Welcome back to Car Finance Facts – a rundown of the most interesting facts and figures we’ve found from the last month of 2013. If you’d like to see how these figures compare to previous months, take a look at the links below:

Car Finance Facts November

Car Finance Facts October

Car Finance Facts September

Looking towards the end of the year, December has traditionally been a fairly slow month for car finance. Christmas gifts seem to take priority in the public’s spending habits. We have also included select statistics from the recent SMMT report, which states that the UK car market is now at pre-recession levels from a strong 2013.


was the most popular manufacturer in December, with the Astra being the 2nd best-selling car of the month.


was the average deposit value taken by Creditplus.


was the percentage increase in average loan amount between November and December.


was the average loan amount issued in December.


was once again the overwhelming car colour of choice this month.


Percentage increase in car registrations in 2013 compared to the previous year *


The UK was the 2nd largest car market in 2013*


was the market share taken by the supermini segment in 2013.*


was the largest loan value we paid out to an individual customer in December.

*Source: SMMT