UK - Flash report, Sales volume, 2018

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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)




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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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