UK defies Europe’s market gloom with 15% rise in car sales
Car sales in the UK are up by 15% compared to the same period last year, and by 9% compared to the first four months of 2013. These figures illustrate the strongest growth in the last 14 months.
Europe’s largest economy, Germany, saw 17% fall in new car sales in March. New registrations have been in decline in the European Union since 2010.
The total number of car sales in the UK was driven up by private sales, sales to individuals, which are up by 32% compared to April 2012.
Fuel efficiency is what attracted new motorist into buying new cars, prompted by high petrol prices.