UK New Car Sales break the 30 gain in a strike in August.

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UK New Car Sales break the 30 gain in a strike in August and Ford rebounds above 15% of market share. The British market is the second best in Europe as annual performance and keeps an amazing speed with a great mood for the future.

In August 2014, according to data released by S.M.M.T. , the total new Car Passengers sold have been 72.163, a 9.4% rise on year ago, posting the 30th year on year increase in a row, the best active string actually in Europe. In other words not a single month in negative since March 2012!

Year to date August sales have been 1.532.000, up 10.1% on year ago. UK market is scoring the second best annual increase among the World’s biggest twenty car markets. The first is Spain where the market is sustained by scrap incentives and is recovering from very low level, while the British market is near its best level all time.

Total Light Commercial Vehicles sales rise 23.3% at 12.652 units with cumulative figures at 192.948, up 19.1% on the correspondent month last year.

Mr. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, released: “New car registrations reached two-and-a-half years of consecutive monthly growth in August, as confident private and fleet consumers continued to snap up enticing deals on a wealth of advanced new products. The UK’s performance in the context of Europe is particularly impressive, with growth consistently ahead of the rest of the EU for the past two years. As the UK market starts to find its natural level, we expect to see the growth level off during coming months.”

Following a series of harsh month, in August Ford  boosted sales 25% on the correspondent month last year grabbing the 15% quota after several months.

Vauxhall in second place rise 7.0% with share below 11.0% while the third, Volkswagen, was flat on last year, the other brands of the group have been the stars of the month. Indeed, Audi in 4th place sold 5.159 units, up 32.1% compared with August 2013, Skoda in 11th sold 2.631, +39.2% and Seat in 17th sold 1.526, +18.4%.

August was hard for BMW  (5th with 3.552, -19.9% and Nissan (9th with 2.956, -17.1%).

In the interactive tables below you can sort through the All-Brands and Best-selling models ranking:

Rank Aug Rank YTD Brand Aug 2014 Ytd 2014 Aug YoY var. % Share Q1 Share I Half Share Jul Share Aug
1 1 Ford 11.231 208.432 25,60% 13,80% 13,50% 13,70% 15,60%
2 2 Vauxhall 8.817 169.182 7,00% 10,80% 11,00% 10,80% 12,20%
3 3 Volkswagen 6.127 130.810 0,70% 8,20% 8,60% 8,10% 8,50%
4 4 Audi 5.159 100.952 32,10% 6,40% 6,50% 7,00% 7,10%
5 5 BMW 3.552 88.629 -19,30% 5,50% 5,80% 5,80% 4,90%
6 7 Mercedes 3.444 75.714 12,60% 4,90% 5,00% 4,90% 4,80%
7 8 Peugeot 3.280 67.553 1,50% 4,70% 4,50% 4,00% 4,50%
8 10 Citroen 3.003 52.272 16,60% 3,50% 3,40% 3,00% 4,20%
9 6 Nissan 2.956 84.340 -17,10% 5,50% 5,50% 6,00% 4,10%
10 11 Hyundai 2.665 50.699 2,50% 3,40% 3,30% 3,10% 3,70%
11 12 Skoda 2.631 49.395 39,20% 3,00% 3,00% 4,40% 3,60%
12 13 Kia 2.386 49.246 0,50% 3,10% 3,20% 3,50% 3,30%
13 9 Toyota 1.968 58.823 2,70% 4,00% 4,00% 3,30% 2,70%
14 14 Fiat 1.901 41.634 0,70% 2,70% 2,70% 2,80% 2,60%
15 19 Mini 1.609 26.588 13,70% 1,40% 1,70% 2,10% 2,20%
16 15 Renault 1.587 37.739 72,30% 2,60% 2,50% 2,40% 2,20%
17 18 Seat 1.526 33.017 18,40% 2,00% 2,10% 2,40% 2,10%
18 17 Honda 1.511 34.460 3,90% 2,70% 2,30% 1,80% 2,10%
19 21 Suzuki 1.381 23.361 7,00% 1,70% 1,50% 1,30% 1,90%
20 22 Mazda 994 23.307 -0,60% 1,80% 1,50% 1,40% 1,40%
21 16 Land Rover 827 34.568 2,60% 2,50% 2,30% 2,20% 1,10%
22 20 Volvo 694 23.554 28,80% 1,40% 1,50% 1,70% 1,00%
23 23 Dacia 680 15.060 18,30% 1,00% 1,00% 0,80% 0,90%
24 25 Mitsubishi 454 7.635 164,00% 0,40% 0,50% 0,70% 0,60%
25 24 Jaguar 276 11.454 6,20% 0,80% 0,80% 0,80% 0,40%
26 29 Smart 272 3.214 94,30% 0,20% 0,20% 0,20% 0,40%
27 31 Jeep 176 2.082 329,30% 0,10% 0,10% 0,20% 0,20%
28 27 Porsche 160 5.461 13,50% 0,30% 0,40% 0,40% 0,20%
29 28 Alfa Romeo 151 3.450 7,10% 0,20% 0,20% 0,20% 0,20%
30 26 Lexus 136 6.498 -41,10% 0,40% 0,40% 0,40% 0,20%

Rank Aug Rank Ytd Model Aug 2014 Ytd 2014 Aug YoY var. % Share Jul Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Ford Fiesta 4.657 83.664 41,60% 5,10% 6,50% 5,50%
2 2 Ford Focus 2.740 53.507 23,10% 3,50% 3,80% 3,50%
3 3 Vauzhall Corsa 2.435 50.187 13,20% 3,20% 3,40% 3,30%
4 4 Volkswagen Golf 2.376 45.653 6,40% 3,00% 3,30% 3,00%
5 5 Vauxhall Astra 2.043 38.621 -9,10% 2,50% 2,80% 2,50%
6 7 Audi A3 1.641 28.279 -39,30% 2,00% 2,30% 1,80%
7 8 Volkswagen Polo 1.299 26.460 -9,90% 1,30% 1,80% 1,70%
8 9 Fiat 500 1.203 25.950 -19,80% 1,70% 1,70% 1,70%
9 6 Vauxhall Insignia 1.201 32.073 4,70% 2,30% 1,70% 2,10%
10 6 Nissan Qashqai 1.154 32.073 -38,50% 2,70% 1,60% 2,10%

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