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This is the number of new car registrations in the UK in March 2017, a record says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
It follows a bumper 2016, when 2.69m new cars hit the roads of Britain. That’s about in line with European counterpart Germany when respective populations are taken into account.
Germany saw 3.35m new cars sold. That’s a fraction of the 6.87m cars hitting US streets last year, and pales compared to industrialising China, which sold a staggering 24.4m, says global auto industry expert OICA. (SF)