Richard Lowe, head of retail and wholesale at Barclays commented on the positive car sales figures, saying;
As we look to the year ahead the real question is whether this demand will hold.
Consumer pockets will continue to be squeezed, and with pre-registration figures increasingly accounting for a larger percentage of the market, both manufacturers and dealers will have to be careful that supply does not outstrip demand.
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