With September’s new car sales hitting their strongest figures in a decade, it will be an interesting time in 3-4 years when vehicles begin to enter the aftermarket.
Sales reached 425,861, up 5.6% year on year, which is the 31st consecutive monthly increase, with over 2 million new cars sold this year.
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, commented: “Demand for the new 64-plate has been boosted by intensifying confidence in the UK economy, with consumers attracted by a wide range of increasingly fuel-efficient new cars.”
The SMMT data showed that the Ford Fiesta is still the UK’s top selling car, followed by the Ford Focus and the Vauxhall Corsa.
The UK has continued to consolidate its position as the second largest market for new cars after Germany, and a third larger than France in third place.
With EEC’s continuing and ever-growing product range development, we will continue to support our customers by prioritising the availability of part numbers for the most popular applications in emissions products and braking.