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UNITED KINGDOM
Cheap credit fuels UK spending habits
“UK’s cheap new car boom is on borrowed time” investigation claims
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:59:08 GMT
 

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Despite signs that the worst of Europe’s car sales famine may well be over, thus pointing to a bluer horizon during this year’s final quarter, chances are that this year’s regional car sales turnout will still be the lowest for close on two decades. 

In pin-sharp contrast Britain’s car market performed excellently over the past year and the outlook for this year continues to be even better. 

2.2 million
UK 2013 SMMT
new car registrations forecast


So much so in fact that the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has significantly raised its forecast for 2013 new car registrations, predicting back in early August that this year’s sales will reach 2.216 million units, 8.4 per cent up on last year.

Britain’s ongoing car selling spree was “spurred by aggressive price deals and other incentives as manufacturers diverted supply away from European markets that were dead in the water” said car pricing and ownership cost experts CAP Automotive
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

UNITED KINGDOM new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
SEPTEMBER 2013 v SEPTEMBER 2012
9-MONTHS
2013 v 9-MONTHS
2012

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