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New car registration figures are sign of growing confidence, says PwC

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Commenting on the figures, Phil Harrold, automotive partner, PwC, said:'The launch of the 14 registration plate has seen volumes rise to 464,284 registrations, a 17.7% rise on (the new car market) the previous year, mainly in the private ownership market. This reflects the continuing confidence of the private car buyer and the crystallisation of deferred purchases through the recession. New model launches and continuing cheap finance deals are fuelling this growth, the highest for ten years.

'The threat of rising interest rates may act as a brake on demand in the future; hence my belief is that demand will return to more stable growth rates. One feature worthy of note is the growth in alternatively fuelled vehicles, which have risen 64% to 8,713 registrations, as motorists seek ever more fuel efficient vehicles,' he added.

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.