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We need government to provide public assurance to investors that our advantages will be maintained.
The ability of the market to maintain this record level of demand will depend on the ability of government to overcome political uncertainty and safeguard the conditions that underpin consumer appetite.
The government must do all it can to maintain the competitiveness of the UK automotive sector, which has been hugely successful in boosting exports, creating jobs and generating economic growth in recent years.
Future success depends on continued investment in plant and products and that in turn depends on the UK maintaining internationally competitive business and trading conditions.
The new car market in May remained high … but the low growth is further evidence of the market cooling in the face of concerns around economic and political stability.
We don't expect any upheaval in the short term, but the medium to long term is more uncertain.
January's figures mark an encouraging start to the year for the UK car industry, following an impressive 2015.
Consumer confidence remains high as buyers continue to capitalise on attractive finance deals, although this could be affected by political and economic uncertainty in the coming months.
As expected, demand has now begun to level off but the sector is in a strong position, as low interest rates, consumer confidence and exciting new products combine to attract new car buyers.