April 2013 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up 14.8% in April according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
163,357 cars were registered in the month, with the market 14.8% or 21,035 units up on April 2012 (which was up 3.3% (or 5,576 units) on April 2011).
“The UK new car market continues to perform surprisingly strongly, with volumes again increasing in April. While the headline increase was up almost 15% there were more sales days this year than last,” said SMMT Interim Chief Executive, Mike Baunton. “The UK continues to perform well ahead of the troubled Eurozone as consumer confidence, regular purchase cycles, attractive finance deals and wider market factors continue to make new car buying favourable for motorists.”
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