Car dealers concerns about the roll-out of the new RDE2 Real Driving Emissions car testing standards in September are ‘unlikely’ to manifest themselves in a WLTP-like impact on the market, according to Cox Automotive.
Used vehicle values are being artificially inflated as competition hots up amongst buyers for nearly new and ex-fleet stock amid WLTP-related new car shortages, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has confirmed that supply shortages caused by manufacturers’ WLTP testing backlogs triggered a 20.5% decline in new car registrations in September.
Buoyant car registrations resulting from the September switch-over to WLTP and RDE fuel economy and emissions tests saw car dealers defy the usual August slump with a £200 average profit, ASE has reported.
New and used car markets delivered a sales surge in August as the introduction of WLTP and RDE fuel consumptions an emissions delivered “great value vehicles and finance offers,” enquiryMAX has revealed.
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