This is the official statement from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. In March 2014 there were 464,824 (almost half a million) new car registered, which is 17.7% higher than for the previous year. It’s important to point out that March generally is the most busiest month of the year for car sales. March brings almost 1/5 of all car sales per year. Mike Hawes, SMMT CEO, said the “surprisingly strong level of growth in sales was a reflection of intensifying consumer confidence.” Let us hope the trend will continue.
Following the UK sales success German car maker Audi has reached a new record selling more than 400,000 cars in the first quarter of 2014. This was most likely caused by a massive Audi’s success in China market. But that’s not all, Audi has now showing a steady Sales grown over the last 51 consecutive months. Among the markets recording the biggest increases in volume were China, which saw an increase of 21.1 per cent, Germany, which was up by 12.4 per cent, and the UK, up 11.3 per cent.
It has been announced that the Mercedes-Benz SL350 has been officially replaced with a more powerful version of this model – the new SL400. This will straighten up the current SL line-up.The SL400 is powered by Mercedes-Benz’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 direct injection petrol engine, unveiled in the new E400 early last year. With 328bhp and 354lb ft of torque, it delivers 26bhp and 81lb more than the naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 direct-injection petrol unit used by the SL350.
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