London – Ford, Seat, Audi and BMW were among the few automakers that saw sales growth in a UK market which fell 2.8% in February, the eleventh successive monthly decline.
Registrations dropped to 80,805 as weak consumer confidence and uncertainty over the future of diesel hit sales, industry association SMMT said in a statement.
Ford sales leapt 22% while Seat saw sales rise 36%. Audi’s volume jumped 17% and BMW registrations increased 10% while rival Mercedes-Benz sales slipped 0.1%.
Nissan registrations plunged 54%, while Renault’s volume fell 37%.