Peugeot are on the up | Industry - Car News Apr 2019

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10:00 Friday 05 Apr 2019

Peugeot are bucking the trend of a struggling UK new car market after reporting a rise in sales.

The French carmaker saw UK new car sales grow by 3.75% last month in comparison to March 2018.

New figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed that Peugeot sold over 22,900 vehicles in this country last month as it grew its UK market share to 4.37%.  Peugeot is now the seventh most popular brand on the UK new vehicle market, and the third largest provider of commercial vehicles.  It was in the commercial vehicle sector the Peugeot enjoyed its biggest surge last month, with sales up by 14% over last March.

Peugeot have recently announced plans to build on this success and invest heavily in the electric vehicle market, with the company’s UK managing director, David Peel, saying, ““In the coming months and years, we are looking to accelerate this momentum with our transition into electric powertrains.  As already announced, we will be offering a full electric or Plug in Hybrid variant across our entire model line-up by the year 2023 starting with our first-ever fully electric model, the e-208, that will arrive at dealers later this year.”

Peugeot’s good news story comes against a backdrop of an ailing UK new car market, which has seen sales fall by almost two percent so far this year.

To find out more about the range, or about current special offers, you can visit your local Peugeot retailer for information.

 

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