Brexit uncertainty blamed as UK car sales fall for fourth month

Sales of new cars fell 9.3% to 161,997 in July, while those of diesel cars were down by a fifth compared with last year

New car sales in the UK fell for a fourth month running in July as Brexit uncertainty weighed on demand and buyers shunned diesel cars in greater numbers.

Sales fell 9.3% last month to 161,997 new cars as consumers and businesses grew increasingly reluctant to commit to major spending decisions.

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