Spring showroom surge sees UK new car registrations rise 5.1% to 185,778 units
Record month with nearly half a million, 492,774, cars registered in March, up 6.0% on last year.
Fleet market continues to drive growth, highlighting confidence of British businesses.
Contribution to economy and job creation from UK automotive underscores need for consistent policies to let the sector flourish.
New car market grew 12.0% in February with 76,958 cars registered.
36th consecutive month of growth marks UK’s first three straight years of increases.
Fleet buyers drive demand with registrations up 19.9%.
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.
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%*.
New car registrations grew for the 33rd consecutive month in November, up 8.0% to 172,327 units.
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.
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.
72,163 new cars registered in August, a 9.4% rise
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.