UK new car registrations rose 11.3% to 149,191 units in November, on the back of increased private demand. The UK new car market has grown 5.4% to 1,921,052 units during the January-November period.
This positive performance over the year-to-date puts the full year market on track to be the best since 2008.
The UK is now the second largest new car market in Europe, following growth in the UK over the last 10 months and a drop in demand in the other big markets.
“New car registrations rose 11.3% in November, positioning the UK new car market as the second largest in Europe,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The upward trend has been driven by private retail customers. The outlook for 2013 remains challenging, but vehicle manufacturers and their dealers will continue to work hard to attract motorists to their showrooms and deliver outstanding value.”
SMMT New Car Registrations_November 2012