Now we're motoring: March sees highest new car sales in UK this century
British car market has been growing for more than three years, with last month’s sales total the biggest since switch to biannual plate changes in 1999
The arrival of new “15” number plates has helped drive new car sales in the UK to a 21st-century high and extend the industry’s record-breaking run into a fourth year.
The total of 492,774 new registrations recorded in March was the best figure on record for the month and the highest total in any month since the switch to six-monthly plate changes in 1999, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
Source: Guardian Transport
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