UK Auto Sales moderately positive waiting for BREXIT deadline.

UK Auto Sales Ford-Fiesta_ST200-2017

UK Auto Sales again strong in May despite fears for BREXIT. Albeit losing moderately, Ford was again the leader leading the models ranking with Fiesta and Focus. Land Rover was out of the top 10.

Market Outlook

The British economy decelerated slightly in Q1 and more detailed data confirmed that GDP expanded just 0.4% on a sequential basis. The slowdown was mainly due to a deterioration in the external sector’s contribution to overall growth as exports swung to a contraction.

In April, the sales volume increased timidly keeping to the positive trail that now has lasted five months in a row. However, sales recorded in this month are nowhere near the record achieved last month.

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (S.M.M.T.) the Car Passenger’s sold in May had been 203.585, up 2.5%, for a total of 1.164.870 units (+4.1%) registered year to date.

Competitive Arena

This months, Ford maintained the leadership with 23.740 registrations (-2.2%) and 11.7% of market share. In second place was Opel selling 16.300 cars (-21.2%) ahead of Volkswagen with 16.050 units (-7.3%).

Down from the podium was BMW with 15.423 vehicles (+26.4%) followed by Audi with 13.970 (+1.2%), Mercedes with 13.721 (+20.8%), Nissan with 10.925 (-5.5%), Peugeot with 8.208 (+18.6%), Hyundai with 7.332 (+4.1%) and in 10th place Toyota with 7.144 (-2.1%).

At group-wise, Volkswagen Group was on top with -4.7% of market share followed by Ford at -2.2% and BMW at 17.5%.

Ford Fiesta was again the best-selling model with 8.236 sales (-15.2%) followed by Volkswagen Golf with 5.729 (-2.8%) and the Ford Focus with 5.664 sales (-23.0%).

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

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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 May Rank 2016 Brand Sales May Sales 2016 Var May Var 2016 Share May Share 2016
1 1 Ford 23.740 140.948 -2,2% -2,2% 11,7% 12,1%
2 2 Opel 16.300 107.370 -21,2% -4,5% 8,0% 9,2%
3 3 Volkswagen 16.050 90.370 -7,3% -6,2% 7,9% 7,8%
4 6 BMW 15.423 72.898 26,4% 15,5% 7,6% 6,3%
5 4 Audi 13.970 75.018 1,2% 4,2% 6,9% 6,4%
6 5 Mercedes 13.721 73.037 20,8% 18,3% 6,7% 6,3%
7 7 Nissan 10.925 64.797 -5,5% -4,2% 5,4% 5,6%
8 8 Peugeot 8.208 46.003 18,6% -2,8% 4,0% 3,9%
9 10 Hyundai 7.332 39.883 4,1% 3,5% 3,6% 3,4%
10 9 Toyota 7.144 44.576 -2,1% 1,0% 3,5% 3,8%
11 11 Kia 6.912 37.940 12,7% 9,8% 3,4% 3,3%
12 12 Land Rover 6.290 36.890 26,7% 18,5% 3,1% 3,2%
13 13 Renault 6.259 35.414 14,8% 17,3% 3,1% 3,0%
14 14 Skoda 6.159 33.198 4,1% 6,0% 3,0% 2,9%
15 15 Citroen 5.783 31.776 -8,2% -16,4% 2,8% 2,7%
16 18 Mini 5.073 25.245 -3,2% 4,6% 2,5% 2,2%
17 17 Fiat 4.327 26.882 -1,0% 2,9% 2,1% 2,3%
18 16 Honda 4.243 27.305 17,1% 17,4% 2,1% 2,3%
19 20 Seat 3.499 20.389 -23,9% -8,5% 1,7% 1,8%
20 21 Volvo 2.973 17.805 -6,9% 5,7% 1,5% 1,5%
21 19 Mazda 2.862 22.367 5,3% 11,5% 1,4% 1,9%
22 22 Suzuki 2.738 16.586 5,8% 13,6% 1,3% 1,4%
23 23 Jaguar 2.590 13.675 64,0% 78,0% 1,3% 1,2%
24 24 Dacia 2.137 11.488 4,4% -3,4% 1,0% 1,0%
25 26 DS 1.478 7.664 5584,6% 29376,9% 0,7% 0,7%
26 25 Mitsubishi 1.310 9.287 -18,5% -15,9% 0,6% 0,8%
27 27 Jeep 1.078 6.127 -2,8% 38,1% 0,5% 0,5%
28 29 Porsche 1.023 5.710 -9,9% 10,1% 0,5% 0,5%
29 30 Smart 1.001 4.738 42,0% 74,4% 0,5% 0,4%
30 28 Lexus 874 6.046 -8,9% 6,3% 0,4% 0,5%
31 31 Alfa Romeo 337 2.290 -24,6% 4,9% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 SsangYong 310 1.959 64,0% 100,7% 0,2% 0,2%
33 34 MG 296 1.560 10,0% 8,6% 0,1% 0,1%
34 33 Abarth 282 1.596 55,8% 83,9% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Subaru 246 1.503 -1,2% 5,7% 0,1% 0,1%
36 36 Infiniti 137 996 39,8% 97,2% 0,1% 0,1%
37 39 Maserati 129 550 5,7% -14,7% 0,1% 0,0%
38 38 Bentley 120 773 62,2% 32,4% 0,1% 0,1%

Rank May Rank 2016 Group Sales May Sales 2016 Var May Var 2016 Share May Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 40.831 225.500 -4,7% -1,0% 20,1% 19,4%
2 2 Ford 23.740 140.948 -2,2% -2,2% 11,7% 12,1%
3 5 BMW 20.496 98.143 17,5% 12,5% 10,1% 8,4%
4 3 Renault-Nissan 19.458 112.695 1,6% 2,2% 9,6% 9,7%
5 4 General Motors 16.315 107.493 -21,3% -4,5% 8,0% 9,2%
6 6 PSA 15.469 85.443 16,8% 0,1% 7,6% 7,3%
7 8 Mercedes Daimler 14.722 77.775 22,1% 20,6% 7,2% 6,7%
8 7 Hyundai-Kia 14.244 77.823 8,1% 6,5% 7,0% 6,7%
9 10 Tata 8.880 50.565 35,7% 30,3% 4,4% 4,3%
10 9 Toyota 8.018 50.622 -2,9% 1,6% 3,9% 4,3%

May Rank 2016 Rank Model May Sales 2016 Sales May Var 2016 Var May Share 2016 Share
1 1 Ford Fiesta 8.236 52.476 -15,2% -12,0% 4,3% 4,8%
2 4 Volkswagen Golf 5.729 30.802 -2,8% -4,7% 3,0% 2,8%
3 3 Ford Focus 5.664 31.882 -23,0% -8,5% 3,0% 2,9%
4 2 Opel Corsa 4.880 33.519 -25,1% -15,1% 2,6% 3,0%
5 5 Nissan Qashqai 4.684 27.824 17,7% 4,4% 2,5% 2,5%
6 13 BMW 1 Series 4.189 17.551 0,0% 19,8% 2,2% 1,6%
7 12 Nissan Juke 3.897 17.582 0,0% 0,9% 2,1% 1,6%
8 7 Opel Astra 3.882 22.778 -21,0% -1,1% 2,0% 2,1%
9 6 Volkswagen Polo 3.845 23.070 -4,5% 2,2% 2,0% 2,1%
10 9 Mini 3.780 18.009 -7,7% -5,4% 2,0% 1,6%

 

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