Healthy rise in registrations for September, latest SMMT figures show

Time 8:06 am, August 6, 2014

Fiesta Best-Selling Car_1NEW car registration figures rose 5.6 per cent in September, the latest SMMT figures published today reveal.

A total of 425,861 cars were registered in the month, bringing the total number of cars registered so far this year to 1,958,196.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: ‘September’s strong performance underlined the continuing robustness of the UK new car market, particularly in the context of last September’s bumper volumes.

‘Demand for the new 64-plate has been boosted by intensifying confidence in the UK economy, with consumers attracted by a wide range of exciting, increasingly fuel-efficient, new cars.

‘In the months since March – which saw an 18 per cent jump in registrations – the growth has shown signs of levelling off as the market starts to find its natural running rate.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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