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Flash report, February 2020

6 Mar. 2020

*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 2.9% in February
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on March 5, UK passenger car sales decreased 2.9% to 79,594 units in February 2020.
Year-to-date sales decreased 5.8%, with 228,873 cars registered in the first two months of 2020.
February sales for Volkswagen increased 12.4% to 8,948 units (11.2% market share), Ford sales decreased 18.6% to 8,462 units (10.6% share), while BMW sales decreased 3.1% to 6,654 units (8.4% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales decreased 5.6% to 5,745 units (7.2% share) and Vauxhall sales increased 4.6% to 5,132 units (6.4% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in February, 3,457 Volkswagen Golfs; 3,123 Ford Fiestas; 2,764 Ford Focuses; 1,871 Vauxhall Colsas; and 1,648 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes were sold.
Compared to last February, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 27.1% to 17,457 units (21.9% share), gasoline-engine car sales decreased 7.3% to 48,247 units (60.6% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 131.8% to 13,890 units (17.5% share).
In February, private car sales decreased 7.4% to 34,051 units (42.8% share), fleet sales increased 0.1% to 44,075 units (55.4% share), and sales to businesses increased 29.6% to 1,468 units (1.8% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 2.0% this February to 14,103 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 33.3% to 464 units in February.
Sales of taxis increased 100.0% to 138 units in February.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "Another month of decline for the new car market is especially concerning at a time when fleet renewal is so important in the fight against climate change. Next week’s Budget is the Chancellor’s opportunity to reverse this trend by restoring confidence to the market and showing that government is serious about delivering on its environmental ambitions. Industry has invested in the technology, with a huge influx of new zero- and ultra-low emission models coming to market in 2020, and we now need government to match this with a comprehensive package of incentives and infrastructure spending to accelerate demand. To drive the transition to zero emission motoring, we need carrots, not sticks - as the evidence shows, talk of bans and penalties only means people hang on to their older, more polluting vehicles for longer. It’s time for a change of approach, which means encouraging the consumer to invest in the cleanest new car that best suits their needs. If that is to be electric, government must take bold action to make these vehicles more affordable and as convenient to recharge as their petrol and diesel equivalents are to refuel."


Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Feb. 2020 Feb. 2019 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb. 2020 Jan.-Feb. 2019 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 79,594 81,969 -2.9% 228,873 242,982 -5.8%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 14,103 14,384 -2.0% 37,660 36,620 2.8%
Trucks (Under6t) 464 348 33.3% 962 706 36.3%
Taxi 138 69 100.0% 288 166 73.5%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -% N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT



Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2020 2019 Y-o-Y 2020 2019 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
VW 8,948 11.2% 7,960 9.7% 12.4% 22,145 9.7% 21,184 8.7% 4.5%
Ford 8,462 10.6% 10,390 12.7% -18.6% 24,839 10.9% 27,019 11.1% -8.1%
BMW 6,654 8.4% 6,870 8.4% -3.1% 16,732 7.3% 16,423 6.8% 1.9%
Mercedes-Benz 5,745 7.2% 6,088 7.4% -5.6% 16,875 7.4% 18,337 7.5% -8.0%
Vauxhall 5,132 6.4% 4,905 6.0% 4.6% 14,368 6.3% 17,155 7.1% -16.2%
Audi 4,485 5.6% 5,112 6.2% -12.3% 14,245 6.2% 13,744 5.7% 3.6%
Toyota 3,740 4.7% 2,532 3.1% 47.7% 11,643 5.1% 11,107 4.6% 4.8%
Skoda 3,192 4.0% 2,953 3.6% 8.1% 8,158 3.6% 8,355 3.4% -2.4%
Kia 3,054 3.8% 3,281 4.0% -6.9% 9,338 4.1% 11,609 4.8% -19.6%
Peugeot 2,939 3.7% 3,271 4.0% -10.1% 8,068 3.5% 8,924 3.7% -9.6%
Nissan 2,788 3.5% 2,471 3.0% 12.8% 11,039 4.8% 9,440 3.9% 16.9%
SEAT 2,696 3.4% 2,431 3.0% 10.9% 7,897 3.5% 7,953 3.3% -0.7%
Hyundai 2,469 3.1% 2,682 3.3% -7.9% 6,474 2.8% 8,460 3.5% -23.5%
Citroen 2,152 2.7% 2,226 2.7% -3.3% 5,202 2.3% 6,113 2.5% -14.9%
Land Rover 2,081 2.6% 1,559 1.9% 33.5% 7,694 3.4% 7,160 2.9% 7.5%
Mini 2,046 2.6% 1,891 2.3% 8.2% 4,278 1.9% 5,142 2.1% -16.8%
Volvo Cars 1,802 2.3% 1,705 2.1% 5.7% 5,909 2.6% 5,784 2.4% 2.2%
Honda 1,799 2.3% 1,742 2.1% 3.3% 4,989 2.2% 5,442 2.2% -8.3%
Renault 1,320 1.7% 1,942 2.4% -32.0% 4,224 1.8% 5,307 2.2% -20.4%
Fiat 1,097 1.4% 955 1.2% 14.9% 2,808 1.2% 2,631 1.1% 6.7%
Suzuki 1,021 1.3% 2,750 3.4% -62.9% 2,815 1.2% 5,756 2.4% -51.1%
Mazda 948 1.2% 1,543 1.9% -38.6% 2,973 1.3% 4,267 1.8% -30.3%
MG 883 1.1% 448 0.5% 97.1% 2,729 1.2% 1,202 0.5% 127.0%
Jaguar 848 1.1% 991 1.2% -14.4% 3,173 1.4% 3,112 1.3% 2.0%
Dacia 823 1.0% 1,008 1.2% -18.4% 2,045 0.9% 3,483 1.4% -41.3%
Lexus 422 0.5% 262 0.3% 61.1% 1,876 0.8% 1,269 0.5% 47.8%
Mitsubishi 397 0.5% 691 0.8% -42.5% 1,810 0.8% 1,904 0.8% -4.9%
Porsche 278 0.3% 204 0.2% 36.3% 917 0.4% 785 0.3% 16.8%
Jeep 155 0.2% 189 0.2% -18.0% 627 0.3% 561 0.2% 11.8%
DS 140 0.2% 58 0.1% 141.4% 425 0.2% 311 0.1% 36.7%
Abarth 130 0.2% 105 0.1% 23.8% 350 0.2% 365 0.2% -4.1%
Alfa Romeo 112 0.1% 109 0.1% 2.8% 314 0.1% 408 0.2% -23.0%
Ssangyong 80 0.1% 66 0.1% 21.2% 183 0.1% 274 0.1% -33.2%
smart 80 0.1% 201 0.2% -60.2% 105 0.0% 691 0.3% -84.8%
Bentley 42 0.1% 45 0.1% -6.7% 220 0.1% 175 0.1% 25.7%
Maserati 24 0.0% 38 0.0% -36.8% 95 0.0% 121 0.0% -21.5%
Subaru 24 0.0% 74 0.1% -67.6% 73 0.0% 248 0.1% -70.6%
Lotus 2 0.0% 0 0.0% #DIV/0! 11 0.0% 7 0.0% 57.1%
Alpine 1 0.0% 5 0.0% -80.0% 11 0.0% 21 0.0% -47.6%
Infiniti 0 0.0% 16 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 48 0.0% -100.0%
Chevrolet 0 0.0% 2 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.0% -100.0%
Other 81 0.1% 59 0.1% 37.3% 298 0.1% 337 0.1% -11.6%
Other Imports 502 0.6% 139 0.2% 261.2% 898 0.4% 346 0.1% 159.5%
Total 79,594 100.0% 81,969 100.0% -2.9% 228,873 100.0% 242,982 100.0% -5.8%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2020 2019 Y-o-Y 2020 2019 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Ford 4,479 31.8% 4,809 33.4% -6.9% 12,810 34.0% 11,874 32.4% 7.9%
Vauxhall 1,665 11.8% 1,486 10.3% 12.0% 4,561 12.1% 3,072 8.4% 48.5%
Peugeot 1,453 10.3% 1,457 10.1% -0.3% 3,456 9.2% 3,568 9.7% -3.1%
Mercedes-Benz 1,421 10.1% 1,493 10.4% -4.8% 2,979 7.9% 3,282 9.0% -9.2%
VW 1,140 8.1% 1,568 10.9% -27.3% 3,312 8.8% 4,177 11.4% -20.7%
Citroen 1,117 7.9% 1,156 8.0% -3.4% 3,114 8.3% 3,106 8.5% 0.3%
Renault 579 4.1% 632 4.4% -8.4% 1,241 3.3% 1,642 4.5% -24.4%
Toyota 542 3.8% 273 1.9% 98.5% 1,360 3.6% 937 2.6% 45.1%
Fiat 406 2.9% 346 2.4% 17.3% 929 2.5% 891 2.4% 4.3%
Nissan 371 2.6% 310 2.2% 19.7% 1,390 3.7% 1,115 3.0% 24.7%
Mitsubishi 236 1.7% 293 2.0% -19.5% 927 2.5% 1,542 4.2% -39.9%
Iveco 227 1.6% 208 1.4% 9.1% 383 1.0% 459 1.3% -16.6%
Isuzu 121 0.9% 149 1.0% -18.8% 398 1.1% 343 0.9% 16.0%
Renault Trucks 116 0.8% 83 0.6% 39.8% 193 0.5% 158 0.4% 22.2%
Isuzu Trucks 70 0.5% 30 0.2% 133.3% 119 0.3% 83 0.2% 43.4%
LDV 68 0.5% 18 0.1% 277.8% 123 0.3% 58 0.2% 112.1%
MAN 38 0.3% 34 0.2% 11.8% 133 0.4% 102 0.3% 30.4%
Land Rover 35 0.2% 22 0.2% 59.1% 148 0.4% 133 0.4% 11.3%
Ssangyong 11 0.1% 6 0.0% 83.3% 62 0.2% 47 0.1% 31.9%
Mitsubishi Fuso 8 0.1% 10 0.1% -20.0% 22 0.1% 20 0.1% 10.0%
Hyundai 0 0.0% 1 0.0% -100.0% 0 0.0% 11 0.0% -100.0%
Total 14,103 100.0% 14,384 100.0% -2.0% 37,660 100.0% 36,620 100.0% 2.8%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2020 2019 Y-o-Y 2020 2019 Y-o-Y
Feb. Share Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share Jan.-Feb. Share
Mercedes-Benz 132 28.4% 112 32.2% 17.9% 321 33.4% 193 27.3% 66.3%
Fiat 129 27.8% 83 23.9% 55.4% 180 18.7% 185 26.2% -2.7%
Ford 92 19.8% 22 6.3% 318.2% 160 16.6% 44 6.2% 263.6%
Peugeot 66 14.2% 57 16.4% 15.8% 189 19.6% 131 18.6% 44.3%
Citroen 27 5.8% 4 1.1% 575.0% 72 7.5% 13 1.8% 453.8%
VW 10 2.2% 0 0.0% -% 11 1.1% 7 1.0% 57.1%
Iveco 5 1.1% 49 14.1% -89.8% 23 2.4% 96 13.6% -76.0%
Renault 2 0.4% 4 1.1% -50.0% 2 0.2% 9 1.3% -77.8%
Vauxhall 1 0.2% 8 2.3% -87.5% 1 0.1% 19 2.7% -94.7%
MAN 0 0.0% 6 1.7% -100.0% 3 0.3% 6 0.8% -50.0%
Renault Trucks 0 0.0% 2 0.6% -100.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.3% -100.0%
Isuzu Trucks 0 0.0% 1 0.3% -100.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% -100.0%
Total 464 100.0% 348 100.0% 33.3% 962 100.0% 706 100.0% 36.3%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)



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Flash report, January 2020

7 Feb. 2020

*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 7.3% in January
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on February 5, UK passenger car sales decreased 7.3% to 149,279 units in January 2020.
January sales for Ford fell 1.5% to 16,377 units (11.0% market share), Volkswagen sales decreased 0.2% to 13,197 units (8.8% share), while Mercedes-Benz sales decreased 9.1% to 11,130 units (7.5% share).
BMW sales in January increased 5.5% to 10,078 units (6.8% share) and Audi sales increased 13.1% to 9,760 units (6.5% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in January, 6,087 Ford Fiestas; 5,287 Ford Focuses; 4,608 Nissan Qashqais; 4,373 Vauxhall Corsas; and 4,027 Volkswagen Golfs were sold.
Compared to last January, gasoline-engine car sales decreased by 9.5% to 91,836 units (61.5% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 36.0% to 29,605 units (19.8% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 109.2% to 27,838 units (18.6% share).
In January, private car sales decreased 13.9% to 61,717 units (41.3% share), fleet sales decreased 2.2% to 84,618 units (56.7% share), and sales to businesses increased 4.2% to 2,944 units (2.0% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 5.9% this January to 23,557 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons increased 39.1% to 498 units in January.
Sales of taxis increased 54.6% to 150 units in January.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "The new car market is a key driver of the UK’s overall economy, so another month of decline is unsettling. Consumer confidence is not returning to the market and will not be helped by government’s decision to add further confusion and instability by moving the goalposts on the end of sale of internal combustion engine cars. While ambition is understandable, as we must address climate change and air quality concerns, blanket bans do not help short-term consumer confidence. To be successful, government must lead the transition with an extensive and appropriately funded package of fiscal incentives, policies and investment to drive demand. We want to deliver air quality and environmental improvements now but need a strong market to do so."

Registration of new vehicles by type
Vehicle type Jan. 2020 Jan. 2019 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars 149,279 161,013 -7.3%
Commercial
vehicles
Vans 23,557 22,236 5.9%
Trucks (Under6t ) 498 358 39.1%
Taxi 150 97 54.6%
Bus and coach N/A N/A -%
Source: SMMT


Registrations of new vehicles by make

Passenger cars

Maker/Brand 2020 2019 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 16,377 11.0% 16,629 10.3% -1.5%
VW 13,197 8.8% 13,224 8.2% -0.2%
Mercedes-Benz 11,130 7.5% 12,249 7.6% -9.1%
BMW 10,078 6.8% 9,553 5.9% 5.5%
Audi 9,760 6.5% 8,632 5.4% 13.1%
Vauxhall 9,236 6.2% 12,250 7.6% -24.6%
Nissan 8,251 5.5% 6,969 4.3% 18.4%
Toyota 7,903 5.3% 8,575 5.3% -7.8%
Kia 6,284 4.2% 8,328 5.2% -24.5%
Land Rover 5,613 3.8% 5,601 3.5% 0.2%
SEAT 5,201 3.5% 5,522 3.4% -5.8%
Peugeot 5,129 3.4% 5,653 3.5% -9.3%
Skoda 4,966 3.3% 5,402 3.4% -8.1%
Volvo Cars 4,107 2.8% 4,079 2.5% 0.7%
Hyundai 4,005 2.7% 5,778 3.6% -30.7%
Honda 3,190 2.1% 3,700 2.3% -13.8%
Citroen 3,050 2.0% 3,887 2.4% -21.5%
Renault 2,904 1.9% 3,365 2.1% -13.7%
Jaguar 2,325 1.6% 2,121 1.3% 9.6%
Mini 2,232 1.5% 3,251 2.0% -31.3%
Mazda 2,025 1.4% 2,724 1.7% -25.7%
MG 1,846 1.2% 754 0.5% 144.8%
Suzuki 1,794 1.2% 3,006 1.9% -40.3%
Fiat 1,711 1.1% 1,676 1.0% 2.1%
Lexus 1,454 1.0% 1,007 0.6% 44.4%
Mitsubishi 1,413 0.9% 1,213 0.8% 16.5%
Dacia 1,222 0.8% 2,475 1.5% -50.6%
Porsche 639 0.4% 581 0.4% 10.0%
Jeep 472 0.3% 372 0.2% 26.9%
DS 285 0.2% 253 0.2% 12.6%
Abarth 220 0.1% 260 0.2% -15.4%
Alfa Romeo 202 0.1% 299 0.2% -32.4%
Bentley 178 0.1% 130 0.1% 36.9%
Ssangyong 103 0.1% 208 0.1% -50.5%
Maserati 71 0.0% 83 0.1% -14.5%
Subaru 49 0.0% 174 0.1% -71.8%
smart 25 0.0% 490 0.3% -94.9%
Alpine 10 0.0% 16 0.0% -37.5%
Lotus 9 0.0% 7 0.0% 28.6%
Infiniti 0 0.0% 32 0.0% -100.0%
Other 217 0.1% 278 0.2% -21.9%
Other Imports 396 0.3% 207 0.1% 91.3%
Total 149,279 100.0% 161,013 100.0% -7.3%


Vans (Light Commercial Vehicles) (<3.5t)
Maker/Brand 2020 2019 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Ford 8,331 35.4% 7,065 31.8% 17.9%
Vauxhall 2,896 12.3% 1,586 7.1% 82.6%
VW 2,172 9.2% 2,609 11.7% -16.7%
Peugeot 2,003 8.5% 2,111 9.5% -5.1%
Citroen 1,997 8.5% 1,950 8.8% 2.4%
Mercedes-Benz 1,558 6.6% 1,789 8.0% -12.9%
Nissan 1,019 4.3% 805 3.6% 26.6%
Toyota 818 3.5% 664 3.0% 23.2%
Mitsubishi 691 2.9% 1,249 5.6% -44.7%
Renault 662 2.8% 1,010 4.5% -34.5%
Fiat 523 2.2% 545 2.5% -4.0%
Isuzu 277 1.2% 194 0.9% 42.8%
Iveco 156 0.7% 251 1.1% -37.8%
Land Rover 113 0.5% 111 0.5% 1.8%
MAN 95 0.4% 68 0.3% 39.7%
Renault Trucks 77 0.3% 75 0.3% 2.7%
LDV 55 0.2% 40 0.2% 37.5%
Ssangyong 51 0.2% 41 0.2% 24.4%
Isuzu Trucks 49 0.2% 53 0.2% -7.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 14 0.1% 10 0.0% 40.0%
Hyundai 0 0.0% 10 0.0% -100.0%
Total 23,557 100.0% 22,236 100.0% 5.9%


Trucks (3.5t-6.0t)
Maker/Brand 2020 2019 Y-o-Y
Jan. Share Jan. Share
Mercedes-Benz 189 38.0% 81 22.6% 133.3%
Peugeot 123 24.7% 74 20.7% 66.2%
Ford 68 13.7% 22 6.1% 209.1%
Fiat 51 10.2% 102 28.5% -50.0%
Citroen 45 9.0% 9 2.5% 400.0%
Iveco 18 3.6% 47 13.1% -61.7%
MAN 3 0.6% 0 0.0% -%
VW 1 0.2% 7 2.0% -85.7%
Vauxhall 0 0.0% 11 3.1% -100.0%
Renault 0 0.0% 5 1.4% -100.0%
Total 498 100.0% 358 100.0% 39.1%
Source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT)


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