January rise sees 2015 new UK car registrations off to strong start

Positive start to the year for new car market as registrations grew 6.7% in January to 164,856 units – the strongest January since 2007.
Record growth period for whole market continues: January marked the 35th consecutive month of rises.
Growth in company car registrations particularly strong, up 18.1%* on January 2014.
4,598 alternatively-fuelled vehicles registered in January, up 60.8% on last year’s figure of 2,859.

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UK new car registrations reach 10-year high in 2014

2,476,435 new cars registered in the UK in 2014 – the most in a calendar year since 2004.
Year was fourth-largest of all time; only 2002, 2003 and 2004 saw more cars registered.
2014 market grew 9.3% over the previous year, ahead of the EU average of 5.7%*.

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New car registrations pass two million in 2014 with October surge

New car registrations jumped 14.2% in October to 179,714 units, marking the 32nd consecutive month of growth.
2,137,910 cars registered in the year-to-date –first time the market has passed two million in October since 2007.
October performance exceeded expectations; demand for new cars set to stabilise in coming months.

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New 64-plate drives September car registrations to decade high

425,861 new cars registered in the key month of September, a rise of 5.6% and the biggest September since 2004.
New ‘64’ numberplate boosts volumes, with September marking the 31st consecutive month of growth in the new car market.
Registrations for the year-to-date reach 1,958,196 – up 9.1% on January-September 2013.

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Rejuvenated new car market continues to grow as SMMT revises forecast

172,907 new cars registered in July, a rise of 6.6% and the 29th consecutive month of growth. Economic confidence and attractive finance have driven the market up 10.1% year-to-date to 1,460,172 units. Faster-than-expected first half-year growth prompts upward revision of 2014 market forecast to 2.45 million registrations, up 8.1% on 2013.

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New car market up 10% in first half of 2014

1,287,265 new cars registered in first six months of the year – a 10.6% rise and the best half-year total since 2005. June saw new car registrations rise 6.2% to 228,291 units. Consumer demand for efficiency has driven alternatively-fuelled vehicle registrations up 51.3% to 23,337 units year-to-date.

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