2015 “half year” new car sales up 7% – the highest half-year performance ever recorded.
It’s been a record half-year for UK new car market with a firm 7% raise in the number of new car sales in the first half of 2015 – the highest half-year performance ever recorded. 1,376,889 units were sold between January and June, with Uk buyers choosing more UK-built cars than ever before.
The SMMT commented that “low interest rates and attractive finance deals, combined with a wealth of new models featuring the latest technologies, have continued to encourage consumers to purchase new cars.”
A significant feature of recent months has been a strong surge in demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles, and this was once again the case in June with volumes rising 70.9%
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “It is still a great time to buy a new car in the UK, and it is encouraging to see more consumers choosing British models. This is important for the wider economy with 799,000 people now employed across the UK automotive sector, including retail. We anticipate a flatter second half of the year as the market finds its natural running rate.”
Thank you for reading this WAS Blog post on new car sales between January and June 2015!