UK car sales soar in June

Suzie Neuwirth
K CAR sales rose 13.4 per cent in June, in contrast to other European markets which fell as high unemployment takes its toll.


While UK sales rose 13.4 per cent, Spanish sales slipped 0.7 per cent and France contracted by 8.4 per cent, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

Germany and Italy contracted by 4.7 per cent and 5.5 per cent respectively.

European car sales have dwindled over the last two years due to the Eurozone recession. Joblessness and austerity measures have cut consumer spending.