2013 new car market records best performance in five years

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.

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New car registrations in November overtake 2012 full-year total

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

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New car registrations grow for 20 months as SMMT ups forecast

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.

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