UK Cars Market in March 2016 hit a new record.

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UK Cars Market in March 2016 hith a new record. The industry kept momentum despite the winning series in place has touched the 48 months out of last 49. Ford slow in March when Vauxhall recovered.  Land Rover in 10th.

Market Outlook

No way to stop the pace of the British new vehicles market! In March, the most relevant month of the year due to the change of yearly plate number, the market scored the highest ever sales record. The fuel to grow is still there after a series of 48 year on year winning months out of the last 49.

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (S.M.M.T.) the Car Passenger’s sales in March hit the all time record with 518.707 units, up 5.3% from the same month last year.

First Quarter 2016 was the highest ever with 771.780 sales, up 5.1% from the previous record scored last year and now the year is projected above 2.8 million units.

Competitive Arena

Following two strong months, Ford was unable to keep the pace in March losing 4.9% with 60.349 registrations and 11.6% of market share. In the Q1 Ford sales had been 93.897 (-1.0%).

In second place Vauxhall (Opel in the tables below) recovered after a slow start of the year selling 51.902 cars (+6.6%) with first quarter at 75.033 (-0.2%).

Volkswagen was third with sales flat at 38.6944 and was followed by BMW with 32.470 registrations (+20.6%), Audi with 30.483 (+4.6%), Mercedes with 30.243 (+13.6%), Nissan with 28.489 (-8.2%), Toyota with 21.481 (+4.6%), Peugeot with 20.209 (-7.4%) and in 10th place, Land Rover with 18.234 (+17.6%).

At group-wise, Volkswagen ended the Q1 on top with 18.5% of market share followed by Ford at 12.2% and Nissan-Renault at 9.8%.

Ford Fiesta was as usual the best-selling model with 23.467 sales (-22.0%) followed by Vauxhall Corsa with 17.368 (-10.4%) and the Ford Focus with 14.002 sales (-9.3%).

To see the best-selling ranking with the top 100 models in the year, see the dedicated report.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Mar Rank Q1 Brand Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Ford 60.349 93.897 -4,9% -1,0% 11,6% 12,2%
2 2 Opel 51.902 75.033 6,6% -0,2% 10,0% 9,7%
3 3 Volkswagen 38.694 57.443 0,0% -4,9% 7,5% 7,4%
4 6 BMW 32.470 46.495 20,6% 16,2% 6,3% 6,0%
5 4 Audi 30.483 47.380 4,6% 5,5% 5,9% 6,1%
6 5 Mercedes 30.243 47.239 13,6% 17,2% 5,8% 6,1%
7 7 Nissan 28.489 43.843 -8,2% -5,2% 5,5% 5,7%
8 9 Toyota 21.481 30.788 4,6% 1,9% 4,1% 4,0%
9 8 Peugeot 20.209 30.991 -7,4% -5,8% 3,9% 4,0%
10 12 Land Rover 18.234 24.118 17,6% 17,0% 3,5% 3,1%
11 13 Renault 17.866 23.959 12,6% 16,3% 3,4% 3,1%
12 10 Hyundai 16.802 25.368 2,0% 2,0% 3,2% 3,3%
13 11 Kia 16.207 24.162 7,9% 8,5% 3,1% 3,1%
14 14 Citroen 13.734 21.354 -18,1% -15,5% 2,6% 2,8%
15 17 Fiat 13.190 18.665 10,6% 3,4% 2,5% 2,4%
16 16 Honda 13.139 19.709 9,7% 14,8% 2,5% 2,6%
17 15 Skoda 12.527 20.422 10,3% 9,0% 2,4% 2,6%
18 19 Mini 12.526 16.178 14,3% 8,1% 2,4% 2,1%
19 18 Mazda 11.499 17.191 14,0% 16,7% 2,2% 2,2%
20 20 Seat 8.677 13.390 -1,9% -5,4% 1,7% 1,7%
21 21 Suzuki 7.943 11.545 7,8% 13,3% 1,5% 1,5%
22 22 Volvo 7.488 11.508 12,4% 8,7% 1,4% 1,5%
23 23 Jaguar 5.659 8.680 45,0% 75,3% 1,1% 1,1%
24 24 Dacia 5.274 7.453 -1,2% -1,0% 1,0% 1,0%
25 25 Mitsubishi 4.340 6.585 -22,6% -17,4% 0,8% 0,9%
26 26 DS 3.388 5.284 0,7% 0,7%
27 27 Lexus 3.104 4.337 26,9% 17,7% 0,6% 0,6%
28 28 Jeep 2.597 3.746 18,6% 37,6% 0,5% 0,5%
29 29 Porsche 2.293 3.326 18,9% 21,8% 0,4% 0,4%
30 30 Smart 1.900 2.837 87,6% 116,6% 0,4% 0,4%
31 31 Alfa Romeo 1.139 1.608 5,6% 11,8% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 SsangYong 970 1.392 114,6% 123,8% 0,2% 0,2%
33 33 Abarth 714 1.027 104,6% 94,5% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Subaru 704 985 -4,5% 3,7% 0,1% 0,1%
35 34 MG 576 992 -12,9% 15,5% 0,1% 0,1%
36 36 Infiniti 392 524 156,2% 125,9% 0,1% 0,1%
37 38 Bentley 290 458 16,0% 12,5% 0,1% 0,1%
38 41 OTHERS 260 260 0,1% 0,0%
39 37 Tesla 254 497 0,0% 0,1%
40 39 Maserati 214 327 5,9% -12,8% 0,0% 0,0%
41 40 Aston Martin 186 274 -12,3% 3,8% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Perodua 54 86 20,0% -36,3% 0,0% 0,0%
43 45 Morgan 42 68 100,0% 7,9% 0,0% 0,0%
44 44 Proton 38 84 65,2% 21,7% 0,0% 0,0%
45 46 Cadillac 33 46 200,0% 39,4% 0,0% 0,0%
46 42 Lotus 32 87 -54,3% -1,1% 0,0% 0,0%
47 49 Corvette 29 29 222,2% 7,4% 0,0% 0,0%
48 48 Dodge 25 37 127,3% 12,1% 0,0% 0,0%
49 47 Ferrari 24 41 60,0% -8,9% 0,0% 0,0%
50 50 Lamborghini 22 28 340,0% 86,7% 0,0% 0,0%
51 51 Chevrolet 2 4 100,0% 100,0% 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Mar Rank Q1 Group Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Volkswagen 92.986 142.447 3,1% 0,8% 17,9% 18,5%
2 2 Ford 60.349 93.897 -4,9% -1,0% 11,6% 12,2%
3 3 Renault-Nissan 52.021 75.779 -0,7% 1,6% 10,0% 9,8%
4 4 General Motors 51.966 75.112 6,7% -0,2% 10,0% 9,7%
5 5 BMW 44.996 62.673 18,8% 14,0% 8,7% 8,1%
6 6 PSA 37.331 57.629 -3,3% -0,9% 7,2% 7,5%
7 8 Hyundai-Kia 33.009 49.530 4,8% 5,1% 6,4% 6,4%
8 7 Mercedes Daimler 32.143 50.076 16,3% 20,3% 6,2% 6,5%
9 9 Toyota 24.585 35.125 7,0% 3,6% 4,7% 4,6%
10 10 Tata 23.893 32.798 23,1% 28,3% 4,6% 4,2%
Rank Mar Rank Q1 Model Mar Q1 Mar Var Q1 Var Mar% Q1%
1 1 Ford Fiesta 23.467 36.327 -22,0% -8,9% 5,0% 5,1%
2 2 Opel Corsa 17.368 24.579 -10,4% -14,0% 3,7% 3,4%
3 3 Ford Focus 14.002 20.656 -9,3% -4,9% 3,0% 2,9%
4 4 Volkswagen Golf 13.041 19.428 9,5% -5,4% 2,8% 2,7%
5 5 Nissan Qashqai 11.355 18.680 -7,0% 2,0% 2,4% 2,6%
6 6 Volkswagen Polo 10.279 15.162 2,4% 6,2% 2,2% 2,1%
7 7 Opel Astra 9.953 14.764 3,5% 0,6% 2,1% 2,1%
8 12 Fiat 500 8.304 11.552 -4,1% -11,7% 1,8% 1,6%
9 8 Audi A3 8.200 13.046 -25,1% 0,8% 1,7% 1,8%
10 11 Mercedes C Class 8.100 12.222 -7,5% -19,4% 1,7% 1,7%

 

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