UK new car sales rise in September

by | Oct 5, 2022

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UK new car registrations rose for the second successive month of growth in September, according to industry data released on Wednesday.
Registrations increased by 4.6% year on year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

Some 225,269 new cars were registered in September – usually the second biggest month of the year for the industry due to new number plates being released.

Sales of new cars during the year to date were down 8.2% from the same period in 2021.


The SMMT added that more than a million new plug-in electric cars had been registered in the UK, including 249,575 this year alone.

Reporting by Frank Prenesti at

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