UK Cars Market scored in April the 38th growth in a row.

UK Cars Market Morgan-Roadster_2012

UK Cars Market scored in April the 38th growth in a row and the results of last week politic election would further corroborate the consumer’s demand pushing market over 2.6 million cars sold this year.

Economic Outlook

According to a recent report of focuseconomics, the United Kingdom’s economy decelerated in the first quarter.

Economic activity increased 0.3% over the previous quarter, which was half of the expansion recorded in the final quarter of last year and marked the slowest increase in over a year.Growth was held back by contractions in the construction and industry sectors.

The conservative party victory in the last week politic election will reinforce politic stability rather than opening a period of political uncertainty as forecast based on pre-elections scenario.

Market Outlook

Following a spectacular first quarter performance, in April 2015 according to data released by S.M.M.T, total new Car Passengers sold have been 185.710, up again by 5.0% from the correspondent month last year, posting a record 38th year on year growing month.

Year to date April Car Passengers sales were 920.298, up 6.4% projecting the entire 2015 above 2.6 million units.

The Light Commercial Vehicle segment April figures were 24.903, up 20.8% while the year to date volume was 122.678, up 22.0%, one of the best in Europe this year.

Competitive Arena

In April Ford and Vauxhall (Opel) struggled with sales fell respectively 3.2% and 3.0% creating ground for Volkswagen to gain the second place with 18.690 registrations, over 2.000 more than Vauxhall, improving 12.7% from last year. Anyhow, in the year to date figures Volkswagen speed was lower than the two rivals.

In April several Brands had performed in double-digit starting from Mercedes (6th with 10.082 sales, +15.4%), Skoda (9th with 6.688 sales, +10.8%). Top winners out of the top ten had been Land Rover (+26.7%), Renault (+19.9%), Mini (+31.6%), Mazda (+20.1%) Mitsubishi (+58.9%), Porsche ( +44.6%) and Lexus (+51.1%).

As far as the Best Car Groups, the leader was Volkswagen with 23.5% market share, ahead of Ford with 13.5% and GM with 8.9%, few units ahead of Renault-Nissan that now is very close to the podium.

As far as best-selling models, the Ford Fiesta was again on top with 10.294 sales (+0.4%), followed by the Ford Focus with 6.347 (-6.4%) and Volkswagen Golf with 5.354 (+1.0%).

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 Apr Rank Ytd Brand Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Ford 25.018 119.822 -3,2% -0,7% 13,5% 13,0%
2 3 Volkswagen 18.690 79.078 12,7% 8,5% 10,1% 8,6%
3 2 Opel 16.538 91.714 -3,0% 0,4% 8,9% 10,0%
4 4 Audi 13.264 58.183 2,4% 2,6% 7,1% 6,3%
5 6 BMW 10.891 50.915 3,9% 5,2% 5,9% 5,5%
6 7 Mercedes 10.082 50.393 15,4% 18,5% 5,4% 5,5%
7 5 Nissan 9.844 56.091 4,2% 18,7% 5,3% 6,1%
8 8 Peugeot 7.498 40.411 3,5% 1,8% 4,0% 4,4%
9 14 Skoda 6.688 25.419 10,5% -3,6% 3,6% 2,8%
10 9 Toyota 6.634 36.844 -3,0% 6,6% 3,6% 4,0%
11 11 Hyundai 6.628 31.494 8,3% 7,8% 3,6% 3,4%
12 10 Citroen 6.458 31.716 7,1% 5,0% 3,5% 3,4%
13 12 Kia 6.143 28.408 3,0% 3,0% 3,3% 3,1%
14 13 Land Rover 5.549 26.154 26,7% 21,8% 3,0% 2,8%
15 15 Renault 4.140 24.733 19,9% 17,2% 2,2% 2,7%
16 18 Mini 3.938 18.899 31,6% 48,1% 2,1% 2,1%
17 16 Fiat 3.695 21.744 -22,4% -7,6% 2,0% 2,4%
18 19 Seat 3.525 17.683 -3,1% 0,1% 1,9% 1,9%
19 21 Volvo 3.056 13.647 5,8% 6,6% 1,6% 1,5%
20 20 Mazda 2.614 17.344 20,1% 18,3% 1,4% 1,9%
21 17 Honda 2.471 19.635 -18,8% -7,9% 1,3% 2,1%
22 23 Dacia 2.320 9.849 17,2% 11,9% 1,2% 1,1%
23 22 Suzuki 1.819 12.009 -17,1% -12,4% 1,0% 1,3%
24 24 Mitsubishi 1.470 9.440 58,9% 158,5% 0,8% 1,0%
25 27 Porsche 1.322 4.052 44,6% 32,7% 0,7% 0,4%
26 25 Jaguar 1.151 6.103 -4,8% -8,7% 0,6% 0,7%
27 26 Lexus 1.044 4.730 51,1% 26,8% 0,6% 0,5%
28 29 Smart 701 2.011 91,0% 21,4% 0,4% 0,2%
29 28 Jeep 605 3.327 198,0% 262,0% 0,3% 0,4%
30 32 MG 308 1.167 39,4% 52,2% 0,2% 0,1%
31 30 Alfa Romeo 299 1.737 -20,7% -11,1% 0,2% 0,2%
32 31 Subaru 223 1.173 72,9% 46,8% 0,1% 0,1%
33 37 Infiniti 175 407 695,5% 194,9% 0,1% 0,0%
34 33 SsangYong 165 787 96,4% 53,4% 0,1% 0,1%
35 34 Abarth 159 687 39,5% 28,7% 0,1% 0,1%
36 35 Maserati 148 523 13,8% 65,0% 0,1% 0,1%

Rank Apr Rank Ytd Group Sales Apr Sales YtD Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Volkswagen 43.612 185.095 8,3% 4,4% 23,5% 20,1%
2 2 Ford 25.018 119.822 -3,2% -0,7% 13,5% 13,0%
3 3 GM 16.581 91.861 -3,4% -2,5% 8,9% 10,0%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 16.479 91.080 10,6% 17,8% 8,9% 9,9%
5 6 BMW 14.829 69.814 10,0% 14,1% 8,0% 7,6%
6 5 PSA 13.956 72.127 5,1% 3,2% 7,5% 7,8%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 12.771 59.902 5,7% 5,5% 6,9% 6,5%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 10.783 52.404 18,5% 18,6% 5,8% 5,7%
9 9 Toyota 7.678 41.574 2,0% 8,5% 4,1% 4,5%
10 10 Tata 6.700 32.257 19,9% 14,5% 3,6% 3,5%
11 11 FCA 4.984 28.510 -14,4% 0,9% 2,7% 3,1%
12 14 Geely Group 3.056 13.647 5,8% 6,6% 1,6% 1,5%
13 13 Mazda 2.614 17.344 20,1% 18,3% 1,4% 1,9%
14 12 Honda 2.471 19.635 -18,8% -7,9% 1,3% 2,1%
15 15 Suzuki 1.819 12.009 -17,1% -12,4% 1,0% 1,3%
16 16 Mitsubishi 1.470 9.440 58,9% 158,5% 0,8% 1,0%
17 18 SAIC 308 1.167 39,4% 52,2% 0,2% 0,1%
18 17 Fuji Heavy Industries 223 1.173 72,9% 46,8% 0,1% 0,1%
19 19 Mahindra Group 165 787 96,4% 53,4% 0,1% 0,1%
20 21 Proton 72 185 453,8% 224,6% 0,0% 0,0%
21 20 Aston Martin 71 335 22,4% 6,3% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Apr Rank Ytd Model Sales Apr Sales Ytd Var Apr Var Ytd Share Apr Share Ytd
1 1 Ford Fiesta 10.294 50.098 0,4% 1,2% 14,8% 6,2%
2 3 Ford Focus 6.347 28.634 -6,3% -9,2% 9,1% 3,6%
3 4 Volkswagen Golf 5.354 24.789 1,0% 1,3% 7,7% 3,1%
4 2 Opel Corsa 4.951 34.051 25,4% 22,5% 7,1% 4,2%
5 5 Nissan Qashqai 4.697 23.383 25,2% 40,1% 6,8% 2,9%
6 6 Volkswagen Polo 4.674 19.495 35,5% 14,1% 6,7% 2,4%
7 8 Audi A3 3.981 18.339 6,0% 19,6% 5,7% 2,3%
8 7 Opel Astra 3.613 18.622 1,4% -11,4% 5,2% 2,3%
9 9 Mercedes C Class 3.351 17.326 15,0% 26,7% 4,8% 2,2%
10 14 Mini 3.000 11.164 -11,0% -23,0% 4,3% 1,4%

 

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