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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
2016
2015
2016 2015 % change
Dec 178,759 181,260 -1.4%
Nov 185,052 179,951 +2.76%
Oct 180,893 178,497 +1.32%
Sep 471,390 463,976 +1.57%
Aug 82,300 79,632 +3.24%
Jul 179,285 179,365 -0.04%
Jun 256,880 259,127 -0.87%
May 204,560 199,625 +2.41%
Apr 190,585 186,739 +2.02%
Mar 520,545 494,730 +4.96%
Feb 83,840 77,302 +7.8%
Jan 170,365 165,634 +2.78%

Top five brands

Jan
2016
Feb
2016
Mar
2016
Apr
2016
May
2016
Jun
2016
Jul
2016
Aug
2016
Sep
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
2016
Dec
2016
Ford Motor Company 22,035 11,513 60,349 23,311 23,740 30,244 22,247 11,703 49,078 21,411 21,944 20,741
Vauxhall Motors 15,262 7,868 51,902 16,037 16,300 25,578 19,733 8,579 41,697 14,949 15,976 17,074
Volkswagen UK 12,055 6,694 38,694 16,877 16,050 19,196 14,038 5,694 33,722 14,023 14,351 15,634
BMW 8,265 5,760 32,470 10,980 15,423 18,712 9,699 4,752 32,595 13,541 15,330 15,066
Audi 11,513 5,384 30,483 13,668 13,970 14,503 11,582 6,195 31,113 14,659 12,915 11,319

Bottom five brands

Jan
2016
Feb
2016
Mar
2016
Apr
2016
May
2016
Jun
2016
Jul
2016
Aug
2016
Sep
2016
Oct
2016
Nov
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Dec
2016
Cadillac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chevrolet UK 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
McLaren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Great Wall 10 10 50 25 23 13 11 5 38 9 6 7
LDV 0 0 0 0 18 27 0 93 26 51 19 3

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
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

Dec Total Private Fleet Business
2016 177,565 67,419 8,118 102,028
2015 179,665 71,399 5,336 102,930
% change +100% -5.9% +34.27% -0.88%
Mkt share 2016 37.97% 4.57% 57.46%
Mkt share 2015 39.74% 2.97% 57.29%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2016 2,689,466 1,204,547 104,846 1,380,073
2015 2,631,334 1,207,645 106,642 1,317,047
% change +2.16% -0.26% -1.71% +4.57%
Mkt share 2016 44.79% 3.9% 51.31%
Mkt share 2015 45.89% 4.05% 50.05%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Dec
2016
% Market
share
Dec
2015
% Market
share
% change YTD
2016
% Market
share
YTD
2015
% Market
share
% change
Alfa Romeo 292 0.16% 374 0.21% -28.08% 4,881 2.15% 5,069 2.23% -3.85%
Aston Martin 107 0.06% 65 0.04% +39.25% 906 0.39% 949 0.4% -4.75%
Audi 11,319 6.36% 9,144 5.08% +19.22% 177,304 81.07% 166,709 77.59% +5.98%
Bentley Motors 128 0.07% 95 0.05% +25.78% 1,948 0.9% 1,379 0.64% +29.21%
BMW 15,066 8.46% 17,181 9.54% -14.04% 182,593 81.21% 167,391 77.52% +8.33%
Citroen UK 2,653 1.49% 4,775 2.65% -79.98% 62,991 29.24% 80,012 37.26% -27.02%
Dacia 1,891 1.06% 2,003 1.11% -5.92% 26,499 11.44% 26,228 11.42% +1.02%
DS 580 0.33% 1,357 0.75% -133.97% 15,898 7.18% 8,614 4.07% +45.82%
Ferrari 20 0% 15 0% +25% 743 0% 781 0% -5.11%
Fiat 3,929 2.21% 4,235 2.35% -7.79% 60,581 26.04% 64,257 29.03% -6.07%
Ford Motor Company 20,741 11.65% 23,261 12.92% -12.15% 318,316 146.9% 335,267 155.22% -5.33%
Honda 3,294 1.85% 2,794 1.55% +15.18% 59,106 25.6% 53,417 23.4% +9.63%
Hyundai Motor UK 5,625 3.16% 5,271 2.93% +6.29% 92,419 40.91% 88,117 39.91% +4.65%
Infiniti 78 0.04% 66 0.04% +15.38% 2,891 1.47% 1,195 0.59% +58.66%
Jaguar 2,520 1.42% 1,919 1.07% +23.85% 34,822 15.4% 23,954 10.66% +31.21%
Jeep 813 0.46% 759 0.42% +6.64% 14,090 6.25% 10,794 4.65% +23.39%
Kia Motors (UK) 3,788 2.13% 3,466 1.92% +8.5% 89,364 41.07% 78,489 35.41% +12.17%
Lamborghini 5 0% 3 0% +40% 303 0% 284 0% +6.27%
Land Rover 4,967 2.79% 4,966 2.76% +0.02% 79,534 33.05% 66,574 28.64% +16.29%
Lexus 750 0.42% 894 0.5% -19.2% 13,915 5.6% 13,269 5.79% +4.64%
Lotus 5 0% 17 0.01% -240% 339 0.24% 375 0.19% -10.62%
Maserati GB 150 0.08% 69 0.04% +54% 1,435 0.68% 1,434 0.7% +0.07%
Mazda Motors UK 2,111 1.19% 2,228 1.24% -5.54% 46,609 19.47% 45,504 19.81% +2.37%
Mercedes-Benz UK 10,220 5.74% 8,892 4.94% +12.99% 169,828 75.45% 145,254 65.66% +14.47%
MG 367 0.21% 283 0.16% +22.89% 4,192 1.83% 3,152 1.37% +24.81%
Mini UK 7,383 4.15% 7,370 4.09% +0.18% 68,984 29.65% 63,581 28.8% +7.83%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,059 0.59% 1,493 0.83% -40.98% 18,237 8.06% 22,693 10.21% -24.43%
Nissan Motor (GB) 10,628 5.97% 9,775 5.43% +8.03% 152,525 67.28% 153,937 67.55% -0.93%
Other British 55 0.03% 18 0.01% +67.27% 825 0.4% 701 0.35% +15.03%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,753 3.23% 6,587 3.66% -14.5% 98,529 44.3% 104,249 48.05% -5.81%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,264 0.71% 555 0.31% +56.09% 13,097 5.79% 12,167 5.55% +7.1%
Renault (UK) 6,058 3.4% 6,003 3.33% +0.91% 85,102 35.84% 75,618 32.53% +11.14%
Seat UK 3,348 1.88% 2,085 1.16% +37.72% 47,456 22.02% 47,654 21.35% -0.42%
Skoda Auto 5,657 3.18% 4,809 2.67% +14.99% 80,372 37.55% 74,692 35.79% +7.07%
Smart 848 0.48% 652 0.36% +23.11% 12,020 5.32% 8,455 3.88% +29.66%
SsangYong 174 0.1% 194 0.11% -11.49% 4,444 1.94% 3,344 1.47% +24.75%
Subaru 330 0.19% 302 0.17% +8.48% 3,612 1.51% 3,455 1.42% +4.35%
Suzuki GB 2,264 1.27% 1,948 1.08% +13.96% 38,167 16.8% 34,437 14.95% +9.77%
Toyota (GB) 4,642 2.61% 4,769 2.65% -2.74% 96,746 40.47% 98,709 43.25% -2.03%
Vauxhall Motors 17,074 9.59% 20,830 11.57% -22% 250,955 111.9% 269,766 125.98% -7.5%
Volkswagen UK 15,634 8.78% 14,415 8% +7.8% 207,028 93.26% 223,784 104.22% -8.09%
Volvo Car UK 3,736 2.1% 3,567 1.98% +4.52% 46,696 20.73% 43,432 19.81% +6.99%
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.