posted 7 years ago

New Car Sales

New Car sales increase for second month in a row

New car sales have increased by 6% last month boosted in part by the government backed scrappage scheme. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders one in four of August's 67,006 registrations were bought through the scrappage scheme, meaning that it is the second month in a row that car sales have increased.

The real test however will come this month following the launch of the new 59 plate. Industry analysts agree that it is essential that these early signs of new car recovery are sustained into 2010.

BEST-SELLERS AUG 2009

  1. Vauxhall Corsa - 3,527
  2. Ford Focus - 2,933
  3. Vauxhall Astra - 2,535
  4. Volkswagen Golf - 2,437
  5. Ford Fiesta - 2,212
  6. Vauxhall Zafira - 1,767
  7. BMW 3 Series - 1,466
  8. Citroen C4 - 1,367
  9. Ford Mondeo - 1,342
  10. Peugeot 207 - 1,326