The SMMT reported that in April of the current year in the UK 161 thousand 64 new cars were registered, which is 4.1% less than a year earlier. The April figure was the second lowest since 2012. At the same time, sales to private motorists fell by 10.3%, while the demand in car parks increased by 2.9%. The number of cars purchased by these enterprises increased by 2 thousand 498 units. Most vehicle segments recorded a decline in sales. Sales of popular supermini and small family cars dropped the most, their figure fell by 9.4%. Sales of cars on alternative fuel increased by 12.7%. Growth in sales of the most popular hybrid cars in the country was 31.1%.