2014 UK Car Market scored the highest performance since 2004

UK Car Market 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

2014 UK Car Market scored the highest performance since 2004 and fourth-largest of all time. The 2014 brand ranking confirms Ford on top with Renault the most dinamic among top manufacturers. Ford Fiesta is again the best-selling car in UK.

In December 2014 according to data released by S.M.M.T, total new Car Passengers sold have been 166.198, up 8.7% from the correspondent month last year. Every month in 2014 saw an increase, with December rise the 34th consecutive month of growth.

Full Year 2014 sales have been 2.476.435 (up 9.3% from the previous year), the highest performance since 2004 and fourth-largest of all time; only 2002, 2003 and 2004 saw more cars registered.

UK remains second largest market in EU (behind Germany and ahead of France, Italy and Spain), and recorded second-largest growth of these top five EU markets.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “UK new car registrations returned to pre-recession levels in 2014, as pent-up demand from the recession years combined with confidence in the economy saw consumer demand for the latest models grow consistently and strongly.

“The year was particularly strong for alternatively-fuelled vehicles as increased choice, coupled with a growing desire for reduced costs and greater efficiency, resulted in a quadrupling of plug-in car registrations over 2013. With a variety of new plug-in models expected in 2015, this area of the market will continue to grow significantly. For the market as a whole, we expect a more stable 2015 as demand levels off.”

Looking just at the full year ranking (you can sort it on the table’s top line), the 2013 podium was confirmed, with Ford kept leadership with 326.643 sales, +5.1%, with share at 13.2%, down only 0.5 points from year ago.

Opel was second with 269.177 units, +3.8% and a share of 10.9%, while Volkswagen was third with 214.828 sales, +10.7% and share at 8.7%.

However, the year will be remembered for a very good performance scored by Renault in 15th absolute place with 66.334 sales, +43.7% from the previous year, together with Dacia (23rd), Mitsubishi (25th) and Jeep (30th).

In the best-selling models ranking, the 2014 confirmed the top 3 of year ago. Ford Fiesta was again on top (as in 2013) with 131.254 cumulative sales, +7.6%, followed by Ford Focus and Vauxhall (Opel) Corsa respectively with 85.140 and 81.873 sales.

2014 saw a remarkable surge in demand for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs): registrations of plug-in cars increased four-fold from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014

 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 Dec Rank 2014 Brand Sales Dec Sales F.Y. 2014 Dec Y.o.Y Var. F.Y. 2014 Y.o.Y. Var. Share 2013 Share Dec Share 2014
1 2 Opel 23.162 269.177 8,7% 3,8% 11,5% 13,9% 10,9%
2 1 Ford 20.509 326.643 5,2% 5,1% 13,7% 12,3% 13,2%
3 3 Volkswagen 14.475 214.828 5,5% 10,7% 8,6% 8,7% 8,7%
4 5 BMW 12.445 148.878 8,5% 9,8% 6,0% 7,5% 6,0%
5 6 Nissan 8.762 138.338 24,5% 17,3% 5,2% 5,3% 5,6%
6 4 Audi 8.013 158.987 7,7% 11,9% 6,3% 4,8% 6,4%
7 7 Mercedes 7.774 124.419 17,4% 13,7% 4,8% 4,7% 5,0%
8 17 Mini 7.172 53.661 78,8% 3,3% 2,3% 4,3% 2,2%
9 9 Toyota 5.687 94.012 12,8% 6,1% 3,9% 3,4% 3,8%
10 8 Peugeot 5.509 103.566 -11,7% -1,8% 4,7% 3,3% 4,2%
11 10 Citroen 5.182 83.397 33,7% 6,4% 3,5% 3,1% 3,4%
12 15 Renault 5.162 66.334 -3,9% 43,7% 2,0% 3,1% 2,7%
13 13 Skoda 4.615 75.488 -12,7% 14,2% 2,9% 2,8% 3,0%
14 11 Hyundai 4.578 81.986 -3,8% 6,6% 3,4% 2,8% 3,3%
15 14 Fiat 3.996 67.162 -1,6% 11,6% 2,7% 2,4% 2,7%
16 12 Kia 3.907 77.525 3,2% 7,5% 3,2% 2,4% 3,1%
17 19 Seat 3.892 53.512 7,9% 18,1% 2,0% 2,3% 2,2%
18 16 Land Rover 3.652 56.200 21,2% 2,7% 2,4% 2,2% 2,3%
19 18 Honda 3.460 53.544 2,7% -3,8% 2,5% 2,1% 2,2%
20 20 Volvo 2.723 41.066 7,7% 25,7% 1,4% 1,6% 1,7%
21 22 Suzuki 2.053 37.395 -9,6% 13,0% 1,5% 1,2% 1,5%
22 21 Mazda 1.715 37.784 18,9% 21,0% 1,4% 1,0% 1,5%
23 23 Dacia 1.503 23.862 -26,6% 41,6% 0,7% 0,9% 1,0%
24 25 Mitsubishi 1.362 15.805 78,5% 74,8% 0,4% 0,8% 0,6%
25 24 Jaguar 1.356 18.401 36,6% 13,5% 0,7% 0,8% 0,7%
26 27 Porsche 813 9.160 4,6% 10,9% 0,4% 0,5% 0,4%
27 26 Lexus 709 11.572 12,7% 28,4% 0,4% 0,4% 0,5%
28 28 Alfa Romeo 329 5.523 5,1% -2,9% 0,3% 0,2% 0,2%
29 30 Jeep 320 3.909 68,4% 75,4% 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
30 31 Subaru 229 2.793 9,0% 23,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
31 34 Chrysler 149 1.982 204,1% -21,2% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
32 33 MG 128 2.326 6,7% 361,5% 0,0% 0,1% 0,1%
33 35 Abarth 126 1.642 133,3% 21,4% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 37 Bentley 108 1.472 44,0% 19,6% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 38 Maserati 106 1.194 562,5% 274,3% 0,0% 0,1% 0,0%

Rank Dec Rank 2014 Group Sales Dec Sales F.Y. 2014 Dec Y.o.Y Var. F.Y. 2014 Y.o.Y. Var. Share 2013 Share Dec Share 2014
1 1 Volkswagen 31.936 513.617 3,3% 12,4% 20,2% 19,2% 20,7%
2 3 GM 23.269 272.750 7,2% 0,5% 12,0% 14,0% 11,0%
3 2 Ford 20.509 326.643 5,2% 5,1% 13,7% 12,3% 13,2%
4 5 BMW 19.617 202.539 26,7% 8,0% 8,3% 11,8% 8,2%
5 4 Renault-Nissan 15.506 229.280 7,1% 26,4% 8,0% 9,3% 9,3%
6 6 PSA 10.691 186.963 5,7% 1,7% 8,1% 6,4% 7,5%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 8.485 159.511 -0,7% 7,0% 6,6% 5,1% 6,4%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 7.787 128.761 12,5% 12,2% 5,1% 4,7% 5,2%
9 9 Toyota 6.396 105.584 12,8% 8,0% 4,3% 3,8% 4,3%
10 10 FCA 5.133 82.388 9,6% 12,6% 3,2% 3,1% 3,3%

Rank Dec Rank 2014 Model Sales Dec Sales 2014 Dec Y.o.Y. Var. 2014 Y.o.Y. Var. Share 2013 Share Dec Share 2014
1 3 Opel Corsa 8.074 81.783 25,9% -3,0% 3,7% 7,7% 3,5%
2 1 Ford Fiesta 7.507 131.254 -11,8% 7,6% 5,4% 7,7% 5,5%
3 2 Ford Focus 6.196 85.140 11,5% -2,5% 3,9% 7,7% 3,6%
4 14 Mini 5.375 33.127 7,5% 11,2% 1,3% 7,7% 1,4%
5 5 Opel Astra 4.936 59.689 -5,7% -12,3% 3,0% 7,7% 2,5%
6 15 Opel Mokka 4.099 32.573 0,0% 7,7% 1,4%
7 4 Volkswagen Golf 4.093 73.880 -9,4% 13,7% 2,9% 7,7% 3,1%
8 11 BMW 3 Series 3.361 37.704 -2,0% -13,3% 1,9% 7,7% 1,6%
9 7 Volkswagen Polo 3.189 48.004 -6,4% 12,7% 1,9% 7,7% 2,0%
10 10 Nissan Juke 3.048 39.263 6,9% 4,7% 1,7% 7,7% 1,7%
11 6 Nissan Qashqai 2.755 49.909 9,5% -0,6% 2,2% 7,7% 2,1%
12 9 Fiat 500 2.708 44.005 8,3% 16,1% 1,7% 7,7% 1,9%
13 8 Audi A3 2.632 45.581 -2,6% 42,3% 1,4% 7,7% 1,9%

 

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