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United Kingdom auto manufacturing has also been strong, with 2016 figures to be published later this month as the industry aims to hit the 1972 record for number of cars produced.
New vehicle registrations reached a new record high in 2016 to hit a figure of 2.69 million, 2.3% up on 2015, according to the SMMT.
However, demand in December fell by over 1 percent, only the third year-on-year drop in almost five years, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said, pushed down by the first fall in fleet auto demand for almost a year.
Sales of new cars in Britain reached a record high a year ago, an industry survey showed Thursday, but 2017 was set to experience a growth slowdown on Brexit.
Economic uncertainty caused by the Brexit negotiations, changing exchange rates and the new VED tax rules would remove some of the incentives to go out and buy a new vehicle, he said.
"The slowdown was expected towards the end of the year and we believe that the segments of the market that saw an increase in December and have consistently performed well throughout the year, such as alternative fuel vehicles, will continue to drive the growth in the upcoming months".
But he warned that 2017 could be more challenging with a weaker pound pushing up the price of imported goods.
Although he is expecting a "lumpy" performance in 2017, March - the biggest sales month of the year - will most likely remain unaffected as new licence plates are introduced. More than 85% of new cars bought in the United Kingdom are imported.
'Dynamic' Clement appointed Swansea manager
This will be Clement's second managerial role in the past 18 months, though he will be hoping that it goes better than the first. Clement's imminent appointment has been warmly received by the Swansea City Supporters' Trust.
The development is part of a general boom in the United Kingdom automotive industry, with annual registrations on all types of cars climbing for the fifth year in a row to nearly 2.7 million.
SMMT's chief executive Mike Hawes attributes this to the popularity of new technologies and a latent demand for new cars built up during the recession. She said: "You can pay the balloon payment, but most people don't, they return the auto ..."
Overall, the impact of Brexit on the auto industry was is so far, unclear.
BMW had 182,593 registrations in 2016, up nine per cent on the previous year, Audi saw an increase of 6.4 per cent to 177,304 registrations and Mercedes-Benz were up 16.9 per cent to 169,828.
After securing NFC East title, Cowboys host Lions
He reached his boiling point after Lions running back Zach Zenner scored on a 5-yard run midway through the second quarter. Both Prescott and rookie rusher Ezekiel Elliott have greatly benefited from Dallas's stout offensive line.
But Spicer has repeatedly suggested over the past 48 hours that the actions by Obama, a Democrat, were politically motivated. Spicer said he had not but that officials were set to brief Trump later in the week, once the report was finalized.
Corrective actions focus on making changes to avoid accumulations that likely caused the September 1 mishap. With its accident investigation over, SpaceX's next planned launch is less than a week away.
Her foundation, Spravedlivaya Pomoshch, or Just Help, says she was accompanying a shipment of medicines for a hospital in Syria. Petersburg, declared December 26 a national day of mourning and said the cause of the crash would be carefully investigated.
Rousey is a favourite, but only a slight one: around 7-5, which translates to only about a 58 percent chance of winning. Rousey featured ten fights with six ending in decisions, two by knockout, one submission finish, and one No Contest.
It was not immediately clear what caused the 40-year-old mother's chairlift death, extremely rare in the United States. Her 9-year-old sister airlifted via Flight for Life to Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as of late Thursday.
She appealed to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to rescue her family. "You must give them these things". Islamists seized the expectant Coleman and her partner inside Afghanistan in 2012 while on a backpacking trip.
The ball debuted as 2006 became 2007, and Aziz said Pittsburgh, especially Downtown, was a really different place 10 years ago. It's the first line of defense against a terrorist bomb attack, as the city is on heightened alert for New Year's Eve.
The Vikings, who started the season 5-0, are on a run of seven losses in nine games as they have been decimated by injuries. I don't feel the Packers have to pile up points to win a shootout because Minnesota has trouble scoring (25th).
Tom and Carla Hedges said they've been volunteering for at least eight years and love being a part of the process. They're the Salvation Army's Christmas helpers. "They are going to be so happy", said Angelica Machuca.
Mr Amiridis was Greek ambassador to Libya from 2012 until this year, when he took up the post in Brazil. Greece's ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, after a government ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil.
Almost 20,000 customers of the South Dakota Rural Electric Association were without power as of Monday afternoon, according to AP. Heavy snow, freezing rain and wind gusts will make holiday travel treacherous in swaths of the northern United States.
Germany's biggest lender expects pretax charges of about US$1.2 billion this quarter because of the fine. The news has fuelled hopes that RBS' potential fine in the USA would be smaller than feared.
CBS joins Hulu's over the top live streaming service
DirecTV Now beat Hulu out of the gate, though that service's buggy launch on November 30 turned off some potential subscribers. Hulu has been putting the pieces in place for its live TV bundle since last spring, when it first announced its plans.
South Korea fines Qualcomm $865M
The Seoul decision might also bring down the costs for mobile phone makers that source Qualcomm chips. This move could affect Qualcomm's dealings with Apple, Huawei, Samsung, and Intel.
Fired Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan was all bluster and no bite
Ryan's production wasn't bad in his near two full seasons in Western New York as he finished 8-8 in 2015 and 7-8 this time around. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was named the team's interim coach for the Bills' season finale against the New York Jets.
Double Dragon 4 Trailer Dropped the Day After Christmas
Almost 30 years since the release of the original, we are finally getting a proper sequel to the series with Double Dragon IV . There are video games that rightly define an era, having influenced other titles that came after them.
Released Chibok Girls Go Home For Christmas
The report did not include any more information, but said that the girls were en route Abuja to be presented to the president. This is just as rumours that the girls were a new set of rescued Chibok schoolgirls went viral on the media.
Trump incapable of leading a superpower - Chinese media
As they turned away, the Chinese did come up on the radio and indicated they were returning to their own operations. The incident occurred about 50 nautical miles from Subic Bay, a major Philippine port and former US military base.
Gregg Popovich views Tim Duncan as a son
Under coach Gregg Popovich , they developed one of the finest and most attractive games, which broke all the rules and patterns. I don't know if he was right, or if I latched onto a random mid-January game and anxious too much.
Cuba proposes to use rum to pay back Czech debt
However, the residents of Prague claim that at least a part of Cuba's debt should be returned in cash. If the offer is accepted, the central European nation would have rum reserves to last over a century.
Sky agrees takeover bid by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has reached an agreement to take over broadcaster Sky for £11.7 billion (€14 billion). Although News Corp . and Fox are separate entities, the Murdoch family controls both with 39% of the voting shares.