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Scrappage scheme lifts Scottish new car sales

New car registrations in Scotland increased by 6.67% in June to a total of 17,124 units.

The overall UK figure shows a decrease of 15.74% with 176,264 units registered as against 209,190 for June last year.

Douglas Robertson, chief executive of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, said: “These figures confirm that in certain parts of Scotland the Government backed scrappage scheme is having a positive effect.

“This is the first increase we have had since April 2008 and we are very pleased to report this though we would hesitate to say that we are now fully on the road to recovery. Footfall in the showrooms has increased throughout Scotland over the past month and while these figures are very encouraging we look forward to further evidence that the scrappage scheme is working.”

The top seller in Scotland was the Vauxhall Corsa, which saw 2,110 units registered.

To download the full table of top 10 sellers for the Scottish new car market, click here.

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