This makes prices 2% higher than the average price of new cars in the euro currency zone, according to the latest figures from ROADTODATA.
Rick Yarrow, director of analysis services for ROADTODATA, said: "Average new car list prices in the UK barely changed in the final quarter of 2006. They were 0.3% higher than a year earlier, whereas new car prices in Europe as a whole rose by 1.3%.
“This left UK new car prices slightly higher than in the euro zone, where the average new car costs 2% less than its UK counterpart. Sales were down by 3.6% compared with a year earlier. Petrol model sales fell by 8.4%, counteracting a 4.5% rise in demand for diesels."