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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
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
Ford Motor Company 16,377 8,462 18,996 306 2,111 13,622 18,814 10,843
Volkswagen UK 13,197 8,948 22,950 210 1,197 12,431 15,617 8,790
BMW 10,078 6,654 17,530 211 1,472 10,635 11,446 5,360
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,130 5,745 16,981 256 2,002 9,569 10,254 5,234
Audi 9,760 4,485 16,424 136 1,501 8,099 12,017 6,120

Bottom five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Mar
2020
Apr
2020
May
2020
Jun
2020
Jul
2020
Aug
2020
Polestar 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 26
Lotus 9 2 22 1 9 7 26 13
Morgan 12 10 39 2 2 21 21 16
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 25 10 60 1 5 28 23 17
Lamborghini 26 42 49 21 0 38 35 4

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 915,551 -60.38%
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
2020 87,220 39,830 45,940 1,450
2019 92,561 40,523 48,590 3,448
% change -5.77% -1.71% -5.45% -57.95%
Mkt share 2020 45.67% 52.67% 1.66%
Mkt share 2019 43.78% 52.50% 3.73%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2020 915,551 434,306 463,420 17,825
2019 1,518,890 674,770 807,469 36,651
% change -39.72% -35.64% -42.61% -51.37%
Mkt share 2020 47.44% 50.62% 1.95%
Mkt share 2019 44.43% 53.16% 2.41%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Aug
2020
% Market
share
Aug
2019
% Market
share
% change YTD
2020
% Market
share
YTD
2019
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 146 0.17% 118 0.14% +23.73% 1,273 0.14% 2,226 0.15% -42.81%
Alfa Romeo 77 0.09% 208 0.24% -62.98% 1,202 0.13% 2,305 0.15% -47.85%
Aston Martin 33 0.04% 51 0.06% -35.29% 493 0.05% 1,021 0.07% -51.71%
Audi 6,120 7.02% 9,062 10.39% -32.47% 58,542 6.39% 100,513 6.62% -41.76%
Bentley Motors 58 0.07% 96 0.11% -39.58% 747 0.08% 1,062 0.07% -29.66%
BMW 5,360 6.15% 4,853 5.56% +10.45% 63,386 6.92% 104,072 6.85% -39.09%
Citroen UK 1,689 1.94% 1,798 2.06% -6.06% 16,636 1.82% 35,655 2.35% -53.34%
Dacia 1,180 1.35% 1,031 1.18% +14.45% 11,171 1.22% 21,044 1.39% -46.92%
DS 148 0.17% 187 0.21% -20.86% 1,294 0.14% 2,286 0.15% -43.39%
Ferrari 44 0.05% 58 0.07% -24.14% 645 0.07% 745 0.05% -13.42%
Fiat 1,077 1.23% 881 1.01% +22.25% 11,354 1.24% 20,105 1.32% -43.53%
Ford Motor Company 10,843 12.43% 10,764 12.34% +0.73% 89,531 9.78% 155,602 10.25% -42.46%
Honda 1,744 2.00% 2,592 2.97% -32.72% 16,505 1.80% 30,641 2.02% -46.13%
Hyundai Motor UK 3,076 3.53% 2,686 3.08% +14.52% 26,202 2.86% 54,251 3.57% -51.70%
Jaguar 1,059 1.21% 1,049 1.20% +0.95% 14,356 1.57% 23,312 1.54% -38.42%
Jeep 418 0.48% 411 0.47% +1.70% 2,505 0.27% 4,099 0.27% -38.89%
Kia Motors (UK) 4,179 4.79% 3,452 3.96% +21.06% 42,259 4.62% 63,799 4.20% -33.76%
Lamborghini 4 0.00% 25 0.03% -84.00% 215 0.02% 323 0.02% -33.44%
Land Rover 2,042 2.34% 1,677 1.92% +21.77% 33,396 3.65% 47,922 3.16% -30.31%
Lexus 368 0.42% 424 0.49% -13.21% 7,648 0.84% 8,974 0.59% -14.78%
Lotus 13 0.01% 19 0.02% -31.58% 89 0.01% 162 0.01% -45.06%
Maserati GB 56 0.06% 54 0.06% +3.70% 359 0.04% 665 0.04% -46.02%
Mazda Motors UK 1,128 1.29% 1,509 1.73% -25.25% 12,679 1.38% 25,724 1.69% -50.71%
McLaren 8 0.01% 32 0.04% -75.00% 237 0.03% 354 0.02% -33.05%
Mercedes-Benz UK 5,234 6.00% 5,040 5.78% +3.85% 61,171 6.68% 110,086 7.25% -44.43%
MG 1,010 1.16% 663 0.76% +52.34% 10,568 1.15% 7,989 0.53% +32.28%
Mini UK 2,013 2.31% 1,819 2.09% +10.67% 24,731 2.70% 38,052 2.51% -35.01%
Mitsubishi Motors 578 0.66% 715 0.82% -19.16% 6,215 0.68% 11,504 0.76% -45.98%
Morgan 16 0.02% 26 0.03% -38.46% 123 0.01% 144 0.01% -14.58%
Nissan Motor (GB) 2,621 3.01% 2,328 2.67% +12.59% 39,305 4.29% 61,262 4.03% -35.84%
Other UK 978 1.12% 2,215 2.54% -55.85% 11,408 1.25% 4,049 0.27% +181.75%
Peugeot Motor Company 3,520 4.04% 3,608 4.14% -2.44% 31,362 3.43% 53,618 3.53% -41.51%
Polestar 26 0.03% 0 0.00% +100.00% 34 0.00% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 709 0.81% 646 0.74% +9.75% 7,077 0.77% 8,208 0.54% -13.78%
Renault (UK) 2,805 3.22% 1,872 2.15% +49.84% 24,672 2.69% 36,172 2.38% -31.79%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 17 0.02% 7 0.01% +142.86% 169 0.02% 235 0.02% -28.09%
Seat UK 2,236 2.56% 3,610 4.14% -38.06% 27,860 3.04% 46,779 3.08% -40.44%
Skoda Auto 3,603 4.13% 2,802 3.21% +28.59% 32,845 3.59% 49,368 3.25% -33.47%
Smart 116 0.13% 212 0.24% -45.28% 710 0.08% 3,742 0.25% -81.03%
SsangYong 56 0.06% 80 0.09% -30.00% 897 0.10% 1,251 0.08% -28.30%
Subaru 34 0.04% 52 0.06% -34.62% 400 0.04% 1,518 0.10% -73.65%
Suzuki GB 1,395 1.60% 2,092 2.40% -33.32% 11,085 1.21% 25,919 1.71% -57.23%
Toyota (GB) 4,137 4.74% 4,205 4.82% -1.62% 53,396 5.83% 69,023 4.55% -22.64%
Vauxhall Motors 5,075 5.82% 4,864 5.58% +4.34% 52,422 5.73% 109,826 7.23% -52.27%
Volkswagen UK 8,790 10.08% 11,334 12.99% -22.45% 83,340 9.10% 137,408 9.05% -39.35%
Volvo Car UK 1,381 1.58% 1,268 1.45% +8.91% 23,037 2.52% 35,545 2.34% -35.19%
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.