UK October car sales drive forward

Adrian Holliday

Despite the recession the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) claims new UK car sales accelerated last month with a total of 134,944 new cars registered in October - a 2.6% rise on the 2010 figure. Although the news is welcome for the UK motor industry, new car sales numbers are still down on the year overall. And car owners are set to be hit by new fuel price rises come January and next August.