The number of women car owners in the UNITED kingdom rose 21% in the last decade, while the male owners increased by 10%.
Figures produced by Motorparc, a department of the analysis of the Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers (SMMT), shows that women car owners in the UNITED kingdom total of 11.8 million – more than a third of the country’s 34.7 million motorists.
The latter figure is equal to an overall growth of 12% in 2007.
Car buyers are also presented with a wider range of models of today compared to 2007. There are now 1500 model ranges, and up to 65,000 different specifications of the model registered for road use, which compares with the 1200 and 56,000 a decade ago.
Of all the cars on our roads, to 22.5% for less than three years, in 2017, driven in part by the growth in personal contract purchase (PCP) finance. The proliferation of new cars has helped to reduce emissions, even if the recent decline in the demand for diesel models has put a small dent in the long-term progress.
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Another comparison included car segments. British motorists are shown to be the purchase of smaller cars compared to a decade ago, with a mini and qualities and variants, which represent 62.3% of the market – a 2.3% jump in 2007.
Dual-purpose vehicles that are used for private and business purposes), such as pick-up trucks, have registered a rapid growth in demand of over 90%. Now represent 10.2% of the market, with 3.5 m of examples.
This is in contrast with the decrease in the upper-medium models, like the premium sedan, which have diminished the popularity of 27%, amounting to a decline of about 1.5 million vehicles compared to 2007. The huge increase in demand for Suvs could be a trigger for this.
Electric and plug-in to drive growth in demand for several months. Now represent nearly 10% of the total new car market, having barely count at all in 2007. The most recent data show that Birmingham is the most significant contribution to this growth, with 8.7% of the national total.
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Tastes in paint color have also changed significantly, with a change in the preferences of shades of black, grey and silver. In 2017, the silver is most commonly seen on the road, followed by the black and blue. In 2007, the first three were blue, silver and red.
SMMT boss Mike Hawes said the new data show that “consumers enjoy greater freedom and mobility than ever, that, together with increased reliability and fuel efficiency make owning a car more attractive and affordable option for millions of people.
“With every new model launched, the more motorists are benefitting from the most advanced technology, from innovative safety systems such as autonomous emergency braking and speed control adaptive state-of-the-art infotainment and comfort features, including heads-up display, heated seats, air conditioning, car, free wi-fi and connectivity.”
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