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New car sales rise for the 28th time

PUBLISHED: 11:24 04 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:24 04 July 2014

File photo dated 28/02/14 of new cars at a compound in Sheerness, Kent, as the steady advance of new car sales shows no sign of slowing down. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 4, 2014. There were 228,291 new registrations in June, a 6.2% rise on the total for June 2013, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. See PA story TRANSPORT Cars. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

File photo dated 28/02/14 of new cars at a compound in Sheerness, Kent, as the steady advance of new car sales shows no sign of slowing down. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 4, 2014. There were 228,291 new registrations in June, a 6.2% rise on the total for June 2013, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. See PA story TRANSPORT Cars. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The steady advance of new car sales shows no sign of slowing down.

There were 228,291 new registrations in June, a 6.2pc rise on the total for June 2013, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

Last month was the 28th consecutive month of growth and means that sales for the year so far have reached more than 1.28 million - a 10.6pc rise on the first six months of last year.

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