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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
2018
2017
2018 2017 % change
Jul 187,196 186,763 +0.23%
Jun 270,127 280,803 -3.80%
May 220,288 213,247 +3.30%
Apr 191,412 174,701 +9.57%
Mar 533,833 625,653 -14.68%
Feb 94,940 96,406 -1.52%
Jan 184,090 195,927 -6.04%

Top five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Ford Motor Company 19,654 12,046 50,257 20,114 21,136 22,334 16,028
Volkswagen UK 12,579 7,036 37,843 14,607 18,097 23,224 16,761
Vauxhall Motors 12,652 4,860 37,023 11,214 13,983 18,218 11,781
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,891 6,088 33,194 11,854 13,387 14,928 11,395
Audi 11,806 6,141 29,968 13,135 13,687 14,526 13,460

Bottom five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Cadillac 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Chevrolet UK 1 1 15 3 6 2 0
Morgan 10 14 26 20 26 18 22
Lotus 12 12 36 32 20 20 13
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 26 4 73 48 61 36 21

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
2018 1,477,881 -41.83%
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

Jul Total Private Fleet Business
2018 163,887 67,769 91,534 4,584
2017 161,997 67,684 89,209 5,104
% change +1.17% +0.13% +2.61% -10.19%
Mkt share 2018 41.35% 55.85% 2.80%
Mkt share 2017 41.78% 55.07% 3.15%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2018 1,477,881 654,973 769,144 53,764
2017 1,563,808 685,325 817,816 60,667
% change -5.49% -4.43% -5.95% -11.38%
Mkt share 2018 44.32% 52.04% 3.64%
Mkt share 2017 43.82% 52.30% 3.88%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Jul
2018
% Market
share
Jul
2017
% Market
share
% change YTD
2018
% Market
share
YTD
2017
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 305 0.19% 275 0.17% +10.91% 3,344 0.23% 2,568 0.16% +30.22%
Alfa Romeo 261 0.16% 324 0.20% -19.44% 2,798 0.19% 3,025 0.19% -7.50%
Aston Martin 121 0.07% 84 0.05% +44.05% 810 0.05% 1,066 0.07% -24.02%
Audi 13,460 8.21% 12,896 7.87% +4.37% 102,723 6.95% 102,615 6.56% +0.11%
Bentley Motors 246 0.15% 121 0.07% +103.31% 1,079 0.07% 1,089 0.07% -0.92%
BMW 9,978 6.09% 9,083 5.54% +9.85% 102,374 6.93% 101,721 6.50% +0.64%
Citroen UK 3,431 2.09% 3,206 1.96% +7.02% 31,678 2.14% 33,055 2.11% -4.17%
Dacia 1,366 0.83% 1,460 0.89% -6.44% 14,983 1.01% 15,847 1.01% -5.45%
DS 216 0.13% 523 0.32% -58.70% 4,112 0.28% 5,669 0.36% -27.47%
Ferrari 72 0.04% 77 0.05% -6.49% 589 0.04% 639 0.04% -7.82%
Fiat 2,286 1.39% 1,935 1.18% +18.14% 22,232 1.50% 30,630 1.96% -27.42%
Ford Motor Company 16,028 9.78% 16,934 10.33% -5.35% 161,569 10.93% 185,250 11.85% -12.78%
Honda 3,636 2.22% 3,840 2.34% -5.31% 33,293 2.25% 33,067 2.11% +0.68%
Hyundai Motor UK 5,966 3.64% 6,187 3.78% -3.57% 57,007 3.86% 56,287 3.60% +1.28%
Infiniti 28 0.02% 340 0.21% -91.76% 579 0.04% 2,472 0.16% -76.58%
Jaguar 2,234 1.36% 2,200 1.34% +1.55% 20,386 1.38% 22,590 1.44% -9.76%
Jeep 299 0.18% 434 0.26% -31.11% 3,800 0.26% 4,226 0.27% -10.08%
Kia Motors (UK) 7,369 4.50% 7,155 4.37% +2.99% 58,875 3.98% 57,805 3.70% +1.85%
Lamborghini 66 0.04% 18 0.01% +266.67% 342 0.02% 86 0.01% +297.67%
Land Rover 3,843 2.34% 5,265 3.21% -27.01% 45,275 3.06% 50,940 3.26% -11.12%
Lexus 784 0.48% 843 0.51% -7.00% 7,692 0.52% 7,285 0.47% +5.59%
Lotus 13 0.01% 28 0.02% -53.57% 145 0.01% 193 0.01% -24.87%
Maserati GB 117 0.07% 106 0.06% +10.38% 847 0.06% 1,069 0.07% -20.77%
Mazda Motors UK 2,522 1.54% 2,477 1.51% +1.82% 24,403 1.65% 25,038 1.60% -2.54%
McLaren 68 0.04% 57 0.03% +19.30% 458 0.03% 321 0.02% +42.68%
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,395 6.95% 11,617 7.09% -1.91% 102,737 6.95% 110,174 7.05% -6.75%
MG 813 0.50% 305 0.19% +166.56% 5,099 0.35% 2,298 0.15% +121.89%
Mini UK 3,351 2.04% 3,007 1.83% +11.44% 37,476 2.54% 37,995 2.43% -1.37%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,513 0.92% 1,035 0.63% +46.18% 11,644 0.79% 9,951 0.64% +17.01%
Morgan 22 0.01% 28 0.02% -21.43% 136 0.01% 155 0.01% -12.26%
Nissan Motor (GB) 6,312 3.85% 9,786 5.97% -35.50% 65,893 4.46% 94,871 6.07% -30.54%
Other UK 142 0.09% 272 0.17% -47.79% 1,920 0.13% 2,545 0.16% -24.56%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,561 3.39% 4,861 2.97% +14.40% 50,550 3.42% 52,407 3.35% -3.54%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 758 0.46% 1,048 0.64% -27.67% 9,632 0.65% 8,605 0.55% +11.93%
Renault (UK) 3,196 1.95% 3,592 2.19% -11.02% 37,832 2.56% 44,416 2.84% -14.82%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 21 0.01% 46 0.03% -54.35% 269 0.02% 262 0.02% +2.67%
Seat UK 5,689 3.47% 4,171 2.55% +36.39% 41,585 2.81% 33,662 2.15% +23.54%
Skoda Auto 5,546 3.38% 7,031 4.29% -21.12% 47,943 3.24% 49,589 3.17% -3.32%
Smart 535 0.33% 769 0.47% -30.43% 4,366 0.30% 6,756 0.43% -35.38%
SsangYong 132 0.08% 175 0.11% -24.57% 1,757 0.12% 2,451 0.16% -28.31%
Subaru 112 0.07% 152 0.09% -26.32% 1,739 0.12% 1,564 0.10% +11.19%
Suzuki GB 4,519 2.76% 2,791 1.70% +61.91% 24,983 1.69% 24,608 1.57% +1.52%
Toyota (GB) 6,632 4.05% 6,410 3.91% +3.46% 63,031 4.27% 62,838 4.02% +0.31%
Vauxhall Motors 11,781 7.19% 11,528 7.03% +2.19% 109,731 7.43% 124,015 7.93% -11.52%
Volkswagen UK 16,761 10.23% 14,094 8.60% +18.92% 130,147 8.81% 122,121 7.81% +6.57%
Volvo Car UK 4,381 2.67% 3,404 2.08% +28.70% 27,986 1.89% 27,923 1.79% +0.23%
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.