“It is positive that new car sales were up in March as retail demand continues to grow.” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s new car registration figures.
New car sales figures, released today, show month on month sales were up 5.9% compared to March 2012. Fleet registrations increased by 3.7% last month whilst private registrations increased by 7.8%.
Robinson continued “Dealers reported strong interest in news cars by consumers who were encouraged into the showroom by strong manufacturer deals and competitive finance offers.
“Although consumer confidence remains sluggish there are signs that it is starting to grow. The NFDA are hopeful that this is a trend that will continue through 2013.
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