Car sales figures represent ‘encouraging trend’ – NFDA

Commenting on the SMMT car registration figures, Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers in the UK, said: “Despite June’s decline, it was encouraging to see that in the second quarter the new car market was 2.3 per cent higher than last year”.

Robinson continued, “The new car market remains relatively buoyant and, to ensure continued stability, it is important that consumers are provided with clear facts and information to enable them to select the car that best suits their needs.

“Summer is usually a quiet period for new car registrations and, this year, thanks to a number of different factors, consumers have a clear opportunity to find very attractive deals on the market.

“This week’s news that the Government welcomed £130 million of foreign direct investment into the UK automotive industry demonstrates the confidence in the strength of our sector. Going forward, we expect the market to continue to perform at these levels.”

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