UK: February 2014 car sales just a little up. Land Rover & Jaguar have slowed retails.

In February 2014, accordingly with data released by SMMT, the local Association of Car Manufacturers, the British light passengers vehicle market posted 80.467 sales, up 6.0% from last year with cumulate sales at 253.151, up 7.5%.

Total Car Passengers sales were 68.736, up 3.0% in the 24th year on year growing month in a row. Year to date figures were 223.298, up 6.1%. Light Commercial Vehicles sales boomed  at 11.721, up 28.2%, the best increase since April 2013, in the 7th winning month in a row. Yer to date figures were 29.853, up 18.5% from year ago. February traditionally reports low sales volumes in UK, where the plate system foster demand in March and in September. Now, all focus is over the next month crucial performance, to have a better view of full year 2014 projection. However, here in UK all Automotive sector is optimistic and positive.

Ford kept a positive pace selling few units less than 10k and improving share at 14.5%, up 0.4 points from the previous month. Vauxhall recovered the January shortfall selling 9.3k with share up at 13.6%, up 4.0 points from January with cumulate share again above 10% quota.

Volkswagen and Audi, respectively third and fourth, followed a great start of the year with a weak February, both losing terrain.  Despite new Qasquai, Nissan has lost share as well, being outpaced by Mercedes, while Hyundai and Citroen jumped up in 8th and 9th place with share at 4.5%. BMW and Toyota were 10th and 11th both losing share. Few steps behind, Suzuki was in great shape ranking 16th with 1.7% of share, up 0.5 points, while Seat struggled falling in 20th and losing 1.0 points of share. However, the most relevant data regards Land Rover, that dropped in 22nd place with only 727 retails and 1.1% of share, down 1.7 points from the previous month. Surprisingly, Jaguar fell as well, with share at 0.3% the half than usual. We have to suspect that JLR Group is slowing down retails approaching the end of Indian fiscal year and having already performed absolutely better than planned.

In the interactive tables below, the top brands and best-selling models ranking:

Rank Feb Rank 2014 Brand Feb 2014 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Jan Feb 2014
1 1 Ford 9.935 31.727 13,6% 13,2% 14,1% 14,5% 14,2%
2 2 Vauxhall 9.332 24.224 10,7% 12,6% 9,6% 13,6% 10,8%
3 3 Volkswagen 5.559 19.995 8,4% 8,4% 9,3% 8,1% 9,0%
4 4 Audi 4.178 14.925 6,4% 5,9% 7,0% 6,1% 6,7%
5 6 Mercedes 3.638 11.430 5,1% 4,9% 5,0% 5,3% 5,1%
6 5 Nissan 3.480 12.279 5,2% 5,0% 5,7% 5,1% 5,5%
7 8 Peugeot 3.258 10.869 4,7% 4,1% 4,9% 4,7% 4,9%
8 11 Hyundai 3.109 8.173 3,5% 3,3% 3,3% 4,5% 3,7%
9 10 Citroen 3.106 8.577 3,3% 3,1% 3,5% 4,5% 3,8%
10 7 BMW 3.037 10.960 6,4% 6,4% 5,1% 4,4% 4,9%
11 9 Toyota 2.411 8.584 4,0% 3,4% 4,0% 3,5% 3,8%
12 12 Skoda 2.341 7.400 2,7% 3,5% 3,3% 3,4% 3,3%
13 13 Kia 2.126 6.821 3,3% 2,9% 3,0% 3,1% 3,1%
14 15 Honda 2.023 5.229 2,4% 2,2% 2,1% 2,9% 2,3%
15 14 Fiat 1.810 6.033 2,9% 2,7% 2,7% 2,6% 2,7%
16 21 Suzuki 1.199 3.048 1,6% 1,3% 1,2% 1,7% 1,4%
17 18 Mazda 1.109 3.911 1,6% 1,1% 1,8% 1,6% 1,8%
18 19 Renault 1.021 3.851 1,9% 2,9% 1,8% 1,5% 1,7%
19 22 Mini 979 2.998 2,4% 2,5% 1,3% 1,4% 1,3%
20 17 Seat 930 4.594 2,0% 2,1% 2,4% 1,4% 2,1%
21 20 Volvo 831 3.082 1,3% 1,7% 1,5% 1,2% 1,4%
22 16 Land Rover 727 5.111 2,2% 2,3% 2,8% 1,1% 2,3%
23 25 Chevrolet 535 1.232 0,5% 0,4% 0,5% 0,8% 0,6%
24 23 Dacia 475 1.848 0,7% 1,2% 0,9% 0,7% 0,8%
25 24 Jaguar 231 1.324 0,7% 0,6% 0,7% 0,3% 0,6%
26 26 Lexus 228 898 0,5% 0,4% 0,4% 0,3% 0,4%
27 27 Mitsubishi 199 897 0,4% 0,3% 0,5% 0,3% 0,4%
28 29 Smart 179 467 0,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,3% 0,2%
29 28 Porsche 155 674 0,3% 0,5% 0,3% 0,2% 0,3%
30 30 Alfa Romeo 145 442 0,3% 0,3% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 Jeep 74 275 0,1% 0,2% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
32 32 Bentley 67 222 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
33 34 Chrysler 66 181 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 33 MG 47 185 0,0% 0,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 36 SsangYong 40 134 0,0% 0,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
36 35 Subaru 37 165 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
37 37 Abarth 32 115 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0% 0,1%
38 38 Maserati 21 84 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Infiniti 16 82 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 43 Cadillac 15 30 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Feb Rank 2014 Model Sales Feb 2014 I Half 2013 Q3 2013 Q4 2013 Jan Feb 2014
1 1 Ford Fiesta 4.415 13.487 5,4% 5,2% 5,5% 5,9% 6,4% 6,0%
2 3 Opel Corsa 3.138 7.608 4,0% 3,4% 3,5% 2,9% 4,6% 3,4%
3 4 Opel Astra 2.707 6.106 2,9% 3,1% 3,1% 2,2% 3,9% 2,7%
4 2 Ford Focus 2.566 7.899 4,1% 3,8% 3,4% 3,5% 3,7% 3,5%
5 5 Volkswagen Golf 1.628 6.018 2,8% 3,1% 2,8% 2,8% 2,4% 2,7%
6 6 Volkswagen Polo 1.450 5.325 2,0% 1,7% 1,8% 2,5% 2,1% 2,4%
7 16 Opel Insignia 1.164 2.414 1,1% 0,9% 2,1% 0,8% 1,7% 1,1%
8 7 Audi A3 1.148 4.278 1,4% 1,3% 1,7% 2,0% 1,7% 1,9%
9 11 BMW 3 Series 1.085 3.575 1,9% 2,0% 1,9% 1,6% 1,6% 1,6%
10 8 Nissan Qashqai 1.051 4.079 2,3% 2,2% 1,9% 2,0% 1,5% 1,8%

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