John Leech, head of automotive at KPMG UK, comments on the latest SMMT new car registration figures.
“New car sales rose 6 per cent last month, making it the highest September on record, and setting the scene for the all-time sales record to be broken in 2015.
“While September is always a strong month for new car registrations, it seems the advent of the 65 plate has confounded expectations for a muted growth forecast in the second half of 2015. The strong pound is helping car manufacturers to continue offering attractive finance offers, which consumers are responding to. It is also interesting to see that diesels account for half of all cars sold suggesting that consumers have not yet turned away from the technology."
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