February 2013 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up 7.9% in February according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
66,749 cars were registered in the month, with the market 7.9% or 4,881 units up on February 2012 (which was up 2.5% (or 1,556 units) on February 2011).
“UK new car registrations have risen every month for the last year with February continuing the trend, growing 7.9% year-on-year boosted by the highest increase in private consumer demand since spring 2010,” said Mike Baunton, Interim Chief Executive, SMMT. “However, February is traditionally a low volume month as motorists look forward to the plate-change in March, but attractive new car deals are sustaining the market. New models are delivering ever greater fuel efficiency, practicality, refinement, technology and predictable ownership costs, so motorists are seeing the benefit of new car purchases.”
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