We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and understand how you use our site. Cookies are small snippets of data stored on your device. By continuing to use our website you agree to the use of our cookies on your device. To learn about our cookies or how to avoid them please visit our cookies notice

For your vehicle: 0845 604 6004
For your business: 0845 604 6094

Office opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Have a customer account? Login

Fuel-efficient car sales rise by 25 per cent

Date: 07/02/2014 14:34:01
Category: Fuel
Author: Michael McFayden

Fuel-efficient cars experienced a 25 per cent jump in sales last month, according to the latest industry sales figures.

These statistics come from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which also revealed that new car sales in January have risen by 7.6 per cent on the same period in 2013. 

Sales of electronic and hybrid cars also grew in popularity, helping new car sales in January to reach 154,562 units, autocar.co.uk reports.

The report also revealed that the average new car is around 27 per cent more fuel-efficient than those manufactured just seven years ago, highlighting one of the benefits that a new vehicle can bring.

The Ford Fiesta proved to be Britain's bestselling car last month, followed closely by the Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Polo.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes told expressandstar.com that the new car market has mirrored the positive performance in new car sales recorded at the end of 2013, which bodes well for the rest of the year.

Mr Hawes said: "As fuel economy is a major consideration for many motorists, ongoing investment by vehicle manufacturers in innovative, fuel-efficient technology is a key factor in the growing demand for new cars. Looking ahead, the UK automotive industry expects to see moderate, sustainable growth in 2014."

We tweeted...


Register for our newsletter

...and receive the latest car tips, motor news and TRACKER offers straight to your inbox each month.

Register now

Find out more about TRACKER

...with our FREE brochure describing the benefits of our vehicle tracking systems.

Request a brochure

© Copyright 2018 TRACKER Network ltd.