UK - Flash report, Automotive sales volume, June 2021


Flash report, Automotive sales volume, 2021

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Flash report, June 2021

Jul 6, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK passenger car sales increase 28.0% in June
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on July 5, UK passenger car sales increased 28.0% to 186,128 units in June 2021.
Year-to-date sales increased 39.2% with 909,973 cars registered in the first half of 2021.
June sales for Volkswagen increased 56.5% to 19,454 units (10.5% market share), Audi sales increased 78.4% to 14,446 units (7.8% share), while Ford sales increased 4.5% to 14,234 units (7.6% share).
BMW sales increased 33.8% to 14,227 units (7.6% share) and Toyota sales increased 3.0% to 12,061 units (6.5% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in June, 5,468 Tesla Model 3s; 4,629 VW Golfs; 4,477 Ford Pumas; 4,375 Vauxhall Colsas; and 3,811 Ford Fiestas were sold.
Compared to last June, gasoline-engine car sales decreased by 1.7% to 86,411 units (46.4% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 34.7% to 15,027 units (8.1% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 145.7% to 84,690 units (45.5% share).
In June, private car sales increased 21.8% to 88,715 units (47.7% share), fleet sales increased 33.5% to 92,909 units (49.9% share), and sales to businesses increased 53.4% to 4,504 units (2.4% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 14.4% this June to 34,363 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 115.5% to 627 units in June.
Sales of taxis increased 207.7% to 120 units in June.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "With the final phases of the UK’s vaccine rollout well underway and confidence increasing, the automotive sector is now battling against a ‘long Covid’ of vehicle supply challenges. The semiconductor shortages arising from Covid-constrained output globally are affecting vehicle production, disrupting supply on certain models and restricting the automotive recovery. However, rebuilding for the next decade is now well underway with investment in local battery production beginning and a raft of new electrified models in showrooms. With the end of domestic restrictions later this month looking more likely, business and consumer optimism should improve further, fuelling increased spending, especially as the industry looks towards September and advanced orders for the next plate change.

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Jun. 2021 Jun. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jun. 2021 Jan.-Jun. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 186,128 145,377 28.0% 909,973 653,502 39.2%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 34,363 30,041 14.4% 191,513 108,876 75.9%
Trucks (Under6t) 627 291 115.5% 3,061 2,556 19.8%
Taxi 120 39 207.7% 364 538 -32.3%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jun. Share Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share
VW 19,454 10.5% 12,431 8.6% 56.5% 85,409 9.4% 58,933 9.0% 44.9%
Audi 14,446 7.8% 8,099 5.6% 78.4% 67,842 7.5% 40,405 6.2% 67.9%
Ford 14,234 7.6% 13,622 9.4% 4.5% 74,698 8.2% 59,874 9.2% 24.8%
BMW 14,227 7.6% 10,635 7.3% 33.8% 65,324 7.2% 46,580 7.1% 40.2%
Toyota 12,061 6.5% 11,709 8.1% 3.0% 52,156 5.7% 39,360 6.0% 32.5%
Vauxhall 10,129 5.4% 9,104 6.3% 11.3% 53,443 5.9% 37,576 5.7% 42.2%
Kia 9,176 4.9% 5,501 3.8% 66.8% 45,277 5.0% 28,970 4.4% 56.3%
Mercedes-Benz 8,984 4.8% 9,569 6.6% -6.1% 58,867 6.5% 45,683 7.0% 28.9%
Hyundai 7,734 4.2% 3,643 2.5% 112.3% 31,342 3.4% 17,701 2.7% 77.1%
Skoda 6,737 3.6% 5,272 3.6% 27.8% 32,906 3.6% 23,112 3.5% 42.4%
Peugeot 6,229 3.3% 5,168 3.6% 20.5% 34,748 3.8% 21,450 3.3% 62.0%
Nissan 5,927 3.2% 5,884 4.0% 0.7% 36,688 4.0% 30,109 4.6% 21.9%
SEAT 5,668 3.0% 4,090 2.8% 38.6% 26,080 2.9% 20,267 3.1% 28.7%
Mini 5,151 2.8% 4,921 3.4% 4.7% 22,624 2.5% 18,276 2.8% 23.8%
Volvo Cars 4,802 2.6% 4,374 3.0% 9.8% 27,143 3.0% 17,698 2.7% 53.4%
Land Rover 3,797 2.0% 4,691 3.2% -19.1% 36,216 4.0% 25,624 3.9% 41.3%
Mazda 3,447 1.9% 1,464 1.0% 135.5% 13,603 1.5% 8,746 1.3% 55.5%
Citroen 3,248 1.7% 2,067 1.4% 57.1% 16,894 1.9% 11,617 1.8% 45.4%
Honda 3,205 1.7% 1,617 1.1% 98.2% 12,618 1.4% 11,439 1.8% 10.3%
Fiat 3,091 1.7% 1,818 1.3% 70.0% 9,680 1.1% 8,328 1.3% 16.2%
Renault 2,940 1.6% 4,720 3.2% -37.7% 15,712 1.7% 15,269 2.3% 2.9%
Suzuki 2,888 1.6% 1,431 1.0% 101.8% 10,770 1.2% 7,813 1.2% 37.8%
MG 2,834 1.5% 2,025 1.4% 40.0% 13,594 1.5% 7,712 1.2% 76.3%
Jaguar 2,369 1.3% 1,712 1.2% 38.4% 11,854 1.3% 10,551 1.6% 12.3%
Lexus 1,527 0.8% 1,359 0.9% 12.4% 7,161 0.8% 5,971 0.9% 19.9%
Dacia 1,074 0.6% 2,093 1.4% -48.7% 6,900 0.8% 7,433 1.1% -7.2%
Cupra 1,062 0.6% 0 0.0% -% 3,158 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Mitsubishi 1,017 0.5% 771 0.5% 31.9% 4,562 0.5% 4,708 0.7% -3.1%
Porsche 772 0.4% 1,056 0.7% -26.9% 5,836 0.6% 4,073 0.6% 43.3%
Jeep 458 0.2% 437 0.3% 4.8% 2,111 0.2% 1,532 0.2% 37.8%
Abarth 376 0.2% 212 0.1% 77.4% 1,310 0.1% 914 0.1% 43.3%
Subaru 215 0.1% 44 0.0% 388.6% 811 0.1% 306 0.0% 165.0%
DS 189 0.1% 153 0.1% 23.5% 858 0.1% 918 0.1% -6.5%
Alfa Romeo 180 0.1% 234 0.2% -23.1% 734 0.1% 940 0.1% -21.9%
Polestar 163 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 1,642 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Ssangyong 151 0.1% 159 0.1% -5.0% 615 0.1% 669 0.1% -8.1%
smart 138 0.1% 146 0.1% -5.5% 820 0.1% 426 0.1% 92.5%
Bentley 80 0.0% 102 0.1% -21.6% 607 0.1% 531 0.1% 14.3%
Maserati 69 0.0% 50 0.0% 38.0% 337 0.0% 239 0.0% 41.0%
Genesis 27 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 27 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Alpine 25 0.0% 16 0.0% 56.3% 102 0.0% 57 0.0% 78.9%
Other 211 0.1% 140 0.1% 50.7% 1,269 0.1% 860 0.1% 47.6%
Other Imports 5,616 3.0% 2,838 2.0% 97.9% 15,625 1.7% 10,832 1.7% 44.2%
Total 186,128 100.0% 145,377 100.0% 28.0% 909,973 100.0% 653,502 100.0% 39.2%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jun. Share Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share
Ford 10,060 29.3% 11,203 37.3% -10.2% 63,179 33.0% 36,044 33.1% 75.3%
VW 4,293 12.5% 2,740 9.1% 56.7% 20,635 10.8% 10,327 9.5% 99.8%
Vauxhall 3,663 10.7% 2,994 10.0% 22.3% 19,076 10.0% 11,015 10.1% 73.2%
Citroen 2,793 8.1% 2,846 9.5% -1.9% 14,543 7.6% 9,054 8.3% 60.6%
Peugeot 2,674 7.8% 2,098 7.0% 27.5% 15,599 8.1% 10,008 9.2% 55.9%
Mercedes-Benz 2,634 7.7% 3,155 10.5% -16.5% 15,139 7.9% 11,171 10.3% 35.5%
Renault 2,405 7.0% 1,075 3.6% 123.7% 9,544 5.0% 3,780 3.5% 152.5%
Nissan 1,151 3.3% 1,277 4.3% -9.9% 7,627 4.0% 4,321 4.0% 76.5%
Fiat 1,014 3.0% 585 1.9% 73.3% 4,961 2.6% 2,681 2.5% 85.0%
Toyota 920 2.7% 736 2.4% 25.0% 7,312 3.8% 3,203 2.9% 128.3%
Iveco 570 1.7% 150 0.5% 280.0% 2,250 1.2% 1,116 1.0% 101.6%
Isuzu 484 1.4% 212 0.7% 128.3% 2,023 1.1% 1,566 1.4% 29.2%
Land Rover 411 1.2% 157 0.5% 161.8% 2,056 1.1% 561 0.5% 266.5%
Mitsubishi 279 0.8% 359 1.2% -22.3% 2,742 1.4% 1,917 1.8% 43.0%
Maxus 270 0.8% 0 0.0% -% 774 0.4% 0 0.0% -%
Renault Trucks 258 0.8% 117 0.4% 120.5% 1,250 0.7% 512 0.5% 144.1%
MAN 222 0.6% 144 0.5% 54.2% 1,642 0.9% 607 0.6% 170.5%
Isuzu Trucks 107 0.3% 64 0.2% 67.2% 568 0.3% 390 0.4% 45.6%
Suzuki 66 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 66 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Ssangyong 62 0.2% 23 0.1% 169.6% 251 0.1% 149 0.1% 68.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 18 0.1% 17 0.1% 5.9% 126 0.1% 79 0.1% 59.5%
LEVC 7 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 80 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
LDV 2 0.0% 89 0.3% -97.8% 70 0.0% 375 0.3% -81.3%
Total 34,363 100.0% 30,041 100.0% 14.4% 191,513 100.0% 108,876 100.0% 75.9%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jun. Share Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share
Fiat 181 28.9% 87 29.9% 108.0% 866 28.3% 550 21.5% 57.5%
Peugeot 161 25.7% 43 14.8% 274.4% 570 18.6% 530 20.7% 7.5%
Mercedes-Benz 134 21.4% 63 21.6% 112.7% 721 23.6% 694 27.2% 3.9%
Ford 92 14.7% 60 20.6% 53.3% 408 13.3% 498 19.5% -18.1%
Renault Trucks 15 2.4% 0 0.0% -% 80 2.6% 0 0.0% -%
VW 12 1.9% 8 2.7% 50.0% 145 4.7% 64 2.5% 126.6%
Iveco 12 1.9% 24 8.2% -50.0% 138 4.5% 87 3.4% 58.6%
Citroen 9 1.4% 1 0.3% 800.0% 34 1.1% 86 3.4% -60.5%
MAN 6 1.0% 1 0.3% 500.0% 65 2.1% 25 1.0% 160.0%
Isuzu Trucks 3 0.5% 0 0.0% -% 10 0.3% 2 0.1% 400.0%
Renault 1 0.2% 3 1.0% -66.7% 4 0.1% 6 0.2% -33.3%
Vauxhall 1 0.2% 1 0.3% 0.0% 3 0.1% 4 0.2% -25.0%
Other Imports 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 17 0.6% 10 0.4% 70.0%
Total 627 100.0% 291 100.0% 115.5% 3,061 100.0% 2,556 100.0% 19.8%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



More detailed statistics for UK

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Flash report, May 2021

Jun 7, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

UK passenger car sales increase 674.1% in May
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on June 4, UK passenger car sales increased 674.1% to 156,737 units in May 2021.
Year-to-date sales increased 42.5%, with 723,845 cars registered in the first five months of 2021.
May sales for Volkswagen increased 1,271.2% to 16,413 units (10.5% market share), Audi sales increased 755.4% to 12,839 units (8.2% share), while Ford sales increased 441.6% to 11,433 units (7.3% share).
BMW sales increased 606.3% to 10,396 units (6.6% share) and Vauxhall sales increased 726.0% to 9,516 units (6.1% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in May, 4,181 VW Golfs ; 3,643 Vauxhall Colsas; 3,518 VW Polos; 3,313 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; and 3,158 Ford Pumas were sold.
Compared to last May, gasoline-engine car sales increased by 579.7% to 75,787 units (48.4% share), diesel-engine car sales increased 348.8% to 15,474 units (9.9% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 1,059.1% to 65,476 units (41.8% share).
In May, private car sales increased 472.6% to 73,865 units (47.1% share), fleet sales increased 1,094.9% to 79,435 units (50.7% share), and sales to businesses increased 391.0% to 3,437 units (2.2% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 289.3% this May to 29,354 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 540.4% to 602 units in May.
Sales of taxis increased 633.3% to 66 units in May.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "With dealerships back open and a brighter, sunnier, economic outlook, May’s registrations are as good as could reasonably be expected. Increased business confidence is driving the recovery, something that needs to be maintained and translated in private consumer demand as the economy emerges from pandemic support measures. Demand for electrified vehicles is helping encourage people into showr


Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type May 2021 May 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-May 2021 Jan.-May 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 156,737 20,247 674.1% 723,845 508,125 42.5%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 29,354 7,541 289.3% 157,150 78,835 99.3%
Trucks (Under6t) 602 94 540.4% 2,434 2,265 7.5%
Taxi 66 9 633.3% 244 499 -51.1%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
VW 16,413 10.5% 1,197 5.9% 1271.2% 65,955 9.1% 46,502 9.2% 41.8%
Audi 12,839 8.2% 1,501 7.4% 755.4% 53,396 7.4% 32,306 6.4% 65.3%
Ford 11,433 7.3% 2,111 10.4% 441.6% 60,464 8.4% 46,252 9.1% 30.7%
BMW 10,396 6.6% 1,472 7.3% 606.3% 51,097 7.1% 35,945 7.1% 42.2%
Vauxhall 9,516 6.1% 1,152 5.7% 726.0% 43,314 6.0% 28,472 5.6% 52.1%
Mercedes-Benz 9,515 6.1% 2,002 9.9% 375.3% 49,883 6.9% 36,114 7.1% 38.1%
Toyota 8,420 5.4% 626 3.1% 1245.0% 40,095 5.5% 27,651 5.4% 45.0%
Kia 8,207 5.2% 1,018 5.0% 706.2% 36,101 5.0% 23,469 4.6% 53.8%
Hyundai 6,228 4.0% 241 1.2% 2484.2% 23,608 3.3% 14,058 2.8% 67.9%
Skoda 6,093 3.9% 333 1.6% 1729.7% 26,169 3.6% 17,840 3.5% 46.7%
Peugeot 6,058 3.9% 1,040 5.1% 482.5% 28,519 3.9% 16,282 3.2% 75.2%
Land Rover 5,494 3.5% 779 3.8% 605.3% 32,419 4.5% 20,933 4.1% 54.9%
SEAT 4,808 3.1% 343 1.7% 1301.7% 20,412 2.8% 16,177 3.2% 26.2%
Nissan 4,639 3.0% 556 2.7% 734.4% 30,761 4.2% 24,225 4.8% 27.0%
Volvo Cars 4,056 2.6% 1,167 5.8% 247.6% 22,341 3.1% 13,324 2.6% 67.7%
Mini 3,563 2.3% 319 1.6% 1016.9% 17,473 2.4% 13,355 2.6% 30.8%
Suzuki 2,664 1.7% 100 0.5% 2564.0% 7,882 1.1% 6,382 1.3% 23.5%
Honda 2,662 1.7% 195 1.0% 1265.1% 9,413 1.3% 9,822 1.9% -4.2%
Mazda 2,611 1.7% 105 0.5% 2386.7% 10,156 1.4% 7,282 1.4% 39.5%
MG 2,453 1.6% 177 0.9% 1285.9% 10,760 1.5% 5,687 1.1% 89.2%
Citroen 2,400 1.5% 342 1.7% 601.8% 13,646 1.9% 9,550 1.9% 42.9%
Jaguar 2,364 1.5% 476 2.4% 396.6% 9,485 1.3% 8,839 1.7% 7.3%
Renault 2,345 1.5% 597 2.9% 292.8% 12,772 1.8% 10,549 2.1% 21.1%
Fiat 2,105 1.3% 276 1.4% 662.7% 6,589 0.9% 6,510 1.3% 1.2%
Dacia 1,414 0.9% 269 1.3% 425.7% 5,826 0.8% 5,340 1.1% 9.1%
Lexus 1,266 0.8% 136 0.7% 830.9% 5,634 0.8% 4,612 0.9% 22.2%
Mitsubishi 1,001 0.6% 69 0.3% 1350.7% 3,545 0.5% 3,937 0.8% -10.0%
Porsche 921 0.6% 235 1.2% 291.9% 5,064 0.7% 3,017 0.6% 67.8%
Cupra 644 0.4% 0 0.0% -% 2,096 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Jeep 537 0.3% 82 0.4% 554.9% 1,653 0.2% 1,095 0.2% 51.0%
Polestar 239 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 1,479 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Abarth 234 0.1% 56 0.3% 317.9% 934 0.1% 702 0.1% 33.0%
DS 207 0.1% 47 0.2% 340.4% 669 0.1% 765 0.2% -12.5%
Subaru 158 0.1% 8 0.0% 1875.0% 596 0.1% 262 0.1% 127.5%
smart 148 0.1% 10 0.0% 1380.0% 682 0.1% 280 0.1% 143.6%
Alfa Romeo 139 0.1% 45 0.2% 208.9% 554 0.1% 706 0.1% -21.5%
Ssangyong 120 0.1% 30 0.1% 300.0% 464 0.1% 510 0.1% -9.0%
Bentley 103 0.1% 34 0.2% 202.9% 527 0.1% 429 0.1% 22.8%
Maserati 58 0.0% 10 0.0% 480.0% 268 0.0% 189 0.0% 41.8%
Alpine 19 0.0% 3 0.0% 533.3% 77 0.0% 41 0.0% 87.8%
Other 236 0.2% 49 0.2% 381.6% 1,058 0.1% 720 0.1% 46.9%
Other Imports 2,011 1.3% 1,039 5.1% 93.6% 10,009 1.4% 7,994 1.6% 25.2%
Total 156,737 100.0% 20,247 100.0% 674.1% 723,845 100.0% 508,125 100.0% 42.5%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Ford 9,215 31.4% 2,007 26.6% 359.1% 53,119 33.8% 24,841 31.5% 113.8%
VW 3,453 11.8% 625 8.3% 452.5% 16,342 10.4% 7,587 9.6% 115.4%
Vauxhall 2,892 9.9% 964 12.8% 200.0% 15,413 9.8% 8,021 10.2% 92.2%
Citroen 2,582 8.8% 569 7.5% 353.8% 11,750 7.5% 6,208 7.9% 89.3%
Peugeot 2,255 7.7% 636 8.4% 254.6% 12,925 8.2% 7,910 10.0% 63.4%
Mercedes-Benz 2,149 7.3% 1,394 18.5% 54.2% 12,505 8.0% 8,016 10.2% 56.0%
Renault 1,419 4.8% 229 3.0% 519.7% 7,139 4.5% 2,705 3.4% 163.9%
Nissan 1,189 4.1% 237 3.1% 401.7% 6,476 4.1% 3,044 3.9% 112.7%
Toyota 942 3.2% 72 1.0% 1208.3% 6,392 4.1% 2,467 3.1% 159.1%
Fiat 848 2.9% 147 1.9% 476.9% 3,947 2.5% 2,096 2.7% 88.3%
Isuzu 501 1.7% 184 2.4% 172.3% 1,539 1.0% 1,354 1.7% 13.7%
Iveco 447 1.5% 118 1.6% 278.8% 1,680 1.1% 966 1.2% 73.9%
Land Rover 369 1.3% 25 0.3% 1376.0% 1,645 1.0% 404 0.5% 307.2%
Mitsubishi 309 1.1% 62 0.8% 398.4% 2,463 1.6% 1,558 2.0% 58.1%
MAN 251 0.9% 108 1.4% 132.4% 1,420 0.9% 463 0.6% 206.7%
Renault Trucks 200 0.7% 41 0.5% 387.8% 992 0.6% 395 0.5% 151.1%
Maxus 147 0.5% 0 0.0% -% 504 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 97 0.3% 48 0.6% 102.1% 461 0.3% 326 0.4% 41.4%
Ssangyong 37 0.1% 19 0.3% 94.7% 189 0.1% 126 0.2% 50.0%
LEVC 36 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 73 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Mitsubishi Fuso 16 0.1% 5 0.1% 220.0% 108 0.1% 62 0.1% 74.2%
LDV 0 0.0% 51 0.7% -100.0% 68 0.0% 286 0.4% -76.2%
Total 29,354 100.0% 7,541 100.0% 289.3% 157,150 100.0% 78,835 100.0% 99.3%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Fiat 169 28.1% 14 14.9% 1107.1% 685 28.1% 463 20.4% 47.9%
Peugeot 139 23.1% 26 27.7% 434.6% 409 16.8% 487 21.5% -16.0%
Ford 121 20.1% 12 12.8% 908.3% 316 13.0% 438 19.3% -27.9%
Mercedes-Benz 95 15.8% 18 19.1% 427.8% 587 24.1% 631 27.9% -7.0%
VW 20 3.3% 3 3.2% 566.7% 133 5.5% 56 2.5% 137.5%
Iveco 19 3.2% 19 20.2% 0.0% 126 5.2% 63 2.8% 100.0%
Renault Trucks 18 3.0% 0 0.0% -% 65 2.7% 0 0.0% -%
MAN 12 2.0% 0 0.0% -% 59 2.4% 24 1.1% 145.8%
Citroen 7 1.2% 1 1.1% 600.0% 25 1.0% 85 3.8% -70.6%
Isuzu Trucks 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 7 0.3% 2 0.1% 250.0%
Renault 0 0.0% 1 1.1% -100.0% 3 0.1% 3 0.1% 0.0%
Vauxhall 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 2 0.1% 3 0.1% -33.3%
Other Imports 2 0.3% 0 0.0% -% 17 0.7% 10 0.4% 70.0%
Total 602 100.0% 94 100.0% 540.4% 2,434 100.0% 2,265 100.0% 7.5%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



More detailed statistics for UK

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Flash report, April 2021

May 6, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

UK passenger car sales increase 3,176.6% in April
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on May 5, UK passenger car sales increased 3,176.6% to 141,583 units in April 2021.
Year-to-date sales increased 16.2%, with 567,108 cars registered in the first four months of 2021.
April sales for Volkswagen increased 6,244.3% to 13,323 units (9.4% market share), Ford sales increased 4,135.0% to 12,959 units (9.2% share), while Audi sales increased 8,101.5% to 11,154 units (7.9% share).
Vauxhall sales increased 1,773.1% to 8,972 units (6.3% share) and BMW sales increased 4,050.2% to 8,757 units (6.2% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in April, 3,968 Vauxhall Colsass; 3,270 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; 3,261 Ford Fiestas; 3,036 Ford Pumas; and 2,902 VW Golfs were sold.
Compared to last April, gasoline-engine car sales increased by 4,482.9% to 71,173 units (50.3% share), diesel-engine car sales increased 1,198.6% to 14,012 units (9.9% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 3,239.1% to 56,398 units (39.8% share).
In April, private car sales increased 7,010.8% to 61,935 units (43.7% share), fleet sales increased 2,398.9% to 77,241 units (54.6% share), and sales to businesses increased 570.5% to 2,407 units (1.7% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 798.7% this April to 30,440 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 77.9% to 548 units in April.
Sales of taxis increased 366.7% to 42 units in April.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "After one of the darkest years in automotive history, there is light at the end of the tunnel. A full recovery for the sector is still some way off, but with showrooms open and consumers able to test drive the latest, cleanest models, the industry can begin to rebuild. Market confidence is improving, and we now expect to finish the year in a slightly better position than anticipated in February, largely thanks to the more upbeat business and consumer confidence created by the successful vaccine rollout. That confidence should also translate into another record year for electric vehicles, which will likely account for more than one in seven new car registrations."
SMMT has revised its forecasts upwards from 1.83 million - based on a snap poll in February - to around 1.86 million new cars to be registered by the end of the year, a 13.9% increase on 2020. 


Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Apr. 2021 Apr. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr. 2021 Jan.-Apr. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 141,583 4,321 3176.6% 567,108 487,878 16.2%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 30,440 3,387 798.7% 127,796 71,294 79.3%
Trucks (Under6t) 548 308 77.9% 1,832 2,171 -15.6%
Taxi 42 9 366.7% 178 490 -63.7%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
VW 13,323 9.4% 210 4.9% 6244.3% 49,542 8.7% 45,305 9.3% 9.4%
Ford 12,959 9.2% 306 7.1% 4135.0% 49,031 8.6% 44,141 9.0% 11.1%
Audi 11,154 7.9% 136 3.1% 8101.5% 40,557 7.2% 30,805 6.3% 31.7%
Vauxhall 8,972 6.3% 479 11.1% 1773.1% 33,798 6.0% 27,320 5.6% 23.7%
BMW 8,757 6.2% 211 4.9% 4050.2% 40,701 7.2% 34,473 7.1% 18.1%
Mercedes-Benz 8,668 6.1% 256 5.9% 3285.9% 40,368 7.1% 34,112 7.0% 18.3%
Toyota 7,892 5.6% 19 0.4% 41436.8% 31,675 5.6% 27,025 5.5% 17.2%
Kia 7,529 5.3% 156 3.6% 4726.3% 27,894 4.9% 22,451 4.6% 24.2%
Peugeot 6,756 4.8% 189 4.4% 3474.6% 22,461 4.0% 15,242 3.1% 47.4%
Land Rover 6,374 4.5% 79 1.8% 7968.4% 26,925 4.7% 20,154 4.1% 33.6%
Skoda 5,834 4.1% 177 4.1% 3196.0% 20,076 3.5% 17,507 3.6% 14.7%
Nissan 5,036 3.6% 106 2.5% 4650.9% 26,122 4.6% 23,669 4.9% 10.4%
Volvo Cars 4,321 3.1% 52 1.2% 8209.6% 18,285 3.2% 12,157 2.5% 50.4%
SEAT 4,144 2.9% 165 3.8% 2411.5% 15,604 2.8% 15,834 3.2% -1.5%
Hyundai 3,958 2.8% 64 1.5% 6084.4% 17,380 3.1% 13,817 2.8% 25.8%
Mini 3,116 2.2% 38 0.9% 8100.0% 13,910 2.5% 13,036 2.7% 6.7%
Citroen 2,641 1.9% 56 1.3% 4616.1% 11,246 2.0% 9,208 1.9% 22.1%
Renault 2,361 1.7% 44 1.0% 5265.9% 10,427 1.8% 9,952 2.0% 4.8%
Mazda 2,243 1.6% 11 0.3% 20290.9% 7,545 1.3% 7,177 1.5% 5.1%
Honda 2,231 1.6% 7 0.2% 31771.4% 6,751 1.2% 9,627 2.0% -29.9%
MG 2,146 1.5% 45 1.0% 4668.9% 8,307 1.5% 5,510 1.1% 50.8%
Jaguar 1,993 1.4% 396 9.2% 403.3% 7,121 1.3% 8,363 1.7% -14.9%
Suzuki 1,315 0.9% 5 0.1% 26200.0% 5,218 0.9% 6,282 1.3% -16.9%
Fiat 1,271 0.9% 68 1.6% 1769.1% 4,484 0.8% 6,234 1.3% -28.1%
Porsche 1,212 0.9% 27 0.6% 4388.9% 4,143 0.7% 2,782 0.6% 48.9%
Dacia 1,136 0.8% 16 0.4% 7000.0% 4,412 0.8% 5,071 1.0% -13.0%
Lexus 975 0.7% 6 0.1% 16150.0% 4,368 0.8% 4,476 0.9% -2.4%
Mitsubishi 716 0.5% 34 0.8% 2005.9% 2,544 0.4% 3,868 0.8% -34.2%
Cupra 528 0.4% 0 0.0% -% 1,452 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Polestar 318 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 1,240 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Jeep 264 0.2% 7 0.2% 3671.4% 1,116 0.2% 1,013 0.2% 10.2%
Abarth 159 0.1% 18 0.4% 783.3% 700 0.1% 646 0.1% 8.4%
Subaru 128 0.1% 1 0.0% 12700.0% 438 0.1% 254 0.1% 72.4%
smart 127 0.1% 22 0.5% 477.3% 534 0.1% 270 0.1% 97.8%
Bentley 118 0.1% 4 0.1% 2850.0% 424 0.1% 395 0.1% 7.3%
Ssangyong 105 0.1% 45 1.0% 133.3% 344 0.1% 480 0.1% -28.3%
Alfa Romeo 99 0.1% 17 0.4% 482.4% 415 0.1% 661 0.1% -37.2%
Maserati 53 0.0% 1 0.0% 5200.0% 210 0.0% 179 0.0% 17.3%
DS 47 0.0% 1 0.0% 4600.0% 462 0.1% 718 0.1% -35.7%
Alpine 16 0.0% 1 0.0% 1500.0% 58 0.0% 38 0.0% 52.6%
Other 214 0.2% 24 0.6% 791.7% 822 0.1% 671 0.1% 22.5%
Other Imports 374 0.3% 822 19.0% -54.5% 7,998 1.4% 6,955 1.4% 15.0%
Total 141,583 100.0% 4,321 100.0% 3176.6% 567,108 100.0% 487,878 100.0% 16.2%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Ford 9,968 32.7% 390 11.5% 2455.9% 43,904 34.4% 22,834 32.0% 92.3%
VW 3,160 10.4% 155 4.6% 1938.7% 12,889 10.1% 6,962 9.8% 85.1%
Vauxhall 2,859 9.4% 416 12.3% 587.3% 12,521 9.8% 7,057 9.9% 77.4%
Mercedes-Benz 2,621 8.6% 1,018 30.1% 157.5% 10,356 8.1% 6,622 9.3% 56.4%
Citroen 2,388 7.8% 224 6.6% 966.1% 9,168 7.2% 5,639 7.9% 62.6%
Peugeot 2,327 7.6% 368 10.9% 532.3% 10,670 8.3% 7,274 10.2% 46.7%
Nissan 1,359 4.5% 200 5.9% 579.5% 5,287 4.1% 2,807 3.9% 88.4%
Toyota 1,194 3.9% 7 0.2% 16957.1% 5,450 4.3% 2,395 3.4% 127.6%
Renault 1,130 3.7% 93 2.7% 1115.1% 5,720 4.5% 2,476 3.5% 131.0%
Fiat 934 3.1% 102 3.0% 815.7% 3,099 2.4% 1,949 2.7% 59.0%
Land Rover 520 1.7% 5 0.1% 10300.0% 1,276 1.0% 379 0.5% 236.7%
Isuzu 451 1.5% 142 4.2% 217.6% 1,038 0.8% 1,170 1.6% -11.3%
Iveco 414 1.4% 115 3.4% 260.0% 1,233 1.0% 848 1.2% 45.4%
MAN 306 1.0% 24 0.7% 1175.0% 1,169 0.9% 355 0.5% 229.3%
Mitsubishi 298 1.0% 46 1.4% 547.8% 2,154 1.7% 1,496 2.1% 44.0%
Renault Trucks 169 0.6% 32 0.9% 428.1% 792 0.6% 354 0.5% 123.7%
Maxus 169 0.6% 0 0.0% -% 357 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 63 0.2% 23 0.7% 173.9% 364 0.3% 278 0.4% 30.9%
Ssangyong 55 0.2% 1 0.0% 5400.0% 152 0.1% 107 0.2% 42.1%
Mitsubishi Fuso 24 0.1% 3 0.1% 700.0% 92 0.1% 57 0.1% 61.4%
LEVC 16 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 37 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
LDV 15 0.0% 23 0.7% -34.8% 68 0.1% 235 0.3% -71.1%
Total 30,440 100.0% 3,387 100.0% 798.7% 127,796 100.0% 71,294 100.0% 79.3%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Fiat 157 28.6% 44 14.3% 256.8% 516 28.2% 449 20.7% 14.9%
Mercedes-Benz 128 23.4% 112 36.4% 14.3% 492 26.9% 613 28.2% -19.7%
Peugeot 91 16.6% 124 40.3% -26.6% 270 14.7% 461 21.2% -41.4%
Ford 84 15.3% 7 2.3% 1100.0% 195 10.6% 426 19.6% -54.2%
VW 36 6.6% 13 4.2% 176.9% 113 6.2% 53 2.4% 113.2%
Iveco 29 5.3% 0 0.0% -% 107 5.8% 44 2.0% 143.2%
MAN 10 1.8% 0 0.0% -% 47 2.6% 24 1.1% 95.8%
Renault Trucks 8 1.5% 0 0.0% -% 47 2.6% 0 0.0% -%
Citroen 2 0.4% 7 2.3% -71.4% 18 1.0% 84 3.9% -78.6%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.2% 1 0.3% 0.0% 7 0.4% 2 0.1% 250.0%
Renault 1 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 3 0.2% 2 0.1% 50.0%
Vauxhall 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 2 0.1% 3 0.1% -33.3%
Other Imports 1 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 15 0.8% 10 0.5% 50.0%
Total 548 100.0% 308 100.0% 77.9% 1,832 100.0% 2,171 100.0% -15.6%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, March 2021

Apr 7, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK passenger car sales increase 11.5% in March
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on April 6, UK passenger car sales increased 11.5% to 283,964 units in March 2021.
Year-to-date sales decreased 12.0%, with 425,525 cars registered in the first three months of 2021.
March sales for Volkswagen increased 3.3% to 23,698 units (8.3% market share), Ford sales increased 17.1% to 22,237 units (7.8% share), while Mercedes-Benz sales increased 25.5% to 21,313 units (7.5% share).
BMW sales increased 19.8% to 21,003 units (7.4% share) and Audi sales increased 16.3% to 19,105 units (6.7% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in March, 7,927 Vauxhall Colsass; 7,406 Ford Fiesta; 7,012 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; 6,585 Tesla Model 3s; and 6,583 Nissan Qashqais were sold.
Compared to last March, gasoline-engine car sales decreased by 10.0% to 137,557 units (48.4% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 31.4% to 30,730 units (10.8% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 102.7% to 115,677 units (40.7% share).
In March, private car sales decreased 4.1% to 126,850 units (44.7% share), fleet sales increased 28.7% to 151,360 units (53.3% share), and sales to businesses increased 18.6% to 5,754 units (2.0% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 85.5% this March to 56,122 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 32.9% to 605 units in March.
Sales of taxis decreased 46.1% to 104 units in March.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "The past year has been the toughest in modern history and the automotive sector has, like many others, been hit hard. However, with showrooms opening in less than a week, there is optimism that consumer confidence - and hence the market - will return. We know we will see record breaking growth next month given April 2020 was a washout, but a strong, sustainable market is possible if customers respond to the choice and competitive offers the industry provides within the safest of showroom environments. New plug-in models are already helping drive a recovery but to convince more retail consumers to make the switch, they must be assured these new technologies will be convenient for their driving needs and that means, above all, that the charging infrastructure is there where they need it, and when they need it."

Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Mar. 2021 Mar. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar. 2021 Jan.-Mar. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 283,964 254,684 11.5% 425,525 483,557 -12.0%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 56,122 30,247 85.5% 97,356 67,907 43.4%
Trucks (Under6t) 605 901 -32.9% 1,284 1,863 -31.1%
Taxi 104 193 -46.1% 136 481 -71.7%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
VW 23,698 8.3% 22,950 9.0% 3.3% 36,219 8.5% 45,095 9.3% -19.7%
Ford 22,237 7.8% 18,996 7.5% 17.1% 36,072 8.5% 43,835 9.1% -17.7%
Mercedes-Benz 21,313 7.5% 16,981 6.7% 25.5% 31,700 7.4% 33,856 7.0% -6.4%
BMW 21,003 7.4% 17,530 6.9% 19.8% 31,944 7.5% 34,262 7.1% -6.8%
Audi 19,105 6.7% 16,424 6.4% 16.3% 29,403 6.9% 30,669 6.3% -4.1%
Toyota 16,911 6.0% 15,363 6.0% 10.1% 23,783 5.6% 27,006 5.6% -11.9%
Vauxhall 15,868 5.6% 12,473 4.9% 27.2% 24,826 5.8% 26,841 5.6% -7.5%
Land Rover 15,086 5.3% 12,381 4.9% 21.8% 20,551 4.8% 20,075 4.2% 2.4%
Nissan 14,178 5.0% 12,524 4.9% 13.2% 21,086 5.0% 23,563 4.9% -10.5%
Kia 11,221 4.0% 12,957 5.1% -13.4% 20,365 4.8% 22,295 4.6% -8.7%
Peugeot 10,824 3.8% 6,985 2.7% 55.0% 15,705 3.7% 15,053 3.1% 4.3%
Hyundai 9,065 3.2% 7,279 2.9% 24.5% 13,422 3.2% 13,753 2.8% -2.4%
Volvo Cars 8,996 3.2% 6,196 2.4% 45.2% 13,964 3.3% 12,105 2.5% 15.4%
Skoda 8,911 3.1% 9,172 3.6% -2.8% 14,242 3.3% 17,330 3.6% -17.8%
Mini 7,567 2.7% 8,720 3.4% -13.2% 10,794 2.5% 12,998 2.7% -17.0%
SEAT 7,482 2.6% 7,772 3.1% -3.7% 11,460 2.7% 15,669 3.2% -26.9%
Citroen 6,027 2.1% 3,950 1.6% 52.6% 8,605 2.0% 9,152 1.9% -6.0%
Renault 5,787 2.0% 5,684 2.2% 1.8% 8,066 1.9% 9,908 2.0% -18.6%
Mazda 4,058 1.4% 4,193 1.6% -3.2% 5,302 1.2% 7,166 1.5% -26.0%
MG 3,956 1.4% 2,736 1.1% 44.6% 6,161 1.4% 5,465 1.1% 12.7%
Jaguar 3,880 1.4% 4,794 1.9% -19.1% 5,128 1.2% 7,967 1.6% -35.6%
Honda 3,055 1.1% 4,631 1.8% -34.0% 4,520 1.1% 9,620 2.0% -53.0%
Suzuki 2,932 1.0% 3,462 1.4% -15.3% 3,903 0.9% 6,277 1.3% -37.8%
Lexus 2,575 0.9% 2,594 1.0% -0.7% 3,393 0.8% 4,470 0.9% -24.1%
Fiat 2,376 0.8% 3,358 1.3% -29.2% 3,213 0.8% 6,166 1.3% -47.9%
Dacia 2,149 0.8% 3,010 1.2% -28.6% 3,276 0.8% 5,055 1.0% -35.2%
Porsche 1,819 0.6% 1,838 0.7% -1.0% 2,931 0.7% 2,755 0.6% 6.4%
Mitsubishi 1,256 0.4% 2,024 0.8% -37.9% 1,828 0.4% 3,834 0.8% -52.3%
Cupra 633 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 924 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Jeep 567 0.2% 379 0.1% 49.6% 852 0.2% 1,006 0.2% -15.3%
Abarth 415 0.1% 278 0.1% 49.3% 541 0.1% 628 0.1% -13.9%
Polestar 335 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 922 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
smart 264 0.1% 143 0.1% 84.6% 407 0.1% 248 0.1% 64.1%
Subaru 258 0.1% 180 0.1% 43.3% 310 0.1% 253 0.1% 22.5%
DS 233 0.1% 292 0.1% -20.2% 415 0.1% 717 0.1% -42.1%
Alfa Romeo 202 0.1% 330 0.1% -38.8% 316 0.1% 644 0.1% -50.9%
Bentley 189 0.1% 171 0.1% 10.5% 306 0.1% 391 0.1% -21.7%
Ssangyong 175 0.1% 252 0.1% -30.6% 239 0.1% 435 0.1% -45.1%
Maserati 95 0.0% 83 0.0% 14.5% 157 0.0% 178 0.0% -11.8%
Alpine 37 0.0% 26 0.0% 42.3% 42 0.0% 37 0.0% 13.5%
Other 384 0.1% 338 0.1% 13.6% 608 0.1% 647 0.1% -6.0%
Other Imports 6,842 2.4% 5,235 2.1% 30.7% 7,624 1.8% 6,133 1.3% 24.3%
Total 283,964 100.0% 254,684 100.0% 11.5% 425,525 100.0% 483,557 100.0% -12.0%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Ford 20,479 36.5% 9,634 31.9% 112.6% 33,936 34.9% 22,444 33.1% 51.2%
VW 6,316 11.3% 3,495 11.6% 80.7% 9,729 10.0% 6,807 10.0% 42.9%
Vauxhall 5,149 9.2% 2,080 6.9% 147.5% 9,662 9.9% 6,641 9.8% 45.5%
Peugeot 4,210 7.5% 3,450 11.4% 22.0% 8,343 8.6% 6,906 10.2% 20.8%
Mercedes-Benz 3,860 6.9% 2,625 8.7% 47.0% 7,735 7.9% 5,604 8.3% 38.0%
Citroen 3,846 6.9% 2,301 7.6% 67.1% 6,780 7.0% 5,415 8.0% 25.2%
Nissan 2,790 5.0% 1,217 4.0% 129.3% 3,928 4.0% 2,607 3.8% 50.7%
Toyota 2,487 4.4% 1,028 3.4% 141.9% 4,256 4.4% 2,388 3.5% 78.2%
Renault 2,053 3.7% 1,142 3.8% 79.8% 4,590 4.7% 2,383 3.5% 92.6%
Fiat 1,238 2.2% 918 3.0% 34.9% 2,165 2.2% 1,847 2.7% 17.2%
Mitsubishi 1,191 2.1% 523 1.7% 127.7% 1,856 1.9% 1,450 2.1% 28.0%
Land Rover 624 1.1% 226 0.7% 176.1% 756 0.8% 374 0.6% 102.1%
MAN 409 0.7% 198 0.7% 106.6% 863 0.9% 331 0.5% 160.7%
Iveco 406 0.7% 350 1.2% 16.0% 819 0.8% 733 1.1% 11.7%
Isuzu 364 0.6% 630 2.1% -42.2% 587 0.6% 1,028 1.5% -42.9%
Renault Trucks 301 0.5% 129 0.4% 133.3% 623 0.6% 322 0.5% 93.5%
Maxus 138 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 188 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 124 0.2% 136 0.4% -8.8% 301 0.3% 255 0.4% 18.0%
Ssangyong 77 0.1% 44 0.1% 75.0% 97 0.1% 106 0.2% -8.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 35 0.1% 32 0.1% 9.4% 68 0.1% 54 0.1% 25.9%
LDV 14 0.0% 89 0.3% -84.3% 53 0.1% 212 0.3% -75.0%
LEVC 11 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 21 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Total 56,122 100.0% 30,247 100.0% 85.5% 97,356 100.0% 67,907 100.0% 43.4%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Fiat 200 33.1% 225 25.0% -11.1% 359 28.0% 405 21.7% -11.4%
Mercedes-Benz 152 25.1% 180 20.0% -15.6% 364 28.3% 501 26.9% -27.3%
Peugeot 80 13.2% 148 16.4% -45.9% 179 13.9% 337 18.1% -46.9%
Iveco 47 7.8% 21 2.3% 123.8% 78 6.1% 44 2.4% 77.3%
VW 41 6.8% 29 3.2% 41.4% 77 6.0% 40 2.1% 92.5%
Ford 39 6.4% 259 28.7% -84.9% 111 8.6% 419 22.5% -73.5%
MAN 22 3.6% 21 2.3% 4.8% 37 2.9% 24 1.3% 54.2%
Renault Trucks 11 1.8% 0 0.0% -% 39 3.0% 0 0.0% -%
Citroen 9 1.5% 5 0.6% 80.0% 16 1.2% 77 4.1% -79.2%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.2% 1 0.1% 0.0% 6 0.5% 1 0.1% 500.0%
Renault 1 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 2 0.2% 2 0.1% 0.0%
Vauxhall 0 0.0% 2 0.2% -100.0% 2 0.2% 3 0.2% -33.3%
Other Imports 2 0.3% 10 1.1% -80.0% 14 1.1% 10 0.5% 40.0%
Total 605 100.0% 901 100.0% -32.9% 1,284 100.0% 1,863 100.0% -31.1%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, February 2021

Mar 5, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

UK passenger car sales decrease 35.5% in February
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on March 4, UK passenger car sales decreased 35.5% to 51,312 units in February 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Year-to-date sales decreased 38.1%, with 141,561 cars registered in the first two months of 2021.
February sales for Ford decreased 39.4% to 5,129 units (10.0% market share), Volkswagen sales decreased 44.7% to 4,952 units (9.7% share), while BMW sales decreased 40.8% to 3,939 units (7.7% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales decreased 34.1% to 3,787 units (7.4% share) and Audi sales decreased 17.2% to 3,715 units (7.2% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in February, 1,645 Ford Fiestas; 1,408 Vauxhall Colsas; 1,321 Nissan Qashqais; 1,298 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; and 1,251 Volvo XC40s were sold.
Compared to last February, gasoline-engine car sales decreased by 44.5% to 26,752 units (52.1% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 61.0% to units (60.6% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 26.9% to 17,799 units (34.7% share).
In February, private car sales decreased 37.3% to 21,364 units (41.6% share), fleet sales decreased 33.5% to 29,311 units (57.1% share), and sales to businesses decreased 56.6% to 637 units (1.2% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 22.0% this February to 17,205 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 22.0% to 362 units in February.
Sales of taxis decreased 89.1% to 15 units in February.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "February is traditionally a small month for car registrations and with showrooms closed for the duration, the decline is deeply disappointing but expected. More concerning, however, is that these closures have stifled dealers’ preparations for March with the expectation that this will now be a third, successive dismal ‘new plate month’. Although we have a pathway out of restrictions with rapid vaccine rollout, and proven experience in operating click and collect, it is essential that showrooms reopen as soon as possible so the industry can start to build back better, and recover the GBP 23 billion loss from the past year."


Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Feb. 2021 Feb. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb. 2021 Jan.-Feb. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 51,312 79,594 -35.5% 141,561 228,873 -38.1%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 17,205 14,103 22.0% 41,234 37,660 9.5%
Trucks (Under6t) 362 464 -22.0% 679 962 -29.4%
Taxi 15 138 -89.1% 32 288 -88.9%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 5,129 10.0% 8,462 10.6% -39.4% 13,835 9.8% 24,839 10.9% -44.3%
VW 4,952 9.7% 8,948 11.2% -44.7% 12,521 8.8% 22,145 9.7% -43.5%
BMW 3,939 7.7% 6,654 8.4% -40.8% 10,941 7.7% 16,732 7.3% -34.6%
Mercedes-Benz 3,787 7.4% 5,745 7.2% -34.1% 10,387 7.3% 16,875 7.4% -38.4%
Audi 3,715 7.2% 4,485 5.6% -17.2% 10,298 7.3% 14,245 6.2% -27.7%
Vauxhall 3,359 6.5% 5,132 6.4% -34.5% 8,958 6.3% 14,368 6.3% -37.7%
Kia 2,873 5.6% 3,054 3.8% -5.9% 9,144 6.5% 9,338 4.1% -2.1%
Toyota 2,358 4.6% 3,740 4.7% -37.0% 6,872 4.9% 11,643 5.1% -41.0%
Nissan 2,275 4.4% 2,788 3.5% -18.4% 6,908 4.9% 11,039 4.8% -37.4%
Skoda 2,243 4.4% 3,192 4.0% -29.7% 5,331 3.8% 8,158 3.6% -34.7%
Peugeot 1,950 3.8% 2,939 3.7% -33.7% 4,881 3.4% 8,068 3.5% -39.5%
Land Rover 1,837 3.6% 2,081 2.6% -11.7% 5,465 3.9% 7,694 3.4% -29.0%
Volvo Cars 1,788 3.5% 1,802 2.3% -0.8% 4,968 3.5% 5,909 2.6% -15.9%
Mini 1,557 3.0% 2,046 2.6% -23.9% 3,227 2.3% 4,278 1.9% -24.6%
SEAT 1,524 3.0% 2,696 3.4% -43.5% 3,978 2.8% 7,897 3.5% -49.6%
Hyundai 1,258 2.5% 2,469 3.1% -49.0% 4,357 3.1% 6,474 2.8% -32.7%
Citroen 1,099 2.1% 2,152 2.7% -48.9% 2,578 1.8% 5,202 2.3% -50.4%
MG 831 1.6% 883 1.1% -5.9% 2,205 1.6% 2,729 1.2% -19.2%
Renault 698 1.4% 1,320 1.7% -47.1% 2,279 1.6% 4,224 1.8% -46.0%
Suzuki 511 1.0% 1,021 1.3% -50.0% 971 0.7% 2,815 1.2% -65.5%
Mazda 496 1.0% 948 1.2% -47.7% 1,244 0.9% 2,973 1.3% -58.2%
Honda 495 1.0% 1,799 2.3% -72.5% 1,465 1.0% 4,989 2.2% -70.6%
Fiat 425 0.8% 1,097 1.4% -61.3% 837 0.6% 2,808 1.2% -70.2%
Jaguar 334 0.7% 848 1.1% -60.6% 1,248 0.9% 3,173 1.4% -60.7%
Dacia 293 0.6% 823 1.0% -64.4% 1,127 0.8% 2,045 0.9% -44.9%
Polestar 261 0.5% 0 0.0% -% 587 0.4% 0 0.0% -%
Mitsubishi 210 0.4% 397 0.5% -47.1% 572 0.4% 1,810 0.8% -68.4%
Porsche 193 0.4% 278 0.3% -30.6% 1,112 0.8% 917 0.4% 21.3%
Lexus 192 0.4% 422 0.5% -54.5% 818 0.6% 1,876 0.8% -56.4%
Jeep 120 0.2% 155 0.2% -22.6% 285 0.2% 627 0.3% -54.5%
Cupra 78 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 291 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
DS 73 0.1% 140 0.2% -47.9% 182 0.1% 425 0.2% -57.2%
Abarth 65 0.1% 130 0.2% -50.0% 126 0.1% 350 0.2% -64.0%
smart 59 0.1% 80 0.1% -26.3% 143 0.1% 105 0.0% 36.2%
Alfa Romeo 30 0.1% 112 0.1% -73.2% 114 0.1% 314 0.1% -63.7%
Bentley 28 0.1% 42 0.1% -33.3% 117 0.1% 220 0.1% -46.8%
Subaru 22 0.0% 24 0.0% -8.3% 52 0.0% 73 0.0% -28.8%
Ssangyong 17 0.0% 80 0.1% -78.8% 64 0.0% 183 0.1% -65.0%
Maserati 12 0.0% 24 0.0% -50.0% 62 0.0% 95 0.0% -34.7%
Alpine 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0% 5 0.0% 11 0.0% -54.5%
Other 67 0.1% 83 0.1% -19.3% 224 0.2% 309 0.1% -27.5%
Other Imports 159 0.3% 502 0.6% -68.3% 782 0.6% 898 0.4% -12.9%
Total 51,312 100.0% 79,594 100.0% -35.5% 141,561 100.0% 228,873 100.0% -38.1%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 6,109 35.5% 4,479 31.8% 36.4% 13,457 32.6% 12,810 34.0% 5.1%
Peugeot 1,748 10.2% 1,453 10.3% 20.3% 4,133 10.0% 3,456 9.2% 19.6%
Vauxhall 1,699 9.9% 1,665 11.8% 2.0% 4,513 10.9% 4,561 12.1% -1.1%
Mercedes-Benz 1,579 9.2% 1,421 10.1% 11.1% 3,875 9.4% 2,979 7.9% 30.1%
VW 1,289 7.5% 1,140 8.1% 13.1% 3,413 8.3% 3,312 8.8% 3.0%
Citroen 1,062 6.2% 1,117 7.9% -4.9% 2,934 7.1% 3,114 8.3% -5.8%
Renault 985 5.7% 579 4.1% 70.1% 2,537 6.2% 1,241 3.3% 104.4%
Toyota 744 4.3% 542 3.8% 37.3% 1,769 4.3% 1,360 3.6% 30.1%
Fiat 419 2.4% 406 2.9% 3.2% 927 2.2% 929 2.5% -0.2%
Nissan 388 2.3% 371 2.6% 4.6% 1,138 2.8% 1,390 3.7% -18.1%
Mitsubishi 269 1.6% 236 1.7% 14.0% 665 1.6% 927 2.5% -28.3%
Iveco 240 1.4% 227 1.6% 5.7% 413 1.0% 383 1.0% 7.8%
MAN 208 1.2% 38 0.3% 447.4% 454 1.1% 133 0.4% 241.4%
Renault Trucks 148 0.9% 116 0.8% 27.6% 322 0.8% 193 0.5% 66.8%
Isuzu 105 0.6% 121 0.9% -13.2% 223 0.5% 398 1.1% -44.0%
Isuzu Trucks 84 0.5% 70 0.5% 20.0% 177 0.4% 119 0.3% 48.7%
Land Rover 49 0.3% 35 0.2% 40.0% 132 0.3% 148 0.4% -10.8%
Maxus 33 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 50 0.1% 0 0.0% -%
LDV 23 0.1% 68 0.5% -66.2% 39 0.1% 123 0.3% -68.3%
Mitsubishi Fuso 14 0.1% 8 0.1% 75.0% 33 0.1% 22 0.1% 50.0%
LEVC 7 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 10 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Ssangyong 3 0.0% 11 0.1% -72.7% 20 0.0% 62 0.2% -67.7%
Total 17,205 100.0% 14,103 100.0% 22.0% 41,234 100.0% 37,660 100.0% 9.5%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Mercedes-Benz 128 35.4% 132 28.4% -3.0% 212 31.2% 321 33.4% -34.0%
Fiat 86 23.8% 129 27.8% -33.3% 159 23.4% 180 18.7% -11.7%
Peugeot 44 12.2% 66 14.2% -33.3% 99 14.6% 189 19.6% -47.6%
Ford 35 9.7% 92 19.8% -62.0% 72 10.6% 160 16.6% -55.0%
Renault Trucks 24 6.6% 0 0.0% -% 28 4.1% 0 0.0% -%
VW 13 3.6% 10 2.2% 30.0% 36 5.3% 11 1.1% 227.3%
MAN 9 2.5% 0 0.0% -% 15 2.2% 3 0.3% 400.0%
Iveco 6 1.7% 5 1.1% 20.0% 31 4.6% 23 2.4% 34.8%
Isuzu Trucks 4 1.1% 0 0.0% -% 5 0.7% 0 0.0% -%
Citroen 1 0.3% 27 5.8% -96.3% 7 1.0% 72 7.5% -90.3%
Vauxhall 1 0.3% 1 0.2% 0.0% 2 0.3% 1 0.1% 100.0%
Renault 0 0.0% 2 0.4% -100.0% 1 0.1% 2 0.2% -50.0%
Other Imports 11 3.0% 0 0.0% -% 12 1.8% 0 0.0% -%
Total 362 100.0% 464 100.0% -22.0% 679 100.0% 962 100.0% -29.4%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, January 2021

Feb 5, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

UK passenger car sales decrease 39.5% in January
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on February 4, UK passenger car sales decreased 39.5% to 90,249 units in January 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic.
January sales for Ford fell 46.8% to 8,706 units (9.6% market share), Volkswagen sales decreased 42.6% to 7,569 units (8.4% share), while BMW sales decreased 30.5% to 7,002 units (7.8% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in January decreased 40.7% to 6,600 units (7.3% share) and Audi sales decreased 32.6% to 6,583 units (7.3% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in January, 3,078 Vauxhall Corsas; 2,986 Kia Sportages; 2,835 Nissan Qashqais; 2,594 Ford Fiestas; and 2,201 Volvo XC40s were sold.
Compared to last January, gasoline-engine car sales decreased by 50.6% to 44,903 units (49.8% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 62.1% to 11,083 units (12.3% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 18.0% to 34,263 units (38.0% share).
In January, private car sales decreased 38.5% to 37,946 units (42.0% share), fleet sales decreased 39.7% to 51,002 units (56.5% share), and sales to businesses decreased 56.0% to 1,301 units (1.4% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 2.0% this January to 24,029 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 36.3% to 317 units in January.
Sales of taxis decreased 88.7% to 17 units in January.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "Following a GBP 20.4 billion loss of revenue last year, the auto industry faces a difficult start to 2021. The necessary lockdown will challenge society, the economy and our industry’s ability to move quickly towards our ambitious environmental goals. Lifting the shutters will secure jobs, stimulate the essential demand that supports our manufacturing, and will enable us to forge ahead on the Road to Zero. Every day that showrooms can safely open will matter, especially with the critical month of March looming."


Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Jan. 2021 Jan. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 90,249 149,279 -39.5%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 24,029 23,557 2.0%
Trucks (Under6t ) 317 498 -36.3%
Taxi 17 150 -88.7%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 8,706 9.6% 16,377 11.0% -46.8%
VW 7,569 8.4% 13,197 8.8% -42.6%
BMW 7,002 7.8% 10,078 6.8% -30.5%
Mercedes-Benz 6,600 7.3% 11,130 7.5% -40.7%
Audi 6,583 7.3% 9,760 6.5% -32.6%
Kia 6,271 6.9% 6,284 4.2% -0.2%
Vauxhall 5,599 6.2% 9,236 6.2% -39.4%
Nissan 4,633 5.1% 8,251 5.5% -43.8%
Toyota 4,514 5.0% 7,903 5.3% -42.9%
Land Rover 3,628 4.0% 5,613 3.8% -35.4%
Volvo Cars 3,180 3.5% 4,107 2.8% -22.6%
Hyundai 3,099 3.4% 4,005 2.7% -22.6%
Skoda 3,088 3.4% 4,966 3.3% -37.8%
Peugeot 2,931 3.2% 5,129 3.4% -42.9%
SEAT 2,454 2.7% 5,201 3.5% -52.8%
Mini 1,670 1.9% 2,232 1.5% -25.2%
Renault 1,581 1.8% 2,904 1.9% -45.6%
Citroen 1,479 1.6% 3,050 2.0% -51.5%
MG 1,374 1.5% 1,846 1.2% -25.6%
Honda 970 1.1% 3,190 2.1% -69.6%
Porsche 919 1.0% 639 0.4% 43.8%
Jaguar 914 1.0% 2,325 1.6% -60.7%
Dacia 834 0.9% 1,222 0.8% -31.8%
Mazda 748 0.8% 2,025 1.4% -63.1%
Lexus 626 0.7% 1,454 1.0% -56.9%
Suzuki 460 0.5% 1,794 1.2% -74.4%
Fiat 412 0.5% 1,711 1.1% -75.9%
Mitsubishi 362 0.4% 1,413 0.9% -74.4%
Polestar 326 0.4% 0 0.0% -%
Cupra 213 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Jeep 165 0.2% 472 0.3% -65.0%
DS 109 0.1% 285 0.2% -61.8%
Bentley 89 0.1% 178 0.1% -50.0%
Alfa Romeo 84 0.1% 202 0.1% -58.4%
smart 84 0.1% 25 0.0% 236.0%
Abarth 61 0.1% 220 0.1% -72.3%
Maserati 50 0.1% 71 0.0% -29.6%
Ssangyong 47 0.1% 103 0.1% -54.4%
Subaru 30 0.0% 49 0.0% -38.8%
Alpine 5 0.0% 10 0.0% -50.0%
Other 157 0.2% 226 0.2% -30.5%
Other Imports 623 0.7% 396 0.3% 57.3%
Total 90,249 100.0% 149,279 100.0% -39.5%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 7,348 30.6% 8,331 35.4% -11.8%
Vauxhall 2,814 11.7% 2,896 12.3% -2.8%
Peugeot 2,385 9.9% 2,003 8.5% 19.1%
Mercedes-Benz 2,296 9.6% 1,558 6.6% 47.4%
VW 2,124 8.8% 2,172 9.2% -2.2%
Citroen 1,872 7.8% 1,997 8.5% -6.3%
Renault 1,552 6.5% 662 2.8% 134.4%
Toyota 1,025 4.3% 818 3.5% 25.3%
Nissan 750 3.1% 1,019 4.3% -26.4%
Fiat 508 2.1% 523 2.2% -2.9%
Mitsubishi 396 1.6% 691 2.9% -42.7%
MAN 246 1.0% 95 0.4% 158.9%
Renault Trucks 174 0.7% 77 0.3% 126.0%
Iveco 173 0.7% 156 0.7% 10.9%
Isuzu 118 0.5% 277 1.2% -57.4%
Isuzu Trucks 93 0.4% 49 0.2% 89.8%
Land Rover 83 0.3% 113 0.5% -26.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 19 0.1% 14 0.1% 35.7%
Ssangyong 17 0.1% 51 0.2% -66.7%
Maxus 17 0.1% 0 0.0% -%
LDV 16 0.1% 55 0.2% -70.9%
LEVC 3 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Total 24,029 100.0% 23,557 100.0% 2.0%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Mercedes-Benz 84 26.5% 189 38.0% -55.6%
Fiat 73 23.0% 51 10.2% 43.1%
Peugeot 55 17.4% 123 24.7% -55.3%
Ford 37 11.7% 68 13.7% -45.6%
Iveco 25 7.9% 18 3.6% 38.9%
VW 23 7.3% 1 0.2% 2200.0%
Citroen 6 1.9% 45 9.0% -86.7%
MAN 6 1.9% 3 0.6% 100.0%
Renault Trucks 4 1.3% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Renault 1 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Vauxhall 1 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Other Imports 1 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Total 317 100.0% 498 100.0% -36.3%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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