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Mini segment impresses in May

05 June 2008 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

* New car registrations -3.5% to 179,272 units in May and -0.6% for the year-to-date

* Mini segment up 120% in May and up 27.4% over the year-to-date

* Diesel demand continues with volumes up 8.4% to 80,246 cars in May


“The slow-down in the overall new car market in May comes as no surprise and reflects concerns across the economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The figures are in line with SMMT forecasts for 2008, and we expect a tough year ahead.  Vehicle manufacturers and dealers will have to work hard to attract consumers, who are facing increasing household and motoring expenses.”


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