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Automotive News, Late October, 2019

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The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined -23.5% in September, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 41,216 LCVs were registered in the month, down some 12,632 units on September 2018, as regulatory changes, coupled with economic and political uncertainty, impacted the market.

https://www.smmt.co.uk/2019/10/uk-new-van-market-falls-23-5-in-september/

The UK new car market declined -2.5% in the first three quarters of the year, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). September saw modest year-on-year growth following a substantial -20.5% decline in the same month in 2018, when new emissions regulations and lack of testing capacity across Europe affected supply.

 https://www.smmt.co.uk/2019/10/new-car-market-declines-in-first-nine-months-of-2019-as-brexit-fears-hold-buyers-back/

Following a £100 million investment, Nissan has marked the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, the new Juke has been developed specifically for European markets, with Sunderland the only production location for the vehicle.

 https://www.theengineer.co.uk/new-juke-production-begins-at-nissan-sunderland-plant/