Steady growth for new car registrations in July

New car registrations saw steady growth in July, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 178,420 cars were registered – an uplift of 3.2% on the same month last year – while registrations in 2015 so far have risen 6.5% to surpass 1.5 million.

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Record half-year for UK new car market

New car registrations up 7.0% in first half of 2015 to 1,376,889 – the highest half-year performance on record.
British buyers choosing more British vehicles: UK-built cars make up highest proportion of new registrations in five years.
June marks record 40th consecutive month of growth, with registrations up 12.9% in the month.

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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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