4 Jun 2009

New vehicle registrations rise in May

8:35 am on 4 June 2009

Registrations of new private vehicles rose 12% in May compared to the month before, but amounted to just two-thirds of the level reached at the same time last year.

Registrations of commercial vehicles also jumped by nearly 10%.

The Motor Industry Association says the figures are encouraging, and is suggesting that sales have passed their low point.