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March was the perfect month up to now for UK automotive registrations, based on the automotive trade commerce physique.

The Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) stated 562,337 new automobiles had been registered in March, up eight.four% on the identical month final 12 months.

These figures had been boosted by a change within the quantity plate in March and deliberate adjustments to the Car Excise Obligation (VED), it stated.

Gross sales of automobiles working on various fuels rose by nearly a 3rd.