§ Total year-to-date registrations up two per cent to 1,267,299 units
§ Year-to-date diesel registrations rise by 5.9 per cent to 490,283 units
§ June total new car market was 222,863 units, up 1.5 per cent on previous year
‘At the half point of the year, June is traditionally the time to take stock of one’s performance – and so far in 2007, things look encouraging,’ says Christopher Macgowan, chief executive of SMMT. ‘However, while total new car registrations for the first six months are up on the previous year, they are still below the average since we moved to the twice-yearly plate change. Cost-conscious motorists will surely have one eye on the showroom and the other on the Bank of England’s rate announcement due later today.’
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