Rise in used car sales | Industry - Car News Nov 2019

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11:01 Monday 18 Nov 2019

New figures have revealed that the UK used car market has bounced back in recent months.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have reported that sales grew by 0.9% between July and September, after nine straight quarters of decline.  Sales of used petrol models remains stagnant, but diesel sales rose by 1.4%.  However, it is the demand for plug-in electric and hybrid models which saw the most spectacular growth, with sales up by 13%.

As with new cars, superminis remain the most popular buy in the used market, while black is the most popular colour choice.

The positive figures are still not enough to counter a disappointing first half to the year, with the overall UK used car market still down by 0.8% on 2018.


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