UK new-car sales rise 3 percent in JanuaryStaff Writer | February 7, 2017
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Auto industry UK market leader Ford saw registrations rise by 3.3 percent
UK market leader Ford saw registrations rise by 3.3 percent in January. Sales at No. 2 Vauxhall fell by 9 percent, while volume at third-placed Mercedes-Benz rose 7.4 percent. Volkswagen, the No. 4 brand, saw a 7.5 percent rise.
The UK is the latest key European market to report a jump in sales growth. Registrations in Germany, France and Spain grew 11 percent last month, while volume in Italy rose 10 percent. ■