New car sales break two million barrier in November | Motoring Issues - Car News Dec 2013

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15:13 Thursday 05 Dec 2013

An increase in the number of new car sales during November has taken the total for 2013 past two million, with the market on track to hit its target of 2.25 million vehicle registrations this year.

The market rose by 7 per cent in November, with 159,581 new cars finding homes last month -- the month's best performance since 2004.

"Motorists have bought more than two million cars so far in 2013, a tremendous success for the industry on the back of buoyant consumer confidence and innovative new products," said SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes.

"With the UK economy looking increasingly positive, we can expect strong underlying demand for new cars to continue into 2014, with volumes set to match or surpass those seen this year."

The biggest selling car during November was, unsurprisingly, the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Ford Focus in second and the Vauxhall Astra in third. The Vauxhall Corsa was the fourth-biggest selling car, followed by the VW Golf, the Vauxhall Insignia, the Nissan Qashqai, the Fiat 500, the BMW 3 Series and the Nissan Juke.

 


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