The number of new cars sold in the UK in 2014 has already passed the full-year figure for 2013 with one month of sales left to go. A total of 172,327 new cars were registered in the UK in November 2014, an increase of eight per cent over November 2013.
The total number of new cars sold so far in 2014 is 2,310,237 which is up 9.4 per cent on the same time last year, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures.
Another month of sales success makes this the 33rd consecutive month of growth in the UK's new car market. The SMMT is predicting things to slow down in 2015, however.
SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: "Six months after the record was broken for consecutive monthly growth in new car registrations, the market continues to march on.
"Today’s figures are an indication of the continuing economic confidence that is driving the new car market, with business, fleet and private registrations all showing strong rises in the month. We expect a more stable market in 2015."
UK's best-selling cars in November 2014
Ford Fiesta 7660 units
Volkswagen Golf 5440
Vauxhall Corsa 4832
Ford Focus 4813
Volkswagen Polo 4075
Nissan Qashqai 3947
Vauxhall Astra 3710
Nissan Juke 3557
Audi A3 3451