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New car registrations increase in April

THERE was more good news for UK motor industry last month as new car registrations increased by 14.8 per cent, totalling  163,357 units. This was the best April performance since 2008. The figures were released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The Society notes that there was high demand for some models […]

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Why is triskaidekaphobia putting car buyers off?

UNLUCKY for some it may be, but it seems the new 13 registration plate which hit our roads on March 1 this year has been giving already hesitant car buyers yet another reason to think twice before signing on the dotted line. Several dealers are reporting superstitious customers are putting off buying a new car […]

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Stronger retail sales keep Ford motoring

The Ford Fiesta is the UK’s best selling car so far this year. NEW figures from the SMMT have revealed that new car registrations fell by less than expected in November. The SMMT’s Chief Executive, Paul Everitt, said demand from the fleet sector helped to offset the market rebalancing following the end of the Scrappage […]

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