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New Car Registrations up in June

By raccars Published

For the fourth successive month new car registrations have gone up, with a 3.5% rise in June to 189,514 units. It’s another fantastic news story for the recovering British car industry and proves that, despite the recession, there’s still growth in this part of the economy.

“Driven by demand from private buyers, June new car registrations grew 3.5% to push 2012 half year volumes through the one million mark,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt.

“Despite domestic and international economic concerns, UK motorists are responding positively to new products and the latest fuel-efficient technology.

“The industry has performed better than expected in the first half of the year and we will now need to work hard to sustain growth.”

So the SMMT seem pleased, and with the aforementioned fuel-efficient technology becoming ever more popular in mainstream cars, will we see more new car buys in the next six months?

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