New Car registrations up over 12% in UK in April

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Ford Fiesta continues to be UK’s best selling vehicle

The table below shows new car registration figures for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, according to figures released by SMMT, which have risen by over 12% year-to-date compared to 2013.

“After the bumper plate-change month of March, the UK car market returned to more modest but still positive growth in April, with new car registrations up 8.2% to 176,820 units,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “This marks 26 consecutive months of growth as GDP continues to pick up, inflation falls and wage levels improve.

 

April 2013

April 2014

% Change

Year-to-date 2013

Year-to-date 2014

% Change

England

136,699

149,164

9.12

646,882

729,473

12.77

Northern Ireland

4,127

4,403

6.69

20,114

23,057

14.63

Scotland

15,369

15,892

3.40

70,152

77,299

10.19

Wales

 6,487

6,418

-1.06

28,758

32,408

12.69

Total

162,682

175,877

8.11

765,906

862,237

12.58

Top selling models were as follows:

1

Ford Fiesta

10,250

2

Ford Focus

6,772

3

VW Golf

5,302

4

Vauxhall Corsa

3,949

5

Audi A3

3,754

6

Nissan Qashqai

3,753

7

Vauxhall Astra

3,562

8

VW Polo

3,449

9

Nissan Juke

3,053

10

Fiat 500

2,928

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