Demand for used and new cars robust, despite cost of living squeeze

KPMG respond to the latest UK car registration data

KPMG respond to the latest UK car registration data

Responding to the SMMT car registration data for January, Richard Peberdy, UK Head of Automotive, KPMG, said:

“For now, demand for both used and new cars remains robust, despite household budgets coming under increasing pressure. 

“Car makers also face their own cost challenges and the pressure to increase prices is building.

“As more of us again begin to commute, albeit with many facing fewer miles and days on the road than pre-pandemic, it will be interesting to see what this means for the car market over the coming months. 

The continued boom in electric vehicle adoption will be a key part of this picture, including many companies assessing their fleet and company car schemes, in light of their ESG commitments.”



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