January 2012 new car registration figures: New car registrations were marginally up 0.03% in January according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
128,853 cars were registered in the month, with the market 0.03% or 42 units up on January 2011 (which was down 11.5% on January 2010).
“The January new car market held firm with 128,853 registrations, marginally up on January 2011, a welcome sign of stability in uncertain economic times,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “2012 is set to be an exciting year with record numbers of new models coming to market filled with innovative technology that will save the motorist fuel, enhance comfort and further increase levels of safety and security. However, to maintain market stability, government must act decisively and deliver much needed confidence to businesses and consumers.”
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