The figures are in for June 2009 and are they’re down just under 16% with 176,264 units being registered . Obviously the scrappage scheme is starting to have an impact but we will have to wait a bit longer to see the full effect as sales turn into registrations.
· June’s decline was the smallest since July 2008, although year-to-date demand fell 25.9%
· Scrappage scheme is now beginning to deliver registrations to the market
· Market shift to smaller cars continues, with mini and supermini segments doing well
· These shifts helped take average new car CO2 emissions to a new low of 152.3g/km
“We are now beginning to see the positive impact of the scrappage scheme translate into new vehicle registrations,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “SMMT expects the pace of improvement to increase in the coming months, but we can already see the industry making steady progress on the long road to recovery.”