It’s a record June, as new car registrations soar
- New car registrations rose 11.4 per cent in June to a record 215,325 units
- Year to date sales reached 1,269,028 units, 4.3 per cent up on last year
- Private buyer demand soared by 22.8 per cent in June
- June was the ninth consecutive month of growth in the new car market
Commenting on the record June figures, Christopher Macgowan, SMMT Chief Executive,
said, ‘This is the fourth time in less than a year that new car registrations
have set a record and I’m delighted that the sales boom is continuing into the
summer. It is excellent news and shows that the industry is working hard to
be more competitive than ever. Consumers continue to support their local franchised
dealers and, as nine months of growth shows, are confident that the best deal
on a new car is available here in the UK.’
Notes to editors
- Private buyers took 47 per cent of the total June market, accounting for
100,720 units, compared to 42 per cent and 82,024 units in June last year.
- Total registrations by private buyers from January to June reached 617,861
units, up 18.8 per cent on the 519,888 units for the first six months of 2000.
- Fleet sales rose by 4.8 per cent in June, to 93,667 units. Business demand
dipped 4.7 per cent to 20,938 units.
- November 2000, December 2000 and March 2001 were also record months for
new car registrations.
The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern
Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by
range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged
as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction
needs specific approval by the SMMT.