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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
Mar 625,653 582,620 +7.39%
Feb 96,406 97,286 -0.90%
Jan 195,927 190,780 +2.70%

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Ford Motor Company 22,778 9,909 71,837
Vauxhall Motors 13,870 6,299 46,564
Volkswagen UK 12,967 7,326 39,485
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048 6,099 35,690
Nissan Motor (GB) 11,378 5,033 36,939

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Chevrolet UK 0 0 18
Lamborghini 11 6 6
Morgan 13 10 12
Lotus 25 24 39
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 36 6 90

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 820,016 -69.55%
2016 2,692,786 +2.25%
2015 2,633,503 +6.34%
2014 2,476,435 +21.12%
2012 2,044,609 +5.32%
2011 1,941,253 -4.41%
2010 2,030,846 +1.80%
2009 1,994,999 -6.42%
2008 2,131,795 -11.32%
2007 2,404,007 +2.52%
2006 2,344,864 -3.89%
2005 2,439,717 -4.97%
2004 2,567,269 -0.46%
2003 2,579,050 +0.60%
2002 2,563,619 +4.26%
2001 2,458,769 N/A

Private, fleet and business new car sales figures

Mar Total Private Fleet Business
2017 562,337 273,751 261,930 26,656
2016 518,707 262,171 232,720 23,816
% change +8.41% +4.42% +12.55% +11.92%
Mkt share 2017 48.68% 46.58% 4.74%
Mkt share 2016 50.54% 44.87% 4.59%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2017 820,016 386,489 398,807 34,720
2016 771,780 372,886 366,879 32,015
% change +6.25% +3.65% +8.70% +8.45%
Mkt share 2017 47.13% 48.63% 4.23%
Mkt share 2016 48.32% 47.54% 4.15%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Mar
2017
% Market
share
Mar
2016
% Market
share
% change YTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 948 0.17% 714 0.13% +32.77% 1,301 0.16% 1,027 0.13% +26.68%
Alfa Romeo 1,239 0.22% 1,139 0.20% +8.78% 1,719 0.21% 1,608 0.21% +6.90%
Aston Martin 425 0.08% 186 0.03% +128.49% 645 0.08% 274 0.04% +135.40%
Audi 30,867 5.49% 30,483 5.42% +1.26% 47,780 5.83% 47,380 6.14% +0.84%
Bentley Motors 358 0.06% 290 0.05% +23.45% 581 0.07% 458 0.06% +26.86%
BMW 34,873 6.20% 32,470 5.77% +7.40% 49,481 6.03% 46,495 6.02% +6.42%
Chevrolet UK 18 0.00% 2 0.00% +800.00% 18 0.00% 3 0.00% +500.00%
Citroen UK 12,977 2.31% 13,734 2.44% -5.51% 18,347 2.24% 21,354 2.77% -14.08%
Dacia 5,773 1.03% 5,274 0.94% +9.46% 8,206 1.00% 7,453 0.97% +10.10%
DS 2,183 0.39% 3,388 0.60% -35.57% 3,211 0.39% 5,284 0.68% -39.23%
Ferrari 204 0.04% 143 0.03% +42.66% 293 0.04% 200 0.03% +46.50%
Fiat 12,930 2.30% 13,190 2.35% -1.97% 17,577 2.14% 18,665 2.42% -5.83%
Ford Motor Company 71,837 12.77% 60,349 10.73% +19.04% 104,524 12.75% 93,897 12.17% +11.32%
Honda 11,635 2.07% 13,139 2.34% -11.45% 17,771 2.17% 19,709 2.55% -9.83%
Hyundai Motor UK 18,460 3.28% 16,802 2.99% +9.87% 27,856 3.40% 25,368 3.29% +9.81%
Infiniti 985 0.18% 392 0.07% +151.28% 1,285 0.16% 524 0.07% +145.23%
Jaguar 9,571 1.70% 5,659 1.01% +69.13% 13,134 1.60% 8,680 1.12% +51.31%
Jeep 1,807 0.32% 2,597 0.46% -30.42% 2,762 0.34% 3,746 0.49% -26.27%
Kia Motors (UK) 18,801 3.34% 16,207 2.88% +16.01% 29,705 3.62% 24,162 3.13% +22.94%
Lamborghini 6 0.00% 33 0.01% -81.82% 23 0.00% 56 0.01% -58.93%
Land Rover 22,534 4.01% 18,234 3.24% +23.58% 29,739 3.63% 24,118 3.12% +23.31%
Lexus 2,888 0.51% 3,104 0.55% -6.96% 3,894 0.47% 4,337 0.56% -10.21%
Lotus 39 0.01% 32 0.01% +21.88% 88 0.01% 87 0.01% +1.15%
Maserati GB 429 0.08% 214 0.04% +100.47% 640 0.08% 327 0.04% +95.72%
Mazda Motors UK 11,178 1.99% 11,499 2.04% -2.79% 15,169 1.85% 17,191 2.23% -11.76%
McLaren 74 0.01% 0 0.00% +100.00% 137 0.02% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Mercedes-Benz UK 35,690 6.35% 30,243 5.38% +18.01% 54,837 6.69% 47,239 6.12% +16.08%
MG 749 0.13% 576 0.10% +30.03% 1,065 0.13% 992 0.13% +7.36%
Mini UK 12,942 2.30% 12,526 2.23% +3.32% 17,267 2.11% 16,178 2.10% +6.73%
Mitsubishi Motors 3,421 0.61% 4,340 0.77% -21.18% 5,104 0.62% 6,585 0.85% -22.49%
Morgan 12 0.00% 38 0.01% -68.42% 35 0.00% 61 0.01% -42.62%
Nissan Motor (GB) 36,939 6.57% 28,489 5.07% +29.66% 53,350 6.51% 43,843 5.68% +21.68%
Other UK 867 0.15% 518 0.09% +67.37% 1,389 0.17% 790 0.10% +75.82%
Peugeot Motor Company 19,168 3.41% 20,209 3.59% -5.15% 28,393 3.46% 30,991 4.02% -8.38%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 2,848 0.51% 2,293 0.41% +24.20% 3,737 0.46% 3,326 0.43% +12.36%
Renault (UK) 19,014 3.38% 17,866 3.18% +6.43% 25,126 3.06% 23,959 3.10% +4.87%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 90 0.02% 48 0.01% +87.50% 132 0.02% 79 0.01% +67.09%
Seat UK 11,200 1.99% 8,677 1.54% +29.08% 16,782 2.05% 13,390 1.73% +25.33%
Skoda Auto 13,655 2.43% 12,527 2.23% +9.00% 22,322 2.72% 20,422 2.65% +9.30%
Smart 2,172 0.39% 1,900 0.34% +14.32% 3,217 0.39% 2,837 0.37% +13.39%
SsangYong 956 0.17% 970 0.17% -1.44% 1,359 0.17% 1,383 0.18% -1.74%
Subaru 706 0.13% 704 0.13% +0.28% 932 0.11% 985 0.13% -5.38%
Suzuki GB 8,602 1.53% 7,943 1.41% +8.30% 13,951 1.70% 11,545 1.50% +20.84%
Toyota (GB) 24,508 4.36% 21,481 3.82% +14.09% 35,039 4.27% 30,788 3.99% +13.81%
Vauxhall Motors 46,564 8.28% 51,902 9.23% -10.28% 66,733 8.14% 75,032 9.72% -11.06%
Volkswagen UK 39,485 7.02% 38,694 6.88% +2.04% 59,778 7.29% 57,443 7.44% +4.06%
Volvo Car UK 9,710 1.73% 7,488 1.33% +29.67% 13,582 1.66% 11,508 1.49% +18.02%
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.