KPMG expects 2015 to achieve 2.6 million in new car sales

KPMG expects 2015 to achieve 2.6 million in car sales

Attractive finance offers from car manufacturers and rising consumer confidence continues to power the UK new car market

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John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, commented on the 6.7 per cent rise in UK new car sales in January 2015. He said:

“Attractive finance offers from car manufacturers and rising consumer confidence continues to power the UK new car market.  Consumers are seeking the latest fuel efficient vehicles as the cost of motoring remains high, despite a fall in oil price.

“The market should remain strong throughout 2015 as consumers who bought cars on the many three year finance deals in 2012 switch to a new car. The weak Euro should also keep car prices low.  The UK new car market should reach a ‘new normal’ level higher than before the recession as a greater proportion of consumers will now return 3 year old cars in exchange for a new one. We expect the market in 2015 will achieve 2.6 million sales.”

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