while Bentley exports its way to best ever year
New car sales reached nearly 2.5million last year to record the largest annual figure since 2004 and the fourth highest annual sales ever, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
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fake oakley wholesale bumper 9.3 per cent higher than 2013, with sales now back to pre recession levels. Only 2002, 2003 and 2004 saw more new cars shifted than last year.
The news arrived as British luxury carmaker Bentley revealed its best ever year for global sales, with cars delivered up 9 per cent in 2014 to stand at 11,020. The Crewe based firm, owned by Volkswagen, saw sales leap 22 per cent in China.
Overall, 87 per cent of Bentley’s cars are exported
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New car sales in the UK have risen for a record 34 consecutive months and that means Britain remains the second largest new car market in Europe, behind Germany, but ahead of France, Italy and Spain.
Car buyers splashing out before Christmas meant that in the final month of 2014, sales reached 166,435 an 8.7 per cent rise on the December 2013 total.
Monthly sales have climbed since hitting recent lows in 2009. The subsequent scrappage scheme, which offered new car buyers money off in return for getting rid of old vehicles, boosted sales before they then slipped back when it ended.
The start of the scrappage scheme in 2009 meant that the most recent
fake oakleys annual low for car sales actually arrived in 2011 at 1,941,253.
Car sales in 2014 were up 28 per cent on that figure.
Industry insiders say the boom is largely being driven by the availability of cheap finance, with drivers able to put down a small deposit, or no downpayment, and drive away a car for just a few hundred pounds a month.
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief, said: ‘New car registrations returned to pre recession levels in 2014 as pent up demand
fake oakleys from the recession years combined with confidence in the economy saw consumer demand for the latest models grow consistently and strongly.
‘The year was particularly strong for alternatively fuelled vehicles as increased choice, coupled with a growing desire for reduced costs and greater efficiency, resulted in a quadrupling of plug in car registrations over 2013.’
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Top seller: The Ford Fiesta remains the biggest selling car in Britain, although most buyers don’t opt for this hot hatch ST version
The three most popular cars were the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa.
Making up the rest of the top ten list were the Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Astra, Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Polo, Audi A3, Fiat 500 and the Nissan Juke
Some manufacturers saw a huge uplift in sales in 2014.
Renault was a big winner, with sales up 44 per cent compared to the previous year. It shifted 66,334 motors last year compared to 46,173 in 2013.
Other winners include bargain brand Dacia seeing sales up 39 per cent, with Volvo and Mazda also reporting sales up 26 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.
British marque manufacturer Jaguar also had a strong year, seeing sales boom by 14 per cent, from 16,210 shifted in 2013 to 18,401 last year.
Le bounceback: French manufacturer Renault saw a bumper 2014 with sales up 44% in a year
Bentley, which reported worldwide sales today, said 2014 was a record breaking year for the luxury brand with 11,020 cars delivered, nine per cent growth on the 2013 figure of 10,120 cars.
In the UK it delivered 1,387 cars, up from 1,381 cars in 2013. Its biggest market is the Americas, where it delivered 3,186 cars, up from the 2013 number of 3,140.
The second biggest is China where sales soared 22 per cent to 2,670 cars delivered in total over the year, compared to 2,191 in 2013.
Howard Archer, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, said: ‘It is unrealistic to
fake oakleys expect car sales to keep churning out such strong growth rates in 2015 given that they are now at an elevated level.
‘Nevertheless, the economic fundamentals still look pretty decent for the motor industry which will hopefully allow car sales to be sustained at a robust level in 2015.’
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