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New car sales exceed expectations

05 October, 2012

The increase in retail car sales in September has exceeded expectations, according to the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

New car sales figures, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), show month-on-month sales were up 8.2% compared to September last year. Private registrations showed one of the best monthly increases in the past two years, up 14.2% in March.

Sue Robinson, director of the NFDA, which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, said: “September is typically a strong month for new car registrations with the September plate change boosting sales. There are also a number of great retail offers and finance packages currently available to consumers which are tempting people into show rooms and boosting sales.

“The strong increase in private registrations shows some signs of economic recovery with consumers feeling confident enough to commit to purchasing a brand new car.”

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
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