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Record new car sales for a local dealer group

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JCT600 confirms new car sales in September are at a record new high – having shown an increase of 66% on 2012.

September is traditionally one of the busiest months for new car sales registrations with the introduction of the new registration plate, with Yorkshire based car retailer managed to sell 2,500 cars.

The well established and respected family-run business operates 47 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the North East.

JCT600 says this boost in car sales is also down to a steady increase in demand and sales throughout recent months and the recent expansion of the group.

Chief executive of JCT600, John Tordoff, said: ‘After a tough few years in the car industry, it’s great to see the market improving in the UK although it remains weak across most of Europe.

‘While our record month is partly due to the recent expansion of the group with the acquisition of some Gilder Group dealerships earlier in the year, it also results from a 24 per cent rise in new car sales across our existing dealerships.’

He added: ‘According to recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, new car sales across the UK rose in August for the eighteenth month in a row, up 10.9 per cent on the same month last year. We have seen this upturn in consumer confidence reflected in our dealerships over the last three months with increased footfall and a marked rise in new car sales.’

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