September 2012 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up 8.2% in September according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
359,612 cars were registered in the month, with the market 8.2% or 27,136 units up on September 2011 (which was down 0.8% on September 2010). Year to date the market is up 4.3% (67,515 units) to 1,620,609 units.
“The important September plate change market outperformed expectations with new car registrations increasing more than 8% on last year to 359,612 units,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Although the economic outlook remains challenging, we are starting to see a tentative return of consumer confidence as motorists explore new products and the latest fuel-efficient technologies.”
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