for Brexit, we’ve taken a look at the history of cars used by politicians. It’s not all Jaguars and Range Rovers – there’s even a Nissan Micra here!

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Garfunkel’s owner to post sales fall as extreme weather takes its toll .
The group warned earlier this year that sales were chilled by the wintry weather.Analysts at City broker Numis forecast that the company – which also owns Garfunkel’s, Joe’s Kitchen and Chiquito – will post a 4% decline in like-for-like sales in the first half.

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