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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
2019
2018
2019 2018 % change
Nov 182,846 187,790 -2.63%
Oct 168,612 182,077 -7.40%
Sep 384,460 392,659 -2.09%
Aug 115,681 110,375 +4.81%
Jul 183,031 187,185 -2.22%
Jun 263,330 270,112 -2.51%
May 212,852 220,271 -3.37%
Apr 185,660 191,401 -3.00%
Mar 524,155 533,814 -1.81%
Feb 96,348 94,933 +1.49%
Jan 183,233 184,074 -0.46%

Top five brands

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Ford Motor Company 16,629 10,390 40,755 18,074 19,892 22,049 17,049 10,764 32,522 16,745 16,238
Volkswagen UK 13,224 7,960 38,335 15,161 15,737 20,474 15,183 11,334 19,632 13,733 15,311
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,249 6,088 33,536 11,739 14,431 14,947 12,056 5,040 30,398 11,319 10,397
BMW 9,553 6,870 30,330 10,868 12,415 19,985 9,198 4,853 27,834 12,088 11,642
Vauxhall Motors 12,250 4,905 37,769 10,639 13,461 15,540 10,398 4,864 27,403 6,007 10,382

Bottom five brands

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Chevrolet UK 0 2 1 1 12 5 2 32 7 0 0
Morgan 17 6 21 17 26 14 17 26 7 18 24
Lotus 7 0 26 21 25 52 12 19 34 13 13
Infiniti 32 16 45 37 33 40 38 34 11 6 0
Lamborghini 25 34 77 26 40 53 43 25 31 34 32

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
2019 2,161,981 -8.67%
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

Nov Total Private Fleet Business
2019 156,608 65,104 86,939 4,565
2018 158,769 69,338 84,578 4,853
% change -1.36% -6.11% +2.79% -5.93%
Mkt share 2019 41.57% 55.51% 2.91%
Mkt share 2018 43.67% 53.27% 3.06%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2019 2,161,981 963,267 1,143,179 55,535
2018 2,223,060 997,353 1,139,709 85,998
% change -2.75% -3.42% +0.30% -35.42%
Mkt share 2019 44.55% 52.88% 2.57%
Mkt share 2018 44.86% 51.27% 3.87%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Nov
2019
% Market
share
Nov
2018
% Market
share
% change YTD
2019
% Market
share
YTD
2018
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 155 0.10% 344 0.22% -54.94% 3,283 0.15% 5,186 0.23% -36.69%
Alfa Romeo 196 0.13% 249 0.16% -21.29% 3,211 0.15% 3,903 0.18% -17.73%
Aston Martin 125 0.08% 86 0.05% +45.35% 1,437 0.07% 1,378 0.06% +4.28%
Audi 9,392 6.00% 6,841 4.37% +37.29% 130,223 6.02% 137,429 6.18% -5.24%
Bentley Motors 74 0.05% 115 0.07% -35.65% 1,409 0.07% 1,461 0.07% -3.56%
BMW 11,642 7.43% 12,821 8.19% -9.20% 155,636 7.20% 160,448 7.22% -3.00%
Citroen UK 2,874 1.84% 2,872 1.83% +0.07% 47,905 2.22% 47,608 2.14% +0.62%
Dacia 1,963 1.25% 2,237 1.43% -12.25% 28,594 1.32% 22,279 1.00% +28.35%
DS 512 0.33% 100 0.06% +412.00% 3,623 0.17% 4,889 0.22% -25.89%
Ferrari 85 0.05% 67 0.04% +26.87% 1,014 0.05% 847 0.04% +19.72%
Fiat 1,605 1.02% 2,530 1.62% -36.56% 28,057 1.30% 33,675 1.52% -16.68%
Ford Motor Company 16,238 10.37% 14,666 9.36% +10.72% 221,107 10.23% 237,589 10.69% -6.94%
Honda 2,712 1.73% 2,970 1.90% -8.69% 41,117 1.90% 49,917 2.25% -17.63%
Hyundai Motor UK 5,276 3.37% 4,821 3.08% +9.44% 79,483 3.68% 85,916 3.87% -7.49%
Jaguar 2,434 1.55% 2,716 1.73% -10.38% 34,214 1.58% 34,715 1.56% -1.44%
Jeep 531 0.34% 467 0.30% +13.70% 5,820 0.27% 5,742 0.26% +1.36%
Kia Motors (UK) 5,998 3.83% 6,916 4.42% -13.27% 92,343 4.27% 91,954 4.14% +0.42%
Lamborghini 32 0.02% 57 0.04% -43.86% 420 0.02% 511 0.02% -17.81%
Land Rover 5,765 3.68% 6,339 4.05% -9.06% 72,230 3.34% 73,585 3.31% -1.84%
Lexus 1,044 0.67% 663 0.42% +57.47% 14,968 0.69% 11,985 0.54% +24.89%
Lotus 13 0.01% 15 0.01% -13.33% 222 0.01% 241 0.01% -7.88%
Maserati GB 49 0.03% 69 0.04% -28.99% 881 0.04% 1,194 0.05% -26.21%
Mazda Motors UK 2,505 1.60% 2,522 1.61% -0.67% 37,821 1.75% 37,584 1.69% +0.63%
McLaren 30 0.02% 23 0.01% +30.43% 522 0.02% 600 0.03% -13.00%
Mercedes-Benz UK 10,397 6.64% 11,391 7.27% -8.73% 162,200 7.50% 160,873 7.24% +0.82%
MG 1,186 0.76% 921 0.59% +28.77% 11,373 0.53% 8,399 0.38% +35.41%
Mini UK 4,651 2.97% 5,269 3.36% -11.73% 58,761 2.72% 59,810 2.69% -1.75%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,109 0.71% 1,843 1.18% -39.83% 15,406 0.71% 19,434 0.87% -20.73%
Morgan 24 0.02% 11 0.01% +118.18% 193 0.01% 231 0.01% -16.45%
Nissan Motor (GB) 5,839 3.73% 5,710 3.65% +2.26% 87,063 4.03% 97,343 4.38% -10.56%
Other UK 2,290 1.46% 182 0.12% +1,158.24% 10,359 0.48% 3,021 0.14% +242.90%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,504 3.51% 5,270 3.37% +4.44% 75,132 3.48% 76,280 3.43% -1.50%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,899 1.21% 264 0.17% +619.32% 13,517 0.63% 11,226 0.51% +20.41%
Renault (UK) 3,503 2.24% 4,779 3.05% -26.70% 54,431 2.52% 58,628 2.64% -7.16%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 38 0.02% 19 0.01% +100.00% 429 0.02% 375 0.02% +14.40%
Seat UK 5,466 3.49% 5,352 3.42% +2.13% 65,105 3.01% 60,058 2.70% +8.40%
Skoda Auto 5,651 3.61% 6,336 4.05% -10.81% 69,254 3.20% 69,535 3.13% -0.40%
Smart 41 0.03% 488 0.31% -91.60% 3,984 0.18% 7,247 0.33% -45.03%
SsangYong 120 0.08% 197 0.13% -39.09% 1,858 0.09% 2,643 0.12% -29.70%
Subaru 157 0.10% 145 0.09% +8.28% 2,289 0.11% 2,948 0.13% -22.35%
Suzuki GB 1,348 0.86% 2,119 1.35% -36.39% 32,298 1.49% 36,365 1.64% -11.18%
Toyota (GB) 6,244 3.99% 6,156 3.93% +1.43% 100,466 4.65% 98,986 4.45% +1.50%
Vauxhall Motors 10,382 6.63% 11,560 7.38% -10.19% 153,618 7.11% 164,653 7.41% -6.70%
Volkswagen UK 15,311 9.78% 15,772 10.07% -2.92% 186,084 8.61% 187,123 8.42% -0.56%
Volvo Car UK 4,198 2.68% 4,435 2.83% -5.34% 52,267 2.42% 46,479 2.09% +12.45%
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.