Belfast Telegraph

UK car sales slide continues

New car sales in the United Kingdom have slumped for the fifth successive month, it was announced today.

Sales in November 2010 totalled 139,875 - an 11.5% fall on the November 2009 figure, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

The downturn this year reflects the ending of the Government's car scrappage scheme which boosted sales in the second half of last year.

However, the fall last month was not as steep as had been anticipated and the SMMT is predicting total sales for this year will exceed two million.

Belfast Telegraph