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New car sales figures

Beginning with a comparison of new car registration figures for the last full month versus the same month last year, we provide a comprehensive view of the health of the UK market.

Also, AM here presents latest information on the year-to-date situation as well as looking at individual brands, including the best and worst performers to-date and an Aston Martin-to-Volvo run down of brand performance for the last month and year-to-date using data supplied by the SMMT.

Links to the right of this page will take you to individual brands' profile on AMi with more data on sales performance and their networks. AMi is accessible through registration and is free to access for dealers.

Total SMMT data by month, with current year compared to last year
Source: SMMT
2017
2016
2017 2016 % change
Feb 83,515 83,840 -0.39%
Jan 175,077 170,365 +2.69%

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Ford Motor Company 22,778 9,909
Volkswagen UK 12,967 7,326
Vauxhall Motors 13,870 6,299
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048 6,099
Audi 11,676 5,237

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Great Wall 2 5
Lamborghini 11 6
LDV 20 8
Lotus 25 24
McLaren 49 14

New car sales figures: year to date

The graph below shows the progression of new car sales year-on-year from 2012 to the last full month of the current year. Below the graph is a total annual registrations and the percentage change from year-to-year.

This is followed by a breakdown from the SMMT of registrations by sales type, retail, business and fleet for the last month and year-to-date.

SMMT data by year up to current year
Source: SMMT

Total annual registrations: 2001 to current year

Total annual registrations % change
2017 257,679 -945.02%
2016 2,692,786 +2.2%
2015 2,633,503 +5.96%
2014 2,476,430 +8.55%
2013 2,264,732 +9.72%
2012 2,044,609 +5.06%
2011 1,941,253 -4.55%
2010 2,029,592 +1.64%
2009 1,996,253 -6.79%
2008 2,131,795 -12.77%
2007 2,404,007 +2.46%
2006 2,344,864 -4.05%
2005 2,439,717 -5.23%
2004 2,567,269 -0.45%
2003 2,578,903 +0.59%
2002 2,563,631 +4.09%
2001 2,458,769 N/A

Private, fleet and business new car sales figures

Feb Total Private Fleet Business
2017 82,901 35,899 1,336 45,666
2016 83,318 37,621 1,461 44,236
% change +100% -4.8% -9.36% +3.13%
Mkt share 2017 43.3% 1.61% 55.08%
Mkt share 2016 45.15% 1.75% 53.09%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2017 257,092 112,460 7,867 136,765
2016 252,747 110,565 8,101 134,081
% change +1.69% +1.69% -2.97% +1.96%
Mkt share 2017 43.74% 3.06% 53.2%
Mkt share 2016 43.75% 3.21% 53.05%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

UK new car registration figures by brand by month and year-to-date

Marque Feb
2017
% Market
share
Feb
2016
% Market
share
% change YTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Alfa Romeo 196 0.24% 165 0.2% +15.82% 480 0.4% 469 0.38% +2.29%
Aston Martin 31 0.04% 19 0.02% +38.71% 220 0.15% 88 0.06% +60%
Audi 5,237 6.3% 5,384 6.46% -2.81% 16,913 12.99% 16,897 13.24% +0.09%
Bentley Motors 60 0.07% 48 0.06% +20% 223 0.17% 168 0.13% +24.66%
BMW 6,119 7.36% 5,760 6.91% +5.87% 14,608 12.22% 14,025 11.78% +3.99%
Citroen UK 2,120 2.55% 3,046 3.65% -43.68% 5,370 4.41% 7,620 6.35% -41.9%
Dacia 439 0.53% 512 0.61% -16.63% 2,433 1.67% 2,179 1.6% +10.44%
DS 369 0.44% 807 0.97% -118.7% 1,028 0.82% 1,896 1.61% -84.44%
Ferrari 31 0% 13 0% +58.06% 89 0% 57 0% +35.96%
Fiat 1,426 1.72% 1,917 2.3% -34.43% 4,647 3.56% 5,475 4.39% -17.82%
Ford Motor Company 9,909 11.92% 11,513 13.81% -16.19% 32,687 24.97% 33,548 26.79% -2.63%
Honda 2,126 2.56% 2,050 2.46% +3.57% 6,136 4.85% 6,570 5.12% -7.07%
Hyundai Motor UK 3,009 3.62% 2,685 3.22% +10.77% 9,396 7.28% 8,566 6.68% +8.83%
Infiniti 118 0.14% 27 0.03% +77.12% 300 0.25% 132 0.09% +56%
Jaguar 869 1.05% 769 0.92% +11.51% 3,563 2.59% 3,021 2.25% +15.21%
Jeep 227 0.27% 345 0.41% -51.98% 955 0.69% 1,149 0.89% -20.31%
Kia Motors (UK) 3,243 3.9% 2,889 3.46% +10.92% 10,904 8.29% 7,955 6.45% +27.05%
Lamborghini 6 0% 7 0% -16.67% 17 0% 23 0% -35.29%
Land Rover 1,778 2.14% 1,275 1.53% +28.29% 7,205 5.25% 5,884 4.24% +18.33%
Lexus 206 0.25% 232 0.28% -12.62% 1,006 0.71% 1,233 0.87% -22.56%
Lotus 24 0.03% 39 0.05% -62.5% 49 0.04% 55 0.06% -12.24%
Maserati GB 46 0.06% 31 0.04% +32.61% 211 0.15% 113 0.09% +46.45%
Mazda Motors UK 1,164 1.4% 1,411 1.69% -21.22% 3,991 3.02% 5,692 4.21% -42.62%
Mercedes-Benz UK 6,099 7.34% 5,196 6.23% +14.81% 19,147 14.81% 16,996 13.18% +11.23%
MG 111 0.13% 103 0.12% +7.21% 316 0.25% 416 0.31% -31.65%
Mini UK 2,045 2.46% 1,721 2.06% +15.84% 4,325 3.77% 3,652 3.2% +15.56%
Mitsubishi Motors 354 0.43% 710 0.85% -100.56% 1,683 1.19% 2,245 1.76% -33.39%
Nissan Motor (GB) 5,033 6.06% 4,634 5.56% +7.93% 16,411 12.57% 15,354 11.87% +6.44%
Other British 17 0.02% 15 0.02% +11.76% 69 0.05% 63 0.05% +8.7%
Peugeot Motor Company 3,273 3.94% 3,469 4.16% -5.99% 9,225 7.35% 10,782 8.47% -16.88%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 202 0.24% 206 0.25% -1.98% 889 0.64% 1,033 0.73% -16.2%
Renault (UK) 2,092 2.52% 1,948 2.34% +6.88% 6,112 4.82% 6,093 4.78% +0.31%
Seat UK 1,728 2.08% 1,594 1.91% +7.75% 5,582 4.29% 4,713 3.75% +15.57%
Skoda Auto 3,236 3.89% 2,902 3.48% +10.32% 8,667 7% 7,895 6.42% +8.91%
Smart 294 0.35% 234 0.28% +20.41% 1,045 0.78% 937 0.69% +10.33%
SsangYong 105 0.13% 153 0.18% -45.71% 403 0.3% 413 0.34% -2.48%
Subaru 48 0.06% 74 0.09% -54.17% 226 0.16% 281 0.21% -24.34%
Suzuki GB 1,587 1.91% 1,248 1.5% +21.36% 5,349 4.06% 3,602 2.88% +32.66%
Toyota (GB) 3,095 3.72% 2,478 2.97% +19.94% 10,531 7.98% 9,307 7% +11.62%
Vauxhall Motors 6,299 7.58% 7,868 9.43% -24.91% 20,169 15.52% 23,130 18.43% -14.68%
Volkswagen UK 7,326 8.81% 6,694 8.03% +8.63% 20,293 16.24% 18,749 15.13% +7.61%
Volvo Car UK 1,077 1.3% 1,030 1.24% +4.36% 3,872 2.9% 4,020 3% -3.82%
Citroen's monthly registration included DS May 2015. As the Citroen result for April 2015 is for both brands.
please combine the Citroen and DS registrations for April 2015 when comparing year-to-year.