“It is encouraging that the new car market remained stable in what is traditionally a low volume months for car sales” 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 0.1% compared to April last year. The market increased by 3.3% year to date.
“August is traditionally a small market as buyers wait for the plate change on 1 September before purchasing a new vehicle. We anticipate consumers returning to the showrooms in the Autumn with consumers showing interest in value for money, easy to maintain and fuel efficient vehicles.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
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