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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.

Total SMMT data by month, with current year compared to last year
Source: SMMT
2017
2016
2017 2016 % change
Apr 174,701 217,385 -19.64%
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
Apr
2017
Ford Motor Company 22,778 9,909 71,837 16,183
Vauxhall Motors 13,870 6,299 46,564 10,732
Volkswagen UK 12,967 7,326 39,485 9,954
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048 6,099 35,690 13,345
Nissan Motor (GB) 11,378 5,033 36,939 8,041

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
Chevrolet UK 0 0 18 13
Lamborghini 11 6 6 16
Morgan 13 10 12 50
Lotus 25 24 39 29
McLaren 49 14 74 9

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 972,092 -63.90%
2016 2,692,786 +2.25%
2015 2,633,503 +6.34%
2014 2,476,435 +9.35%
2013 2,264,737 +10.77%
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

Apr Total Private Fleet Business
2017 152,076 59,912 86,678 5,486
2016 189,505 83,734 98,828 6,943
% change -19.75% -28.45% -12.29% -20.99%
Mkt share 2017 39.40% 57.00% 3.61%
Mkt share 2016 44.19% 52.15% 3.66%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2017 972,092 446,378 485,498 40,216
2016 961,285 456,620 465,707 38,958
% change +1.12% -2.24% +4.25% +3.23%
Mkt share 2017 45.92% 49.94% 4.14%
Mkt share 2016 47.50% 48.45% 4.05%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Apr
2017
% Market
share
Apr
2016
% Market
share
% change YTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 213 0.14% 287 0.19% -25.78% 1,514 0.16% 1,314 0.14% +15.22%
Alfa Romeo 265 0.17% 345 0.23% -23.19% 1,984 0.20% 1,953 0.20% +1.59%
Aston Martin 77 0.05% 41 0.03% +87.80% 722 0.07% 315 0.03% +129.21%
Audi 13,094 8.61% 13,668 8.99% -4.20% 60,874 6.26% 61,048 6.35% -0.29%
Bentley Motors 104 0.07% 195 0.13% -46.67% 685 0.07% 653 0.07% +4.90%
BMW 11,277 7.42% 10,980 7.22% +2.70% 60,758 6.25% 57,475 5.98% +5.71%
Chevrolet UK 13 0.01% 0 0.00% +100.00% 31 0.00% 3 0.00% +933.33%
Citroen UK 2,789 1.83% 4,639 3.05% -39.88% 21,136 2.17% 25,993 2.70% -18.69%
Dacia 1,397 0.92% 1,898 1.25% -26.40% 9,603 0.99% 9,351 0.97% +2.69%
DS 416 0.27% 902 0.59% -53.88% 3,627 0.37% 6,186 0.64% -41.37%
Ferrari 72 0.05% 106 0.07% -32.08% 365 0.04% 306 0.03% +19.28%
Fiat 1,981 1.30% 3,890 2.56% -49.07% 19,558 2.01% 22,555 2.35% -13.29%
Ford Motor Company 16,183 10.64% 23,311 15.33% -30.58% 120,707 12.42% 117,208 12.19% +2.99%
Honda 3,016 1.98% 3,353 2.20% -10.05% 20,787 2.14% 23,062 2.40% -9.86%
Hyundai Motor UK 6,958 4.58% 7,183 4.72% -3.13% 34,814 3.58% 32,551 3.39% +6.95%
Infiniti 118 0.08% 335 0.22% -64.78% 1,403 0.14% 859 0.09% +63.33%
Jaguar 1,732 1.14% 2,405 1.58% -27.98% 14,866 1.53% 11,085 1.15% +34.11%
Jeep 364 0.24% 1,303 0.86% -72.06% 3,126 0.32% 5,049 0.53% -38.09%
Kia Motors (UK) 6,291 4.14% 6,866 4.51% -8.37% 35,996 3.70% 31,028 3.23% +16.01%
Lamborghini 16 0.01% 24 0.02% -33.33% 39 0.00% 80 0.01% -51.25%
Land Rover 4,116 2.71% 6,482 4.26% -36.50% 33,855 3.48% 30,600 3.18% +10.64%
Lexus 672 0.44% 835 0.55% -19.52% 4,566 0.47% 5,172 0.54% -11.72%
Lotus 29 0.02% 24 0.02% +20.83% 117 0.01% 111 0.01% +5.41%
Maserati GB 109 0.07% 94 0.06% +15.96% 749 0.08% 421 0.04% +77.91%
Mazda Motors UK 1,690 1.11% 2,314 1.52% -26.97% 16,859 1.73% 19,505 2.03% -13.57%
McLaren 9 0.01% 0 0.00% +100.00% 146 0.02% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,345 8.78% 12,077 7.94% +10.50% 68,182 7.01% 59,316 6.17% +14.95%
MG 219 0.14% 272 0.18% -19.49% 1,284 0.13% 1,264 0.13% +1.58%
Mini UK 3,734 2.46% 3,994 2.63% -6.51% 21,001 2.16% 20,172 2.10% +4.11%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,309 0.86% 1,392 0.92% -5.96% 6,413 0.66% 7,977 0.83% -19.61%
Morgan 50 0.03% 29 0.02% +72.41% 85 0.01% 90 0.01% -5.56%
Nissan Motor (GB) 8,041 5.29% 10,029 6.59% -19.82% 61,391 6.32% 53,872 5.60% +13.96%
Other UK 139 0.09% 96 0.06% +44.79% 1,528 0.16% 886 0.09% +72.46%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,405 3.55% 6,804 4.47% -20.56% 33,798 3.48% 37,795 3.93% -10.58%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,240 0.82% 1,361 0.89% -8.89% 4,977 0.51% 4,687 0.49% +6.19%
Renault (UK) 4,074 2.68% 5,196 3.42% -21.59% 29,200 3.00% 29,155 3.03% +0.15%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 20 0.01% 43 0.03% -53.49% 152 0.02% 122 0.01% +24.59%
Seat UK 3,926 2.58% 3,500 2.30% +12.17% 20,708 2.13% 16,890 1.76% +22.61%
Skoda Auto 6,011 3.95% 6,617 4.35% -9.16% 28,333 2.91% 27,039 2.81% +4.79%
Smart 965 0.63% 900 0.59% +7.22% 4,182 0.43% 3,737 0.39% +11.91%
SsangYong 282 0.19% 257 0.17% +9.73% 1,641 0.17% 1,640 0.17% +0.06%
Subaru 123 0.08% 272 0.18% -54.78% 1,055 0.11% 1,257 0.13% -16.07%
Suzuki GB 1,658 1.09% 2,303 1.51% -28.01% 15,609 1.61% 13,848 1.44% +12.72%
Toyota (GB) 5,113 3.36% 6,644 4.37% -23.04% 40,152 4.13% 37,432 3.89% +7.27%
Vauxhall Motors 10,732 7.06% 16,037 10.55% -33.08% 77,465 7.97% 91,069 9.47% -14.94%
Volkswagen UK 9,954 6.55% 16,877 11.10% -41.02% 69,732 7.17% 74,320 7.73% -6.17%
Volvo Car UK 2,735 1.80% 3,324 2.19% -17.72% 16,317 1.68% 14,832 1.54% +10.01%
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.