UK Car sales accelerate for record 33 months.

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UK Car sales accelerate for record 33 months in November while the government confirms a budget of £75 million to support ultra-low emission vehicles in the UK as part of roads investment strategy. BMW soared in fourth outpacing Audi and Nissan.

In November 2014 according to data released by S.M.M.Ttotal new Car Passengers sold in Great Britain have been 172.327, up 14.2% compared with the correspondent month last year.

Year-to-date November sales in Great Britain have been 2.473.859, up 9.2% from the correspondent period last year.

Mr. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said: “Six months after the record was broken for consecutive monthly growth in new car registrations, the market continues to march on. Today’s figures are an indication of the continuing economic confidence that is driving the new car market, with business, fleet and private registrations all showing strong rises in the month. We expect a more stable market in 2015. Demand for ULEVs (ultra-low emission vehicles) is growing strongly, and we welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to support the charge point network for electric vehicles, as well as ULEV R&D in the UK”.

The growth in car sales is unlikely to continue next year according to Deloitte analyst David Raistrick. He said: “Overall UK new vehicle sales for full-year are unlikely to increase over 2014 levels. This is not a bad outcome, but merely reflects the maturity of the current market, which has some of the highest annual levels of new vehicle sales ever achieved.”

He added that falling oil prices meant that sales of electric and alternatively powered cars had not seen the growth rates some had predicted.

Ford leadership continued in November and the American brand sold 19.159 cars, losing 8.9% year-on-year with share at 11.1%. Year-to-date registrations have been 306.134 with share at 13.3%, down only 0.4 points from 2013.

Another month in the red for Vauxhall losing 15.3% from year ago with 16.653 units or 9.7% of share while Volkswagen in 3rd kept positive momentum improving sales by a solid 22.4% with 16.196 new registrations. 

BMW advanced two steps and was 4th with 12.355 (+19.9%) and 7.2% of share, just ahead of Audi selling 11.594 (+20.6%) and Nissan with 10.752 cars, up a robust 33.7% from same period last year.

The month was memorable for Mitsubishi (24th  with 1.497 sales, +251%), MG (31st with 170 units, +126.7%) together with Maserati and SsangYong. Lexus in 26th sold 1.138, up 84.7% from year ago.

Looking at the report on Car Groups, the November leader was Volkswagen Group with 21.9% of market share, ahead of PSA with 18.9% and Renault-Nissan with 12.4%.

As far as model ranking report, the Ford Fiesta was 1st with 7.660 sales in November and 123.747 year-to-date followed by a shining Volkswagen Golf now in second place with 5.440 units, up 33.5% year-on-year. Opel Corsa kept the 3rd place selling 4.832 units. Volkswagen Polo posted an astonishing +43.5% retailing 4.075 units.

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 Nov Rank 2014 Brand Sales Nov Sales Ytd Nov Nov YoY Var. Share Oct Share Nov Share YtD
1 1 Ford 19.159 306.134 -8,9% 13,5% 11,1% 13,3%
2 2 Opel 16.653 246.015 -15,3% 10,6% 9,7% 10,6%
3 3 Volkswagen 16.196 200.353 22,4% 8,6% 9,4% 8,7%
4 5 BMW 12.355 136.433 19,9% 5,9% 7,2% 5,9%
5 4 Audi 11.594 150.974 20,6% 7,2% 6,7% 6,5%
6 6 Nissan 10.752 129.576 33,7% 6,6% 6,2% 5,6%
7 7 Mercedes 8.808 116.645 12,0% 4,9% 5,1% 5,0%
8 8 Peugeot 6.772 98.057 7,2% 3,3% 3,9% 4,2%
9 9 Toyota 6.037 88.325 25,5% 3,5% 3,5% 3,8%
10 11 Hyundai 5.952 77.408 9,4% 3,3% 3,5% 3,4%
11 10 Citroen 5.925 78.215 7,7% 3,2% 3,4% 3,4%
12 15 Renault 5.686 61.172 20,5% 2,6% 3,3% 2,6%
13 13 Skoda 5.409 70.873 -3,0% 2,8% 3,1% 3,1%
14 12 Kia 5.099 73.618 4,2% 3,3% 3,0% 3,2%
15 14 Fiat 4.739 63.166 6,4% 2,6% 2,8% 2,7%
16 19 Mini 4.643 46.489 23,7% 2,9% 2,7% 2,0%
17 20 Volvo 3.613 38.343 43,7% 2,2% 2,1% 1,7%
18 18 Seat 3.559 49.620 6,7% 1,9% 2,1% 2,1%
19 16 Land Rover 3.370 52.548 -11,5% 2,1% 2,0% 2,3%
20 17 Honda 2.954 50.084 -6,4% 1,7% 1,7% 2,2%
21 21 Mazda 2.360 36.069 19,2% 1,3% 1,4% 1,6%
22 22 Suzuki 2.167 35.342 -4,2% 1,0% 1,3% 1,5%
23 23 Dacia 1.729 22.359 -14,7% 1,1% 1,0% 1,0%
24 25 Mitsubishi 1.497 14.443 251,4% 1,0% 0,9% 0,6%
25 24 Jaguar 1.291 17.045 26,9% 0,6% 0,7% 0,7%
26 26 Lexus 1.138 10.863 84,7% 0,6% 0,7% 0,5%
27 27 Porsche 916 8.347 22,6% 0,5% 0,5% 0,4%
28 28 Alfa Romeo 374 5.194 -19,0% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
29 30 Jeep 347 3.589 45,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
30 32 Subaru 208 2.564 4,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
31 33 MG 170 2.198 126,7% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
32 29 Smart 130 4.329 -60,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
33 36 SsangYong 124 1.466 103,3% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Abarth 113 1.516 34,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 37 Bentley 73 1.364 -27,0% 0,1% 0,0% 0,1%
36 38 Maserati 70 1.088 118,8% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0%
37 41 Ferrari 59 627 103,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 34 Chrysler 52 1.833 -42,2% 0,1% 0,0% 0,1%
39 42 Hummer 42 275 740,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 46 Lotus 42 230 75,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Nov Rank 2014 Group Sales Nov Sales Ytd Nov Nov YoY Var Share Oct Share Nov Share YtD
1 1 Volkswagen 7.105 80.254 -8,1% 24,3% 21,9% 22,7%
2 2 PSA 6.143 49.947 51,5% 17,1% 18,9% 14,1%
3 3 Renault-Nissan 4.046 43.070 -22,6% 11,7% 12,4% 12,2%
4 5 GM 1.972 22.087 -17,4% 4,8% 6,1% 6,2%
5 8 Geely Group 1.937 18.326 -33,3% 7,0% 6,0% 5,2%
6 7 Toyota 1.831 19.707 -52,0% 6,1% 5,6% 5,6%
7 6 Ford 1.626 19.868 -45,7% 4,8% 5,0% 5,6%
8 4 Hyundai-Kia 1.613 24.791 -32,5% 5,9% 5,0% 7,0%
9 9 BMW 1.533 18.305 -16,0% 5,5% 4,7% 5,2%
10 10 FCA 1.387 14.819 -2,0% 3,7% 4,3% 4,2%

Rank Nov Rank Ytd Model Sales Nov Sales Ytd Var Nov YoY Share Oct Share Nov Share Ytd
1 1 Ford Fiesta 7.660 123.747 -12,9% 5,1% 4,4% 5,4%
2 4 Volkswagen Golf 5.440 69.787 33,5% 3,2% 3,2% 3,0%
3 3 Opel Corsa 4.832 73.709 -2,5% 3,4% 2,8% 3,2%
4 2 Ford Focus 4.813 78.944 -9,2% 4,0% 2,8% 3,4%
5 7 Volkswagen Polo 4.075 44.815 43,5% 2,2% 2,4% 1,9%
6 6 Nissan Qashqai 3.947 47.154 29,6% 2,4% 2,3% 2,0%
7 5 Opel Astra 3.710 54.753 -26,9% 2,0% 2,2% 2,4%
8 10 Nissan Juke 3.557 36.214 24,8% 2,4% 2,1% 1,6%
9 8 Audi A3 3.451 42.949 27,7% 2,2% 2,0% 1,9%
10 16 Mercedes C Class 3.336 26.665 11,2% 0,7% 1,9% 1,2%
11 9 Fiat 500 3.161 41.297 4,5% 1,7% 1,8% 1,8%

 

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