New car sales in the United Kingdom last month reached the highest level in the last 14 years, against the backdrop of a very good economy, of attractive financial offers for the purchase of cars and of low oil prices, the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) announced on Monday, Reuters informs.
In May, sales grew by 2.5 percent to 203,585 units. This is the highest level since May 2002. Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and Nissan Qashqai top the sales rankings.
Last month, Dacia sold 2,137 units on the UK market, up by 4.45 percent from 2,046 units sold in the same month last year.
“New car sales in the United Kingdom remained at a high level in May but the slow growth is new proof of fears related to economic and political stability,” SMMT CEO Mike Hawes stated.
UK remains the EU’s second-largest market, behind Germany but outranking France, Italy and Spain.
In January – May 2016, Dacia sold 11,488 units on the UK market, down by 3.42 percent from the 11,895 units sold in the same period last year.