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Dec 06, 2022

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on December 5, UK passenger car sales increased 23.5% to 142,889 units in November 2022
Year-to-date sales decreased 3.4% with 1,485,601 cars registered in the first eleven months of 2022.
November sales for VW increased 59.3% to 13,757 units (9.6% market share), Ford sales increased 111.1% to 11,078 units (7.8% share) while Audi sales increased 49.0% to 10,965 units (7.7% share). BMW sales increased 13.7% to 10,257 units (7.2% share) and Nissan sales increased 85.0% to 9,208 units (6.4% share).
The best-selling cars in November 2022 were Nissan Qashqai (5,636 units), Tesla Model Y (4,229 units), Mini (3,312 units), Ford Fiesta (2,869 units) and Vauxhall Corsa (2,537 units).
Compared to last November, gasoline-engine car sales increased 15.0% to 57,590 units (40.3% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 5.6% to 5,605 units (3.9% share), EV increased 35.2% to 29,372 units (20.6% share), PHEV decreased 5.7% to 10,186 units (7.1% share), HEV increased 66.9% to 16,066 units (11.2% share), diesel MHEV increased 18.6% to 6,141 units (4.3% share), Gasoline MHEV increased 45.0% to 17,929 units (12.5% share).
In November, private car sales increased 2.7% to 64,292 units (45.0% share), fleet sales increased 45.4% to 74,184 units (51.9% share), and businesses sales increased 112.2% to 4,413 units (3.1% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 22.2% to 24,352 units, sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 13.1% to 358 units while sales of taxis decreased 31.0% to 138 units in November.
The growth delivered the best total for November since 2019, with manufacturers continuing efforts to fulfil orders amid erratic global components supply. However, registrations in the month were still -8.8% below 2019 levels and, while further recovery is anticipated in 2023, global and domestic economic challenges mean that the market will remain below pre-pandemic levels.
(SMMT press releases from December 5, 2022) 1 / 2

Nov 07, 2022

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on November 4, UK passenger car sales increased 26.4% to 134,344 units in October 2022. Year-to-date sales decreased 5.6% with 1,342,712 cars registered in the first ten months of 2022.
October sales for Ford increased 94.7% to 13,295 units (9.9% market share), VW sales increased 41.4% to 12,804 units (9.5% share) while Audi sales increased 49.0% to 10,193 units (7.6% share). BMW sales increased 18.3% to 9,199 units (6.8% share) and Toyota sales increased 62.8% to 8,341 units (6.2% share).
The best-selling cars in October 2022 were Ford Fiesta (4,230 units), Nissan Qashqai (4,228 units), VW Golf (3,339 units), Ford Puma (3,218 units) and Vauxhall Corsa (2,784 units).
Compared to last October, diesel-engine car decreased 9.7% to 6,347 units (4.7% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 17.8% to 56,994 units (42.4% share), diesel MHEV increased 21.4% to 5,466 units (4.1% share), Gasoline MHEV increased 59.5% to 20,993 units (15.6% share), EV increased 23.4% to 19,933 units (14.8% share), PHEV increased 6.2% to 8,899 units (6.6% share) and HEV increased 81.7% to 15,712 units (11.7% share).
In October, private car sales increased 7.4% to 62,714 units (46.7% share), fleet sales increased 47.4% to 67,911 units (50.6% share) and businesses sales increased 108.6% to 3,719 units (2.8% share).
Growth in October was driven primarily by large fleet registrations. Fulfilment of strong order books helped deliver the bounce-back, although the increase follows a particularly disappointing October 2021 when deliveries fell by -24.6%.
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 18.4% to 22,386 units, sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 27.2% to 273 units while sales of taxis decreased 34.0% to 157 units in October.
Ongoing supply chain shortages, surging inflation and a growing cost of living crisis have led to a -2.2% downward revision of the new car market outlook for the year, with 1.566 million registrations now anticipated. This puts 2022 on course to be the market’s toughest year since 1982. More positively, demand for electric vehicles is anticipated to result in a plug-in market share of 21.9%. Overall car market recovery is anticipated to continue through 2023, with an outlook of 1.808 million units and plug-ins accounting for 26.7% of registrations next year.
For LCV market, SMMT also downgraded outlook for full year 2022, to 290,000 units, down -18.5% on 2021 and -20.8% lower than 2019. While the LCV market is expected to rally in 2023 to 330,000 units, and up to 351,000 units during 2024, these totals would still be below pre-pandemic levels.

(SMMT press releases from November, 2022) 1 / 2

Oct 28, 2022

On October 26, Ford confirmed it will end production of its Fiesta compact in Cologne, Germany, by the end of June 2023, a year earlier than planned, to focus on the next generation of EVs in Europe.
At the same time as Fiesta output stops, production of Ford's new Volkswagen-based all-electric crossover will begin, also a year earlier than planned.
The new crossover will use VW Group's MEB electric platform that underpins the VW ID4, among other models from the group.
Ford says it will also end production of the Ford S-Max and Galaxy minivans in Valencia, Spain, in April 2023, as it shifts its focus to accelerating EV production.
The company plans for all its passenger vehicles in Europe to be fully electric by 2030 and all its vehicles by 2035.
Ford has been investing to build electric cars at the Cologne plant, including a new battery assembly facility scheduled to start operations in 2024.
A second EV, which Ford has said will be a "sports crossover," will be built at Cologne starting in 2024, and is expected also to be based on the MEB platform.
The Cologne plant is forecast to build approximately 200,000 EVs a year.
Ford plans to launch seven full-electric vehicles (three electric passenger vehicles and four commercial models) in Europe, including a battery-electric version of the Puma that will be built in Craiova, Romania in 2024.

(Ford website and other sources on October 27, 2022)

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