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Classic car ownership has never been so popular.
A degree of stability seems to be returning to the UK used car auction market.
The SMMT reported that new car registration fell by 4.4% in September.
Rob Donaldson looks at the latest figures for the new car market.
Today, already the world is a very different place following the Covid-19 outbreak, and it looks like it will be some time before we get back to a degree of normality.
Over the past six months, since major lockdown restrictions first came into force,...
As expected, the rate of recovery of the used car market in the UK slowed a little in August.
According to registration figures released by the SMMT, the UK’s new car market recorded its seventh monthly decline in August with a 5.8% reduction compared to last year.
The rise of the automatic gearbox
Manufacturers and dealers will take some comfort from the latest new car registration statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The recovery of the UK used car auction market continued through July.
Assistant Car Editor, Rebecca Platt, looks at how the Renault Megane has changed since it was first revealed in 1995.
Glass’s Forecast Editor Andy Cutler considers the latest technology featured on many new cars and asks a simple question “is it a step forward?”
Used convertible demand up in lockdown
What impact has the shift to more online auction attendance had on the market?
What were the main talking points in June and July?
Has the residual value strenrth of RV's peaked in the UK?
Ford Mustang Mach E raises the stakes in the BEV race
What were the main talking points in May and June?
Whilst the circumstances of the latest economic downturn are very different to those that affected the economy in 2008/9, used car values could in theory follow a similar trajectory.
How have new and used car prices changed since the start of the Millennium?
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1984, the SEAT Ibiza reached UK shores a year later.
Jonathan Brown looks at the year ahead in the used car market.
Car Editor Andy Cutler takes a look at BEV market penetration in the last 10 years.
Glass’s Live Retail tool, gathers a number of different types of retail data – these include not just the length of time a vehicle spends on the forecourt, but also the asking price when initially listed as well as its final asking price.
Practicality and economy, paired with good handling and enviable payload
Assistant Car Editor, Rebecca Platt, looks at how the Skoda Fabia compares to it's Mini counterpart on performance and residual values.
Registrations of Ford Mondeos fell below 5,000 in 2019. It is a far cry from the circa 100,000 registered back in 1998, when Mondeo was the staple of company car fleets , with drivers often referred to as ‘Mondeo Man’.
For those who want a practical and versatile small van with a well-established pedigree
Boris Johnson’s gamble on a Christmas election has paid off. What might it mean for the UK automotive market?
For those wanting a reliable off-roader with a great level of specification
For those wanting a reliable large high roof van with brand status
When will used values for electric vehicles reach parity with diesel and petrol?
For those wanting reliability and economy
Over the past three years, used car trade and retail prices continue to show consistency. Through 2017 and for the most part of 2018, the development of average prices was benign.
At this time of political uncertainty, economic considerations continue to weigh on MPs’ minds as they debate the UK’s withdrawal from Europe.
Can power and value go hand in hand?
Celebrating the ‘longevity and dependability’ of the Volkswagen Caddy
With sales of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) on the rise, has range anxiety decreased or is still a concern for drivers?
The third generation Ford Transit, 'the backbone of Britain' is Glass's Used Van Hero for August
In 1996, Lotus released the Elise. A lightweight fibreglass body over an aluminium frame, it weighed in at just 725kg.
As we reach the halfway point in the year, we reflect on how the UK new and used car markets have developed together with a possible direction for the rest of the year and 2020.
New MOT rules means failure rate is set to reach 1.5 million for the full year, doubling the amount of emissions related failures.
Despite extensive negativity in the press towards diesel following the emissions scandal of 2015, and a sudden resurgence of interest in petrol, used diesel values have held up very well.
The Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive, for those wanting reliability and economy, is named Glass’s Used Van Hero for June.
As the Nissan Micra nears it's fourth decade of production, Jonathan Brown looks at the rise of an unlikely ugly duckling.
The Skoda Octavia vRS has increased in popularity over the last few years, with trade residual values for petrol and diesel versions rising in line with demand.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have had a rough ride over the decades with little investment in their design, as most major manufacturers considered the product too niche.
The M3 is a high performance variant that sits at the top of BMW’s 3-Series range.
Throughout the 1990s, the benchmark C-segment car was the Ford Escort. A popular car with a loyal following that became a British icon.
In recent news, the EU has provisionally planned that by 2022 all new cars; buses; vans and trucks will be fitted with a speed limiter device.
Congratulations to the Land Rover Defender 90 XS Hard Top (2007 to 2016)
Glass’s Used Van Hero for May
Congratulations to the Ford Ranger Wildtrak Auto Pick Up (2016 to present) Glass’s Used Van Hero for April
Today most manufacturers of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) include automatic transmission options in their ranges.
The RX-8 stands out from the crowd with its rotary Wankel engine.
Congratulations to the Ford Fiesta Sport van 2012 - 2017, Glass’s Used Van Hero for March
The Citroen Berlingo 625 Enterprise 75bhp is Glass’s Used Commercial Vehicle Hero for February 2019
Rob Donaldson, Car Editor, looks at how the Jeep Wrangler stacks up against it's competition
Falling new car registration suggests there are still WLTP-induced supply constraints and that Brexit uncertainty is hurting consumer confidence.
The Peugeot Boxer Professional (2016 – Present) is Glass’s Used Commercial Vehicle Hero for January 2019
2018 sees a delay in older part-exchange vehicles reaching auction halls
Rob Donaldson, Car Editor, ponders the best approach to accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV)
Buoyant used trucks sales raise hopes for strong year-end
Mercedes-Benz market update
BMW - a detailed look at the M5 (E34)
Emissions scandals, tax changes and new legislation have not written the epitaph for diesel cars just yet...
Congratulation to the Toyota Proace Glass’s Used Van Hero for October
Forecast Editor, Andy Cutler, takes a deep dive in to electric vehicles
Congratulation to the Ford Connect Glass’s Used Van Hero for August
SUVs have taken over UK roads in recent years with most manufactures producing at least one and some manufactures specialising in them.
The UK Government has a desire to rid the UK roads of the most polluting cars. Older cars now have a tougher MOT testing regime to contend with.
The MG brand has evolved over the years and now includes a three-model line-up. The MG3, MG GS and the latest model, the MG ZS.
Congratulation to the Volkswagen Amarok Glass’s Used Van Hero for August
In an attempt to improve air quality in the Capital, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London from 8 April 2019.
Driving the all new SsangYong Musso pickup range in the Cotswolds left drivers mightily impressed with its capabilities.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are here to stay, the range, styles and choices are growing wider with new offerings from mainstream manufacturers promised over the next few years.
Congratulation to the Vauxhall Combo, Glass’s Used Van Hero for July
First introduced to the world in September 1976, the Ford Fiesta has since driven its way into the hearts of millions of customers around the world.
Dacia formed in communist Romania in 1966 and acquired the basic design and tooling of the Renault 12.
Not always green in colour, these parts are recognised as being an affordable and sustainable source of original manufacturer parts (OEM).
Alternative fuel vehicles have seen an increase year to date of 19.5% as of May 2018.
With new vehicle technology developing all the time, autonomous vehicles are on the horizon.
Congratulation to the Peugeot Partner, Glass’s Used Van Hero for June
Andy Picton reviews the Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
Much like the horses competing in the world famous Grand National, the Motorcaravan industry has had to jump numerous hurdles this season.
The non-premium, medium sized car segment remains very popular with car buyers.
As the evenings draw out, some of the more adventurous amongst us want that ‘wind in the hair’ driving experience that convertibles offer.
Demand remains as strong as ever for diesel cars at auction, in fact the overall conversion rate in March was slightly above last year’s figure.
Congratulation to the Nissan Navara, Glass’s Used Van Hero for May
There has long been debate about the accuracy of fuel economy and CO2 figures published by car manufacturers...
As the nineties were drawing to a close, car design had become a little plain and rather functional, many would say at the cost of some individual styling.
This goes against much of the rhetoric that has been published lately, but, is diesel set for a fight-back?
Trading over the Easter period is a barometer of the annual results in the leisure vehicle market and this year will have a special significance for the market.
The unpredictable impact of Brexit has created a tale of two car markets.
Last year registrations of new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) fell by 3.6%, the first decline in five years. Last month, registrations rose by 6.4% on the same period last year, the best February performance in a decade.
Mounting levels of bike crime in the capital and Britain’s major cities are raising concerns about the future
Robert Redman discusses what can be done to turn the tide in favour of electric cars.
Staying up to date with the latest new cars that are being launched in the UK market is essential as a Forecast Editor.
Rob Donaldson, one of our Car Editors responsible for Volkswagen values, dives into the data to look at RV and sales performance of the iconic VW Golf
Car Editor Andy Cutler ponders the opportunity for lower powered cars from exotic manufacturers.
The fourth generation of the RS4 is out in 2018. Are the older generations destined for classic status?
Analysis from recent dealer visits combined with completed surveys, indicated that 44% of dealers felt sales were broadly in line with those of last year.
Attendances at auction across the UK have remained buoyant over the last month, with buyers continuing to search for the best stock on offer.
October’s used car auction market started well, but as the month progressed we saw an increase in volume coupled with a decrease in the first time conversion rate.
The Ford Ranger has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for November.
Do high-end Bi-xenon or LED headlamps have a positive impact on residual values?
The Z4 M roadster followed the tried and tested route of fitting a powerful engine into a relatively small roadster shell.
The Mercedes Benz Vito has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for October.
The used car auction market for September followed similar trends to August.
The Vauxhall Corsavan has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for September.
When all is said and done, the UK car market remains buoyant with strong consumer demand for both new and used cars.
In many cases there has been apathy at the thought of needing to make changes to remarketing patterns. In fact, little planning seems to have taken place until recently.
Against a backdrop of a better than expected economy and a warning that complacency would be dangerous, the Chancellor delivered his first and last March budget speech...
The latest set of new car registration data to be released by the SMMT shows the very first real sign of a slowdown in the UK new car market...
For those wanting economy and practicality.
A consistent decrease in residual values year on year perhaps indicates the damage that pre-registration has done in the market.
The Custom is a ‘much welcome’ addition to the Transit range
Panel van has been commercial vehicle favourite for more than 35 years