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Modest Rise In The Number Of New Cars Registered In November

December 21, 2021 by mti

Motor traders will be pleased to read that the number of new cars registered here in the UK increased in November 2021 when compared with the same month last year albeit only a small rise was seen. This is the first increase seen in a period of five consecutive months.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there was an increase of 1.7%. In November 2020, there were 113,781 new cars sold whereas in November 2021 the figure was 115,706.

On a year to date basis to November 2020, there were 1,498,382 new cars sold whereas for the same period to November 2021 there were 1,538,585 new cars registered. That is a rise of 2.7%.

It is interesting to note that of the number of new cars sold on a year to date basis to November 2021, one in six of them are able to be plugged in. It will be interesting to see if we continue to see similar or improved figures for the number of new plug in cars in the coming months.

In November 2021, 62,621 new cars were sold for the private market compared to only 44,180 in November last year โ€“ a rise of 41.7%. There were 51,005 new cars sold for the fleet market in November 2021 compared to 67,730 in November 2020 โ€“ a drop of 44.1%. There were 2,080 new cars sold for the business sector in November 2021 compared to 1,871 in the same month last year โ€“ an increase of 11.2%.

The top 5 selling new cars in November 2021 were: –

  1. MINI                           3,551
  2. Vauxhall Corsa            3,123
  3. Tesla Model 3             3,077
  4. Hyundai Tucson          2,988
  5. Ford Focus                  2,576

We will continue to keep our readers up to date with relevant figures relating to the motor trade industry. Let us hope that a continued improvement is seen in the coming months and beyond although it will be interesting to see what impact the pandemic has.


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