New car sales drive forward 6%

UK CAR sales have started the year positively although some leading manufacturers saw registrations dip significantly on this time last year.

Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show the market was up around 6.66% in January compared to the same month in 2014 – the strongest January for eight years. In total, 164,856 vehicles were registered last month (2013: 154,562).

The figures come despite dips for several leading manufacturers, the most alarming of which (considering i... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...