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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
Feb 93,688 96,348 -2.76%
Jan 172,826 183,233 -5.68%

Top five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Ford Motor Company 16,377 8,462
Volkswagen UK 13,197 8,948
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,130 5,745
BMW 10,078 6,654
Vauxhall Motors 9,236 5,132

Bottom five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Lotus 9 2
Morgan 12 10
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 25 10
Lamborghini 26 42
Subaru 49 24

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 228,862 -90.10%
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

Feb Total Private Fleet Business
2020 79,593 34,050 44,075 1,468
2019 81,964 36,787 44,044 1,133
% change -2.89% -7.44% +0.07% +29.57%
Mkt share 2020 42.78% 55.38% 1.84%
Mkt share 2019 44.88% 53.74% 1.38%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2020 228,862 95,762 128,688 4,412
2019 242,961 108,461 130,543 3,957
% change -5.80% -11.71% -1.42% +11.50%
Mkt share 2020 41.84% 56.23% 1.93%
Mkt share 2019 44.64% 53.73% 1.63%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Feb
2020
% Market
share
Feb
2019
% Market
share
% change YTD
2020
% Market
share
YTD
2019
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 130 0.16% 105 0.13% +23.81% 350 0.15% 365 0.15% -4.11%
Alfa Romeo 112 0.14% 109 0.14% +2.75% 314 0.14% 408 0.17% -23.04%
Aston Martin 27 0.03% 25 0.03% +8.00% 138 0.06% 194 0.08% -28.87%
Audi 4,485 5.63% 5,112 6.42% -12.27% 14,245 6.22% 13,744 5.66% +3.65%
Bentley Motors 42 0.05% 45 0.06% -6.67% 220 0.10% 175 0.07% +25.71%
BMW 6,654 8.36% 6,870 8.63% -3.14% 16,732 7.31% 16,423 6.76% +1.88%
Citroen UK 2,152 2.70% 2,226 2.80% -3.32% 5,202 2.27% 6,113 2.52% -14.90%
Dacia 823 1.03% 1,008 1.27% -18.35% 2,045 0.89% 3,483 1.43% -41.29%
DS 140 0.18% 58 0.07% +141.38% 425 0.19% 311 0.13% +36.66%
Ferrari 16 0.02% 16 0.02% 0.00% 101 0.04% 76 0.03% +32.89%
Fiat 1,097 1.38% 955 1.20% +14.87% 2,808 1.23% 2,631 1.08% +6.73%
Ford Motor Company 8,462 10.63% 10,390 13.05% -18.56% 24,839 10.85% 27,019 11.12% -8.07%
Honda 1,799 2.26% 1,742 2.19% +3.27% 4,989 2.18% 5,442 2.24% -8.32%
Hyundai Motor UK 2,469 3.10% 2,682 3.37% -7.94% 6,474 2.83% 8,460 3.48% -23.48%
Jaguar 848 1.07% 991 1.25% -14.43% 3,173 1.39% 3,112 1.28% +1.96%
Jeep 155 0.19% 189 0.24% -17.99% 627 0.27% 561 0.23% +11.76%
Kia Motors (UK) 3,054 3.84% 3,281 4.12% -6.92% 9,338 4.08% 11,609 4.78% -19.56%
Lamborghini 42 0.05% 34 0.04% +23.53% 68 0.03% 59 0.02% +15.25%
Land Rover 2,081 2.61% 1,559 1.96% +33.48% 7,694 3.36% 7,160 2.95% +7.46%
Lexus 422 0.53% 262 0.33% +61.07% 1,876 0.82% 1,269 0.52% +47.83%
Lotus 2 0.00% 0 0.00% +100.00% 11 0.00% 7 0.00% +57.14%
Maserati GB 24 0.03% 38 0.05% -36.84% 95 0.04% 121 0.05% -21.49%
Mazda Motors UK 948 1.19% 1,543 1.94% -38.56% 2,973 1.30% 4,267 1.76% -30.33%
McLaren 24 0.03% 20 0.03% +20.00% 90 0.04% 76 0.03% +18.42%
Mercedes-Benz UK 5,745 7.22% 6,088 7.65% -5.63% 16,875 7.37% 18,337 7.55% -7.97%
MG 883 1.11% 448 0.56% +97.10% 2,729 1.19% 1,202 0.49% +127.04%
Mini UK 2,046 2.57% 1,891 2.38% +8.20% 4,278 1.87% 5,142 2.12% -16.80%
Mitsubishi Motors 397 0.50% 691 0.87% -42.55% 1,810 0.79% 1,904 0.78% -4.94%
Morgan 10 0.01% 6 0.01% +66.67% 22 0.01% 23 0.01% -4.35%
Nissan Motor (GB) 2,788 3.50% 2,471 3.10% +12.83% 11,039 4.82% 9,440 3.89% +16.94%
Other UK 454 0.57% 92 0.12% +393.48% 742 0.32% 216 0.09% +243.52%
Peugeot Motor Company 2,939 3.69% 3,271 4.11% -10.15% 8,068 3.53% 8,924 3.67% -9.59%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 278 0.35% 204 0.26% +36.27% 917 0.40% 785 0.32% +16.82%
Renault (UK) 1,320 1.66% 1,942 2.44% -32.03% 4,224 1.85% 5,307 2.18% -20.41%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 10 0.01% 5 0.01% +100.00% 35 0.02% 39 0.02% -10.26%
Seat UK 2,696 3.39% 2,431 3.05% +10.90% 7,897 3.45% 7,953 3.27% -0.70%
Skoda Auto 3,192 4.01% 2,953 3.71% +8.09% 8,158 3.56% 8,355 3.44% -2.36%
Smart 80 0.10% 201 0.25% -60.20% 105 0.05% 691 0.28% -84.80%
SsangYong 80 0.10% 66 0.08% +21.21% 183 0.08% 274 0.11% -33.21%
Subaru 24 0.03% 74 0.09% -67.57% 73 0.03% 248 0.10% -70.56%
Suzuki GB 1,021 1.28% 2,750 3.46% -62.87% 2,815 1.23% 5,756 2.37% -51.09%
Toyota (GB) 3,740 4.70% 2,532 3.18% +47.71% 11,643 5.09% 11,107 4.57% +4.83%
Vauxhall Motors 5,132 6.45% 4,905 6.16% +4.63% 14,368 6.28% 17,155 7.06% -16.25%
Volkswagen UK 8,948 11.24% 7,960 10.00% +12.41% 22,145 9.68% 21,184 8.72% +4.54%
Volvo Car UK 1,802 2.26% 1,705 2.14% +5.69% 5,909 2.58% 5,784 2.38% +2.16%
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.