Record first six months for new car market

New car market has risen 2.2 per cent in the first six months of 2004, to 1,376,567 unitsJune registrations on a par with record June 2003 figures, down just 0.5 per cent to 239,077 unitsDiesel registrations in June account for 32.2 per cent of all new cars soldSMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan commented, ‘In a fiercely competitive market, with some excellent new models, sales remain up over the year to date. Last month saw a slight decline following a record total in June 2003. ‘June 2004 was still the second highest on record. Despite fuel price concerns and rising interest rates we have seen a record first six months of 2004. Consumer confidence remains strong and we should see 2.6 million new cars leaving showrooms by the end of the year.’For more comment and analysis please click on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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