UK vehicle sales fall 6% in January amid diesel slump

London – UK registrations fell 6.3% to 163,615 in January as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the future of diesel drove a tenth consecutive month of decline in the market.

Sales of diesel cars fell 26% to 58,703, giving diesels a market share of 35.9%, down from 37.8% in December.

Registrations of gasoline cars rose 8.5% to 95,892, giving them a market share of 58.6%, up from 56.6% in December, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) published on Monday.

Demand fell…

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