NEW car registrations in Britain rose an annual 13.5 percent in May to 153,095 vehicles, according to official industry figures.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said it was the 11th straight monthly rise.
However, it warned that there were still tough times ahead.
"May was another good month for the UK new car market, although we expect the coming months to be extremely challenging," said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.
"It is essential that the upcoming emergency budget promotes consumer and business confidence to maintain economic recovery."
City A.M. Reporter