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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
2021
2020
2021 2020 % change
Jun 219,089 175,402 +24.91%
May 185,281 27,794 +566.62%
Apr 171,310 7,707 +2,122.78%
Mar 339,278 284,905 +19.08%
Feb 68,406 93,696 -26.99%
Jan 114,043 172,826 -34.01%

Top five brands

Jan
2021
Feb
2021
Mar
2021
Apr
2021
May
2021
Jun
2021
Volkswagen UK 7,569 4,952 23,698 13,323 16,413 19,454
Ford Motor Company 8,706 5,129 22,237 12,959 11,433 14,234
Audi 6,583 3,715 19,105 11,154 12,839 14,446
BMW 7,002 3,939 21,003 8,757 10,396 14,227
Mercedes-Benz UK 6,600 3,787 21,313 8,668 9,515 8,984

Bottom five brands

Jan
2021
Feb
2021
Mar
2021
Apr
2021
May
2021
Jun
2021
Morgan 6 8 26 23 26 27
Lotus 24 7 23 22 32 25
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 22 6 59 30 22 20
McLaren 37 19 61 40 30 39
Lamborghini 51 8 62 40 71 20

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
2021 906,686 -44.40%
2020 1,630,806 -29.43%
2019 2,310,969 -2.37%
2018 2,367,144 -6.83%
2017 2,540,617 -5.65%
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

Jun Total Private Fleet Business
2021 185,014 88,481 92,029 4,504
2020 145,361 72,815 69,609 2,937
% change +27.28% +21.51% +32.21% +53.35%
Mkt share 2021 47.82% 49.74% 2.43%
Mkt share 2020 50.09% 47.89% 2.02%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2021 906,686 409,925 478,744 18,017
2020 653,454 314,545 325,625 13,284
% change +38.75% +30.32% +47.02% +35.63%
Mkt share 2021 45.21% 52.80% 1.99%
Mkt share 2020 48.14% 49.83% 2.03%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Jun
2021
% Market
share
Jun
2020
% Market
share
% change YTD
2021
% Market
share
YTD
2020
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 376 0.20% 212 0.11% +77.36% 1,310 0.14% 914 0.14% +43.33%
Alfa Romeo 180 0.10% 234 0.13% -23.08% 734 0.08% 940 0.14% -21.91%
Aston Martin 92 0.05% 63 0.03% +46.03% 570 0.06% 383 0.06% +48.83%
Audi 14,446 7.81% 8,099 4.38% +78.37% 67,842 7.48% 40,405 6.18% +67.90%
Bentley Motors 80 0.04% 102 0.06% -21.57% 607 0.07% 531 0.08% +14.31%
BMW 14,227 7.69% 10,635 5.75% +33.78% 65,324 7.20% 46,580 7.13% +40.24%
Citroen UK 3,248 1.76% 2,067 1.12% +57.14% 16,894 1.86% 11,617 1.78% +45.42%
Dacia 1,074 0.58% 2,093 1.13% -48.69% 6,900 0.76% 7,433 1.14% -7.17%
DS 189 0.10% 153 0.08% +23.53% 858 0.09% 918 0.14% -6.54%
Ferrari 127 0.07% 109 0.06% +16.51% 604 0.07% 484 0.07% +24.79%
Fiat 3,091 1.67% 1,818 0.98% +70.02% 9,680 1.07% 8,328 1.27% +16.23%
Ford Motor Company 14,234 7.69% 13,622 7.36% +4.49% 74,698 8.24% 59,874 9.16% +24.76%
Honda 3,205 1.73% 1,617 0.87% +98.21% 12,618 1.39% 11,439 1.75% +10.31%
Hyundai Motor UK 7,734 4.18% 3,643 1.97% +112.30% 31,342 3.46% 17,701 2.71% +77.06%
Jaguar 2,369 1.28% 1,712 0.93% +38.38% 11,854 1.31% 10,551 1.61% +12.35%
Jeep 458 0.25% 437 0.24% +4.81% 2,111 0.23% 1,532 0.23% +37.79%
Kia Motors (UK) 9,176 4.96% 5,501 2.97% +66.81% 45,277 4.99% 28,970 4.43% +56.29%
Lamborghini 20 0.01% 38 0.02% -47.37% 252 0.03% 176 0.03% +43.18%
Land Rover 3,797 2.05% 4,691 2.54% -19.06% 36,216 3.99% 25,624 3.92% +41.34%
Lexus 1,527 0.83% 1,359 0.73% +12.36% 7,161 0.79% 5,971 0.91% +19.93%
Lotus 25 0.01% 7 0.00% +257.14% 133 0.01% 50 0.01% +166.00%
Maserati GB 69 0.04% 50 0.03% +38.00% 337 0.04% 239 0.04% +41.00%
Mazda Motors UK 3,447 1.86% 1,464 0.79% +135.45% 13,603 1.50% 8,746 1.34% +55.53%
McLaren 39 0.02% 21 0.01% +85.71% 226 0.02% 193 0.03% +17.10%
Mercedes-Benz UK 8,984 4.86% 9,569 5.17% -6.11% 58,867 6.49% 45,683 6.99% +28.86%
MG 2,834 1.53% 2,025 1.09% +39.95% 13,594 1.50% 7,712 1.18% +76.27%
Mini UK 5,151 2.78% 4,921 2.66% +4.67% 22,624 2.50% 18,276 2.80% +23.79%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,017 0.55% 771 0.42% +31.91% 4,562 0.50% 4,708 0.72% -3.10%
Morgan 27 0.01% 21 0.01% +28.57% 116 0.01% 86 0.01% +34.88%
Nissan Motor (GB) 5,927 3.20% 5,884 3.18% +0.73% 36,688 4.05% 30,109 4.61% +21.85%
Other UK 5,477 2.96% 2,691 1.45% +103.53% 14,834 1.64% 10,191 1.56% +45.56%
Peugeot Motor Company 6,229 3.37% 5,168 2.79% +20.53% 34,748 3.83% 21,450 3.28% +62.00%
Polestar 163 0.09% 0 0.00% +100.00% 1,642 0.18% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 772 0.42% 1,056 0.57% -26.89% 5,836 0.64% 4,073 0.62% +43.29%
Renault (UK) 2,940 1.59% 4,720 2.55% -37.71% 15,712 1.73% 15,269 2.34% +2.90%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 20 0.01% 28 0.02% -28.57% 159 0.02% 129 0.02% +23.26%
Seat UK 5,668 3.06% 4,090 2.21% +38.58% 26,080 2.88% 20,267 3.10% +28.68%
Skoda Auto 6,737 3.64% 5,272 2.85% +27.79% 32,906 3.63% 23,121 3.54% +42.32%
Smart 138 0.07% 146 0.08% -5.48% 820 0.09% 426 0.07% +92.49%
SsangYong 151 0.08% 159 0.09% -5.03% 615 0.07% 669 0.10% -8.07%
Subaru 215 0.12% 44 0.02% +388.64% 811 0.09% 306 0.05% +165.03%
Suzuki GB 2,888 1.56% 1,431 0.77% +101.82% 10,770 1.19% 7,813 1.20% +37.85%
Toyota (GB) 12,061 6.52% 11,709 6.33% +3.01% 52,156 5.75% 39,360 6.02% +32.51%
Vauxhall Motors 10,129 5.47% 9,104 4.92% +11.26% 53,443 5.89% 37,576 5.75% +42.23%
Volkswagen UK 19,454 10.51% 12,431 6.72% +56.50% 85,409 9.42% 58,933 9.02% +44.93%
Volvo Car UK 4,802 2.60% 4,374 2.36% +9.79% 27,143 2.99% 17,698 2.71% +53.37%
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.