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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
2022
2021
2022 2021 % change
Aug 83,204 88,126 -5.59%
Jul 128,742 146,041 -11.85%
Jun 170,090 219,134 -22.38%
May 145,099 185,281 -21.69%
Apr 139,627 171,310 -18.49%
Mar 291,478 339,278 -14.09%
Feb 76,066 68,406 +11.20%
Jan 131,613 114,043 +15.41%

Top five brands

Jan
2022
Feb
2022
Mar
2022
Apr
2022
May
2022
Jun
2022
Jul
2022
Aug
2022
Ford Motor Company 7,456 4,448 17,834 10,060 11,106 9,879 7,241 6,018
Volkswagen UK 8,514 3,283 14,620 7,315 10,502 11,660 10,182 7,099
Kia Motors (UK) 10,504 3,795 17,820 7,588 8,530 9,218 7,006 3,678
Audi 8,567 3,310 15,322 9,860 9,057 7,676 8,915 4,582
BMW 8,380 4,583 14,950 7,491 8,646 9,467 7,855 4,830

Bottom five brands

Jan
2022
Feb
2022
Mar
2022
Apr
2022
May
2022
Jun
2022
Jul
2022
Aug
2022
Lotus 34 7 22 3 3 10 3 0
Morgan 8 6 47 36 25 3 10 0
McLaren 12 2 31 20 12 21 32 6
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 34 20 69 40 46 34 37 18
Lamborghini 27 30 98 53 44 64 30 29

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
2022 989,826 -39.62%
2021 1,639,395 +0.53%
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

Aug Total Private Fleet Business
2022 67,985 34,443 32,347 1,195
2021 67,674 33,659 33,068 947
% change +0.46% +2.33% -2.18% +26.19%
Mkt share 2022 50.66% 47.58% 1.76%
Mkt share 2021 49.74% 48.86% 1.40%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2022 989,826 518,952 443,684 27,190
2021 1,097,081 503,274 572,534 21,273
% change -9.78% +3.12% -22.51% +27.81%
Mkt share 2022 52.43% 44.82% 2.75%
Mkt share 2021 45.87% 52.19% 1.94%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Aug
2022
% Market
share
Aug
2021
% Market
share
% change YTD
2022
% Market
share
YTD
2021
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 7 0.01% 135 0.20% -94.81% 1,001 0.10% 1,715 0.16% -41.63%
Alfa Romeo 59 0.09% 53 0.08% +11.32% 1,018 0.10% 901 0.08% +12.99%
Aston Martin 20 0.03% 19 0.03% +5.26% 709 0.07% 664 0.06% +6.78%
Audi 4,582 6.74% 5,756 8.47% -20.40% 67,289 6.80% 83,782 7.67% -19.69%
Bentley Motors 42 0.06% 72 0.11% -41.67% 1,060 0.11% 782 0.07% +35.55%
BMW 4,830 7.10% 4,427 6.51% +9.10% 66,202 6.69% 77,614 7.11% -14.70%
Citroen UK 2,387 3.51% 1,203 1.77% +98.42% 18,536 1.87% 19,955 1.83% -7.11%
Dacia 1,691 2.49% 812 1.19% +108.25% 17,216 1.74% 9,400 0.86% +83.15%
DS 298 0.44% 97 0.14% +207.22% 2,044 0.21% 1,190 0.11% +71.76%
Ferrari 40 0.06% 40 0.06% 0.00% 677 0.07% 737 0.07% -8.14%
Fiat 627 0.92% 966 1.42% -35.09% 13,410 1.36% 12,259 1.12% +9.39%
Ford Motor Company 6,018 8.85% 5,205 7.66% +15.62% 74,042 7.48% 88,470 8.10% -16.31%
Genesis 56 0.08% 6 0.01% +833.33% 417 0.04% 60 0.01% +595.00%
Honda 1,122 1.65% 1,704 2.51% -34.15% 15,694 1.59% 17,159 1.57% -8.54%
Hyundai Motor UK 4,543 6.68% 3,374 4.96% +34.65% 51,939 5.25% 40,675 3.73% +27.69%
Jaguar 610 0.90% 604 0.89% +0.99% 8,550 0.86% 13,746 1.26% -37.80%
Jeep 200 0.29% 318 0.47% -37.11% 1,756 0.18% 2,946 0.27% -40.39%
Kia Motors (UK) 3,678 5.41% 4,329 6.37% -15.04% 68,139 6.89% 57,435 5.26% +18.64%
Lamborghini 29 0.04% 14 0.02% +107.14% 375 0.04% 308 0.03% +21.75%
Land Rover 1,325 1.95% 1,267 1.86% +4.58% 29,070 2.94% 40,723 3.73% -28.62%
Lexus 293 0.43% 808 1.19% -63.74% 5,629 0.57% 9,083 0.83% -38.03%
Maserati GB 14 0.02% 31 0.05% -54.84% 485 0.05% 423 0.04% +14.66%
Mazda Motors UK 1,210 1.78% 1,548 2.28% -21.83% 14,011 1.42% 17,403 1.59% -19.49%
McLaren 6 0.01% 12 0.02% -50.00% 136 0.01% 257 0.02% -47.08%
Mercedes-Benz UK 3,238 4.76% 3,816 5.61% -15.15% 55,300 5.59% 69,469 6.36% -20.40%
MG 1,404 2.07% 1,494 2.20% -6.02% 29,553 2.99% 17,499 1.60% +68.88%
Mini UK 1,572 2.31% 974 1.43% +61.40% 26,968 2.73% 26,734 2.45% +0.88%
Nissan Motor (GB) 2,140 3.15% 1,842 2.71% +16.18% 38,098 3.85% 42,385 3.88% -10.11%
Other UK 1 0.00% 495 0.73% -99.80% 14,711 1.49% 15,341 1.41% -4.11%
Peugeot Motor Company 2,308 3.39% 2,106 3.10% +9.59% 36,808 3.72% 39,456 3.61% -6.71%
Polestar 118 0.17% 218 0.32% -45.87% 3,139 0.32% 2,169 0.20% +44.72%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 432 0.64% 299 0.44% +44.48% 10,299 1.04% 7,284 0.67% +41.39%
Renault (UK) 790 1.16% 671 0.99% +17.73% 17,723 1.79% 17,687 1.62% +0.20%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 18 0.03% 13 0.02% +38.46% 298 0.03% 198 0.02% +50.51%
Seat UK 840 1.24% 2,198 3.23% -61.78% 15,465 1.56% 32,630 2.99% -52.60%
Skoda Auto 2,554 3.76% 2,474 3.64% +3.23% 29,516 2.98% 40,576 3.72% -27.26%
Smart 47 0.07% 37 0.05% +27.03% 941 0.10% 971 0.09% -3.09%
SsangYong 83 0.12% 33 0.05% +151.52% 950 0.10% 751 0.07% +26.50%
Subaru 53 0.08% 68 0.10% -22.06% 656 0.07% 1,014 0.09% -35.31%
Suzuki GB 700 1.03% 1,749 2.57% -59.98% 12,006 1.21% 14,826 1.36% -19.02%
Tesla 946 1.39% 0 0.00% +100.00% 22,243 2.25% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Toyota (GB) 4,564 6.71% 4,872 7.17% -6.32% 63,640 6.43% 66,188 6.06% -3.85%
Vauxhall Motors 4,638 6.82% 3,227 4.75% +43.72% 56,375 5.70% 61,622 5.64% -8.51%
Volkswagen UK 7,099 10.44% 6,989 10.28% +1.57% 73,175 7.39% 104,852 9.60% -30.21%
Volvo Car UK 753 1.11% 1,200 1.77% -37.25% 22,340 2.26% 32,337 2.96% -30.92%
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.