Fleet sales dominate October car registrations

Fleet sales dominate October car registrations

0 comments 📅08 November 2016, 23:33

New car registrations lengthen by 1.4 per cent in October, with division sales scurrying the market forward in the thick of falling private sales

Fleet sales persist to drive the UK car industry forward, as new October figures guide 1.4 per cent growth amid falling inaccessible sales. 

The month of October saw 180,186 cars registered, bringing the per annum total to 2,330,663 cars and up by 2.5 per cent, according to the latest figures released by the Way of life of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 

Fleet registrations go on to be the driving factor behind new vehicle sales on UK forecourts, with command up by 4.2 per cent compared to this rhythm last year. According to the SMMT, the hidden sales market is stabilising after note high growths, and is down 1.1 per cent compared to hindmost year. 

Alternatively fuelled vehicles prolong to show the biggest promise in the industry, with registrations up 12.4 per cent in October and 23.3 per cent for the complete year. There have been 75,987 alternatively fuelled vehicles registered so far in 2016 – the highest constant ever achieved in the first 10 months of the year. 

• Best selling cars in 2016 so clearly

The Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s best-selling car by a stout margin. October broke the 100,000 pock for the Fiesta, with 7,806 registered in the month, bringing the entire to 103,945 for tye year so far. The second best seller is the Vauxhall Corsa, with 68,831 registrations, followed by the Ford Sharply defined unclear at 61,233. 

The British-built Nissan Qashqai was the fifth paramount seller while the Mercedes C-Class and the VW Polo also establish their way into the top 10 alongside the MINI in eighth.

Rising navy demand and has surely helped Mercedes to burgeon sales by nearly 20 per cent this year. It’s rivals, Audi and BMW also direct rising sales. Equally impressive was Jaguar Land Nomad, which saw year-to-date registrations go up by close to 50 per cent for Jaguar and 26 per cent for Up Rover. 

Volkswagen, which has been troubled by an running emissions scandal for over a year now, has seen sales plunge by over 10 per cent. 

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief head honcho, said: “September’s number plat is forever a hard act to follow so the market’s growth in October, albeit sober, is welcome news. Low interest rates, affordable accounting packages and a range of exciting new models helped allure buyers into showrooms and we now look to regime to ensure consumer and business confidence remains floatable.” 

Check out our round-up of the best selling cars of 2016 so far…

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