The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today announced record performance in car registrations in the UK.
The figures showed that new car registrations grew by seven per cent in the first half of 2015, which is the highest six month total on record.
Mike Hawes, chief executive of SMMT 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.
In total, 1.38m cars were registered in the UK.
Here are the most popular cars in the first half year of 2015:
|Car||Number sold in June|
Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PwC, said:
These results continue the good news story for the UK automotive sector and reflect the growing confidence in the economy among consumers. With more people in work, wage rises and interest rates staying low, lots of people are buying cars, with many taking advantage of the low interest rates to secure attractive financing deals.