New car registrations on the rise, at least in the UK
Passenger car registrations increased slightly during the first six months of this year, reports the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). The organisation, which represents the interests of eighteen European vehicle manufacturers, says UK registrations were up 2.7 per cent year-on-year to 1,057,680 units, growth that bucked the Europe-wide decline. A 6.8 per cent decrease in passenger car registrations was recorded in the EU27 and EFTA region, with 6,644,829 units registered.
In June, UK registrations rose 3.5 per cent year-on-year to 189,514 units, again going against the European trend; registrations were down 2.8 per cent across the EU27 and EFTA region in June, with a total of 1,201,578 units registered.