April new car registrations rose 8.2% to 176,820 units

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has published the April new car market figures that show registrations up 8.2% over 2013, with unit sales at 176,820.  This takes the year-to-date volume up to 864,942 an increase of 12.5%.  This strong growth has resulted in a revision to the full year forecast by the SMMT of 6% over 2013 at 2.4 million new car registrations.