UK car sales rise 3% in February
UK car sales in February up 3% from a year ago, the SMMT reports
March 06, 2014
UK car sales in February were up 3% from a year ago, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said.
The increase means sales of new cars have risen for every month over the past two years, with sales up by 17.4% over the period.
February was a "typically quieter month", the SMMT added, with 67,736 cars sold.
Total sales for the first two months of 2014 were 6.1% higher than the same period a year ago at 223,298.
SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said the past two years of continued growth in sales underlined the attractiveness of the new car market and growing consumer confidence.
Best selling cars in February were:
Ford Fiesta (4,415 sales)
Vauxhall Corsa (3,138)
Vauxhall Astra (2,707)
Ford Focus (2,506)
VW Golf (1,628)
VW Polo (1,450)
Mercedes C-Class (1,231)
Vauxhall Insignia (1,164)
Audi A3 (1,148)
BMW 3 Series (1,085)