As the automotive industry gears-up for its busiest month of the year, the SMMT expects around 350,000 new cars to be registered during March, with motorists spending in the region of £5bn on the latest machinery.
March is the biggest month for dealers across the UK and accounts for almost a fifth of the year’s trade with the other plate-change month of September, traditionally the second busiest.
More than 300 technology-packed models are currently on the market, representing one of the biggest ever choices for UK motorists.
‘The March market holds a great deal of significance for the UK’s franchised dealer network, motorists and the wider economy,’ said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. ‘More than 350,000 vehicles will be registered in the month with private motorists and business buyers capitalising on the ever increasing levels of fuel efficiency, safety, comfort and practicality of today’s vehicles.’
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