“It is very encouraging that new car sales increased again in May with a boost to private registrations of 14.3%” 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 7.9% compared to May last year.
Robinson continued “There are a number of great retail offers currently available to consumers which are tempting people into show rooms and customers are now willing to buy if the offer is right.

“Consumers continue to monitor their spending and are looking at ways to reduce their household expenditure. This has resulted in reasonable demand for smaller fuel efficient and easy to maintain vehicles.

“The upcoming Olympic games may cause distraction for consumers. Therefore in order for the market to remain stable the Government should offer support by reviewing schemes that boost spending.”


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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.