September 2013 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up 12.1% in September according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
403,136 cars were registered in the month, with the market 12.1% or 43,524 units up on September 2012 (which was up 8.2% (or 27,136 units) on September 2011).
“The September new car registrations figure was the highest monthly total since March 2008. With over 400,000 new cars registered for the first time in over five years, the UK market is reflecting growing economic confidence,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Robust private demand has played a major role in this growth with customers attracted by exciting, increasingly fuel-efficient new models which offer savings in the cost of ownership. This is the 19th consecutive month of steady growth and, with fleet and business demand still to reach pre-recession levels, we believe the performance to be sustainable. The latest 63-plate should deliver success into next year.”