June 2012 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up 3.5% in June according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
189,514 cars were registered in the month, with the market 3.5% or 6,389 units up on June 2011 (which was down 6.2% on June 2010).
“Driven by demand from private buyers, June new car registrations grew 3.5% to push 2012 half year volumes through the one million mark,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite domestic and international economic concerns, UK motorists are responding positively to new products and the latest fuel-efficient technology. The industry has performed better than expected in the first half of the year and we will now need to work hard to sustain growth.”
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