Demand for the new 14-plate sees March 2014 reach 464,824 new car registrations, a rise of 17.7%. Since the move to a twice-yearly plate change in 1999, only March 2004 saw higher registrations (466,954).
February new car registrations rise 3.0% to 68,736 units. UK new car market achieves 24 consecutive months of growth, increasing 17.4% over the period. Rising GDP and growing car registrations signal increasing consumer confidence. Automotive retailers look forward to March results as expectations rise for strong 14-plate performance.
2013 confidence continues into January: 154,562 new cars registered, up 7.6%.
2,264,737 cars registered in 2013, up 10.8% on 2012 and exceeding SMMT’s 2.25 million forecast for the year. 2013 hits highest annual registration total since 2007 as December achieves 22nd consecutive monthly rise. On average, an additional 600 extra cars registered per day in 2013 than in the previous year.
New car registrations rose 7% in November to 159,581 units, the month’s best performance since 2004. 2,111,819 cars registered year-to-date, up 9.9% and already ahead of 2012 full-year figure of 2,044,609. Car market on target to hit SMMT forecast of 2.25 million registrations for 2013. “Motorists have bought more than two million cars so far Read more
New car registrations hit 157,314 in October, an increase of 4.0%. Registrations for 2013 to-date climb 10.2% to 1,952,238 units. SMMT new car forecast raised from 2.22 million to 2.25 million units for 2013, with the market set to stabilise and grow at around 1% in 2014 and 2015.
63-plate boost helps September market rise 12.1% to hit 403,136 registrations.
Registrations have grown in every month in 2013 by an average of 10%.
SMMT has significantly raised its forecast for 2013 new car registrations, predicting sales will reach 2.216 million units, 8.4% ahead of 2012.
New car registrations passed the one million mark in June, growing 10% in the first half of 2013 to 1,163,623 units. The UK new car market saw the 16th successive monthly rise in June, growing 13.4% to 214,957 units.