August 2013 new car registration figures: New car registrations were up 10.9% in August according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
65,937 cars were registered in the month, with the market 10.9% or 6,504 units up on August 2012 (which was up 0.1% (or 87 units) on August 2011).
“UK new car registrations have now risen consecutively for a year and a half. Private and fleet buyers are clearly capitalising on attractive deals and new technologies against a backdrop of increasing economic confidence,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Ahead of the September plate-change, August always has far fewer registrations, but the 10.9% rise this month bodes well for the new 63-plate.”
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