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September new car registrations better than expected

05 October 2006 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

  • September new year car market down by just 0.7 per cent to 413,991 units
  • Year to date total down 3.5 per cent to 1,901,888 units
  • Superminis took five places in top 10 as sector volumes rose 10.4 per cent
  • Fifth consecutive monthly gain for diesel registrations

‘September registrations were some 20,000 units higher than we expected and this has got the 56 plate off to a racing start,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘Traditionally an exciting time for buyers, September private registrations were on a par with last year’s volumes. In respect of the overall market to date, although fuel price increases have eased, their volatility, along with concerns over possible interest rate rises, continues to affect customer confidence.’

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