UK - Flash report, Sales volume, 2018

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Flash report, Sales volume, 2018

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Flash report, May 2018

6 Jun. 2018

*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 car sales increase 3.4% in May
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on June 5, UK car sales increased 3.4% to 192,649 units in May 2018.
May sales for Ford increased 3.0% to 21,136 units (11.0% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 15.6% to 18,097 units (9.4% share), while Vauxhall sales decreased 0.4% to 13,983 units (7.3% share).
Audi sales in May decreased 0.6% to 13,687 units (7.1% share) and Mercedes-Benz sales decreased 8.7% to 13,387 units (6.9% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in May, 6,896 Ford Fiestas; 6,573 Ford Focuses; 6,372 Volkswagen Golfs; 4,956 Nissan Qashqais; and 3,961 Volkswagen Polos were sold.
Compared to last May, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 23.6% to 62,260 units (32.3% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 23.5% to 119,149 units (61.8% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 36.1% to 11,240 units (5.8% share).
In May, private car sales increased 10.1% to 83,682 units (43.4% share), fleet sales decreased 0.7% to 103,490 units (53.7% share), and sales to businesses decreased 9.6% to 5,477 units (2.8% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 2.4% this May to 27,639 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 70.9% to 923 units in May.
Sales of taxis increased 2975.0% to 123 units in May.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "May’s growth, albeit on the back of large declines last year, is encouraging and suggests the market is now starting to return to a more natural running rate. To ensure long-term stability, we need to avoid any further disruption to the market, and this will require sustainable policies that give consumers and businesses the confidence to invest in the new cars that best suit their needs. Fleet renewal is the fastest way to improve air quality and reduce CO2, and this applies to hybrid and plug-in technologies as well as the latest low emission petrol and diesels which, for many drivers, remain the right choice economically and environmentally."

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type May 2018 May 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-May 2018 Jan.-May 2017 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 192,649 186,265 3.4% 1,079,049 1,158,357 -6.8%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 27,639 26,982 2.4% 145,514 147,577 -1.4%
Trucks (Under6t) 923 540 70.9% 3,926 2,990 31.3%
Taxi 123 4 2975.0% 301 4 7425.0%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Ford 21,136 11.0% 20,514 11.0% 3.0% 123,207 11.4% 141,221 12.2% -12.8%
VW 18,097 9.4% 15,656 8.4% 15.6% 90,162 8.4% 85,388 7.4% 5.6%
Vauxhall 13,983 7.3% 14,041 7.5% -0.4% 79,732 7.4% 91,506 7.9% -12.9%
Audi 13,687 7.1% 13,764 7.4% -0.6% 74,737 6.9% 74,638 6.4% 0.1%
Mercedes-Benz 13,387 6.9% 14,660 7.9% -8.7% 76,414 7.1% 82,842 7.2% -7.8%
BMW 12,940 6.7% 12,731 6.8% 1.6% 69,411 6.4% 73,489 6.3% -5.5%
Nissan 8,699 4.5% 10,627 5.7% -18.1% 50,941 4.7% 72,018 6.2% -29.3%
Hyundai 7,387 3.8% 7,321 3.9% 0.9% 42,378 3.9% 42,135 3.6% 0.6%
Toyota 6,774 3.5% 6,720 3.6% 0.8% 46,702 4.3% 46,872 4.0% -0.4%
Kia 6,721 3.5% 6,682 3.6% 0.6% 42,344 3.9% 42,678 3.7% -0.8%
Land Rover 6,566 3.4% 5,619 3.0% 16.9% 35,408 3.3% 39,474 3.4% -10.3%
Skoda 6,337 3.3% 6,713 3.6% -5.6% 34,164 3.2% 35,046 3.0% -2.5%
Peugeot 6,335 3.3% 6,060 3.3% 4.5% 37,203 3.4% 39,858 3.4% -6.7%
SEAT 5,674 2.9% 3,882 2.1% 46.2% 29,379 2.7% 24,590 2.1% 19.5%
Mini 5,094 2.6% 4,972 2.7% 2.5% 25,949 2.4% 25,973 2.2% -0.1%
Renault 4,964 2.6% 4,308 2.3% 15.2% 29,030 2.7% 33,508 2.9% -13.4%
Citroen 4,408 2.3% 4,028 2.2% 9.4% 23,103 2.1% 25,164 2.2% -8.2%
Honda 3,825 2.0% 3,397 1.8% 12.6% 25,051 2.3% 24,184 2.1% 3.6%
Volvo Cars 3,621 1.9% 3,184 1.7% 13.7% 19,060 1.8% 19,501 1.7% -2.3%
Suzuki 3,117 1.6% 2,722 1.5% 14.5% 16,561 1.5% 18,331 1.6% -9.7%
Jaguar 3,069 1.6% 2,564 1.4% 19.7% 15,192 1.4% 17,430 1.5% -12.8%
Fiat 2,623 1.4% 4,075 2.2% -35.6% 16,333 1.5% 23,633 2.0% -30.9%
Dacia 2,516 1.3% 1,939 1.0% 29.8% 11,617 1.1% 11,542 1.0% 0.6%
Mazda 2,408 1.2% 2,447 1.3% -1.6% 18,253 1.7% 19,306 1.7% -5.5%
Porsche 1,991 1.0% 1,278 0.7% 55.8% 7,711 0.7% 6,255 0.5% 23.3%
Mitsubishi 1,400 0.7% 1,142 0.6% 22.6% 8,586 0.8% 7,555 0.7% 13.6%
Lexus 851 0.4% 715 0.4% 19.0% 5,602 0.5% 5,281 0.5% 6.1%
MG 811 0.4% 395 0.2% 105.3% 3,415 0.3% 1,679 0.1% 103.4%
Jeep 652 0.3% 303 0.2% 115.2% 2,857 0.3% 3,429 0.3% -16.7%
smart 636 0.3% 924 0.5% -31.2% 3,198 0.3% 5,106 0.4% -37.4%
Abarth 612 0.3% 341 0.2% 79.5% 2,497 0.2% 1,855 0.2% 34.6%
DS 547 0.3% 647 0.3% -15.5% 3,184 0.3% 4,274 0.4% -25.5%
Alfa Romeo 355 0.2% 269 0.1% 32.0% 2,117 0.2% 2,253 0.2% -6.0%
Ssangyong 250 0.1% 273 0.1% -8.4% 1,266 0.1% 1,914 0.2% -33.9%
Subaru 231 0.1% 155 0.1% 49.0% 1,362 0.1% 1,210 0.1% 12.6%
Aston Martin 128 0.1% 148 0.1% -13.5% 571 0.1% 870 0.1% -34.4%
Bentley 87 0.0% 115 0.1% -24.3% 604 0.1% 800 0.1% -24.5%
McLaren 85 0.0% 62 0.0% 37.1% 353 0.0% 208 0.0% 69.7%
Maserati 83 0.0% 107 0.1% -22.4% 622 0.1% 856 0.1% -27.3%
Infiniti 69 0.0% 346 0.2% -80.1% 454 0.0% 1,749 0.2% -74.0%
Lotus 20 0.0% 2 0.0% 900.0% 112 0.0% 119 0.0% -5.9%
Chevrolet 6 0.0% 4 0.0% 50.0% 26 0.0% 35 0.0% -25.7%
Other 95 0.0% 51 0.0% 86.3% 330 0.0% 296 0.0% 11.5%
Other Imports 372 0.2% 362 0.2% 2.8% 1,851 0.2% 2,286 0.2% -19.0%
Total 192,649 100.0% 186,265 100.0% 3.4% 1,079,049 100.0% 1,158,357 100.0% -6.8%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Ford 9,784 35.4% 8,876 32.9% 10.2% 51,205 35.2% 47,732 32.3% 7.3%
VW 3,481 12.6% 2,793 10.4% 24.6% 18,215 12.5% 17,456 11.8% 4.3%
Peugeot 3,158 11.4% 2,752 10.2% 14.8% 14,715 10.1% 13,714 9.3% 7.3%
Mercedes-Benz 2,124 7.7% 2,632 9.8% -19.3% 10,144 7.0% 11,039 7.5% -8.1%
Citroen 2,053 7.4% 2,302 8.5% -10.8% 11,583 8.0% 11,341 7.7% 2.1%
Vauxhall 1,846 6.7% 1,828 6.8% 1.0% 9,698 6.7% 11,620 7.9% -16.5%
Renault 987 3.6% 1,478 5.5% -33.2% 6,601 4.5% 9,054 6.1% -27.1%
Fiat 891 3.2% 755 2.8% 18.0% 3,862 2.7% 4,637 3.1% -16.7%
Toyota 820 3.0% 814 3.0% 0.7% 3,894 2.7% 4,419 3.0% -11.9%
Mitsubishi 742 2.7% 750 2.8% -1.1% 4,598 3.2% 4,656 3.2% -1.2%
Nissan 703 2.5% 1,061 3.9% -33.7% 5,556 3.8% 7,496 5.1% -25.9%
Isuzu 350 1.3% 482 1.8% -27.4% 2,022 1.4% 2,151 1.5% -6.0%
Iveco 230 0.8% 219 0.8% 5.0% 1,440 1.0% 1,117 0.8% 28.9%
Land Rover 181 0.7% 0 0.0% -% 444 0.3% 20 0.0% 2120.0%
Renault Trucks 126 0.5% 130 0.5% -3.1% 706 0.5% 498 0.3% 41.8%
Isuzu Trucks 73 0.3% 36 0.1% 102.8% 276 0.2% 153 0.1% 80.4%
LDV 31 0.1% 29 0.1% 6.9% 152 0.1% 121 0.1% 25.6%
MAN 22 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 147 0.1% 0 0.0% -%
Mitsubishi Fuso 17 0.1% 9 0.0% 88.9% 70 0.0% 74 0.1% -5.4%
Ssangyong 15 0.1% 19 0.1% -21.1% 118 0.1% 200 0.1% -41.0%
Dacia 2 0.0% 11 0.0% -81.8% 39 0.0% 36 0.0% 8.3%
Hyundai 2 0.0% 4 0.0% -50.0% 25 0.0% 21 0.0% 19.0%
Great Wall 1 0.0% 2 0.0% -50.0% 4 0.0% 22 0.0% -81.8%
Total 27,639 100.0% 26,982 100.0% 2.4% 145,514 100.0% 147,577 100.0% -1.4%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Peugeot 321 34.8% 42 7.8% 664.3% 1,139 29.0% 252 8.4% 352.0%
Fiat 219 23.7% 128 23.7% 71.1% 845 21.5% 748 25.0% 13.0%
Mercedes-Benz 174 18.9% 94 17.4% 85.1% 773 19.7% 627 21.0% 23.3%
Ford 155 16.8% 203 37.6% -23.6% 858 21.9% 962 32.2% -10.8%
Iveco 23 2.5% 30 5.6% -23.3% 140 3.6% 169 5.7% -17.2%
Vauxhall 8 0.9% 7 1.3% 14.3% 48 1.2% 50 1.7% -4.0%
Citroen 7 0.8% 7 1.3% 0.0% 48 1.2% 36 1.2% 33.3%
VW 5 0.5% 20 3.7% -75.0% 36 0.9% 103 3.4% -65.0%
Renault 5 0.5% 0 0.0% -% 29 0.7% 1 0.0% 2800.0%
MAN 3 0.3% 0 0.0% -% 4 0.1% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 2 0.2% 4 0.7% -50.0% 5 0.1% 17 0.6% -70.6%
Renault Trucks 1 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 1 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Nissan 0 0.0% 5 0.9% -100.0% 0 0.0% 25 0.8% -100.0%
Total 923 100.0% 540 100.0% 70.9% 3,926 100.0% 2,990 100.0% 31.3%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



More detailed statistics for UK

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Flash report, April 2018

7 May 2018

*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 car sales increase 10.4% in April
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on May 4, UK car sales increased 10.4% to 167,911 units in April 2018.
April sales for Ford increased 24.3% to 20,114 units (12.0% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 46.7% to 14,607 units (8.7% share), while Audi sales increased 0.3% to 13,135 units (7.8% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in April decreased 11.2% to 11,854 units (7.1% share) and Vauxhall sales increased 4.5% to 11,214 units (6.7% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in April, 7,811 Ford Fiestas; 5,482 Volkswagen Golfs; 4,257 Nissan Qashqais; 3,784 Ford Focuses; and 2,995 Volkswagen Polos were sold.
Compared to last April, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 24.9% to 51,377 units (30.6% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 38.5% to 107,169 units (63.8% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 49.3% to 9,365 units (5.6% share).
In April, private car sales increased 26.3% to 75,607 units (45.0% share), fleet sales increased 0.9% to 87,486 units (52.1% share), and sales to businesses decreased 12.9% to 4,818 units (2.9% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 3.9% this April to 23,501 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 28.8% to 788 units in April.
Sales of taxis were 65 units in April.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "It’s important not to look at one month in isolation and, given the major disruption to last April’s market caused by sweeping VED changes, this increase is not unexpected. While the continuing growth in demand for plug-in and hybrid cars is positive news, the market share of these vehicles remains low and will do little to offset damaging declines elsewhere. Consumers need certainty about future policies towards different fuel types, including diesel, and a compelling package of incentives to deliver long-term confidence in the newest technologies."

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Apr. 2018 Apr. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr. 2018 Jan.-Apr. 2017 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 167,911 152,076 10.4% 886,400 972,092 -8.8%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 23,501 22,625 3.9% 117,875 120,595 -2.3%
Trucks (Under6t) 788 612 28.8% 3,003 2,450 22.6%
Taxi 65 0 -% 178 0 -%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Ford 20,114 12.0% 16,183 10.6% 24.3% 102,071 11.5% 120,707 12.4% -15.4%
VW 14,607 8.7% 9,954 6.5% 46.7% 72,065 8.1% 69,732 7.2% 3.3%
Audi 13,135 7.8% 13,094 8.6% 0.3% 61,050 6.9% 60,874 6.3% 0.3%
Mercedes-Benz 11,854 7.1% 13,345 8.8% -11.2% 63,027 7.1% 68,182 7.0% -7.6%
Vauxhall 11,214 6.7% 10,732 7.1% 4.5% 65,749 7.4% 77,465 8.0% -15.1%
BMW 9,078 5.4% 11,277 7.4% -19.5% 56,471 6.4% 60,758 6.3% -7.1%
Nissan 7,448 4.4% 8,041 5.3% -7.4% 42,242 4.8% 61,391 6.3% -31.2%
Hyundai 6,987 4.2% 6,958 4.6% 0.4% 34,991 3.9% 34,814 3.6% 0.5%
Kia 6,872 4.1% 6,291 4.1% 9.2% 35,623 4.0% 35,996 3.7% -1.0%
Toyota 6,713 4.0% 5,113 3.4% 31.3% 39,928 4.5% 40,152 4.1% -0.6%
Peugeot 6,225 3.7% 5,405 3.6% 15.2% 30,868 3.5% 33,798 3.5% -8.7%
Skoda 6,216 3.7% 6,011 4.0% 3.4% 27,827 3.1% 28,333 2.9% -1.8%
SEAT 5,315 3.2% 3,926 2.6% 35.4% 23,705 2.7% 20,708 2.1% 14.5%
Land Rover 5,027 3.0% 4,116 2.7% 22.1% 28,842 3.3% 33,855 3.5% -14.8%
Renault 4,462 2.7% 4,074 2.7% 9.5% 24,066 2.7% 29,200 3.0% -17.6%
Citroen 4,024 2.4% 2,789 1.8% 44.3% 18,695 2.1% 21,136 2.2% -11.5%
Mini 3,846 2.3% 3,734 2.5% 3.0% 20,855 2.4% 21,001 2.2% -0.7%
Volvo Cars 3,782 2.3% 2,735 1.8% 38.3% 15,439 1.7% 16,317 1.7% -5.4%
Honda 3,089 1.8% 3,016 2.0% 2.4% 21,226 2.4% 20,787 2.1% 2.1%
Jaguar 2,414 1.4% 1,732 1.1% 39.4% 12,123 1.4% 14,866 1.5% -18.5%
Fiat 2,166 1.3% 1,981 1.3% 9.3% 13,710 1.5% 19,558 2.0% -29.9%
Suzuki 2,121 1.3% 1,658 1.1% 27.9% 13,444 1.5% 15,609 1.6% -13.9%
Dacia 1,919 1.1% 1,397 0.9% 37.4% 9,101 1.0% 9,603 1.0% -5.2%
Mazda 1,673 1.0% 1,690 1.1% -1.0% 15,845 1.8% 16,859 1.7% -6.0%
Porsche 1,646 1.0% 1,240 0.8% 32.7% 5,720 0.6% 4,977 0.5% 14.9%
Mitsubishi 1,189 0.7% 1,309 0.9% -9.2% 7,186 0.8% 6,413 0.7% 12.1%
MG 829 0.5% 219 0.1% 278.5% 2,604 0.3% 1,284 0.1% 102.8%
Lexus 678 0.4% 672 0.4% 0.9% 4,751 0.5% 4,566 0.5% 4.1%
DS 529 0.3% 416 0.3% 27.2% 2,637 0.3% 3,627 0.4% -27.3%
smart 495 0.3% 965 0.6% -48.7% 2,562 0.3% 4,182 0.4% -38.7%
Jeep 477 0.3% 364 0.2% 31.0% 2,205 0.2% 3,126 0.3% -29.5%
Abarth 358 0.2% 213 0.1% 68.1% 1,885 0.2% 1,514 0.2% 24.5%
Alfa Romeo 304 0.2% 265 0.2% 14.7% 1,762 0.2% 1,984 0.2% -11.2%
Subaru 153 0.1% 123 0.1% 24.4% 1,131 0.1% 1,055 0.1% 7.2%
Ssangyong 151 0.1% 282 0.2% -46.5% 1,016 0.1% 1,641 0.2% -38.1%
Bentley 107 0.1% 104 0.1% 2.9% 517 0.1% 685 0.1% -24.5%
Maserati 103 0.1% 109 0.1% -5.5% 539 0.1% 749 0.1% -28.0%
Aston Martin 96 0.1% 77 0.1% 24.7% 443 0.0% 722 0.1% -38.6%
Infiniti 72 0.0% 118 0.1% -39.0% 385 0.0% 1,403 0.1% -72.6%
McLaren 55 0.0% 9 0.0% 511.1% 268 0.0% 146 0.0% 83.6%
Lotus 32 0.0% 29 0.0% 10.3% 92 0.0% 117 0.0% -21.4%
Chevrolet 3 0.0% 13 0.0% -76.9% 20 0.0% 31 0.0% -35.5%
Other 73 0.0% 70 0.0% 4.3% 235 0.0% 245 0.0% -4.1%
Other Imports 260 0.2% 227 0.1% 14.5% 1,479 0.2% 1,924 0.2% -23.1%
Total 167,911 100.0% 152,076 100.0% 10.4% 886,400 100.0% 972,092 100.0% -8.8%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Ford 7,889 33.6% 6,696 29.6% 17.8% 41,421 35.1% 38,856 32.2% 6.6%
VW 3,117 13.3% 2,887 12.8% 8.0% 14,734 12.5% 14,663 12.2% 0.5%
Peugeot 2,728 11.6% 2,400 10.6% 13.7% 11,557 9.8% 10,962 9.1% 5.4%
Citroen 2,248 9.6% 1,499 6.6% 50.0% 9,530 8.1% 9,039 7.5% 5.4%
Mercedes-Benz 1,611 6.9% 1,751 7.7% -8.0% 8,020 6.8% 8,407 7.0% -4.6%
Vauxhall 1,326 5.6% 1,718 7.6% -22.8% 7,852 6.7% 9,792 8.1% -19.8%
Renault 974 4.1% 1,433 6.3% -32.0% 5,614 4.8% 7,576 6.3% -25.9%
Mitsubishi 821 3.5% 635 2.8% 29.3% 3,856 3.3% 3,906 3.2% -1.3%
Fiat 644 2.7% 848 3.7% -24.1% 2,971 2.5% 3,882 3.2% -23.5%
Toyota 628 2.7% 706 3.1% -11.0% 3,074 2.6% 3,605 3.0% -14.7%
Nissan 541 2.3% 1,361 6.0% -60.2% 4,853 4.1% 6,435 5.3% -24.6%
Isuzu 246 1.0% 369 1.6% -33.3% 1,672 1.4% 1,669 1.4% 0.2%
Iveco 225 1.0% 158 0.7% 42.4% 1,210 1.0% 898 0.7% 34.7%
Land Rover 142 0.6% 1 0.0% 14100.0% 263 0.2% 20 0.0% 1215.0%
Renault Trucks 138 0.6% 76 0.3% 81.6% 580 0.5% 368 0.3% 57.6%
MAN 90 0.4% 0 0.0% -% 125 0.1% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 63 0.3% 25 0.1% 152.0% 203 0.2% 117 0.1% 73.5%
LDV 37 0.2% 27 0.1% 37.0% 121 0.1% 92 0.1% 31.5%
Ssangyong 15 0.1% 13 0.1% 15.4% 103 0.1% 181 0.2% -43.1%
Mitsubishi Fuso 11 0.0% 12 0.1% -8.3% 53 0.0% 65 0.1% -18.5%
Hyundai 6 0.0% 1 0.0% 500.0% 23 0.0% 17 0.0% 35.3%
Great Wall 1 0.0% 6 0.0% -83.3% 3 0.0% 20 0.0% -85.0%
Dacia 0 0.0% 3 0.0% -100.0% 37 0.0% 25 0.0% 48.0%
Total 23,501 100.0% 22,625 100.0% 3.9% 117,875 100.0% 120,595 100.0% -2.3%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Peugeot 298 37.8% 60 9.8% 396.7% 818 27.2% 210 8.6% 289.5%
Fiat 175 22.2% 148 24.2% 18.2% 626 20.8% 620 25.3% 1.0%
Mercedes-Benz 161 20.4% 143 23.4% 12.6% 599 19.9% 533 21.8% 12.4%
Ford 96 12.2% 186 30.4% -48.4% 703 23.4% 759 31.0% -7.4%
Iveco 15 1.9% 32 5.2% -53.1% 117 3.9% 139 5.7% -15.8%
Vauxhall 15 1.9% 2 0.3% 650.0% 40 1.3% 43 1.8% -7.0%
Citroen 12 1.5% 11 1.8% 9.1% 41 1.4% 29 1.2% 41.4%
VW 10 1.3% 8 1.3% 25.0% 31 1.0% 83 3.4% -62.7%
Renault 5 0.6% 0 0.0% -% 24 0.8% 1 0.0% 2300.0%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.1% 6 1.0% -83.3% 3 0.1% 13 0.5% -76.9%
MAN 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 1 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Nissan 0 0.0% 16 2.6% -100.0% 0 0.0% 20 0.8% -100.0%
Total 788 100.0% 612 100.0% 28.8% 3,003 100.0% 2,450 100.0% 22.6%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)





More detailed statistics for UK

PAGETOP

Flash report, March 2018

6 Apr. 2018

*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 car sales decrease 15.7% in March
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on April 5, UK car sales decreased 15.7% to 474,069 units in March 2018.
March sales for Ford decreased 30.0% to 50,257 units (10.6% market share), Volkswagen sales fell 4.2% to 37,843 units (8.0% share), while Vauxhall sales decreased 20.5% to 37,023 units (7.8% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in March decreased 7.0% to 33,194 units (7.0% share) and BMW sales decreased 9.2% to 31,649 units (6.7% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in March, 19,272 Ford Fiestas; 13,966 Volkswagen Golfs; 12,018 Nissan Qashqais; 11,718 Vauxhall Corsas; and 9,403 Ford Focuses were sold.
Compared to last March, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 37.2% to 153,594 units (32.4% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 0.5% to 296,349 units (62.5% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 5.7% to 24,126 units (5.1% share).
In March, private car sales decreased 16.5% to 228,623 units (48.2% share), fleet sales decreased 15.0% to 222,595 units (47.0% share), and sales to businesses decreased 14.3% to 22,851 units (4.8% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 5.6% this March to 59,764 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 22.8% to 1,342 units in March.
Sales of taxis were 106 units in March.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "March’s decline is not unexpected given the huge surge in registrations in the same month last year. Despite this, the market itself is relatively high with the underlying factors in terms of consumer choice, finance availability and cost of ownership all highly competitive. Consumer and business confidence, however, has taken a knock in recent months and a thriving new car market is essential to the overall health of our economy. This means creating the right economic conditions for all types of consumers to have the confidence to buy new vehicles. All technologies, regardless of fuel type, have a role to play in helping improve air quality whilst meeting our climate change targets, so government must do more to encourage consumers to buy new vehicles rather than hang onto their older, more polluting vehicles."

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Mar. 2018 Mar. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar. 2018 Jan.-Mar. 2017 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 474,069 562,337 -15.7% 718,489 820,016 -12.4%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 59,764 63,316 -5.6% 94,374 97,970 -3.7%
Trucks (Under6t) 1,342 1,093 22.8% 2,215 1,838 20.5%
Taxi 106 0 -% 113 0 -%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Ford 50,257 10.6% 71,837 12.8% -30.0% 81,957 11.4% 104,524 12.7% -21.6%
VW 37,843 8.0% 39,485 7.0% -4.2% 57,458 8.0% 59,778 7.3% -3.9%
Vauxhall 37,023 7.8% 46,564 8.3% -20.5% 54,535 7.6% 66,733 8.1% -18.3%
Mercedes-Benz 33,194 7.0% 35,690 6.3% -7.0% 51,173 7.1% 54,837 6.7% -6.7%
BMW 31,649 6.7% 34,873 6.2% -9.2% 47,393 6.6% 49,481 6.0% -4.2%
Audi 29,968 6.3% 30,867 5.5% -2.9% 47,915 6.7% 47,780 5.8% 0.3%
Nissan 24,561 5.2% 36,939 6.6% -33.5% 34,794 4.8% 53,350 6.5% -34.8%
Toyota 22,537 4.8% 24,508 4.4% -8.0% 33,215 4.6% 35,039 4.3% -5.2%
Hyundai 18,526 3.9% 18,460 3.3% 0.4% 28,004 3.9% 27,856 3.4% 0.5%
Kia 18,094 3.8% 18,801 3.3% -3.8% 28,751 4.0% 29,705 3.6% -3.2%
Land Rover 16,655 3.5% 22,534 4.0% -26.1% 23,815 3.3% 29,739 3.6% -19.9%
Peugeot 16,301 3.4% 19,168 3.4% -15.0% 24,643 3.4% 28,393 3.5% -13.2%
Renault 14,531 3.1% 19,014 3.4% -23.6% 19,604 2.7% 25,126 3.1% -22.0%
Skoda 13,300 2.8% 13,655 2.4% -2.6% 21,611 3.0% 22,322 2.7% -3.2%
Mini 12,352 2.6% 12,942 2.3% -4.6% 17,009 2.4% 17,267 2.1% -1.5%
Honda 11,896 2.5% 11,635 2.1% 2.2% 18,137 2.5% 17,771 2.2% 2.1%
SEAT 11,829 2.5% 11,200 2.0% 5.6% 18,390 2.6% 16,782 2.0% 9.6%
Mazda 10,085 2.1% 11,178 2.0% -9.8% 14,172 2.0% 15,169 1.8% -6.6%
Citroen 9,050 1.9% 12,977 2.3% -30.3% 14,671 2.0% 18,347 2.2% -20.0%
Fiat 8,524 1.8% 12,930 2.3% -34.1% 11,544 1.6% 17,577 2.1% -34.3%
Volvo Cars 8,237 1.7% 9,710 1.7% -15.2% 11,657 1.6% 13,582 1.7% -14.2%
Jaguar 6,797 1.4% 9,571 1.7% -29.0% 9,709 1.4% 13,134 1.6% -26.1%
Suzuki 6,466 1.4% 8,602 1.5% -24.8% 11,323 1.6% 13,951 1.7% -18.8%
Dacia 4,013 0.8% 5,773 1.0% -30.5% 7,182 1.0% 8,206 1.0% -12.5%
Mitsubishi 3,929 0.8% 3,421 0.6% 14.8% 5,997 0.8% 5,104 0.6% 17.5%
Lexus 3,006 0.6% 2,888 0.5% 4.1% 4,073 0.6% 3,894 0.5% 4.6%
Porsche 2,659 0.6% 2,848 0.5% -6.6% 4,074 0.6% 3,737 0.5% 9.0%
DS 1,656 0.3% 2,183 0.4% -24.1% 2,108 0.3% 3,211 0.4% -34.4%
Jeep 1,322 0.3% 1,807 0.3% -26.8% 1,728 0.2% 2,762 0.3% -37.4%
smart 1,201 0.3% 2,172 0.4% -44.7% 2,067 0.3% 3,217 0.4% -35.7%
MG 1,114 0.2% 749 0.1% 48.7% 1,775 0.2% 1,065 0.1% 66.7%
Abarth 1,107 0.2% 948 0.2% 16.8% 1,527 0.2% 1,301 0.2% 17.4%
Alfa Romeo 1,004 0.2% 1,239 0.2% -19.0% 1,458 0.2% 1,719 0.2% -15.2%
Subaru 761 0.2% 706 0.1% 7.8% 978 0.1% 932 0.1% 4.9%
Ssangyong 613 0.1% 956 0.2% -35.9% 865 0.1% 1,359 0.2% -36.4%
Maserati 276 0.1% 429 0.1% -35.7% 436 0.1% 640 0.1% -31.9%
Bentley 229 0.0% 358 0.1% -36.0% 410 0.1% 581 0.1% -29.4%
Aston Martin 229 0.0% 425 0.1% -46.1% 347 0.0% 645 0.1% -46.2%
Infiniti 160 0.0% 985 0.2% -83.8% 313 0.0% 1,285 0.2% -75.6%
McLaren 132 0.0% 74 0.0% 78.4% 213 0.0% 137 0.0% 55.5%
Lotus 36 0.0% 39 0.0% -7.7% 60 0.0% 88 0.0% -31.8%
Chevrolet 15 0.0% 18 0.0% -16.7% 17 0.0% 18 0.0% -5.6%
Other 106 0.0% 106 0.0% 0.0% 162 0.0% 175 0.0% -7.4%
Other Imports 826 0.2% 1,073 0.2% -23.0% 1,219 0.2% 1,697 0.2% -28.2%
Total 474,069 100.0% 562,337 100.0% -15.7% 718,489 100.0% 820,016 100.0% -12.4%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Ford 20,976 35.1% 20,294 32.1% 3.4% 33,532 35.5% 32,160 32.8% 4.3%
VW 7,555 12.6% 7,943 12.5% -4.9% 11,617 12.3% 11,776 12.0% -1.4%
Peugeot 5,452 9.1% 5,452 8.6% 0.0% 8,829 9.4% 8,562 8.7% 3.1%
Citroen 4,579 7.7% 4,266 6.7% 7.3% 7,282 7.7% 7,540 7.7% -3.4%
Vauxhall 4,175 7.0% 4,804 7.6% -13.1% 6,526 6.9% 8,074 8.2% -19.2%
Mercedes-Benz 3,780 6.3% 4,540 7.2% -16.7% 6,409 6.8% 6,656 6.8% -3.7%
Nissan 3,204 5.4% 3,530 5.6% -9.2% 4,312 4.6% 5,074 5.2% -15.0%
Renault 2,701 4.5% 4,441 7.0% -39.2% 4,640 4.9% 6,143 6.3% -24.5%
Mitsubishi 2,047 3.4% 2,265 3.6% -9.6% 3,035 3.2% 3,271 3.3% -7.2%
Toyota 1,655 2.8% 2,019 3.2% -18.0% 2,446 2.6% 2,899 3.0% -15.6%
Fiat 1,601 2.7% 2,053 3.2% -22.0% 2,327 2.5% 3,034 3.1% -23.3%
Isuzu 989 1.7% 861 1.4% 14.9% 1,426 1.5% 1,300 1.3% 9.7%
Iveco 458 0.8% 448 0.7% 2.2% 985 1.0% 740 0.8% 33.1%
Renault Trucks 250 0.4% 127 0.2% 96.9% 442 0.5% 292 0.3% 51.4%
Land Rover 121 0.2% 16 0.0% 656.3% 121 0.1% 19 0.0% 536.8%
Isuzu Trucks 80 0.1% 51 0.1% 56.9% 140 0.1% 92 0.1% 52.2%
Ssangyong 57 0.1% 121 0.2% -52.9% 88 0.1% 168 0.2% -47.6%
LDV 33 0.1% 37 0.1% -10.8% 84 0.1% 65 0.1% 29.2%
MAN 20 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 35 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Mitsubishi Fuso 19 0.0% 23 0.0% -17.4% 42 0.0% 53 0.1% -20.8%
Hyundai 11 0.0% 8 0.0% 37.5% 17 0.0% 16 0.0% 6.3%
Great Wall 1 0.0% 7 0.0% -85.7% 2 0.0% 14 0.0% -85.7%
Dacia 0 0.0% 10 0.0% -100.0% 37 0.0% 22 0.0% 68.2%
Total 59,764 100.0% 63,316 100.0% -5.6% 94,374 100.0% 97,970 100.0% -3.7%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Peugeot 353 26.3% 74 6.8% 377.0% 520 23.5% 150 8.2% 246.7%
Ford 339 25.3% 377 34.5% -10.1% 607 27.4% 573 31.2% 5.9%
Fiat 280 20.9% 270 24.7% 3.7% 451 20.4% 472 25.7% -4.4%
Mercedes-Benz 276 20.6% 242 22.1% 14.0% 438 19.8% 390 21.2% 12.3%
Iveco 41 3.1% 65 5.9% -36.9% 102 4.6% 107 5.8% -4.7%
Vauxhall 17 1.3% 13 1.2% 30.8% 25 1.1% 41 2.2% -39.0%
Citroen 14 1.0% 7 0.6% 100.0% 29 1.3% 18 1.0% 61.1%
Renault 11 0.8% 0 0.0% -% 19 0.9% 1 0.1% 1800.0%
VW 9 0.7% 42 3.8% -78.6% 21 0.9% 75 4.1% -72.0%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.1% 2 0.2% -50.0% 2 0.1% 7 0.4% -71.4%
MAN 1 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 1 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Nissan 0 0.0% 1 0.1% -100.0% 0 0.0% 4 0.2% -100.0%
Total 1,342 100.0% 1,093 100.0% 22.8% 2,215 100.0% 1,838 100.0% 20.5%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)




More detailed statistics for UK

PAGETOP

Flash report, February 2018

6 Mar. 2018

*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 car sales decrease 2.8% in February
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on March 5, UK car sales decreased 2.8% to 80,805 units in February 2018.
February sales for Ford increased 21.6% to 12,046 units (14.9% market share), Volkswagen sales fell 4.0% to 7,036 units (8.7% share), while BMW sales increased 10.2% to 6,744 units (8.3% share).
Audi sales in February increased 17.3% to 6,141 units (7.6% share) and Mercedes-Benz sales decreased 0.2% to 6,088 units (7.5% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in February, 5,201 Ford Fiestas; 2,927 Volkswagen Golfs; 2,052 Ford Focuses; 1,671 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; and 1,552 Ford Kugas were sold.
Compared to last February, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 23.5% to 28,317 units (35.0% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 14.4% to 48,941 units (60.6% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 7.2% to 3,547 units (4.4% share).
In February, private car sales decreased 2.0% to 35,227 units (43.7% share), fleet sales decreased 2.5% to 44,554 units (55.1% share), and sales to businesses decreased 30.4% to 974 units (1.2% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 6.4% this February to 14,135 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 2.5% to 345 units in February.
Sales of taxis were 3 units in February.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "Although the new car market has dipped, it remains at a good level despite the drop in demand for diesel. Consumers should be reassured, however, that the latest cars are the cleanest in history and can help address air quality issues, which is why they are exempt from any restrictions. Looking ahead to the crucial number plate change month of March, we expect a further softening, given March 2018 was a record as registrations were pulled forward to avoid VED changes."


Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Feb. 2018 Feb. 2017 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb. 2018 Jan.-Feb. 2017 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 80,805 83,115 -2.8% 244,420 257,679 -5.1%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 14,135 13,291 6.4% 34,610 34,654 -0.1%
Trucks (Under6t) 345 354 -2.5% 873 745 17.2%
Taxi 3 0 -% 7 0 -%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 12,046 14.9% 9,909 11.9% 21.6% 31,700 13.0% 32,687 12.7% -3.0%
VW 7,036 8.7% 7,326 8.8% -4.0% 19,615 8.0% 20,293 7.9% -3.3%
BMW 6,744 8.3% 6,119 7.4% 10.2% 15,744 6.4% 14,608 5.7% 7.8%
Audi 6,141 7.6% 5,237 6.3% 17.3% 17,947 7.3% 16,913 6.6% 6.1%
Mercedes-Benz 6,088 7.5% 6,099 7.3% -0.2% 17,979 7.4% 19,147 7.4% -6.1%
Vauxhall 4,860 6.0% 6,299 7.6% -22.8% 17,512 7.2% 20,169 7.8% -13.2%
Kia 3,075 3.8% 3,243 3.9% -5.2% 10,657 4.4% 10,904 4.2% -2.3%
Peugeot 3,066 3.8% 3,273 3.9% -6.3% 8,342 3.4% 9,225 3.6% -9.6%
Hyundai 3,049 3.8% 3,009 3.6% 1.3% 9,478 3.9% 9,396 3.6% 0.9%
Skoda 2,838 3.5% 3,236 3.9% -12.3% 8,311 3.4% 8,667 3.4% -4.1%
Toyota 2,703 3.3% 3,095 3.7% -12.7% 10,678 4.4% 10,531 4.1% 1.4%
SEAT 2,358 2.9% 1,728 2.1% 36.5% 6,561 2.7% 5,582 2.2% 17.5%
Nissan 2,316 2.9% 5,033 6.1% -54.0% 10,233 4.2% 16,411 6.4% -37.6%
Citroen 2,133 2.6% 2,120 2.6% 0.6% 5,621 2.3% 5,370 2.1% 4.7%
Honda 1,959 2.4% 2,126 2.6% -7.9% 6,241 2.6% 6,136 2.4% 1.7%
Mini 1,786 2.2% 2,045 2.5% -12.7% 4,657 1.9% 4,325 1.7% 7.7%
Suzuki 1,552 1.9% 1,587 1.9% -2.2% 4,857 2.0% 5,349 2.1% -9.2%
Land Rover 1,500 1.9% 1,778 2.1% -15.6% 7,160 2.9% 7,205 2.8% -0.6%
Renault 1,326 1.6% 2,092 2.5% -36.6% 5,073 2.1% 6,112 2.4% -17.0%
Fiat 1,306 1.6% 1,426 1.7% -8.4% 3,020 1.2% 4,647 1.8% -35.0%
Mazda 1,226 1.5% 1,164 1.4% 5.3% 4,087 1.7% 3,991 1.5% 2.4%
Volvo Cars 1,150 1.4% 1,077 1.3% 6.8% 3,420 1.4% 3,872 1.5% -11.7%
Dacia 1,048 1.3% 439 0.5% 138.7% 3,169 1.3% 2,433 0.9% 30.3%
Jaguar 738 0.9% 869 1.0% -15.1% 2,912 1.2% 3,563 1.4% -18.3%
Mitsubishi 513 0.6% 354 0.4% 44.9% 2,068 0.8% 1,683 0.7% 22.9%
Porsche 421 0.5% 202 0.2% 108.4% 1,415 0.6% 889 0.3% 59.2%
smart 265 0.3% 294 0.4% -9.9% 866 0.4% 1,045 0.4% -17.1%
MG 186 0.2% 111 0.1% 67.6% 661 0.3% 316 0.1% 109.2%
Lexus 180 0.2% 206 0.2% -12.6% 1,067 0.4% 1,006 0.4% 6.1%
Alfa Romeo 177 0.2% 196 0.2% -9.7% 454 0.2% 480 0.2% -5.4%
Jeep 171 0.2% 227 0.3% -24.7% 406 0.2% 955 0.4% -57.5%
DS 162 0.2% 369 0.4% -56.1% 452 0.2% 1,028 0.4% -56.0%
Abarth 141 0.2% 130 0.2% 8.5% 420 0.2% 353 0.1% 19.0%
Ssangyong 65 0.1% 105 0.1% -38.1% 252 0.1% 403 0.2% -37.5%
Subaru 62 0.1% 48 0.1% 29.2% 217 0.1% 226 0.1% -4.0%
Infiniti 59 0.1% 118 0.1% -50.0% 153 0.1% 300 0.1% -49.0%
Maserati 50 0.1% 46 0.1% 8.7% 160 0.1% 211 0.1% -24.2%
Bentley 43 0.1% 60 0.1% -28.3% 181 0.1% 223 0.1% -18.8%
McLaren 28 0.0% 14 0.0% 100.0% 81 0.0% 63 0.0% 28.6%
Aston Martin 18 0.0% 31 0.0% -41.9% 118 0.0% 220 0.1% -46.4%
Lotus 12 0.0% 24 0.0% -50.0% 24 0.0% 49 0.0% -51.0%
Chevrolet 1 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 2 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Other 18 0.0% 17 0.0% 5.9% 56 0.0% 69 0.0% -18.8%
Other Imports 189 0.2% 234 0.3% -19.2% 393 0.2% 624 0.2% -37.0%
Total 80,805 100.0% 83,115 100.0% -2.8% 244,420 100.0% 257,679 100.0% -5.1%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 5,414 38.3% 4,157 31.3% 30.2% 12,556 36.3% 11,866 34.2% 5.8%
VW 1,690 12.0% 1,500 11.3% 12.7% 4,062 11.7% 3,833 11.1% 6.0%
Peugeot 1,399 9.9% 1,390 10.5% 0.6% 3,377 9.8% 3,110 9.0% 8.6%
Mercedes-Benz 1,257 8.9% 1,079 8.1% 16.5% 2,629 7.6% 2,116 6.1% 24.2%
Citroen 1,049 7.4% 1,203 9.1% -12.8% 2,703 7.8% 3,274 9.4% -17.4%
Vauxhall 861 6.1% 1,267 9.5% -32.0% 2,351 6.8% 3,270 9.4% -28.1%
Renault 689 4.9% 913 6.9% -24.5% 1,939 5.6% 1,702 4.9% 13.9%
Nissan 384 2.7% 345 2.6% 11.3% 1,108 3.2% 1,544 4.5% -28.2%
Mitsubishi 291 2.1% 295 2.2% -1.4% 988 2.9% 1,006 2.9% -1.8%
Iveco 281 2.0% 137 1.0% 105.1% 527 1.5% 292 0.8% 80.5%
Fiat 267 1.9% 419 3.2% -36.3% 726 2.1% 981 2.8% -26.0%
Toyota 213 1.5% 260 2.0% -18.1% 791 2.3% 880 2.5% -10.1%
Isuzu 179 1.3% 197 1.5% -9.1% 437 1.3% 439 1.3% -0.5%
Renault Trucks 75 0.5% 66 0.5% 13.6% 192 0.6% 165 0.5% 16.4%
Isuzu Trucks 26 0.2% 16 0.1% 62.5% 60 0.2% 41 0.1% 46.3%
Dacia 25 0.2% 3 0.0% 733.3% 37 0.1% 12 0.0% 208.3%
LDV 20 0.1% 8 0.1% 150.0% 51 0.1% 28 0.1% 82.1%
Mitsubishi Fuso 7 0.0% 15 0.1% -53.3% 23 0.1% 30 0.1% -23.3%
Ssangyong 6 0.0% 14 0.1% -57.1% 31 0.1% 47 0.1% -34.0%
MAN 1 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 15 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Hyundai 1 0.0% 2 0.0% -50.0% 6 0.0% 8 0.0% -25.0%
Great Wall 0 0.0% 5 0.0% -100.0% 1 0.0% 7 0.0% -85.7%
Land Rover 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 0 0.0% 3 0.0% -100.0%
Total 14,135 100.0% 13,291 100.0% 6.4% 34,610 100.0% 34,654 100.0% -0.1%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 95 27.5% 97 27.4% -2.1% 268 30.7% 196 26.3% 36.7%
Fiat 74 21.4% 93 26.3% -20.4% 171 19.6% 202 27.1% -15.3%
Mercedes-Benz 66 19.1% 78 22.0% -15.4% 162 18.6% 148 19.9% 9.5%
Peugeot 56 16.2% 35 9.9% 60.0% 167 19.1% 76 10.2% 119.7%
Iveco 29 8.4% 11 3.1% 163.6% 61 7.0% 42 5.6% 45.2%
Citroen 12 3.5% 3 0.8% 300.0% 15 1.7% 11 1.5% 36.4%
Renault 6 1.7% 0 0.0% -% 8 0.9% 1 0.1% 700.0%
VW 3 0.9% 19 5.4% -84.2% 12 1.4% 33 4.4% -63.6%
Vauxhall 3 0.9% 13 3.7% -76.9% 8 0.9% 28 3.8% -71.4%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.3% 3 0.8% -66.7% 1 0.1% 5 0.7% -80.0%
Nissan 0 0.0% 2 0.6% -100.0% 0 0.0% 3 0.4% -100.0%
Total 345 100.0% 354 100.0% -2.5% 873 100.0% 745 100.0% 17.2%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, January 2018

6 Feb. 2018

*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 car sales decrease 6.3% in January
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on February 5, UK car sales decreased 6.3% to 163,615 units in January 2018.
January sales for Ford fell 13.7% to 19,654 units (12.0% market share), Vauxhall sales fell 8.8% to 12,652 units (7.7% share), while Volkswagen sales decreased 3.0% to 12,579 units (7.7% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in January decreased 8.9% to 11,891 units (7.3% share) and Audi sales increased 1.1% to 11,806 units (7.2% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in January, 8,335 Ford Fiestas; 4,310 Volkswagen Golfs; 4,105 Ford Focuses; 3,851 Nissan Qashqais; and 3,767 Vauxhall Mokka Xs were sold.
Compared to last January, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 25.6% to 58,703 units (35.9% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 8.5% to 95,892 units (58.6% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 23.9% to 9,020 units (5.5% share).
In January, private car sales decreased 9.5% to 69,416 units (42.4% share), fleet sales decreased 1.8% to 89,513 units (54.7% share), and sales to businesses decreased 29.7% to 4,686 units (2.9% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 4.2% this January to 20,475 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 35.0% to 528 units in January.
Sales of taxis were 4 units in January.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "The ongoing and substantial decline in new diesel car registrations is concerning, particularly since the evidence indicates consumers and businesses are not switching into alternative technologies, but keeping their older cars running. Given fleet renewal is the fastest way to improve air quality and reduce CO2, we need government policy to encourage take up of the latest advanced low emission diesels as, for many drivers, they remain the right choice economically and environmentally."

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Jan. 2018 Jan. 2017 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 163,615 174,564 -6.3%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 20,475 21,363 -4.2%
Trucks (Under6t ) 528 391 35.0%
Taxi 4 0 -%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT

Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 19,654 12.0% 22,778 13.0% -13.7%
Vauxhall 12,652 7.7% 13,870 7.9% -8.8%
VW 12,579 7.7% 12,967 7.4% -3.0%
Mercedes-Benz 11,891 7.3% 13,048 7.5% -8.9%
Audi 11,806 7.2% 11,676 6.7% 1.1%
BMW 9,000 5.5% 8,489 4.9% 6.0%
Toyota 7,975 4.9% 7,436 4.3% 7.2%
Nissan 7,917 4.8% 11,378 6.5% -30.4%
Kia 7,582 4.6% 7,661 4.4% -1.0%
Hyundai 6,429 3.9% 6,387 3.7% 0.7%
Land Rover 5,660 3.5% 5,427 3.1% 4.3%
Skoda 5,473 3.3% 5,431 3.1% 0.8%
Peugeot 5,276 3.2% 5,952 3.4% -11.4%
Honda 4,282 2.6% 4,010 2.3% 6.8%
SEAT 4,203 2.6% 3,854 2.2% 9.1%
Renault 3,747 2.3% 4,020 2.3% -6.8%
Citroen 3,488 2.1% 3,250 1.9% 7.3%
Suzuki 3,305 2.0% 3,762 2.2% -12.1%
Mini 2,871 1.8% 2,280 1.3% 25.9%
Mazda 2,861 1.7% 2,827 1.6% 1.2%
Volvo Cars 2,270 1.4% 2,795 1.6% -18.8%
Jaguar 2,174 1.3% 2,694 1.5% -19.3%
Dacia 2,121 1.3% 1,994 1.1% 6.4%
Fiat 1,714 1.0% 3,221 1.8% -46.8%
Mitsubishi 1,555 1.0% 1,329 0.8% 17.0%
Porsche 994 0.6% 687 0.4% 44.7%
Lexus 887 0.5% 800 0.5% 10.9%
smart 601 0.4% 751 0.4% -20.0%
MG 475 0.3% 205 0.1% 131.7%
DS 290 0.2% 659 0.4% -56.0%
Abarth 279 0.2% 223 0.1% 25.1%
Alfa Romeo 277 0.2% 284 0.2% -2.5%
Jeep 235 0.1% 728 0.4% -67.7%
Ssangyong 187 0.1% 298 0.2% -37.2%
Subaru 155 0.1% 178 0.1% -12.9%
Bentley 138 0.1% 163 0.1% -15.3%
Maserati 110 0.1% 165 0.1% -33.3%
Aston Martin 100 0.1% 189 0.1% -47.1%
Infiniti 94 0.1% 182 0.1% -48.4%
McLaren 53 0.0% 49 0.0% 8.2%
Lotus 12 0.0% 25 0.0% -52.0%
Chevrolet 1 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Other 38 0.0% 52 0.0% -26.9%
Other Imports 204 0.1% 390 0.2% -47.7%
Total 163,615 100.0% 174,564 100.0% -6.3%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 7,142 34.9% 7,709 36.1% -7.4%
VW 2,372 11.6% 2,333 10.9% 1.7%
Peugeot 1,978 9.7% 1,720 8.1% 15.0%
Citroen 1,654 8.1% 2,071 9.7% -20.1%
Vauxhall 1,490 7.3% 2,003 9.4% -25.6%
Mercedes-Benz 1,372 6.7% 1,037 4.9% 32.3%
Renault 1,250 6.1% 789 3.7% 58.4%
Nissan 724 3.5% 1,199 5.6% -39.6%
Mitsubishi 697 3.4% 711 3.3% -2.0%
Toyota 578 2.8% 620 2.9% -6.8%
Fiat 459 2.2% 562 2.6% -18.3%
Isuzu 258 1.3% 242 1.1% 6.6%
Iveco 246 1.2% 155 0.7% 58.7%
Renault Trucks 117 0.6% 99 0.5% 18.2%
Isuzu Trucks 34 0.2% 25 0.1% 36.0%
LDV 31 0.2% 20 0.1% 55.0%
Ssangyong 25 0.1% 33 0.2% -24.2%
Mitsubishi Fuso 16 0.1% 15 0.1% 6.7%
MAN 14 0.1% 0 0.0% -%
Dacia 12 0.1% 9 0.0% 33.3%
Hyundai 5 0.0% 6 0.0% -16.7%
Great Wall 1 0.0% 2 0.0% -50.0%
Land Rover 0 0.0% 3 0.0% -100.0%
Total 20,475 100.0% 21,363 100.0% -4.2%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2018 2017 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 173 32.8% 99 25.3% 74.7%
Peugeot 111 21.0% 41 10.5% 170.7%
Fiat 97 18.4% 109 27.9% -11.0%
Mercedes-Benz 96 18.2% 70 17.9% 37.1%
Iveco 32 6.1% 31 7.9% 3.2%
VW 9 1.7% 14 3.6% -35.7%
Vauxhall 5 0.9% 15 3.8% -66.7%
Citroen 3 0.6% 8 2.0% -62.5%
Renault 2 0.4% 1 0.3% 100.0%
Isuzu Trucks 0 0.0% 2 0.5% -100.0%
Nissan 0 0.0% 1 0.3% -100.0%
Total 528 100.0% 391 100.0% 35.0%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)
 


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