Fo­cus on mar­ket

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

The UK new car mar­ket re­mained steady in Septem­ber, ris­ing 1.6 per cent, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est fig­ures from the So­ci­ety of Mo­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Traders.

In to­tal 469,696 cars were reg­is­tered, as buy­ers pur­chased the new 66-plate.

The per­for­mance marks the high­est fig­ures for Septem­ber on record, while the to­tal num­ber of cars reg­is­tered so far this year also grew to 2,150,495 units – up 2.6 per cent com­pared with the same pe­riod last year.

It is only the sec­ond time that the two mil­lion mark has been passed in Septem­ber since 2004.

Big­gest seller was the Ford Fo­cus with 19,769 sales.

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