New car sales in March set new record

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March 2016 saw a new record of new car registrations. Over 500,000 people took home a brand new 16 plate car last month, showing an increase of 5.3% on the same point in 2015. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have said that this is only the 3rd month in history, that new car sales have passed the half a million mark. The whole 1st quarter of 2016, posted a 5.1% increase on the previous year. Both petrols and diesel posted a 4.8% and 4.7% increase respectively.

The Ford Fiesta continued it’s list topping reign, as it was once again the best selling model of the month, with a total of 23,467 hitting happy customers driveways, over 6,000 more than the runner up, the Vauxhall Corsa. The Focus came in 3rd with 14,002, topping it’s closest rival the Volkswagen Golf.

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Source – http://ow.ly/10okvU – 7/4/16

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