Strong bus and coach demand boosts registrations again in May

Click through to download the full May 2015 bus and coach news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) New bus and coach registrations up 21.1% in May, with growth in all segments.Demand in 2015 remains strong, with the overall market growing 14.3% to 3,837 units.Boost for new coach uptake ahead of British summer getaway, with registrations up more than half. “The UK’s bus and coach market performed strongly in May, with all sectors reporting increased demand. Coach builders in particular enjoyed a welcome boost to business as operators continued to invest in their fleets ahead of the busy summer holiday period,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “With overall year-to-date values remaining high for a fifth month this year, we can be optimistic that this trend will continue into 2015.”

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