New car mar­ket con­tin­ues to cool

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NEW car reg­is­tra­tions fell for the fifth con­sec­u­tive month in Au­gust, with diesel sales down 21 per cent, ac­cord­ing to the So­ci­ety of Mo­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Traders (SMMT).

Last month saw 76,433 models reg­is­tered in the UK, a fall of 6.4 per cent. Reg­is­tra­tions for 2017 have now reached 1,640,241, down 2.4 per cent.

Al­ter­na­tive fuel ve­hi­cles helped cover the drop in diesel de­mand, reg­is­ter­ing a 58.4 per cent in­crease in Au­gust.

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