UK car sales the best this century in March

THE UK automotive market has enjoyed its best month this century – with sales at their highest level since the introduction of twice-yearly number plates in 1999.

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show almost half a million cars (492,774) were registered in March, up 6% on same month last year.

The fleet market is continuing to push new sales, which the SMMT said highlighted rising confidence levels amongst British business. Sales to fleet buyers grew 11.6% last month and... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...