UK Cars sales in September moderately up

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UK Cars sales in September moderately up while the Brexit shock on business and consumer confidence is slowly fading out. While Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen struggle, premiums are gaining.

Market Outlook

A rebound in survey data in August following the downturn right after the EU referendum suggests that the Brexit shock on business and consumer confidence is slowly fading out. Helped by the weaker exchange rate, the manufacturing PMI hit its highest reading in August, reflecting expansion in both activity and new orders.

As far as the automotive industry, uncertain is the next future and it remains to be seen whether the sector is recovering the ground lost following the referendum or if the strong performance will continue.

In fact, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (S.M.M.T.) in September the car passenger’s sold had been 469.696, up 1.6%. 

Year to date September sales had been 2.150.495, up 2.6%.

Competitive Arena

In September the market leader Ford sold 49.078 units (-10.9%) with 10.4% of market share followed by Vauxhall (Opel in the tables) with 41.697 units (-4.9%), Volkswagen with 33.722 units (-14.1%), BMW with 32.595 (+9.7%), Mercedes with 31.988 (+15.9%), Audi with 31.113 (+9.4%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Volkswagen Group with 18.6% of market share, ahead of Renault-Nissan with 10.8%, Ford with 10.4% and BMW with 9.7%.

As far as the best-selling models performance, the Ford Fiesta led the ranking with 19.769 sales (-13.3%) followed by the Opel Corsa with 14.570 (-7.0%), the Volkswagen Golf with 11.003 (-8.1%), the Ford Focus with 10.992 (-22.9%) and the Nissan Qashqai with 10.619 (+4.9%).

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 Sept Rank 2016 Brand Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Ford 49.078 254.220 -10,9% -5,3% 10,4% 11,8%
2 2 Opel 41.697 202.957 -4,9% -4,3% 8,9% 9,4%
3 3 Volkswagen 33.722 163.020 -14,1% -10,6% 7,2% 7,6%
4 4 BMW 32.595 138.656 9,7% 11,5% 6,9% 6,4%
5 6 Mercedes 31.988 136.892 15,9% 17,5% 6,8% 6,4%
6 5 Audi 31.113 138.411 9,4% 3,8% 6,6% 6,4%
7 7 Nissan 27.807 119.836 -2,3% -4,1% 5,9% 5,6%
8 9 Toyota 18.888 80.918 -1,1% -0,8% 4,0% 3,8%
9 12 Renault 17.275 68.112 14,0% 15,0% 3,7% 3,2%
10 10 Hyundai 17.039 73.749 9,9% 4,4% 3,6% 3,4%
11 8 Peugeot 16.130 80.986 -4,4% -4,3% 3,4% 3,8%
12 11 Kia 15.340 72.949 9,7% 13,6% 3,3% 3,4%
13 13 Land Rover 14.629 63.644 49,1% 27,6% 3,1% 3,0%
14 16 Mini 13.119 51.716 18,2% 9,6% 2,8% 2,4%
15 14 Skoda 12.565 63.310 10,4% 5,3% 2,7% 2,9%
16 18 Honda 11.495 49.656 7,1% 14,0% 2,4% 2,3%
17 17 Fiat 11.319 49.868 -9,2% -3,9% 2,4% 2,3%
18 19 Mazda 9.422 39.764 -5,0% 4,9% 2,0% 1,8%
19 15 Citroen 9.180 53.865 -26,5% -18,8% 2,0% 2,5%
20 21 Volvo 7.827 34.861 5,9% 7,6% 1,7% 1,6%
21 22 Suzuki 7.380 31.593 -4,2% 10,1% 1,6% 1,5%
22 20 Seat 7.308 36.912 -15,6% -8,9% 1,6% 1,7%
23 23 Jaguar 6.458 26.416 32,9% 47,0% 1,4% 1,2%
24 24 Dacia 5.247 20.923 17,8% 2,6% 1,1% 1,0%
25 28 Lexus 2.998 11.422 16,3% 7,6% 0,6% 0,5%
26 25 Mitsubishi 2.656 14.753 -1,1% -18,5% 0,6% 0,7%
27 26 DS 2.616 13.767 1,2% 202,6% 0,6% 0,6%
28 27 Jeep 2.492 11.762 18,8% 39,7% 0,5% 0,5%
29 30 Smart 2.381 9.349 29,5% 46,9% 0,5% 0,4%
30 29 Porsche 2.152 9.799 12,7% 2,5% 0,5% 0,5%
31 33 MG 1.005 3.305 96,7% 34,3% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 SsangYong 983 3.846 22,0% 43,5% 0,2% 0,2%
33 34 Abarth 805 3.125 14,0% 54,0% 0,2% 0,1%
34 35 Subaru 762 2.807 -7,2% 2,7% 0,2% 0,1%
35 31 Alfa Romeo 752 4.038 -14,4% 2,9% 0,2% 0,2%
36 37 Bentley 320 1.538 110,5% 49,8% 0,1% 0,1%
37 36 Infiniti 256 2.500 141,5% 180,6% 0,1% 0,1%
38 38 Maserati 199 1.112 -14,2% -4,2% 0,0% 0,1%
Rank Sept Rank 2016 Group Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 87.185 413.046 -2,9% -3,3% 18,6% 19,2%
2 3 Renault-Nissan 50.585 211.371 5,0% 2,9% 10,8% 9,8%
3 2 Ford 49.078 254.220 -10,9% -5,3% 10,4% 11,8%
4 5 BMW 45.780 190.630 12,0% 10,9% 9,7% 8,9%
5 4 General Motors 41.717 203.151 -4,9% -4,3% 8,9% 9,4%
6 8 Mercedes Daimler 34.369 146.241 16,7% 19,0% 7,3% 6,8%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 32.379 146.698 9,8% 8,8% 6,9% 6,8%
8 6 PSA 27.926 148.618 -12,6% -4,4% 5,9% 6,9%
9 9 Toyota 21.886 92.340 1,0% 0,1% 4,7% 4,3%
10 10 Tata 21.087 90.060 43,8% 32,7% 4,5% 4,2%
Rank Sept Rank 2016 Model Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Ford Fiesta 19.769 96.139 -13,3% -9,7% 4,3% 4,4%
2 2 Opel Corsa 14.570 64.925 -7,0% -9,5% 3,2% 3,0%
3 4 Volkswagen Golf 11.003 54.954 -8,1% -7,2% 2,4% 2,5%
4 3 Ford Focus 10.992 57.137 -22,9% -15,9% 2,4% 2,6%
5 5 Nissan Qashqai 10.619 50.293 4,9% 2,7% 2,3% 2,3%
6 7 Volkswagen Polo 9.765 43.642 -11,4% -2,1% 2,1% 2,0%
7 6 Opel Astra 9.495 44.771 28,0% 7,4% 2,1% 2,1%
8 11 Audi A3 9.252 33.240 33,7% -6,8% 2,0% 1,5%
9 8 Mini 9.025 36.738 17,9% 2,0% 2,0% 1,7%
10 9 Mercedes C Class 8.603 34.994 22,6% -7,6% 1,9% 1,6%

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