John Leech, UK head of KPMG’s automotive practice, comments on the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) car registration figures which show that new car registrations rose 3.3% in April to 142,322 units.
“As UK new car sales buck the recessionary trend, the resurgence in the sale of new cars is starting to gather momentum.
“Most striking is a real strengthening of underlying retail demand which is up almost 15% in April 2012 compared to a year ago.
“Although this is a surprise, it comes on the back of strong February and March sales figures which should give confidence to the industry and the wider economy.”
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