New car registrations in the UK rose again last month, by 3.5
per cent compared to June 2011 sales.
This is the fourth month in a row where there has been good news
for the UK car industry, which has demand for larger engined cars
drop dramatically over the last few years and several large dealer
chains suffer financial problems after the banking crisis of
Brands which have posted good sales in the first six months of
up 13 per cent
10 per cent
22 per cent
Land Rover up 30 per cent
up 33 per cent
16 per cent
up 18 per cent
Meanwhile some other makes haven't found 2012 has been the road
to recovery. Mitsubishi have seen a huge 42 per cent fall in UK
sales, with Renault doing even worse seeing a 47 per cent in sales.
Renault will be hoping their new Clio (pictured above) will reverse
that trend in 2013.
Alfa Romeo has seen a 35 per cent drop, with Vauxhall recording
a more modest 9 per cent reduction.
Manufacturers with a appealing models in the supermini or small
hatchback sectors seem to be doing well in 2012, with Ford sales up
4 per cent and Chevrolet up 26 per cent. Hyundai have also seen an
11 per cent jump in their new car sales.
UK buyers are also keen to find new cars which are cheap to
insure, or come with free insurance for a year from the
But some prestige brands like Porsche, Bentley, Mercedes and
Land Rover have also done well. Those who have money are keen to
spend it on what they think are quality cars.
Have you bought a new car this year? What was the
most important factor; dealer location, reliability, low mpg,
comfort and in-car spec, or other reasons? Post a comment
is features editor of Watchmywallet.co.uk