Dagenham said the bulk of the rise in new car sales went into the retail sector which it attributed to the combination of 'fine products' and competitive new car offers. The company said that demand for used cars at the right price remained strong.
The group's sales of new commercial vehicles remained at 1,356 units with reduced sales within the commercial vehicle division being offset by increased sales of commercial vehicles from the car division. Used commercial vehicle sales fell 17.8% to 198 units. Contributions from the accident repair division forged ahead with a 25% increase in sales volume producing a 50% increase in profit.