Dacia sales in the UK, almost doubled in August


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British car sales rose by 3.3 percent in August compared with the same month last year, recovering from a flat performance in July shortly after Britons gave a positive vote to leave the European Union in June, reuters.com informs, quoting the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data.

Thus, the best-selling models are the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf.

In August, Dacia sold 845 vehicles on the British market, up by 97.43 percent compared to the same period in 2015 when 428 units were registered.

During January-August 2016, Dacia sold 15 676 vehicles on the UK market, down by 1.6 percent from the same period in 2015 when 15,931 units were registered.

The figures suggest that it was fleet registrations which bolstered the market, however, as private registrations fell by 0.2 percent.

Year-to-date registrations are 1,680,799, up by 2.8 percent on the same period of 2015, with nearly 50,000 more cars registered this year so far.

As predicted, sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) rose again, with strong growth of 30.8 percent compared with the same period in 2015. The segment still only made up 3.1 percent of registrations last month, though. Diesel registrations fell again, by 0.2 percent, while petrol sales rose by 5.3 percent.

Mike Hawes, the SMMT’s chief executive, explained that August is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year for UK car registrations, as September brings in the switch to the new registration plate.


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