While new car sales continued to surge forward in March - up 8.1 per cent on the same month last year - a substantial 17 per cent drop in the sale of heavy trucks could signal an underlying fall in confidence in the mid-term economic future, as these costly vehicles represent a longer-term investment than the private car.
However, sales of light commercial vehicles and vans are going well, showing an increase of 15.5 per cent.
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