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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
2020
2019
2020 2019 % change
Oct 169,633 168,612 +0.61%
Sep 380,050 384,460 -1.15%
Aug 106,627 115,681 -7.83%
Jul 202,578 183,031 +10.68%
Jun 175,402 263,330 -33.39%
May 27,794 212,852 -86.94%
Apr 7,707 185,660 -95.85%
Mar 284,905 524,155 -45.64%
Feb 93,696 96,348 -2.75%
Jan 172,826 183,233 -5.68%

Top five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Mar
2020
Apr
2020
May
2020
Jun
2020
Jul
2020
Aug
2020
Sep
2020
Oct
2020
Ford Motor Company 16,377 8,462 18,996 306 2,111 13,622 18,814 10,843 28,252 12,946
Volkswagen UK 13,197 8,948 22,950 210 1,197 12,431 15,617 8,790 27,328 11,939
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,130 5,745 16,981 256 2,002 9,569 10,254 5,234 23,522 10,888
BMW 10,078 6,654 17,530 211 1,472 10,635 11,446 5,360 21,225 10,827
Audi 9,760 4,485 16,424 136 1,501 8,099 12,017 6,120 21,893 11,453

Bottom five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Mar
2020
Apr
2020
May
2020
Jun
2020
Jul
2020
Aug
2020
Sep
2020
Oct
2020
Lotus 9 2 22 1 9 7 26 13 20 31
Morgan 12 10 39 2 2 21 21 16 20 16
Lamborghini 26 42 49 21 0 38 35 4 11 30
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 25 10 60 1 5 28 23 17 74 22
McLaren 66 24 67 5 10 21 36 8 45 19

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
2020 1,384,521 -40.09%
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

Oct Total Private Fleet Business
2020 140,939 60,419 77,246 3,274
2019 143,239 60,177 79,912 3,150
% change -1.61% +0.40% -3.34% +3.94%
Mkt share 2020 42.87% 54.81% 2.32%
Mkt share 2019 42.01% 55.79% 2.20%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2020 1,384,521 656,081 699,735 28,705
2019 2,005,373 898,156 1,056,263 50,954
% change -30.96% -26.95% -33.75% -43.66%
Mkt share 2020 47.39% 50.54% 2.07%
Mkt share 2019 44.79% 52.67% 2.54%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Oct
2020
% Market
share
Oct
2019
% Market
share
% change YTD
2020
% Market
share
YTD
2019
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 227 0.16% 240 0.17% -5.42% 2,078 0.15% 3,128 0.16% -33.57%
Alfa Romeo 142 0.10% 210 0.15% -32.38% 1,675 0.12% 3,015 0.15% -44.44%
Aston Martin 80 0.06% 91 0.06% -12.09% 722 0.05% 1,312 0.07% -44.97%
Audi 11,453 8.13% 7,577 5.38% +51.15% 91,888 6.64% 120,831 6.03% -23.95%
Bentley Motors 114 0.08% 120 0.09% -5.00% 1,124 0.08% 1,335 0.07% -15.81%
BMW 10,827 7.68% 12,088 8.58% -10.43% 95,438 6.89% 143,994 7.18% -33.72%
Citroen UK 2,330 1.65% 2,513 1.78% -7.28% 24,437 1.77% 45,031 2.25% -45.73%
Dacia 1,252 0.89% 1,287 0.91% -2.72% 17,686 1.28% 26,631 1.33% -33.59%
DS 195 0.14% 269 0.19% -27.51% 1,963 0.14% 3,111 0.16% -36.90%
Ferrari 65 0.05% 88 0.06% -26.14% 860 0.06% 929 0.05% -7.43%
Fiat 1,616 1.15% 1,582 1.12% +2.15% 17,361 1.25% 26,452 1.32% -34.37%
Ford Motor Company 12,946 9.19% 16,745 11.88% -22.69% 130,729 9.44% 204,869 10.22% -36.19%
Honda 2,107 1.49% 2,229 1.58% -5.47% 24,565 1.77% 38,405 1.92% -36.04%
Hyundai Motor UK 4,051 2.87% 5,538 3.93% -26.85% 41,898 3.03% 74,207 3.70% -43.54%
Jaguar 1,801 1.28% 2,416 1.71% -25.46% 20,163 1.46% 31,780 1.59% -36.55%
Jeep 458 0.32% 411 0.29% +11.44% 3,806 0.27% 5,289 0.26% -28.04%
Kia Motors (UK) 6,090 4.32% 6,160 4.37% -1.14% 63,245 4.57% 86,345 4.31% -26.75%
Lamborghini 30 0.02% 34 0.02% -11.76% 256 0.02% 388 0.02% -34.02%
Land Rover 4,755 3.37% 5,752 4.08% -17.33% 49,595 3.58% 66,465 3.31% -25.38%
Lexus 956 0.68% 1,098 0.78% -12.93% 12,297 0.89% 13,924 0.69% -11.68%
Lotus 31 0.02% 13 0.01% +138.46% 140 0.01% 209 0.01% -33.01%
Maserati GB 46 0.03% 72 0.05% -36.11% 482 0.03% 832 0.04% -42.07%
Mazda Motors UK 1,548 1.10% 1,992 1.41% -22.29% 20,344 1.47% 35,316 1.76% -42.39%
McLaren 19 0.01% 48 0.03% -60.42% 301 0.02% 492 0.02% -38.82%
Mercedes-Benz UK 10,888 7.73% 11,319 8.03% -3.81% 95,581 6.90% 151,803 7.57% -37.04%
MG 1,892 1.34% 835 0.59% +126.59% 16,128 1.16% 10,187 0.51% +58.32%
Mini UK 4,210 2.99% 3,367 2.39% +25.04% 38,036 2.75% 54,110 2.70% -29.71%
Mitsubishi Motors 532 0.38% 776 0.55% -31.44% 7,989 0.58% 14,297 0.71% -44.12%
Morgan 16 0.01% 18 0.01% -11.11% 159 0.01% 169 0.01% -5.92%
Nissan Motor (GB) 5,305 3.76% 6,217 4.41% -14.67% 59,210 4.28% 81,224 4.05% -27.10%
Other UK 420 0.30% 472 0.33% -11.02% 17,490 1.26% 8,069 0.40% +116.76%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,311 3.77% 5,092 3.61% +4.30% 47,186 3.41% 69,628 3.47% -32.23%
Polestar 207 0.15% 0 0.00% +100.00% 459 0.03% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,235 0.88% 1,618 1.15% -23.67% 9,888 0.71% 11,618 0.58% -14.89%
Renault (UK) 3,093 2.19% 2,942 2.09% +5.13% 38,219 2.76% 50,928 2.54% -24.95%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 22 0.02% 51 0.04% -56.86% 265 0.02% 391 0.02% -32.23%
Seat UK 3,544 2.51% 4,644 3.30% -23.69% 38,542 2.78% 59,639 2.97% -35.37%
Skoda Auto 5,693 4.04% 5,033 3.57% +13.11% 49,430 3.57% 63,603 3.17% -22.28%
Smart 159 0.11% 75 0.05% +112.00% 1,189 0.09% 3,943 0.20% -69.85%
SsangYong 87 0.06% 92 0.07% -5.43% 1,375 0.10% 1,738 0.09% -20.89%
Subaru 99 0.07% 88 0.06% +12.50% 771 0.06% 2,132 0.11% -63.84%
Suzuki GB 1,246 0.88% 1,219 0.86% +2.21% 17,755 1.28% 30,950 1.54% -42.63%
Toyota (GB) 7,944 5.64% 7,341 5.21% +8.21% 81,011 5.85% 94,222 4.70% -14.02%
Vauxhall Motors 8,293 5.88% 6,007 4.26% +38.06% 80,329 5.80% 143,236 7.14% -43.92%
Volkswagen UK 11,939 8.47% 13,733 9.74% -13.06% 122,607 8.86% 170,773 8.52% -28.20%
Volvo Car UK 5,665 4.02% 3,721 2.64% +52.24% 37,849 2.73% 48,069 2.40% -21.26%
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.