British car dealer group Reg Vardy on Friday said it had a strong first half and expected a satisfactory outcome for the full year.

"Whilst we continue to be cautious about the impact of a weak consumer environment in the remainder of the financial year, the overall performance of the group has been encouraging," Reg Vardy said in a statement cited by Reuters.

"The group has performed strongly in both new and used retail vehicle sales (and) ... continues to experience performances in line with management expectations," it said.

Latest data showed new car registrations in Britain fell 3.2% in September year-on-year to 417,000, Reuters noted.