UK New Car Sales Reach Four-Year High - Rise by 5.3% in 2012
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, or SMMT, last year is not what you`d call bad, in terms of sales, since they grew by 5.3%, over what was recorded in 2011. This has been partially fueled by strong private consumer demand for green and greener cars, which has gone up by 12.9%.
Paul Everitt of the SMMT stated: “Whereas some people would buy a car every two or three years, people have been holding onto them for five or six. In that time since they last bought a car, running costs have improved significantly so people are seeing the benefits of getting a new car again.”
With the 2,044,609 cars sold in 2012, the UK has recorded the highest total sales figure since 2008, yet the number is still far behind the 2007 high point, when just over 2.4-million new cars found homes in Britain. The best-selling model is still the Ford Fiesta, and with its ever-increasing popularity, we don`t see it ending up in second place in years to come.