* March registrations up 0.5% to 451,642 for the month on 2007 figures
* Supermini registrations up 4.3% in the month to account for 35.3% of the market
* Diesel and alternatively fuelled vehicle volumes also grow, up 7.7% and 14.7%
“March continues to be the biggest month for new car registrations and this year has proved to be better than anticipated,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “We expect 2008 to be a challenging year, but registrations to date are in line with industry forecasts. The latest figures demonstrate the progress made by industry in delivering lower carbon cars and the wide range of opportunities there are for consumers to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.”
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