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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
Mar 524,120 533,814 -1.82%
Feb 96,338 94,933 +1.48%
Jan 183,223 184,074 -0.46%

Top five brands

Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Ford Motor Company 16,629 10,390 40,755
Volkswagen UK 13,224 7,960 38,335
Vauxhall Motors 12,250 4,905 37,769
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,249 6,088 33,536
BMW 9,553 6,870 30,330

Bottom five brands

Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Chevrolet UK 0 2 1
Lotus 7 0 26
Morgan 17 6 21
Infiniti 32 16 45
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 34 5 79

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 700,993 -70.39%
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

Mar Total Private Fleet Business
2019 458,032 222,094 223,287 12,651
2018 474,069 228,503 222,634 22,932
% change -3.38% -2.80% +0.29% -44.83%
Mkt share 2019 48.49% 48.75% 2.76%
Mkt share 2018 48.20% 46.96% 4.84%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2019 700,993 330,575 353,691 16,727
2018 718,489 333,143 356,818 28,528
% change -2.44% -0.77% -0.88% -41.37%
Mkt share 2019 47.16% 50.46% 2.39%
Mkt share 2018 46.37% 49.66% 3.97%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Mar
2019
% Market
share
Mar
2018
% Market
share
% change YTD
2019
% Market
share
YTD
2018
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 867 0.19% 1,107 0.24% -21.68% 1,232 0.18% 1,527 0.21% -19.32%
Alfa Romeo 615 0.13% 1,004 0.22% -38.75% 1,023 0.15% 1,458 0.20% -29.84%
Aston Martin 326 0.07% 229 0.05% +42.36% 520 0.07% 347 0.05% +49.86%
Audi 28,132 6.14% 29,968 6.54% -6.13% 41,876 5.97% 47,915 6.67% -12.60%
Bentley Motors 254 0.06% 229 0.05% +10.92% 429 0.06% 410 0.06% +4.63%
BMW 30,330 6.62% 31,649 6.91% -4.17% 46,753 6.67% 47,393 6.60% -1.35%
Chevrolet UK 1 0.00% 15 0.00% -93.33% 3 0.00% 17 0.00% -82.35%
Citroen UK 11,023 2.41% 9,050 1.98% +21.80% 17,136 2.44% 14,671 2.04% +16.80%
Dacia 7,443 1.62% 4,013 0.88% +85.47% 10,926 1.56% 7,182 1.00% +52.13%
DS 763 0.17% 1,656 0.36% -53.93% 1,074 0.15% 2,108 0.29% -49.05%
Ferrari 201 0.04% 160 0.03% +25.63% 277 0.04% 244 0.03% +13.52%
Fiat 8,325 1.82% 8,524 1.86% -2.33% 10,956 1.56% 11,544 1.61% -5.09%
Ford Motor Company 40,755 8.90% 50,257 10.97% -18.91% 67,774 9.67% 81,957 11.41% -17.31%
Honda 10,043 2.19% 11,896 2.60% -15.58% 15,485 2.21% 18,137 2.52% -14.62%
Hyundai Motor UK 16,317 3.56% 18,526 4.04% -11.92% 24,777 3.53% 28,004 3.90% -11.52%
Infiniti 45 0.01% 160 0.03% -71.88% 93 0.01% 313 0.04% -70.29%
Jaguar 8,182 1.79% 6,797 1.48% +20.38% 11,294 1.61% 9,709 1.35% +16.33%
Jeep 986 0.22% 1,322 0.29% -25.42% 1,547 0.22% 1,728 0.24% -10.47%
Kia Motors (UK) 18,345 4.01% 18,094 3.95% +1.39% 29,954 4.27% 28,751 4.00% +4.18%
Lamborghini 77 0.02% 72 0.02% +6.94% 136 0.02% 142 0.02% -4.23%
Land Rover 16,680 3.64% 16,655 3.64% +0.15% 23,840 3.40% 23,815 3.31% +0.10%
Lexus 3,137 0.68% 3,006 0.66% +4.36% 4,406 0.63% 4,073 0.57% +8.18%
Lotus 26 0.01% 36 0.01% -27.78% 33 0.00% 60 0.01% -45.00%
Maserati GB 155 0.03% 276 0.06% -43.84% 276 0.04% 436 0.06% -36.70%
Mazda Motors UK 8,791 1.92% 10,085 2.20% -12.83% 13,058 1.86% 14,172 1.97% -7.86%
McLaren 65 0.01% 132 0.03% -50.76% 141 0.02% 213 0.03% -33.80%
Mercedes-Benz UK 33,536 7.32% 33,194 7.25% +1.03% 51,873 7.40% 51,173 7.12% +1.37%
MG 1,814 0.40% 1,114 0.24% +62.84% 3,016 0.43% 1,775 0.25% +69.92%
Mini UK 12,992 2.84% 12,352 2.70% +5.18% 18,134 2.59% 17,009 2.37% +6.61%
Mitsubishi Motors 3,612 0.79% 3,929 0.86% -8.07% 5,516 0.79% 5,997 0.83% -8.02%
Morgan 21 0.00% 26 0.01% -19.23% 44 0.01% 50 0.01% -12.00%
Nissan Motor (GB) 19,962 4.36% 24,561 5.36% -18.72% 29,402 4.19% 34,794 4.84% -15.50%
Other UK 435 0.09% 601 0.13% -27.62% 651 0.09% 842 0.12% -22.68%
Peugeot Motor Company 16,318 3.56% 16,301 3.56% +0.10% 25,242 3.60% 24,643 3.43% +2.43%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,630 0.36% 2,659 0.58% -38.70% 2,415 0.34% 4,074 0.57% -40.72%
Renault (UK) 13,723 3.00% 14,531 3.17% -5.56% 19,030 2.71% 19,604 2.73% -2.93%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 79 0.02% 73 0.02% +8.22% 118 0.02% 103 0.01% +14.56%
Seat UK 12,682 2.77% 11,829 2.58% +7.21% 20,635 2.94% 18,390 2.56% +12.21%
Skoda Auto 13,637 2.98% 13,300 2.90% +2.53% 21,992 3.14% 21,611 3.01% +1.76%
Smart 1,015 0.22% 1,201 0.26% -15.49% 1,706 0.24% 2,067 0.29% -17.46%
SsangYong 438 0.10% 613 0.13% -28.55% 712 0.10% 865 0.12% -17.69%
Subaru 632 0.14% 761 0.17% -16.95% 880 0.13% 978 0.14% -10.02%
Suzuki GB 6,224 1.36% 6,466 1.41% -3.74% 11,980 1.71% 11,323 1.58% +5.80%
Toyota (GB) 20,874 4.56% 22,537 4.92% -7.38% 31,981 4.56% 33,215 4.62% -3.72%
Vauxhall Motors 37,769 8.25% 37,023 8.08% +2.01% 54,924 7.84% 54,535 7.59% +0.71%
Volkswagen UK 38,335 8.37% 37,843 8.26% +1.30% 59,519 8.49% 57,458 8.00% +3.59%
Volvo Car UK 10,420 2.27% 8,237 1.80% +26.50% 16,204 2.31% 11,657 1.62% +39.01%
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.