DATA from over 700 dealers showed a positive August for retailers compared to the same month last year.
Leads from the internet continued to show strong growth with an increase of 29%. Leads from the service department increased 0.4% and manufacturer leads edged up 5%.
David Boyce managing director of enquiryMAX said: “A strong August for dealers reflects the growth of used car sales that we’ve seen throughout the year. It’s clear the impact of WLTP pulled new registrations forward and consumers benefited from some great value vehicles and finance offers.”
The data also showed the average sale price of a used car dropped from £22,009 in 2017 to £20,323 in 2018. The average value of a part exchange vehicle decreased from £8,295 to £8,163.