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Record first six months for new car market

06 July 2004 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

  • New car market has risen 2.2 per cent in the first six months of 2004, to 1,376,567 units
  • June registrations on a par with record June 2003 figures, down just 0.5 per cent to 239,077 units
  • Diesel registrations in June account for 32.2 per cent of all new cars sold

SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan commented, ‘In a fiercely competitive market, with some excellent new models, sales remain up over the year to date. Last month saw a slight decline following a record total in June 2003.

‘June 2004 was still the second highest on record. Despite fuel price concerns and rising interest rates we have seen a record first six months of 2004. Consumer confidence remains strong and we should see 2.6 million new cars leaving showrooms by the end of the year.’

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