5 Mar 2011

Sales of new vehicles continue to pick up

6:45 am on 5 March 2011

Sales of new vehicles are continuing to recover after dropping by about 35% in 2009 because of the recession.

Figures for February show sales were up by 13% compared to the same month a year ago.

That follows a strong January for the industry, when sales were up by 11%.

In total, 4844 new cars were sold in February. Toyota led with 16% of the market.