Car sales up for August bucking miserable retail trend

Car sales up for August bucking miserable retail trend

Poor weather fails to dampen enthusiasm of car buyers as new car registrations rise 9.6% year-on-year

Poor weather in August might have dampened high street clothes sales but it seems to have triggered a stampede into car showrooms with a near 10% increase in monthly vehicle sales.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said new car registrations rose by 9.6% year-on-year to 79,060 vehicles with the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf models leading the way.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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