UK diesel sales on the rise in second hand market 0

New diesel sales have plummeted in recent years, but the second hand market is still thriving, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have revealed (SMMT).

Despite new diesel vehicle sales dropping by 24% in the last quarter, used diesel car sales saw a rise of 3.2% over the same period, showing the fuel form still has appeal with consumers.

“It’s great to see the used car sector remain in robust health as motorists take advantage of the exciting high-tech models filtering down from the new sector – including some of the latest low emission diesel and alternatively fuelled vehicles,” says SMMT chief exec Mike Hawes.

“However, with used sales so closely reflecting the new car market, some cooling is expected over the coming months. Given fleet renewal is the fastest way to improve air quality and reduce CO2, we need greater business and consumer confidence to keep both markets moving.

 

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