“We are pleased to see that new car sales figures increased in April with private registrations continuing to improve” said Sue Robinson, Director of the 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 were up 8.2% following last month’s 14-plate change - marking the 26th consecutive month of growth.
It is also promising to note that the fleet market is also showing strong growth in April, suggesting that businesses are also beginning to feel more confident.
Robinson continued “Consumers continue to be drawn into the showroom by strong manufacturer deals and competitive finance offers. Dealers are reporting demand for smaller vehicles that offer better fuel economy and cheaper maintenance. This along with the new products and services offered by dealers and manufacturers is encouraging people to buy.
“Consumer confidence is still fragile therefore competitive pricing and strong incentives remain important in convincing customers to buy a new car.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
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.