UK - Flash report, Sales volume, 2019

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Flash report, Sales volume, 2019

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Flash report, May 2019

6 Jun. 2019

*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 4.6% in May
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on June 5, UK passenger car sales decreased 4.6% to 183,724 units in May 2019.
May sales for Ford decreased 5.9% to 19,892 units (10.8% market share), Volkswagen sales decreased 13.0% to 15,737 units (8.6% share), while Mercedes-Benz sales increased 7.8% to 14,431 units (7.9% share).
Vauxhall sales in May decreased 3.7% to 13,461 units (7.3% share) and Audi sales decreased 8.0% to 12,591 units (6.9% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in May, 6,710 Ford Fiestas; 5,556 Ford Focuses; 4,655 Volkswagen Golfs; 3,993 Vauxhall Corsas; and 3,735 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes were sold.
Compared to last May, gasoline-engine car sales increased by 1.0% to 120,682 units (65.7% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 18.3% to 50,900 units (27.7% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 11.7% to 12,142 units (6.6% share).
In May, private car sales decreased 5.0% to 79,431 units (43.2% share), fleet sales decreased 3.0% to 100,448 units (54.7% share), and sales to businesses decreased 29.0% to 3,845 units (2.1% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 5.4% this May to 29,142 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 33.3% to 616 units in May.
Sales of taxis increased 99.2% to 245 units in May.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "Confusing policy messages and changes to incentives continue to affect consumer and business confidence, causing drivers to keep hold of their older, more polluting vehicles for longer. New cars are safer, cleaner and more advanced than ever and, with sophisticated safety, efficiency and comfort features as well as a host of attractive deals on offer, there has never been a better time to invest in a new car."


Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type May 2019 May 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-May 2019 Jan.-May 2018 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 183,724 192,649 -4.6% 1,045,824 1,079,049 -3.1%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 29,142 27,639 5.4% 156,489 145,514 7.5%
Trucks (Under6t) 616 923 -33.3% 3,035 3,926 -22.7%
Taxi 245 123 99.2% 846 301 181.1%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Ford 19,892 10.8% 21,136 11.0% -5.9% 105,740 10.1% 123,207 11.4% -14.2%
VW 15,737 8.6% 18,097 9.4% -13.0% 90,417 8.6% 90,162 8.4% 0.3%
Mercedes-Benz 14,431 7.9% 13,387 6.9% 7.8% 78,043 7.5% 76,414 7.1% 2.1%
Vauxhall 13,461 7.3% 13,983 7.3% -3.7% 79,024 7.6% 79,732 7.4% -0.9%
Audi 12,591 6.9% 13,687 7.1% -8.0% 66,921 6.4% 74,737 6.9% -10.5%
BMW 12,415 6.8% 12,940 6.7% -4.1% 70,036 6.7% 69,411 6.4% 0.9%
Nissan 7,754 4.2% 8,699 4.5% -10.9% 43,496 4.2% 50,941 4.7% -14.6%
Kia 7,279 4.0% 6,721 3.5% 8.3% 44,705 4.3% 42,344 3.9% 5.6%
Toyota 7,238 3.9% 6,774 3.5% 6.8% 45,286 4.3% 46,702 4.3% -3.0%
Hyundai 6,868 3.7% 7,387 3.8% -7.0% 38,113 3.6% 42,378 3.9% -10.1%
Skoda 6,231 3.4% 6,337 3.3% -1.7% 33,903 3.2% 34,164 3.2% -0.8%
Peugeot 6,115 3.3% 6,335 3.3% -3.5% 37,031 3.5% 37,203 3.4% -0.5%
Land Rover 6,069 3.3% 6,566 3.4% -7.6% 35,597 3.4% 35,408 3.3% 0.5%
SEAT 5,471 3.0% 5,674 2.9% -3.6% 30,988 3.0% 29,379 2.7% 5.5%
Citroen 4,643 2.5% 4,408 2.3% 5.3% 25,407 2.4% 23,103 2.1% 10.0%
Volvo Cars 4,554 2.5% 3,621 1.9% 25.8% 24,729 2.4% 19,060 1.8% 29.7%
Mini 3,952 2.2% 5,094 2.6% -22.4% 24,588 2.4% 25,949 2.4% -5.2%
Renault 3,728 2.0% 4,964 2.6% -24.9% 26,019 2.5% 29,030 2.7% -10.4%
Suzuki 3,171 1.7% 3,117 1.6% 1.7% 17,178 1.6% 16,561 1.5% 3.7%
Jaguar 2,909 1.6% 3,069 1.6% -5.2% 16,810 1.6% 15,192 1.4% 10.7%
Honda 2,828 1.5% 3,825 2.0% -26.1% 21,225 2.0% 25,051 2.3% -15.3%
Dacia 2,647 1.4% 2,516 1.3% 5.2% 15,633 1.5% 11,617 1.1% 34.6%
Mazda 2,621 1.4% 2,408 1.2% 8.8% 17,712 1.7% 18,253 1.7% -3.0%
Fiat 2,497 1.4% 2,623 1.4% -4.8% 15,345 1.5% 16,333 1.5% -6.0%
Mitsubishi 1,722 0.9% 1,400 0.7% 23.0% 8,301 0.8% 8,586 0.8% -3.3%
Porsche 1,599 0.9% 1,991 1.0% -19.7% 5,731 0.5% 7,711 0.7% -25.7%
MG 1,212 0.7% 811 0.4% 49.4% 5,208 0.5% 3,415 0.3% 52.5%
Lexus 943 0.5% 851 0.4% 10.8% 6,233 0.6% 5,602 0.5% 11.3%
Jeep 737 0.4% 652 0.3% 13.0% 2,655 0.3% 2,857 0.3% -7.1%
smart 504 0.3% 636 0.3% -20.8% 2,620 0.3% 3,198 0.3% -18.1%
DS 299 0.2% 547 0.3% -45.3% 1,480 0.1% 3,184 0.3% -53.5%
Alfa Romeo 270 0.1% 355 0.2% -23.9% 1,533 0.1% 2,117 0.2% -27.6%
Abarth 185 0.1% 612 0.3% -69.8% 1,629 0.2% 2,497 0.2% -34.8%
Bentley 157 0.1% 87 0.0% 80.5% 718 0.1% 604 0.1% 18.9%
Ssangyong 142 0.1% 250 0.1% -43.2% 967 0.1% 1,266 0.1% -23.6%
Subaru 138 0.1% 231 0.1% -40.3% 1,119 0.1% 1,362 0.1% -17.8%
Maserati 80 0.0% 83 0.0% -3.6% 450 0.0% 622 0.1% -27.7%
McLaren 49 0.0% 85 0.0% -42.4% 253 0.0% 353 0.0% -28.3%
Infiniti 33 0.0% 69 0.0% -52.2% 163 0.0% 454 0.0% -64.1%
Lotus 25 0.0% 20 0.0% 25.0% 79 0.0% 112 0.0% -29.5%
Alpine 14 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 65 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Chevrolet 12 0.0% 6 0.0% 100.0% 16 0.0% 26 0.0% -38.5%
Other 181 0.1% 223 0.1% -18.8% 1,005 0.1% 901 0.1% 11.5%
Other Imports 320 0.2% 372 0.2% -14.0% 1,653 0.2% 1,851 0.2% -10.7%
Total 183,724 100.0% 192,649 100.0% -4.6% 1,045,824 100.0% 1,079,049 100.0% -3.1%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Ford 8,883 30.5% 9,784 35.4% -9.2% 51,595 33.0% 51,205 35.2% 0.8%
VW 3,691 12.7% 3,481 12.6% 6.0% 18,215 11.6% 18,215 12.5% 0.0%
Mercedes-Benz 2,988 10.3% 2,124 7.7% 40.7% 14,129 9.0% 10,144 7.0% 39.3%
Peugeot 2,931 10.1% 3,158 11.4% -7.2% 14,873 9.5% 14,715 10.1% 1.1%
Vauxhall 2,422 8.3% 1,846 6.7% 31.2% 13,020 8.3% 9,698 6.7% 34.3%
Citroen 2,410 8.3% 2,053 7.4% 17.4% 12,037 7.7% 11,583 8.0% 3.9%
Renault 1,352 4.6% 987 3.6% 37.0% 8,065 5.2% 6,601 4.5% 22.2%
Nissan 1,075 3.7% 703 2.5% 52.9% 5,510 3.5% 5,556 3.8% -0.8%
Fiat 893 3.1% 891 3.2% 0.2% 4,217 2.7% 3,862 2.7% 9.2%
Mitsubishi 663 2.3% 742 2.7% -10.6% 5,253 3.4% 4,598 3.2% 14.2%
Toyota 615 2.1% 820 3.0% -25.0% 3,755 2.4% 3,894 2.7% -3.6%
Isuzu 313 1.1% 350 1.3% -10.6% 1,848 1.2% 2,022 1.4% -8.6%
MAN 216 0.7% 22 0.1% 881.8% 565 0.4% 147 0.1% 284.4%
Iveco 208 0.7% 230 0.8% -9.6% 1,241 0.8% 1,440 1.0% -13.8%
Land Rover 145 0.5% 181 0.7% -19.9% 599 0.4% 444 0.3% 34.9%
Renault Trucks 128 0.4% 126 0.5% 1.6% 592 0.4% 706 0.5% -16.1%
LDV 66 0.2% 31 0.1% 112.9% 203 0.1% 152 0.1% 33.6%
Isuzu Trucks 61 0.2% 73 0.3% -16.4% 337 0.2% 276 0.2% 22.1%
Ssangyong 60 0.2% 15 0.1% 300.0% 298 0.2% 118 0.1% 152.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 13 0.0% 17 0.1% -23.5% 82 0.1% 70 0.0% 17.1%
Hyundai 9 0.0% 2 0.0% 350.0% 55 0.0% 25 0.0% 120.0%
Dacia 0 0.0% 2 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 39 0.0% -100.0%
Great Wall 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 4 0.0% -100.0%
Total 29,142 100.0% 27,639 100.0% 5.4% 156,489 100.0% 145,514 100.0% 7.5%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
May Share May Share Jan.-May Share Jan.-May Share
Peugeot 216 35.1% 321 34.8% -32.7% 922 30.4% 1,139 29.0% -19.1%
Fiat 169 27.4% 219 23.7% -22.8% 850 28.0% 845 21.5% 0.6%
Mercedes-Benz 143 23.2% 174 18.9% -17.8% 695 22.9% 773 19.7% -10.1%
Iveco 32 5.2% 23 2.5% 39.1% 244 8.0% 140 3.6% 74.3%
Citroen 27 4.4% 7 0.8% 285.7% 70 2.3% 48 1.2% 45.8%
Vauxhall 11 1.8% 8 0.9% 37.5% 82 2.7% 48 1.2% 70.8%
Renault 7 1.1% 5 0.5% 40.0% 35 1.2% 29 0.7% 20.7%
MAN 5 0.8% 3 0.3% 66.7% 22 0.7% 4 0.1% 450.0%
Ford 3 0.5% 155 16.8% -98.1% 84 2.8% 858 21.9% -90.2%
VW 2 0.3% 5 0.5% -60.0% 19 0.6% 36 0.9% -47.2%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.2% 2 0.2% -50.0% 8 0.3% 5 0.1% 60.0%
Renault Trucks 0 0.0% 1 0.1% -100.0% 4 0.1% 1 0.0% 300.0%
Total 616 100.0% 923 100.0% -33.3% 3,035 100.0% 3,926 100.0% -22.7%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, April 2019

9 May 2019

*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 4.1% in April
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on May 7, UK passenger car sales decreased 4.1% to 161,064 units in April 2019.
April sales for Ford decreased 10.1% to 18,074 units (11.2% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 3.8% to 15,161 units (9.4% share), while Audi sales decreased 5.2% to 12,454 units (7.7% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in April decreased 1.0% to 11,739 units (7.3% share) and BMW sales increased 19.7% to 10,868 units (6.7% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in April, 5,606 Ford Fiestas; 4,565 Ford Focuses; 3,953 Volkswagen Golfs; 3,791 Nissan Qashqais; and 3,584 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes were sold.
Compared to last April, gasoline-engine car sales decreased by 3.0% to 104,221 units (64.7% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 9.4% to 46,589 units (28.9% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 12.7% to 10,254 units (6.4% share).
In April, private car sales decreased 10.3% to 67,807 units (42.1% share), fleet sales increased 2.9% to 90,016 units (55.9% share), and sales to businesses decreased 32.7% to 3,241 units (2.0% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 4.7% this April to 24,604 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 26.6% to 578 units in April.
Sales of taxis increased 173.8% to 178 units in April.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "While it’s great to see buyers respond to the growing range of pure electric cars on offer, they still only represent a tiny fraction of the market and are just one of a number of technologies that will help us on the road to zero. Industry is working hard to deliver on this shared ambition, providing ever cleaner cars to suit every need. We need policies that help get the latest, cleanest vehicles on the road more quickly and support market transition for all drivers. This includes investment in infrastructure and long term incentives to make new technologies as affordable as possible."


Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Apr. 2019 Apr. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr. 2019 Jan.-Apr. 2018 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 161,064 167,911 -4.1% 862,100 886,400 -2.7%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 24,604 23,501 4.7% 127,347 117,875 8.0%
Trucks (Under6t) 578 788 -26.6% 2,419 3,003 -19.4%
Taxi 178 65 173.8% 601 178 237.6%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Ford 18,074 11.2% 20,114 12.0% -10.1% 85,848 10.0% 102,071 11.5% -15.9%
VW 15,161 9.4% 14,607 8.7% 3.8% 74,680 8.7% 72,065 8.1% 3.6%
Audi 12,454 7.7% 13,135 7.8% -5.2% 54,330 6.3% 61,050 6.9% -11.0%
Mercedes-Benz 11,739 7.3% 11,854 7.1% -1.0% 63,612 7.4% 63,027 7.1% 0.9%
BMW 10,868 6.7% 9,078 5.4% 19.7% 57,621 6.7% 56,471 6.4% 2.0%
Vauxhall 10,639 6.6% 11,214 6.7% -5.1% 65,563 7.6% 65,749 7.4% -0.3%
Kia 7,472 4.6% 6,872 4.1% 8.7% 37,426 4.3% 35,623 4.0% 5.1%
Hyundai 6,468 4.0% 6,987 4.2% -7.4% 31,245 3.6% 34,991 3.9% -10.7%
Nissan 6,340 3.9% 7,448 4.4% -14.9% 35,742 4.1% 42,242 4.8% -15.4%
Toyota 6,067 3.8% 6,713 4.0% -9.6% 38,048 4.4% 39,928 4.5% -4.7%
Land Rover 5,688 3.5% 5,027 3.0% 13.1% 29,528 3.4% 28,842 3.3% 2.4%
Skoda 5,680 3.5% 6,216 3.7% -8.6% 27,672 3.2% 27,827 3.1% -0.6%
Peugeot 5,674 3.5% 6,225 3.7% -8.9% 30,916 3.6% 30,868 3.5% 0.2%
SEAT 4,882 3.0% 5,315 3.2% -8.1% 25,517 3.0% 23,705 2.7% 7.6%
Volvo Cars 3,971 2.5% 3,782 2.3% 5.0% 20,175 2.3% 15,439 1.7% 30.7%
Citroen 3,628 2.3% 4,024 2.4% -9.8% 20,764 2.4% 18,695 2.1% 11.1%
Renault 3,261 2.0% 4,462 2.7% -26.9% 22,291 2.6% 24,066 2.7% -7.4%
Honda 2,912 1.8% 3,089 1.8% -5.7% 18,397 2.1% 21,226 2.4% -13.3%
Jaguar 2,607 1.6% 2,414 1.4% 8.0% 13,901 1.6% 12,123 1.4% 14.7%
Mini 2,502 1.6% 3,846 2.3% -34.9% 20,636 2.4% 20,855 2.4% -1.1%
Dacia 2,060 1.3% 1,919 1.1% 7.3% 12,986 1.5% 9,101 1.0% 42.7%
Mazda 2,033 1.3% 1,673 1.0% 21.5% 15,091 1.8% 15,845 1.8% -4.8%
Suzuki 2,027 1.3% 2,121 1.3% -4.4% 14,007 1.6% 13,444 1.5% 4.2%
Fiat 1,892 1.2% 2,166 1.3% -12.7% 12,848 1.5% 13,710 1.5% -6.3%
Porsche 1,717 1.1% 1,646 1.0% 4.3% 4,132 0.5% 5,720 0.6% -27.8%
Mitsubishi 1,063 0.7% 1,189 0.7% -10.6% 6,579 0.8% 7,186 0.8% -8.4%
MG 980 0.6% 829 0.5% 18.2% 3,996 0.5% 2,604 0.3% 53.5%
Lexus 884 0.5% 678 0.4% 30.4% 5,290 0.6% 4,751 0.5% 11.3%
smart 410 0.3% 495 0.3% -17.2% 2,116 0.2% 2,562 0.3% -17.4%
Jeep 371 0.2% 477 0.3% -22.2% 1,918 0.2% 2,205 0.2% -13.0%
Alfa Romeo 240 0.1% 304 0.2% -21.1% 1,263 0.1% 1,762 0.2% -28.3%
Abarth 212 0.1% 358 0.2% -40.8% 1,444 0.2% 1,885 0.2% -23.4%
Bentley 132 0.1% 107 0.1% 23.4% 561 0.1% 517 0.1% 8.5%
Ssangyong 113 0.1% 151 0.1% -25.2% 825 0.1% 1,016 0.1% -18.8%
DS 107 0.1% 529 0.3% -79.8% 1,181 0.1% 2,637 0.3% -55.2%
Subaru 101 0.1% 153 0.1% -34.0% 981 0.1% 1,131 0.1% -13.3%
Maserati 94 0.1% 103 0.1% -8.7% 370 0.0% 539 0.1% -31.4%
McLaren 63 0.0% 55 0.0% 14.5% 204 0.0% 268 0.0% -23.9%
Infiniti 37 0.0% 72 0.0% -48.6% 130 0.0% 385 0.0% -66.2%
Lotus 21 0.0% 32 0.0% -34.4% 54 0.0% 92 0.0% -41.3%
Alpine 8 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 51 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Chevrolet 1 0.0% 3 0.0% -66.7% 4 0.0% 20 0.0% -80.0%
Other 135 0.1% 169 0.1% -20.1% 824 0.1% 678 0.1% 21.5%
Other Imports 276 0.2% 260 0.2% 6.2% 1,333 0.2% 1,479 0.2% -9.9%
Total 161,064 100.0% 167,911 100.0% -4.1% 862,100 100.0% 886,400 100.0% -2.7%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Ford 7,761 31.5% 7,889 33.6% -1.6% 42,712 33.5% 41,421 35.1% 3.1%
VW 3,370 13.7% 3,117 13.3% 8.1% 14,524 11.4% 14,734 12.5% -1.4%
Mercedes-Benz 2,325 9.4% 1,611 6.9% 44.3% 11,141 8.7% 8,020 6.8% 38.9%
Vauxhall 2,225 9.0% 1,326 5.6% 67.8% 10,598 8.3% 7,852 6.7% 35.0%
Peugeot 2,154 8.8% 2,728 11.6% -21.0% 11,942 9.4% 11,557 9.8% 3.3%
Citroen 1,799 7.3% 2,248 9.6% -20.0% 9,627 7.6% 9,530 8.1% 1.0%
Renault 1,059 4.3% 974 4.1% 8.7% 6,713 5.3% 5,614 4.8% 19.6%
Fiat 749 3.0% 644 2.7% 16.3% 3,324 2.6% 2,971 2.5% 11.9%
Toyota 730 3.0% 628 2.7% 16.2% 3,140 2.5% 3,074 2.6% 2.1%
Nissan 701 2.8% 541 2.3% 29.6% 4,435 3.5% 4,853 4.1% -8.6%
Mitsubishi 650 2.6% 821 3.5% -20.8% 4,590 3.6% 3,856 3.3% 19.0%
Isuzu 282 1.1% 246 1.0% 14.6% 1,535 1.2% 1,672 1.4% -8.2%
Iveco 240 1.0% 225 1.0% 6.7% 1,033 0.8% 1,210 1.0% -14.6%
Land Rover 141 0.6% 142 0.6% -0.7% 454 0.4% 263 0.2% 72.6%
Renault Trucks 130 0.5% 138 0.6% -5.8% 464 0.4% 580 0.5% -20.0%
Isuzu Trucks 79 0.3% 63 0.3% 25.4% 276 0.2% 203 0.2% 36.0%
MAN 77 0.3% 90 0.4% -14.4% 349 0.3% 125 0.1% 179.2%
Ssangyong 61 0.2% 15 0.1% 306.7% 238 0.2% 103 0.1% 131.1%
LDV 49 0.2% 37 0.2% 32.4% 137 0.1% 121 0.1% 13.2%
Mitsubishi Fuso 14 0.1% 11 0.0% 27.3% 69 0.1% 53 0.0% 30.2%
Hyundai 8 0.0% 6 0.0% 33.3% 46 0.0% 23 0.0% 100.0%
Great Wall 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 3 0.0% -100.0%
Dacia 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 0 0.0% 37 0.0% -100.0%
Total 24,604 100.0% 23,501 100.0% 4.7% 127,347 100.0% 117,875 100.0% 8.0%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Apr. Share Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share Jan.-Apr. Share
Peugeot 177 30.6% 298 37.8% -40.6% 706 29.2% 818 27.2% -13.7%
Fiat 170 29.4% 175 22.2% -2.9% 681 28.2% 626 20.8% 8.8%
Mercedes-Benz 99 17.1% 161 20.4% -38.5% 552 22.8% 599 19.9% -7.8%
Iveco 53 9.2% 15 1.9% 253.3% 212 8.8% 117 3.9% 81.2%
Vauxhall 28 4.8% 15 1.9% 86.7% 71 2.9% 40 1.3% 77.5%
Citroen 16 2.8% 12 1.5% 33.3% 43 1.8% 41 1.4% 4.9%
Ford 12 2.1% 96 12.2% -87.5% 81 3.3% 703 23.4% -88.5%
Renault 11 1.9% 5 0.6% 120.0% 28 1.2% 24 0.8% 16.7%
MAN 5 0.9% 0 0.0% -% 17 0.7% 1 0.0% 1600.0%
VW 3 0.5% 10 1.3% -70.0% 17 0.7% 31 1.0% -45.2%
Isuzu Trucks 3 0.5% 1 0.1% 200.0% 7 0.3% 3 0.1% 133.3%
Renault Trucks 1 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 4 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Total 578 100.0% 788 100.0% -26.6% 2,419 100.0% 3,003 100.0% -19.4%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



More detailed statistics for UK

PAGETOP

Flash report, March 2019

5 Apr. 2019

*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 3.4% in March
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on April 4, UK passenger car sales decreased 3.4% to 458,054 units in March 2019.
March sales for Ford decreased 18.9% to 40,755 units (8.9% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 1.3% to 38,335 units (8.4% share), while Vauxhall sales increased 2.0% to 37,769 units (8.2% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in March increased 1.0% to 33,536 units (7.3% share) and BMW sales decreased 4.2% to 30,330 units (6.6% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in March, 14,676 Ford Fiestas; 13,244 Vauxhall Corsas; 11,072 Volkswagen Golfs; 10,805 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; and 10,701 Nissan Qashqais were sold.
Compared to last March, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 21.4% to 120,677 units (26.3% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 5.1% to 312,075 units (68.1% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 7.6% to 25,302 units (5.5% share).
In March, private car sales decreased 2.8% to 222,115 units (48.5% share), fleet sales increased 0.3% to 223,288 units (48.7% share), and sales to businesses decreased 44.8% to 12,651 units (2.8% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 10.6% this March to 66,123 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 15.4% to 1,135 units in March.
Sales of taxis increased 142.5% to 257 units in March.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "March is a key barometer for the new car market, so this fall is of clear concern. While manufacturers continue to invest in exciting models and cutting-edge tech, for the UK to reap the full benefits of these advances, we need a strong market that encourages the adoption of new technology. That means supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation and incentives, to give buyers the confidence to invest in the new car that best meets their driving needs. Above all, we urgently need an end to the political and economic uncertainty by removing permanently the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and agreeing a future relationship that avoids any additional friction that would increase costs and hence prices."

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Mar. 2019 Mar. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar. 2019 Jan.-Mar. 2018 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 458,054 474,069 -3.4% 701,036 718,489 -2.4%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 66,123 59,764 10.6% 102,743 94,374 8.9%
Trucks (Under6t) 1,135 1,342 -15.4% 1,841 2,215 -16.9%
Taxi 257 106 142.5% 423 113 274.3%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Ford 40,755 8.9% 50,257 10.6% -18.9% 67,774 9.7% 81,957 11.4% -17.3%
VW 38,335 8.4% 37,843 8.0% 1.3% 59,519 8.5% 57,458 8.0% 3.6%
Vauxhall 37,769 8.2% 37,023 7.8% 2.0% 54,924 7.8% 54,535 7.6% 0.7%
Mercedes-Benz 33,536 7.3% 33,194 7.0% 1.0% 51,873 7.4% 51,173 7.1% 1.4%
BMW 30,330 6.6% 31,649 6.7% -4.2% 46,753 6.7% 47,393 6.6% -1.4%
Audi 28,132 6.1% 29,968 6.3% -6.1% 41,876 6.0% 47,915 6.7% -12.6%
Toyota 20,874 4.6% 22,537 4.8% -7.4% 31,981 4.6% 33,215 4.6% -3.7%
Nissan 19,962 4.4% 24,561 5.2% -18.7% 29,402 4.2% 34,794 4.8% -15.5%
Kia 18,345 4.0% 18,094 3.8% 1.4% 29,954 4.3% 28,751 4.0% 4.2%
Land Rover 16,680 3.6% 16,655 3.5% 0.2% 23,840 3.4% 23,815 3.3% 0.1%
Peugeot 16,318 3.6% 16,301 3.4% 0.1% 25,242 3.6% 24,643 3.4% 2.4%
Hyundai 16,317 3.6% 18,526 3.9% -11.9% 24,777 3.5% 28,004 3.9% -11.5%
Renault 13,723 3.0% 14,531 3.1% -5.6% 19,030 2.7% 19,604 2.7% -2.9%
Skoda 13,637 3.0% 13,300 2.8% 2.5% 21,992 3.1% 21,611 3.0% 1.8%
Mini 12,992 2.8% 12,352 2.6% 5.2% 18,134 2.6% 17,009 2.4% 6.6%
SEAT 12,682 2.8% 11,829 2.5% 7.2% 20,635 2.9% 18,390 2.6% 12.2%
Citroen 11,023 2.4% 9,050 1.9% 21.8% 17,136 2.4% 14,671 2.0% 16.8%
Volvo Cars 10,420 2.3% 8,237 1.7% 26.5% 16,204 2.3% 11,657 1.6% 39.0%
Honda 10,043 2.2% 11,896 2.5% -15.6% 15,485 2.2% 18,137 2.5% -14.6%
Mazda 8,791 1.9% 10,085 2.1% -12.8% 13,058 1.9% 14,172 2.0% -7.9%
Fiat 8,325 1.8% 8,524 1.8% -2.3% 10,956 1.6% 11,544 1.6% -5.1%
Jaguar 8,182 1.8% 6,797 1.4% 20.4% 11,294 1.6% 9,709 1.4% 16.3%
Dacia 7,443 1.6% 4,013 0.8% 85.5% 10,926 1.6% 7,182 1.0% 52.1%
Suzuki 6,224 1.4% 6,466 1.4% -3.7% 11,980 1.7% 11,323 1.6% 5.8%
Mitsubishi 3,612 0.8% 3,929 0.8% -8.1% 5,516 0.8% 5,997 0.8% -8.0%
Lexus 3,137 0.7% 3,006 0.6% 4.4% 4,406 0.6% 4,073 0.6% 8.2%
MG 1,814 0.4% 1,114 0.2% 62.8% 3,016 0.4% 1,775 0.2% 69.9%
Porsche 1,630 0.4% 2,659 0.6% -38.7% 2,415 0.3% 4,074 0.6% -40.7%
smart 1,015 0.2% 1,201 0.3% -15.5% 1,706 0.2% 2,067 0.3% -17.5%
Jeep 986 0.2% 1,322 0.3% -25.4% 1,547 0.2% 1,728 0.2% -10.5%
Abarth 867 0.2% 1,107 0.2% -21.7% 1,232 0.2% 1,527 0.2% -19.3%
DS 763 0.2% 1,656 0.3% -53.9% 1,074 0.2% 2,108 0.3% -49.1%
Subaru 632 0.1% 761 0.2% -17.0% 880 0.1% 978 0.1% -10.0%
Alfa Romeo 615 0.1% 1,004 0.2% -38.7% 1,023 0.1% 1,458 0.2% -29.8%
Ssangyong 438 0.1% 613 0.1% -28.5% 712 0.1% 865 0.1% -17.7%
Bentley 254 0.1% 229 0.0% 10.9% 429 0.1% 410 0.1% 4.6%
Maserati 155 0.0% 276 0.1% -43.8% 276 0.0% 436 0.1% -36.7%
McLaren 65 0.0% 132 0.0% -50.8% 141 0.0% 213 0.0% -33.8%
Infiniti 45 0.0% 160 0.0% -71.9% 93 0.0% 313 0.0% -70.3%
Lotus 26 0.0% 36 0.0% -27.8% 33 0.0% 60 0.0% -45.0%
Alpine 22 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 43 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Chevrolet 1 0.0% 15 0.0% -93.3% 3 0.0% 17 0.0% -82.4%
Other 428 0.1% 335 0.1% 27.8% 689 0.1% 509 0.1% 35.4%
Other Imports 711 0.2% 826 0.2% -13.9% 1,057 0.2% 1,219 0.2% -13.3%
Total 458,054 100.0% 474,069 100.0% -3.4% 701,036 100.0% 718,489 100.0% -2.4%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Ford 23,077 34.9% 20,976 35.1% 10.0% 34,951 34.0% 33,532 35.5% 4.2%
VW 6,977 10.6% 7,555 12.6% -7.7% 11,154 10.9% 11,617 12.3% -4.0%
Peugeot 6,220 9.4% 5,452 9.1% 14.1% 9,788 9.5% 8,829 9.4% 10.9%
Mercedes-Benz 5,534 8.4% 3,780 6.3% 46.4% 8,816 8.6% 6,409 6.8% 37.6%
Vauxhall 5,301 8.0% 4,175 7.0% 27.0% 8,373 8.1% 6,526 6.9% 28.3%
Citroen 4,722 7.1% 4,579 7.7% 3.1% 7,828 7.6% 7,282 7.7% 7.5%
Renault 4,012 6.1% 2,701 4.5% 48.5% 5,654 5.5% 4,640 4.9% 21.9%
Nissan 2,619 4.0% 3,204 5.4% -18.3% 3,734 3.6% 4,312 4.6% -13.4%
Mitsubishi 2,398 3.6% 2,047 3.4% 17.1% 3,940 3.8% 3,035 3.2% 29.8%
Fiat 1,684 2.5% 1,601 2.7% 5.2% 2,575 2.5% 2,327 2.5% 10.7%
Toyota 1,473 2.2% 1,655 2.8% -11.0% 2,410 2.3% 2,446 2.6% -1.5%
Isuzu 910 1.4% 989 1.7% -8.0% 1,253 1.2% 1,426 1.5% -12.1%
Iveco 334 0.5% 458 0.8% -27.1% 793 0.8% 985 1.0% -19.5%
Land Rover 180 0.3% 121 0.2% 48.8% 313 0.3% 121 0.1% 158.7%
Renault Trucks 176 0.3% 250 0.4% -29.6% 334 0.3% 442 0.5% -24.4%
MAN 170 0.3% 20 0.0% 750.0% 272 0.3% 35 0.0% 677.1%
Ssangyong 130 0.2% 57 0.1% 128.1% 177 0.2% 88 0.1% 101.1%
Isuzu Trucks 114 0.2% 80 0.1% 42.5% 197 0.2% 140 0.1% 40.7%
Mitsubishi Fuso 35 0.1% 19 0.0% 84.2% 55 0.1% 42 0.0% 31.0%
LDV 30 0.0% 33 0.1% -9.1% 88 0.1% 84 0.1% 4.8%
Hyundai 27 0.0% 11 0.0% 145.5% 38 0.0% 17 0.0% 123.5%
Great Wall 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.0% -100.0%
Dacia 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 0 0.0% 37 0.0% -100.0%
Total 66,123 100.0% 59,764 100.0% 10.6% 102,743 100.0% 94,374 100.0% 8.9%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Mar. Share Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
Peugeot 398 35.1% 353 26.3% 12.7% 529 28.7% 520 23.5% 1.7%
Fiat 326 28.7% 280 20.9% 16.4% 511 27.8% 451 20.4% 13.3%
Mercedes-Benz 260 22.9% 276 20.6% -5.8% 453 24.6% 438 19.8% 3.4%
Iveco 63 5.6% 41 3.1% 53.7% 159 8.6% 102 4.6% 55.9%
Ford 25 2.2% 339 25.3% -92.6% 69 3.7% 607 27.4% -88.6%
Vauxhall 24 2.1% 17 1.3% 41.2% 43 2.3% 25 1.1% 72.0%
Citroen 14 1.2% 14 1.0% 0.0% 27 1.5% 29 1.3% -6.9%
Renault 8 0.7% 11 0.8% -27.3% 17 0.9% 19 0.9% -10.5%
VW 7 0.6% 9 0.7% -22.2% 14 0.8% 21 0.9% -33.3%
MAN 6 0.5% 1 0.1% 500.0% 12 0.7% 1 0.0% 1100.0%
Isuzu Trucks 3 0.3% 1 0.1% 200.0% 4 0.2% 2 0.1% 100.0%
Renault Trucks 1 0.1% 0 0.0% -% 3 0.2% 0 0.0% -%
Total 1,135 100.0% 1,342 100.0% -15.4% 1,841 100.0% 2,215 100.0% -16.9%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)




More detailed statistics for UK

PAGETOP

Flash report, February 2019

6 Mar. 2019

*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 passenger sales increase 1.4% in February
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on March 5, UK passenger car sales increased 1.4% to 81,969 units in February 2019.
February sales for Ford decreased 13.7% to 10,390 units (12.7% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 13.1% to 7,960 units (9.7% share), while BMW sales increased 1.9% to 6,870 units (8.4% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in February were flat to 6,088 units (7.4% share) and Audi sales fell 16.8% to 5,112 units (6.2% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in February, 3,399 Ford Fiestas; 2,537 Ford Focuses; 2,410 Volkswagen Golfs; 2,059 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; and 1,512 Volkswagen Polos were sold.
Compared to last February, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 14.3% to 24,284 units (29.6% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 8.3% to 53,164 units (64.9% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 34.0% to 4,521 units (5.5% share).
In February, private car sales increased 4.3% to 36,799 units (44.9% share), fleet sales decreased 1.3% to 43,977 units (53.7% share), and sales to businesses increased 23.4% to 1,193 units (1.5% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 1.8% this February to 14,384 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 0.9% to 348 units in February.
Sales of taxis increased 2200.0% to 69 units in February.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "It’s encouraging to see market growth in February, albeit marginal, especially for electrified models. Car makers have made huge commitments to bring to market an ever-increasing range of exciting zero and ultra low emission vehicles and give buyers greater choice. These cars still only account for a fraction of the overall market, however, so if the UK is to achieve its electrification ambitions, a world-class package of incentives and infrastructure is needed. The recent removal of the plug-in car grant from plug-in hybrids was a backward step and sends entirely the wrong message. Supportive, not punitive measures are needed, else ambitions will never be realised."

Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Feb. 2019 Feb. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb. 2019 Jan.-Feb. 2018 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 81,969 80,805 1.4% 242,982 244,420 -0.6%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 14,384 14,135 1.8% 36,620 34,610 5.8%
Trucks (Under6t) 348 345 0.9% 706 873 -19.1%
Taxi 69 3 2200.0% 166 7 2271.4%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 10,390 12.7% 12,046 14.9% -13.7% 27,019 11.1% 31,700 13.0% -14.8%
VW 7,960 9.7% 7,036 8.7% 13.1% 21,184 8.7% 19,615 8.0% 8.0%
BMW 6,870 8.4% 6,744 8.3% 1.9% 16,423 6.8% 15,744 6.4% 4.3%
Mercedes-Benz 6,088 7.4% 6,088 7.5% 0.0% 18,337 7.5% 17,979 7.4% 2.0%
Audi 5,112 6.2% 6,141 7.6% -16.8% 13,744 5.7% 17,947 7.3% -23.4%
Vauxhall 4,905 6.0% 4,860 6.0% 0.9% 17,155 7.1% 17,512 7.2% -2.0%
Kia 3,281 4.0% 3,075 3.8% 6.7% 11,609 4.8% 10,657 4.4% 8.9%
Peugeot 3,271 4.0% 3,066 3.8% 6.7% 8,924 3.7% 8,342 3.4% 7.0%
Skoda 2,953 3.6% 2,838 3.5% 4.1% 8,355 3.4% 8,311 3.4% 0.5%
Suzuki 2,750 3.4% 1,552 1.9% 77.2% 5,756 2.4% 4,857 2.0% 18.5%
Hyundai 2,682 3.3% 3,049 3.8% -12.0% 8,460 3.5% 9,478 3.9% -10.7%
Toyota 2,532 3.1% 2,703 3.3% -6.3% 11,107 4.6% 10,678 4.4% 4.0%
Nissan 2,471 3.0% 2,316 2.9% 6.7% 9,440 3.9% 10,233 4.2% -7.7%
SEAT 2,431 3.0% 2,358 2.9% 3.1% 7,953 3.3% 6,561 2.7% 21.2%
Citroen 2,226 2.7% 2,133 2.6% 4.4% 6,113 2.5% 5,621 2.3% 8.8%
Renault 1,942 2.4% 1,326 1.6% 46.5% 5,307 2.2% 5,073 2.1% 4.6%
Mini 1,891 2.3% 1,786 2.2% 5.9% 5,142 2.1% 4,657 1.9% 10.4%
Honda 1,742 2.1% 1,959 2.4% -11.1% 5,442 2.2% 6,241 2.6% -12.8%
Volvo Cars 1,705 2.1% 1,150 1.4% 48.3% 5,784 2.4% 3,420 1.4% 69.1%
Land Rover 1,559 1.9% 1,500 1.9% 3.9% 7,160 2.9% 7,160 2.9% 0.0%
Mazda 1,543 1.9% 1,226 1.5% 25.9% 4,267 1.8% 4,087 1.7% 4.4%
Dacia 1,008 1.2% 1,048 1.3% -3.8% 3,483 1.4% 3,169 1.3% 9.9%
Jaguar 991 1.2% 738 0.9% 34.3% 3,112 1.3% 2,912 1.2% 6.9%
Fiat 955 1.2% 1,306 1.6% -26.9% 2,631 1.1% 3,020 1.2% -12.9%
Mitsubishi 691 0.8% 513 0.6% 34.7% 1,904 0.8% 2,068 0.8% -7.9%
MG 448 0.5% 186 0.2% 140.9% 1,202 0.5% 661 0.3% 81.8%
Lexus 262 0.3% 180 0.2% 45.6% 1,269 0.5% 1,067 0.4% 18.9%
Porsche 204 0.2% 421 0.5% -51.5% 785 0.3% 1,415 0.6% -44.5%
smart 201 0.2% 265 0.3% -24.2% 691 0.3% 866 0.4% -20.2%
Jeep 189 0.2% 171 0.2% 10.5% 561 0.2% 406 0.2% 38.2%
Alfa Romeo 109 0.1% 177 0.2% -38.4% 408 0.2% 454 0.2% -10.1%
Abarth 105 0.1% 141 0.2% -25.5% 365 0.2% 420 0.2% -13.1%
Subaru 74 0.1% 62 0.1% 19.4% 248 0.1% 217 0.1% 14.3%
Ssangyong 66 0.1% 65 0.1% 1.5% 274 0.1% 252 0.1% 8.7%
DS 58 0.1% 162 0.2% -64.2% 311 0.1% 452 0.2% -31.2%
Bentley 45 0.1% 43 0.1% 4.7% 175 0.1% 181 0.1% -3.3%
Maserati 38 0.0% 50 0.1% -24.0% 121 0.0% 160 0.1% -24.4%
McLaren 20 0.0% 28 0.0% -28.6% 76 0.0% 81 0.0% -6.2%
Infiniti 16 0.0% 59 0.1% -72.9% 48 0.0% 153 0.1% -68.6%
Alpine 5 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 21 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Chevrolet 2 0.0% 1 0.0% 100.0% 2 0.0% 2 0.0% 0.0%
Lotus 0 0.0% 12 0.0% -100.0% 7 0.0% 24 0.0% -70.8%
Other 39 0.0% 36 0.0% 8.3% 261 0.1% 174 0.1% 50.0%
Other Imports 139 0.2% 189 0.2% -26.5% 346 0.1% 393 0.2% -12.0%
Total 81,969 100.0% 80,805 100.0% 1.4% 242,982 100.0% 244,420 100.0% -0.6%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 4,809 33.4% 5,414 38.3% -11.2% 11,874 32.4% 12,556 36.3% -5.4%
VW 1,568 10.9% 1,690 12.0% -7.2% 4,177 11.4% 4,062 11.7% 2.8%
Mercedes-Benz 1,493 10.4% 1,257 8.9% 18.8% 3,282 9.0% 2,629 7.6% 24.8%
Vauxhall 1,486 10.3% 861 6.1% 72.6% 3,072 8.4% 2,351 6.8% 30.7%
Peugeot 1,457 10.1% 1,399 9.9% 4.1% 3,568 9.7% 3,377 9.8% 5.7%
Citroen 1,156 8.0% 1,049 7.4% 10.2% 3,106 8.5% 2,703 7.8% 14.9%
Renault 632 4.4% 689 4.9% -8.3% 1,642 4.5% 1,939 5.6% -15.3%
Fiat 346 2.4% 267 1.9% 29.6% 891 2.4% 726 2.1% 22.7%
Nissan 310 2.2% 384 2.7% -19.3% 1,115 3.0% 1,108 3.2% 0.6%
Mitsubishi 293 2.0% 291 2.1% 0.7% 1,542 4.2% 988 2.9% 56.1%
Toyota 273 1.9% 213 1.5% 28.2% 937 2.6% 791 2.3% 18.5%
Iveco 208 1.4% 281 2.0% -26.0% 459 1.3% 527 1.5% -12.9%
Isuzu 149 1.0% 179 1.3% -16.8% 343 0.9% 437 1.3% -21.5%
Renault Trucks 83 0.6% 75 0.5% 10.7% 158 0.4% 192 0.6% -17.7%
MAN 34 0.2% 1 0.0% 3300.0% 102 0.3% 15 0.0% 580.0%
Isuzu Trucks 30 0.2% 26 0.2% 15.4% 83 0.2% 60 0.2% 38.3%
Land Rover 22 0.2% 0 0.0% -% 133 0.4% 0 0.0% -%
LDV 18 0.1% 20 0.1% -10.0% 58 0.2% 51 0.1% 13.7%
Mitsubishi Fuso 10 0.1% 7 0.0% 42.9% 20 0.1% 23 0.1% -13.0%
Ssangyong 6 0.0% 6 0.0% 0.0% 47 0.1% 31 0.1% 51.6%
Hyundai 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 0.0% 11 0.0% 6 0.0% 83.3%
Dacia 0 0.0% 25 0.2% -100.0% 0 0.0% 37 0.1% -100.0%
Great Wall 0 0.0% 0 0.0% -% 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0%
Total 14,384 100.0% 14,135 100.0% 1.8% 36,620 100.0% 34,610 100.0% 5.8%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Mercedes-Benz 112 32.2% 66 19.1% 69.7% 193 27.3% 162 18.6% 19.1%
Fiat 83 23.9% 74 21.4% 12.2% 185 26.2% 171 19.6% 8.2%
Peugeot 57 16.4% 56 16.2% 1.8% 131 18.6% 167 19.1% -21.6%
Iveco 49 14.1% 29 8.4% 69.0% 96 13.6% 61 7.0% 57.4%
Ford 22 6.3% 95 27.5% -76.8% 44 6.2% 268 30.7% -83.6%
Vauxhall 8 2.3% 3 0.9% 166.7% 19 2.7% 8 0.9% 137.5%
MAN 6 1.7% 0 0.0% -% 6 0.8% 0 0.0% -%
Citroen 4 1.1% 12 3.5% -66.7% 13 1.8% 15 1.7% -13.3%
Renault 4 1.1% 6 1.7% -33.3% 9 1.3% 8 0.9% 12.5%
Renault Trucks 2 0.6% 0 0.0% -% 2 0.3% 0 0.0% -%
Isuzu Trucks 1 0.3% 1 0.3% 0.0% 1 0.1% 1 0.1% 0.0%
VW 0 0.0% 3 0.9% -100.0% 7 1.0% 12 1.4% -41.7%
Total 348 100.0% 345 100.0% 0.9% 706 100.0% 873 100.0% -19.1%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, January 2019

6 Feb. 2019

*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 1.6% in January
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on February 5, UK car sales decreased 1.6% to 161,013 units in January 2019.
January sales for Ford fell 15.4% to 16,629 units (10.3% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 5.1% to 13,224 units (8.2% share), while Vauxhall sales decreased 3.2% to 12,250 units (7.6% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in January increased 3.0% to 12,249 units (7.6% share) and BMW sales increased 6.1% to 9,553 units (5.9% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in January, 5,399 Ford Fiestas; 4,397 Ford Focuses; 4,270 Nissan Qashqais; 3,930 Volkswagen Golfs; and 3,768 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes were sold.
Compared to last January, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 20.3% to 46,823 units (29.1% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 7.3% to 103,176 units (64.1% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 26.3% to 11,014 units (6.8% share).
In January, private car sales increased 2.9% to 71,378 units (44.3% share), fleet sales decreased 3.4% to 86,559 units (53.8% share), and sales to businesses decreased 33.5% to 3,076 units (1.9% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 8.6% this January to 22,236 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 32.2% to 358 units in January.
Sales of taxis increased 2325.0% to 97 units in January.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "It’s encouraging to see car registrations in January broadly on par with a year ago as the latest high tech models and deals attracted buyers into showrooms. This, however, is still the fifth consecutive month of overall decline in the market. To restore momentum, we need supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation, to encourage buyers to invest in new, cleaner vehicles that best suit their driving needs - from the latest petrols and diesels to an ever growing range of exciting electrified vehicles. This would be good for the environment and good for the industry and those who depend on it."

Registration of new vehicles by type

Vehicle type Jan. 2019 Jan. 2018 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 161,013 163,615 -1.6%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 22,236 20,475 8.6%
Trucks (Under6t ) 358 528 -32.2%
Taxi 97 4 2325.0%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -%

Source: SMMT


Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 16,629 10.3% 19,654 12.0% -15.4%
VW 13,224 8.2% 12,579 7.7% 5.1%
Vauxhall 12,250 7.6% 12,652 7.7% -3.2%
Mercedes-Benz 12,249 7.6% 11,891 7.3% 3.0%
BMW 9,553 5.9% 9,000 5.5% 6.1%
Audi 8,632 5.4% 11,806 7.2% -26.9%
Toyota 8,575 5.3% 7,975 4.9% 7.5%
Kia 8,328 5.2% 7,582 4.6% 9.8%
Nissan 6,969 4.3% 7,917 4.8% -12.0%
Hyundai 5,778 3.6% 6,429 3.9% -10.1%
Peugeot 5,653 3.5% 5,276 3.2% 7.1%
Land Rover 5,601 3.5% 5,660 3.5% -1.0%
SEAT 5,522 3.4% 4,203 2.6% 31.4%
Skoda 5,402 3.4% 5,473 3.3% -1.3%
Volvo Cars 4,079 2.5% 2,270 1.4% 79.7%
Citroen 3,887 2.4% 3,488 2.1% 11.4%
Honda 3,700 2.3% 4,282 2.6% -13.6%
Renault 3,365 2.1% 3,747 2.3% -10.2%
Mini 3,251 2.0% 2,871 1.8% 13.2%
Suzuki 3,006 1.9% 3,305 2.0% -9.0%
Mazda 2,724 1.7% 2,861 1.7% -4.8%
Dacia 2,475 1.5% 2,121 1.3% 16.7%
Jaguar 2,121 1.3% 2,174 1.3% -2.4%
Fiat 1,676 1.0% 1,714 1.0% -2.2%
Mitsubishi 1,213 0.8% 1,555 1.0% -22.0%
Lexus 1,007 0.6% 887 0.5% 13.5%
MG 754 0.5% 475 0.3% 58.7%
Porsche 581 0.4% 994 0.6% -41.5%
smart 490 0.3% 601 0.4% -18.5%
Jeep 372 0.2% 235 0.1% 58.3%
Alfa Romeo 299 0.2% 277 0.2% 7.9%
Abarth 260 0.2% 279 0.2% -6.8%
DS 253 0.2% 290 0.2% -12.8%
Ssangyong 208 0.1% 187 0.1% 11.2%
Subaru 174 0.1% 155 0.1% 12.3%
Bentley 130 0.1% 138 0.1% -5.8%
Maserati 83 0.1% 110 0.1% -24.5%
McLaren 56 0.0% 53 0.0% 5.7%
Infiniti 32 0.0% 94 0.1% -66.0%
Alpine 16 0.0% 0 0.0% -%
Lotus 7 0.0% 12 0.0% -41.7%
Chevrolet 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0%
Other 222 0.1% 138 0.1% 60.9%
Other Imports 207 0.1% 204 0.1% 1.5%
Total 161,013 100.0% 163,615 100.0% -1.6%



Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 7,065 31.8% 7,142 34.9% -1.1%
VW 2,609 11.7% 2,372 11.6% 10.0%
Peugeot 2,111 9.5% 1,978 9.7% 6.7%
Citroen 1,950 8.8% 1,654 8.1% 17.9%
Mercedes-Benz 1,789 8.0% 1,372 6.7% 30.4%
Vauxhall 1,586 7.1% 1,490 7.3% 6.4%
Mitsubishi 1,249 5.6% 697 3.4% 79.2%
Renault 1,010 4.5% 1,250 6.1% -19.2%
Nissan 805 3.6% 724 3.5% 11.2%
Toyota 664 3.0% 578 2.8% 14.9%
Fiat 545 2.5% 459 2.2% 18.7%
Iveco 251 1.1% 246 1.2% 2.0%
Isuzu 194 0.9% 258 1.3% -24.8%
Land Rover 111 0.5% 0 0.0% -%
Renault Trucks 75 0.3% 117 0.6% -35.9%
MAN 68 0.3% 14 0.1% 385.7%
Isuzu Trucks 53 0.2% 34 0.2% 55.9%
Ssangyong 41 0.2% 25 0.1% 64.0%
LDV 40 0.2% 31 0.2% 29.0%
Mitsubishi Fuso 10 0.0% 16 0.1% -37.5%
Hyundai 10 0.0% 5 0.0% 100.0%
Dacia 0 0.0% 12 0.1% -100.0%
Great Wall 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0%
Total 22,236 100.0% 20,475 100.0% 8.6%



Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)

Maker/Brand 2019 2018 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Fiat 102 28.5% 97 18.4% 5.2%
Mercedes-Benz 81 22.6% 96 18.2% -15.6%
Peugeot 74 20.7% 111 21.0% -33.3%
Iveco 47 13.1% 32 6.1% 46.9%
Ford 22 6.1% 173 32.8% -87.3%
Vauxhall 11 3.1% 5 0.9% 120.0%
Citroen 9 2.5% 3 0.6% 200.0%
VW 7 2.0% 9 1.7% -22.2%
Renault 5 1.4% 2 0.4% 150.0%
Total 358 100.0% 528 100.0% -32.2%

Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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