U.K. car market advanced 13% in June 2013. Top 25 Brands performance and models inside!

According to the latest figures released by SMMT, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, June 2013 car passenger sales in U.K. were 214.957, quite a high level of sales for this month and one of best June ever. Posting the 16th month of consecutive growth, volume was up 13.4% from June 2012.

First half ended with 1.163.613 sales, up 10.0% from last year, projecting the full year market at 2.2 million, the best level since 2007, when total volume was 2.4 million and not far from the best ever sales volume achieved in 2005 at 2.58 million.

SMMT quoting a not better specified “industry sources”, suggests that “consumers have been enabled to buy through low interest rates and manufacturer support on finance packages. Growth in Personal Contract Purchase schemes has given consumer access to new cars, especially for those with cash, collateral or use of PPI mis-selling windfall payments. Warranty and service packages also give peace of mind to motoring with new cars.”

In June, Land Rover presented the all new Range Rover Sport which slots into the Land Rover line-up between the compact Evoque and limousine-rivalling Range Rover. Global press was enthusiast and customers orders had been immediately above expectations. Final customers delivery will start in August.

Looking at the best brands performances:

Ford in 1st position sold 31.197 vehicles with a share of 14.5%, up 0.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date June sales were 163.396 with a share of 14.0%. Ford held 2 models in the top 10, with the Fiesta as market leader.

Vauxhall was 2nd selling 24.870 units with a share of 11.6%, stable from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 132.640 with a share of 11.4%. Vauxhall held 2 models in the top 10 in the month, with the Corsa in 3rd position.

Volkswagen continued in 3rd position with a stable June, selling 19.591 vehicles with a share of 9.1%, flat from May. Year-to-date sales were 101.317 with a share of 8.7%. Volkswagen held 2 models in the top, with the Golf in 5th position.

BMW climbed to the 4th position (5th year-to-date) selling 14.290 units with a share of 6.6%, up 0.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 65.214 with a share of 5.6%. The 1 Series was 8th.

Audi fell to the 5th (4th year-to-date) selling 12.417 units with a share of 5.8%, down 1.0 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 73.767 with a share of 6.3%.

Nissan was 6th, losing 1 spot from May, with 10.602 sales and a share of 4.9%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 61.661 with a share of 5.3%. The best-selling model was the Nissan Qashqai in 9th position.

Peugeot kept the 7th place selling 9.887 units with a share of 4.6%, up 0.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 56.253 with a share of 4.8%.The top model was 208 in 10th position.

Mercedes was 8th selling 9.613 units with a share of 4.5%, down 0.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 54.637 with a share of 4.7%.

Toyota was in 9th position selling 8.472 vehicles with a share of 3.9%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 47.358 with a share of 4.1%.

Hyundai was 10th (11th year-to-date) selling 7.147 units with a share of 3.3%, down 0.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 39.135 with a share of 3.4%.

In the table below the Top 25 Brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

Jun

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

May 2013

Jun 2013

Ytd   2013

1

Ford

31.197

163.396

13,7%

13,1%

13,6%

13,9%

14,3%

14,5%

14,0%

2

Vauxhall

24.870

132.640

11,8%

11,3%

12,4%

11,4%

11,6%

11,6%

11,4%

3

Volkswagen

19.591

101.317

9,3%

9,0%

8,6%

8,1%

9,1%

9,1%

8,7%

4

Audi

12.417

73.767

6,1%

6,3%

5,2%

6,3%

6,8%

5,8%

6,3%

5

BMW

14.290

65.214

7,0%

5,9%

7,0%

5,2%

6,0%

6,6%

5,6%

6

Nissan

10.602

61.661

4,8%

5,4%

5,0%

5,6%

5,0%

4,9%

5,3%

7

Peugeot

9.887

56.253

4,7%

5,1%

4,3%

5,2%

4,4%

4,6%

4,8%

8

Mercedes

9.613

54.637

4,5%

4,5%

4,4%

4,8%

4,7%

4,5%

4,7%

9

Toyota

8.472

47.358

4,0%

4,2%

3,7%

4,3%

3,5%

3,9%

4,1%

10

Citroen

6.886

42.784

3,6%

3,7%

3,6%

3,7%

4,0%

3,2%

3,7%

11

Hyundai

7.147

39.135

3,5%

3,7%

4,3%

3,3%

3,5%

3,3%

3,4%

12

Kia

6.742

37.178

3,3%

3,4%

3,2%

3,2%

3,1%

3,1%

3,2%

13

Skoda

6.361

32.384

2,9%

2,4%

2,8%

2,6%

3,0%

3,0%

2,8%

14

Honda

5.461

30.226

2,6%

3,0%

2,4%

3,0%

2,0%

2,5%

2,6%

15

Land Rover

4.046

30.120

2,1%

2,3%

2,3%

3,1%

2,1%

1,9%

2,6%

16

Fiat

5.710

29.423

2,5%

2,5%

2,4%

2,5%

2,5%

2,7%

2,5%

17

Mini

5.956

25.320

2,7%

2,4%

3,1%

2,0%

2,3%

2,8%

2,2%

18

Seat

4.428

22.752

1,8%

2,0%

2,0%

1,7%

2,2%

2,1%

2,0%

19

Renault

4.161

20.035

1,6%

1,9%

2,5%

1,6%

1,7%

1,9%

1,7%

20

Suzuki

3.039

17.120

1,0%

1,5%

0,9%

1,6%

1,4%

1,4%

1,5%

21

Volvo

3.127

16.780

1,7%

1,2%

1,8%

1,5%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

22

Mazda

2.478

15.642

1,1%

1,4%

0,8%

1,5%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

23

Jaguar

1.341

8.658

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

24

Chevrolet

1.299

6.764

0,7%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

25

Dacia

1.829

6.700

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

Ford Fiesta was the market leader with 11.332 units and a share of 5.3%, up 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 63.039 with a share of 5.3%.

Ford Focus was 2nd with 9.128 units and a share of 4.2%, stable from the previous month, followed by Vauxhall in 3rd with 8.868 sales and a share of 4.1%, up 0.4 points from May.

Vauxhall Astra was 4th, up 1 spots, with 7.074 units and a share of 3.3%, up 0.4 points from the previous month, followed by Volkswagen Golf in 5th with 5.875 sales and a share of 2.7%, down 0.2 points from the previous month, and by BMW 3 Series in 6th with 5.432 sales and a share of 2.5%, up 0.4 points from May.

In the table below, the Best 10 selling models, ranked for full year position:

Rank Jun

Rank May

Rank 2012

Model

Jun

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

May 2013

Jun 2013

YTD 2013

1

1

1

Ford Fiesta

11.332

       63.039

5,3%

5,2%

4,0%

5,5%

5,2%

5,3%

5,3%

2

2

3

Ford Focus

9.128

       47.675

3,9%

3,7%

4,8%

4,0%

4,2%

4,2%

4,0%

3

3

2

Vauxhall Corsa

8.868

       46.147

4,7%

4,5%

4,4%

3,9%

3,7%

4,1%

3,9%

4

5

5

Vauxhall Astra

7.074

       33.731

3,2%

3,0%

2,8%

2,8%

2,9%

3,3%

2,8%

5

4

4

Volkswagen Golf

5.875

       32.131

3,2%

2,8%

3,7%

2,5%

2,9%

2,7%

2,7%

6

7

7

BMW 3 Series

5.432

       21.588

2,6%

2,0%

2,4%

1,5%

2,1%

2,5%

1,8%

7

8

8

Volkswagen Polo

4.703

       23.287

2,1%

2,1%

2,2%

1,9%

1,8%

2,2%

2,0%

8

13

11

BMW 1 Series

4.678

       17.207

1,6%

1,7%

1,9%

1,6%

0,6%

2,2%

1,4%

9

6

6

Nissan Qashqai

4.507

       27.112

2,2%

2,2%

2,3%

2,3%

2,4%

2,1%

2,3%

10

9

27

Peugeot 208

3.649

       20.815

0,8%

1,3%

1,1%

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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