Septem­ber sales surge

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

The surge in car sales con­tin­ues as new car reg­is­tra­tions in the UK reached their high­est-ever Septem­ber to­tal last month, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased by the So­ci­ety of Mo­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Traders (SMMT).

A to­tal of462,517cars were reg­is­tered as buy­ers took ad­van­tage of a range of com­pet­i­tive deals on the lat­est 65-plate, mak­ing it the 43con­sec­u­tive month of growth in the mar­ket.

The to­tal num­ber of cars reg­is­tered in 2015 so far is 2,096,886. It is the first time that the two mil­lion mark has been passed in Septem­ber since 2004.

Gains were made across all mar­ket sec­tors - pri­vate, fleet and busi­ness - while petrol, diesel and al­ter­na­tively-fu­elled ve­hi­cles all saw in­creased de­mand.

The mar­ket is now at pre-re­ces­sion lev­els.

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