14 Jan '14, 9am

New car sales in 2013 reached their highest level in five years.

The UK’s automotive sector is firmly in recovery, according to figures published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). New car sales in 2013 reached their highest level in five years. Statistics just released show that 2.26 million new vehicles were registered, representing an 11% increase on 2012. It’s reported that the 2013 total was boosted by a 24% boom in sales in December, marking the 22nd successive month of increases. Taxi Market Growth Reports are also positive for the taxi sales market, with leading taxi manufacturer and supplier, Cab Direct, also reporting a five year high. In fact the taxi specialist is ahead of the industry trend, with sales figures up 14% for the year and 43% in December. Cab Direct managing director, Paul Nelson, commented: “We’re delighted with our sales growth during 2013. "The current trend in orders is great news for ...

Full article: http://www.cabdirect.com/news/news.cfm/car-and-taxi-sales...

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