UK new car sales rise only 1.3% in September

London, British new car registrations increased by a weak 1.3 per cent in the important sales month of September as demand picked up only slightly from a double-digit drop in the same month last year when stricter emissions rules hit the market.

A total of 343,255 vehicles were sold in September, one of two months each year when licence plate series changes typically prompt high demand, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

“We expected to see a more significant increase in September, similar to those seen in France, Germany, Italy and Spain,” said SMMT Chief Executive Mike Hawes.

Source: Jordan News Agency – Petra