November 2011 new car registration figures: New car registrations were down 4.2% in November according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
134,027 cars were registered in the month, with the market 4.2% or 5,848 units down on November 2010 (which let’s not forget was down 11.5% on November 2009) and down 4.5% over the year-to-date. Perhaps more worryng was the fact that new car registrations to private buyers fell by 15.7 per cent in November perhaps down to fears over the economy and job cuts. Fleet registration were up 7.5% however boosting the overall figure.
“While the November new car market saw a 4.2% dip, the fuel efficiency of new models broke all records with the average new car achieving 52.5mpg,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite the Chancellor delaying the 3p rise in fuel duty, our cost of fuel is still among the highest in Europe, so customers are sure to welcome the 29.3% improvement in new car fuel efficiency over the last 10 years, a demonstration of industry’s commitment to delivering good value to motorists.”
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