Great news everyone, there was a 3% car sales increase in February 2014 compared with February 2013 – a total amount of 67,736 cars where sold. And that’s not all, the information from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders shows that UK car market has been showing grown patterns for 24 months in a row.
It’s interesting that the total amount of sales for the first 2 months of 2014 were 6.1 percent higher than the same period one year ago. The CEO of SMMT has stated that the sales highlight the attractiveness of the new car market as well as increasing consumer confidence. He also stated that “while February is typically a quieter month ahead of the March registration plate change, we expect the arrival of the new 14-plate and increasing economic confidence to maintain a steady rate of growth.”
Top Selling Cars in UK for February 2014:
- Ford Fiesta (4,415 sales)
- Vauxhall Corsa (3,138)
- Vauxhall Astra (2,707)
- Ford Focus (2,506)
- VW Golf (1,628)
- VW Polo (1,450)
- Mercedes C-Class (1,231)
- Vauxhall Insignia (1,164)
- Audi A3 (1,148)
- BMW 3 Series (1,085)
The best-selling car in the month was the Ford Fiesta with 4,415 sales, followed by Vauxhall’s Corsa and Astra models with 3,138 and 2,707 sales respectively. The Ford Focus saw 2,566 sales followed by the Volkswagen 1,628 sales.
In January, the SMMT said car production hit a six-year high in 2013 with 1.5 million new cars rolling off production lines, a rise of 3.1% on a year earlier.
It is interesting to point out that last year, the UK overtook France to become Europe’s second-largest car market behind Germany, which saw 2.95 million new car sales. So UK still has a lot of things to improve before overtaking Germany car sales.
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