UK car sales continued to recover from their pandemic lows last month, but remain below their pre-Covid level.
A total of 156,737 new cars were registered last month — a jump of 674% compared with May 2020, during the first lockdown.
This follows the reopening of car showrooms, and the relaxing of some pandemic restrictions in April and May.
But, the market has not yet returned to normality. Sales are 14.7% lower than in May 2019, and over 13% below their average for the month over the last decade.