August 2015 figures show continued growth in UK completely new car registrations
Source : August 2015 figures show continued growth in UK completely new car registrations
August saw a 9.6% rise in completely new car registrations, taking the industry into a 42nd consecutive month of growth
completely new UK car registrations have currently been growing for 42 consecutive months following an increase of 9.6% in August, figures via the Society of Motor Manufacturers as well as Traders (SMMT) show.
A total of 79,060 units sold in August takes the year-to-date growth to 6.7%.
The market for alternatively fuelled vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids as well as electric vehicles, was up 53.2% year on year, continuing its 2.4% share of the overall market.
Private, business as well as fleet markets enjoyed increases of 7.2%, 11.8% as well as 12.1% respectively.
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: “August’s strong performance has again been driven by attractive finance deals as well as a diverse range of technologically advanced products.
“Britain’s budget-conscious buyers are taking advantage of low regular monthly payments that will provide certainty as well as affordability.
“With September’s completely new 65-plate currently in full swing, we expect UK showrooms to be as busy as ever.”
UK’s best-selling cars in August 2015
1 Ford Fiesta 4,753 units
2 Ford Focus 2,673
3 Volkswagen Golf 2,456
4 Vauxhall Corsa 2,154
5 Volkswagen Polo 1,911
6 Audi A3 1,838
7 Vauxhall Mokka 1,751
8 Vauxhall Astra 1,614
9 BMW 3 Series 1,337
10 Ford Kuga 1,325
UK’s best-selling cars year-to-date
1 Ford Fiesta 85,247 units
2 Vauxhall Corsa 57,165
3 Ford Focus 54,795
4 Volkswagen Golf 45,597
5 Nissan Qashqai 39,596
6 Vauxhall Astra 34,767
7 Volkswagen Polo 34,511
8 Audi A3 31,334
9 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 28,488
10 Fiat 500 27,104
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