August 2012 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up just 0.1% in August according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
59,433 cars were registered in the month, with the market 0.1% or a negligible 87 units up on August 2011 (which was up 7.3% on August 2010).
“New car registrations remained broadly stable in August, up 0.1% on a year ago to 59,433 units. August traditionally represents a small share of the new car market as motorists anticipate the arrival of the new 62-plate in September,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The economic outlook remains challenging, but vehicle manufacturers and dealers are working hard to sustain demand and deliver great value products and services to customers.”
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