New Car Sales Up in May

At last there are rays of hope for the UK new car market which was up 7.9 % in May.

In fact New car registrations increased by 7.9% in May to 162,288 units.

This was predominately down to the massive surge in new car private sales which according to SMMT ( Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders ) was up an impressive 14.3 % > Fleet sales which has for a long time been strong where up just 4.8 % in comparison.

This means that the new car market was up by over 69000 units above SMMT’s forecast for the month.

Year to date there has been an over all new car registration increase of  2.6% to 868,166 units. This was a 21,653 unit increase over last year, with the vast majority in the last three months alone.

So what new cars are we spending our money on?

The May New Car best sellers where

  1. Corsa
  2. Fiesta
  3. Focus
  4. Golf
  5. Astra
  6. 3 series
  7. Polo
  8. Qashqai
  9. Insigina
  10. Fiat 500

What does this do to the New car best seller list year to date?

  1. Fiesta
  2. Corsa
  3. Focus
  4. Golf
  5. Astra
  6. Polo
  7. Qashqai
  8. 3 Series
  9. Insigina
  10. C Class

Well the new car list seams to be more or less the same with just the top nine vehicle changing position slightly with the exception of the Mercedes dropping out of the top ten to be replaced by the 500.


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