Scrappage has helped boost car sales for the third consecutive month, according to new industry figures.
New car registrations increased 11.4 per cent last month to 367,929 units, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The UK’s scrappage incentive scheme was last week extended for a further 100,000 cars, a move the SMMT believes will continue to stimulate sales into next year.
“New car registrations rose for the third month in a row in September. Market conditions remain challenging, with demand being underpinned by the extremely successful scrappage incentive scheme,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt.
“The extension of the scheme will help to sustain demand through the latter part of this year and into 2010. This will allow economic recovery to strengthen and safeguard valuable industrial capability.”