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UK Cars Sales slowed in May. Mitsubishi and Jeep shine.

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UK Cars Sales in May rose by 2.4 percent as released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) anticipating the end of current winning month series. Mini, Mitsubishi and Jeep reported booming volume.

Economic Outlook

Revised data confirmed that the UK’s economy decelerated in the first quarter as GDP grew a disappointing 0.3% over the previous quarter. Q1’s growth, which was half of the expansion tallied in the final quarter of last year, was held back by a widening trade deficit.

The weak growth represents a challenge for the Conservative government, which won the 7 May general elections with an absolute majority. The Conservative’s commanding victory clarified the outlook in terms of economic policies in the short-term, with a continuation of fiscal consolidation a top priority.

However, in the medium-term this electoral outcome might bring about significant changes, including the possibility of a “Brexit”. In presenting its agenda, the government promised a reset of Britain’s relations with the EU before holding a referendum on the UK’s membership by the end of 2017.

Market Outlook

In May 2015 according to data released by S.M.M.T, total new Car Passengers sold have been 198.706, up again but only for a little 2.4%. After 39th up in a row, the market is near the to break the fabulous record sin place.

Mainly thanks to the spectacular first quarter performance,year to date May sales for the car passengers market had been 1.119.072, up 5.7% projecting the entire 2015 above the 2.6 million units.

Competitive Arena

In May Ford has registered24.273 units (+3.5%) with cumulative sales at 144.095 (-0.1%) and share at 12.2%. The second, Vauxhall (Opel), was down again with 20.698 sales (-5.8%) and also the third, Volkswagen, fell 9.6% with 17.316 sales.

May was really significant for three brands: the locally made Mini that  was 15th with 5.239 units (+64.5%), Mitsubishi (24th with 1.608 sales, +48.6%) and Jeep (27th with 1.109 sales, +210.6%) fueled by the recent launch of the Renegade.

As far as the best Car Groups, the leader was Volkswagen with 21.6% market share (down 1.9 points of share from the previous month), ahead of Ford with 12.2% and GM with 10.4%.

As far as best-selling models, the Ford Fiesta was again on top with 9.349 sales (-1.1%), followed by the Ford Focus with 7.355 (+26.3%) and Vauxhall Corsa with 6.513 (-0.4%).

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 May Rank YTD Brand Sales May Sales YTD May Var May Var YTD May Share Mar Share Apr Share May
1 1 Ford 24.273 144.095 3,5% -0,1% 12,9% 13,5% 12,2%
2 2 Opel 20.698 112.412 -5,8% 1,2% 9,9% 8,9% 10,4%
3 3 Volkswagen 17.316 96.394 -9,6% 7,3% 7,9% 10,1% 8,7%
4 4 Audi 13.802 71.985 2,0% 2,6% 5,9% 7,1% 6,9%
5 6 BMW 12.206 63.121 4,8% 5,5% 5,5% 5,9% 6,1%
6 5 Nissan 11.561 67.652 13,9% 22,3% 6,3% 5,3% 5,8%
7 7 Mercedes 11.355 61.748 12,1% 19,3% 5,4% 5,4% 5,7%
8 9 Toyota 7.300 44.144 -4,5% 8,9% 4,2% 3,6% 3,7%
9 10 Hyundai 7.045 38.539 11,7% 7,6% 3,3% 3,6% 3,5%
10 8 Peugeot 6.922 47.333 -14,2% 1,5% 4,4% 4,0% 3,5%
11 11 Citroen 6.301 38.017 -4,7% 4,5% 3,4% 3,5% 3,2%
12 12 Kia 6.133 34.541 2,0% 3,0% 3,0% 3,3% 3,1%
13 13 Skoda 5.914 31.333 -6,7% -7,8% 2,3% 3,6% 3,0%
14 15 Renault 5.453 30.186 16,6% 16,6% 3,2% 2,2% 2,7%
15 17 Mini 5.239 24.138 64,5% 53,2% 2,2% 2,1% 2,6%
16 14 Land Rover 4.966 31.120 10,0% 20,5% 3,1% 3,0% 2,5%
17 19 Seat 4.595 22.278 -0,3% 1,0% 1,8% 1,9% 2,3%
18 16 Fiat 4.370 26.114 -10,2% -3,9% 2,4% 2,0% 2,2%
19 18 Honda 3.624 23.259 -4,9% -6,0% 2,4% 1,3% 1,8%
20 21 Volvo 3.192 16.839 1,8% 6,9% 1,4% 1,6% 1,6%
21 20 Mazda 2.718 20.062 7,7% 18,0% 2,0% 1,4% 1,4%
22 22 Suzuki 2.589 14.598 -3,9% -11,5% 1,5% 1,0% 1,3%
23 23 Dacia 2.046 11.895 -8,9% 10,4% 1,1% 1,2% 1,0%
24 24 Mitsubishi 1.608 11.048 48,6% 192,3% 1,1% 0,8% 0,8%
25 25 Jaguar 1.579 7.682 16,9% -9,5% 0,8% 0,6% 0,8%
26 27 Porsche 1.136 5.188 38,5% 27,6% 0,4% 0,7% 0,6%
27 28 Jeep 1.109 4.436 210,6% 280,2% 0,4% 0,3% 0,6%
28 26 Lexus 959 5.689 16,4% 21,3% 0,5% 0,6% 0,5%
29 29 Smart 705 2.716 74,9% 1,6% 0,2% 0,4% 0,4%
30 30 Alfa Romeo 447 2.184 3,0% -8,8% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 MG 269 1.436 11,6% 57,3% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
32 32 Subaru 249 1.422 -8,1% 41,8% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
33 33 SsangYong 189 976 51,2% 45,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 34 Abarth 181 868 54,7% 25,7% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 40 Perodua 123 200 4000,0% 108,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,1%
36 35 Maserati 122 645 8,0% 100,5% 0,0% 0,1% 0,1%
37 37 Infiniti 98 505 127,9% 100,0% 0,0% 0,1% 0,0%
38 36 Bentley 74 584 -28,2% -13,8% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0%
39 38 Aston Martin 68 403 -6,8% 2,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 43 Proton 40 115 #DIV/0! 2400,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 49 DS 26 26 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 39 Ferrari 25 325 -64,3% 196,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 45 Morgan 25 105 8,7% -20,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 41 Lamborghini 20 190 66,7% 500,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 42 Lotus 18 153 5,9% 104,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 48 Corvette 6 54 18,6% -46,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 46 Cadillac 5 104 0,0% 25,5% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
47 44 Chrysler 4 110 -96,9% -83,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
48 50 Hummer 2 22 -91,3% -72,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
49 51 Chevrolet 1 3 -98,9% -99,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank May Rank YTD Group Sales May Sales YTD May Var May Var YTD May Share Mar Share Apr Share May
1 1 Volkswagen 42.857 227.952 -3,8% 3,3% 18,3% 23,5% 21,6%
2 2 Ford 24.273 144.095 3,5% -0,1% 12,9% 13,5% 12,2%
3 3 General Motors 20.712 112.595 -6,2% -2,2% 9,9% 8,9% 10,4%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 19.158 110.238 11,9% 19,6% 10,6% 8,9% 9,6%
5 5 BMW 17.445 87.259 17,6% 15,3% 7,7% 8,0% 8,8%
6 6 PSA 13.249 85.376 -9,7% 2,8% 7,8% 7,5% 6,7%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 13.178 73.080 6,9% 5,4% 6,4% 6,9% 6,6%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 12.060 64.464 14,5% 18,6% 5,6% 5,8% 6,1%
9 9 Toyota 8.259 49.833 -2,5% 10,2% 4,7% 4,1% 4,2%
10 10 Tata 6.545 38.802 11,6% 13,2% 3,9% 3,6% 3,3%
11 11 FCA 6.258 34.768 2,4% 4,8% 3,2% 2,7% 3,1%
12 12 Honda 3.624 23.259 -4,9% -6,0% 2,4% 1,3% 1,8%
13 14 Geely Group 3.192 16.839 1,8% 6,9% 1,4% 1,6% 1,6%
14 13 Mazda 2.718 20.062 7,7% 18,0% 2,0% 1,4% 1,4%
15 15 Suzuki 2.589 14.598 -3,9% -11,5% 1,5% 1,0% 1,3%
16 16 Mitsubishi 1.608 11.048 48,6% 192,3% 1,1% 0,8% 0,8%

Rank May Rank 2015 Model Sales May Sales YTD Var May Var 2015 Share May Share YTD Share Apr
1 1 Ford Fiesta 9.349 59.447 -1,1% 0,9% 4,7% 5,3% 5,6%
2 3 Ford Focus 7.355 35.989 26,3% -3,7% 3,7% 3,2% 3,4%
3 2 Opel Corsa 6.513 40.564 -0,4% 18,2% 3,3% 3,6% 2,7%
4 4 Volkswagen Golf 5.897 30.686 -17,3% -2,9% 3,0% 2,8% 2,9%
5 6 Opel Astra 4.916 23.538 -2,4% -9,7% 2,5% 2,1% 2,0%
6 13 Mini 4.095 15.259 21,5% -14,6% 2,1% 1,4% 1,6%
7 7 Volkswagen Polo 4.028 23.523 11,7% 13,7% 2,0% 2,1% 2,5%
8 8 Audi A3 3.999 22.338 2,9% 16,2% 2,0% 2,0% 2,2%
9 5 Nissan Qashqai 3.978 27.361 -4,0% 31,3% 2,0% 2,5% 2,5%
10 11 Nissan Juke 3.897 18.402 31,4% 6,9% 2,0% 1,7% 1,9%

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