The number of new cars sold in the UK in May grew by 3.4%% compared with the same month in 2017, as buyers slowly regain confidence following a slow start to the year.
Demand for diesels still fell by 23.6% year on year. However, sales of petrol cars were up 23.5% and alternative fuel vehicles (such as hybrids and electric cars) were up 36.1%.
Despite this, alternative fuel vehicles still accounted for just 5.8% of total sales in May, whereas diesels made up 32.3% and petrols 61.8%.
Year to date, the overall new car market remains slightly down on 2017, while among the various brands, Ford leads the way in 2018, with 21,136 sales (+3.03%).
At the other end of the scale, Lotus has sold just 20 cars so far this year, although that is up 900% on a year ago.
Click through this slideshow to see the top 10 best-selling new cars in the UK for May.