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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
Jan 175,077 170,365 +2.69%

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Ford Motor Company 22,778
Vauxhall Motors 13,870
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048
Volkswagen UK 12,967
Audi 11,676

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Great Wall 2
Lamborghini 11
LDV 20
Lotus 25
McLaren 49

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 174,564 -1442.58%
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

Jan Total Private Fleet Business
2017 174,191 76,568 6,530 91,093
2016 169,429 72,944 6,640 89,845
% change +100% +4.73% -1.68% +1.37%
Mkt share 2017 43.96% 3.75% 52.29%
Mkt share 2016 43.05% 3.92% 53.03%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2017 174,191 76,568 6,530 91,093
2016 169,429 72,944 6,640 89,845
% change +2.73% +4.73% -1.68% +1.37%
Mkt share 2017 43.96% 3.75% 52.29%
Mkt share 2016 43.05% 3.92% 53.03%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Jan
2017
% Market
share
Jan
2016
% Market
share
% change YTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Alfa Romeo 284 0.16% 304 0.18% -7.04% 284 0.16% 304 0.18% -7.04%
Aston Martin 189 0.11% 69 0.04% +63.49% 189 0.11% 69 0.04% +63.49%
Audi 11,676 6.69% 11,513 6.79% +1.4% 11,676 6.69% 11,513 6.79% +1.4%
Bentley Motors 163 0.09% 120 0.07% +26.38% 163 0.09% 120 0.07% +26.38%
BMW 8,489 4.86% 8,265 4.87% +2.64% 8,489 4.86% 8,265 4.87% +2.64%
Citroen UK 3,250 1.86% 4,574 2.7% -40.74% 3,250 1.86% 4,574 2.7% -40.74%
Dacia 1,994 1.14% 1,667 0.98% +16.4% 1,994 1.14% 1,667 0.98% +16.4%
DS 659 0.38% 1,089 0.64% -65.25% 659 0.38% 1,089 0.64% -65.25%
Ferrari 58 0% 44 0% +24.14% 58 0% 44 0% +24.14%
Fiat 3,221 1.85% 3,558 2.1% -10.46% 3,221 1.85% 3,558 2.1% -10.46%
Ford Motor Company 22,778 13.05% 22,035 12.99% +3.26% 22,778 13.05% 22,035 12.99% +3.26%
Honda 4,010 2.3% 4,520 2.66% -12.72% 4,010 2.3% 4,520 2.66% -12.72%
Hyundai Motor UK 6,387 3.66% 5,881 3.47% +7.92% 6,387 3.66% 5,881 3.47% +7.92%
Infiniti 182 0.1% 105 0.06% +42.31% 182 0.1% 105 0.06% +42.31%
Jaguar 2,694 1.54% 2,252 1.33% +16.41% 2,694 1.54% 2,252 1.33% +16.41%
Jeep 728 0.42% 804 0.47% -10.44% 728 0.42% 804 0.47% -10.44%
Kia Motors (UK) 7,661 4.39% 5,066 2.99% +33.87% 7,661 4.39% 5,066 2.99% +33.87%
Lamborghini 11 0% 16 0% -45.45% 11 0% 16 0% -45.45%
Land Rover 5,427 3.11% 4,609 2.72% +15.07% 5,427 3.11% 4,609 2.72% +15.07%
Lexus 800 0.46% 1,001 0.59% -25.13% 800 0.46% 1,001 0.59% -25.13%
Lotus 25 0.01% 16 0.01% +36% 25 0.01% 16 0.01% +36%
Maserati GB 165 0.09% 82 0.05% +50.3% 165 0.09% 82 0.05% +50.3%
Mazda Motors UK 2,827 1.62% 4,281 2.52% -51.43% 2,827 1.62% 4,281 2.52% -51.43%
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048 7.47% 11,800 6.95% +9.56% 13,048 7.47% 11,800 6.95% +9.56%
MG 205 0.12% 313 0.18% -52.68% 205 0.12% 313 0.18% -52.68%
Mini UK 2,280 1.31% 1,931 1.14% +15.31% 2,280 1.31% 1,931 1.14% +15.31%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,329 0.76% 1,535 0.9% -15.5% 1,329 0.76% 1,535 0.9% -15.5%
Nissan Motor (GB) 11,378 6.52% 10,720 6.32% +5.78% 11,378 6.52% 10,720 6.32% +5.78%
Other British 52 0.03% 48 0.03% +7.69% 52 0.03% 48 0.03% +7.69%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,952 3.41% 7,313 4.31% -22.87% 5,952 3.41% 7,313 4.31% -22.87%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 687 0.39% 827 0.49% -20.38% 687 0.39% 827 0.49% -20.38%
Renault (UK) 4,020 2.3% 4,145 2.44% -3.11% 4,020 2.3% 4,145 2.44% -3.11%
Seat UK 3,854 2.21% 3,119 1.84% +19.07% 3,854 2.21% 3,119 1.84% +19.07%
Skoda Auto 5,431 3.11% 4,993 2.94% +8.06% 5,431 3.11% 4,993 2.94% +8.06%
Smart 751 0.43% 703 0.41% +6.39% 751 0.43% 703 0.41% +6.39%
SsangYong 298 0.17% 260 0.15% +12.75% 298 0.17% 260 0.15% +12.75%
Subaru 178 0.1% 207 0.12% -16.29% 178 0.1% 207 0.12% -16.29%
Suzuki GB 3,762 2.16% 2,354 1.39% +37.43% 3,762 2.16% 2,354 1.39% +37.43%
Toyota (GB) 7,436 4.26% 6,829 4.02% +8.16% 7,436 4.26% 6,829 4.02% +8.16%
Vauxhall Motors 13,870 7.95% 15,262 8.99% -10.04% 13,870 7.95% 15,262 8.99% -10.04%
Volkswagen UK 12,967 7.43% 12,055 7.1% +7.03% 12,967 7.43% 12,055 7.1% +7.03%
Volvo Car UK 2,795 1.6% 2,990 1.76% -6.98% 2,795 1.6% 2,990 1.76% -6.98%
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.