United Kingdom Automotive Industry in 2016 started well.

United Kingdom Automotive Industry in 2016 Nissan-Qashqai_2014

United Kingdom Automotive Industry in 2016 started well, the day after of the all time record. While Ford has taken the pace, Vauxhall and Volkswagen fell, while Mercedes start really fast : Nissan Qashqai jumps in second.

Economic Outlook

The British economy showed subdued growth rates throughout 2015 and according to preliminary data Q4’s GDP figure was no exception. The economy expanded 0.5% on a sequential basis, only slightly exceeding Q3’s reading and bringing last year’s growth markedly below 2014’s increase.

In Q4, weaknesses were particularly pronounced in industry as producers are dealing with a combination of weak global demand, a strong pound and growing uncertainty regarding the domestic economy. The sector contracted for the first time in three years.

Conversely, the agricultural and the service sectors accelerated in the final quarter of the year. In the political arena, Prime Minister David Cameron is holding intense talks with EU leaders regarding the UK’s membership terms in the union, including a controversial plan to curb migrants’ benefits.

Market Outlook

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (S.M.M.T.) the Car Passenger’s sales in January had been 169.678, up 2.9%, staring well the day after the all time record posted last year.

With 22.036 sales Ford improved 2.6% taking share at 13.0% taking the distance over Vauxhall (Opel in the tables below) that sold 12.262 units losing 9.6%. in third Volkswagen with 12.065 sales (-13.8%), Mercedes with 11.800 (+26.2%), Audi with 11.513 (+1.4%), Nissan with 10.720 (-3.2%) and BMW with 8.265 (+3.2%).

Behind the leader, Ford Fiesta, the Nissan Qashqai jumped in second place with sales up 12.3%, taking benefit from the default of Vauxhall Corsa (-24.6%) and Volkswagen Golf (-30.2%).

To see the best-selling ranking with the top 100 models in the year, see the dedicated report.

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 Jan Rank 2015 Brand Jan Jan Share Jan Var 2015 Share 2015
1 1 Ford 22.035 13,0% 2,6% 335.267 12,7%
2 2 Opel 15.262 9,0% -9,9% 269.766 10,2%
3 3 Volkswagen 12.055 7,1% -13,8% 223.784 8,5%
4 7 Mercedes 11.800 7,0% 26,2% 145.254 5,5%
5 5 Audi 11.513 6,8% 1,4% 166.709 6,3%
6 6 Nissan 10.720 6,3% -3,2% 153.937 5,8%
7 4 BMW 8.265 4,9% 3,2% 167.391 6,4%
8 8 Peugeot 7.313 4,3% 2,0% 104.249 4,0%
9 9 Toyota 6.829 4,0% 1,8% 98.709 3,7%
10 10 Hyundai 5.881 3,5% 1,5% 88.117 3,3%
11 12 Kia 5.066 3,0% 3,1% 78.489 3,0%
12 14 Skoda 4.993 2,9% -2,4% 74.692 2,8%
13 15 Land Rover 4.609 2,7% 7,1% 66.574 2,5%
14 11 Citroen 4.574 2,7% -15,5% 80.012 3,0%
15 18 Honda 4.520 2,7% 25,2% 53.417 2,0%
16 20 Mazda 4.281 2,5% 28,2% 45.504 1,7%
17 13 Renault 4.145 2,4% 37,4% 75.618 2,9%
18 16 Fiat 3.558 2,1% -15,0% 64.257 2,4%
19 19 Seat 3.119 1,8% -24,6% 47.654 1,8%
20 21 Volvo 2.990 1,8% -0,6% 43.432 1,6%
21 22 Suzuki 2.354 1,4% 24,1% 34.437 1,3%
22 24 Jaguar 2.252 1,3% 181,5% 23.954 0,9%
23 17 Mini 1.931 1,1% -13,9% 63.581 2,4%
24 23 Dacia 1.667 1,0% 2,9% 26.228 1,0%
25 25 Mitsubishi 1.535 0,9% -15,1% 22.693 0,9%
26 29 DS 1.089 0,6% 8.614 0,3%
27 26 Lexus 1.001 0,6% -0,5% 13.269 0,5%
28 27 Porsche 827 0,5% 31,3% 12.167 0,5%
29 28 Jeep 804 0,5% 139,3% 10.794 0,4%
30 30 Smart 703 0,4% 266,1% 8.455 0,3%
31 34 MG 313 0,2% 131,9% 3.152 0,1%
32 31 Alfa Romeo 304 0,2% 28,8% 5.069 0,2%
33 33 SsangYong 269 0,2% 122,3% 3.344 0,1%
34 32 Subaru 207 0,1% 24,7% 3.455 0,1%
35 35 Abarth 201 0,1% 51,1% 2.743 0,1%
36 40 Tesla 183 0,1% 919 0,0%
37 37 Bentley 120 0,1% -7,0% 1.379 0,1%
38 38 Infiniti 105 0,1% 72,1% 1.195 0,0%
39 36 Maserati 82 0,0% -28,7% 1.434 0,1%
40 39 Aston Martin 69 0,0% 53,3% 949 0,0%
41 41 Perodua 29 0,0% -35,6% 550 0,0%
42 44 Morgan 23 0,0% 9,5% 271 0,0%
42 43 Proton 23 0,0% 0,0% 276 0,0%
43 42 Lotus 16 0,0% 23,1% 375 0,0%
44 45 Ferrari 15 0,0% 0,0% 180 0,0%
45 47 Cadillac 11 0,0% 0,0% 132 0,0%
45 47 Dodge 11 0,0% 0,0% 132 0,0%
46 49 Lamborghini 5 0,0% 0,0% 60 0,0%
47 50 Chevrolet 1 0,0% 12 0,0%

Rank Jan Rank 2015 Group Jan Jan Share Jan Var 2015 Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen 32.632 19,2% -7,7% 526.445 20,0%
2 2 Ford 22.035 13,0% 2,6% 335.267 12,7%
3 4 Renault-Nissan 16.637 9,8% 5,5% 256.978 9,8%
4 3 General Motors 15.274 9,0% -9,9% 270.018 10,3%
5 6 PSA 12.976 7,6% 3,1% 192.875 7,3%
6 8 Mercedes Daimler 12.503 7,4% 31,1% 153.709 5,8%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 10.947 6,5% 2,2% 166.606 6,3%
8 5 BMW 10.196 6,0% -0,5% 230.972 8,8%
9 9 Toyota 7.830 4,6% 1,5% 111.982 4,3%
10 10 Tata 6.861 4,0% 34,5% 90.528 3,4%

Rank 2016 Rank 2015 Models Jan Sales Jan Share 2015 2015 Share
1 1 Ford Fiesta 8.353 5,3% 136.176 5,4%
2 5 Nissan Qashqai 4.839 3,1% 60.092 2,4%
3 2 Opel Corsa 4.803 3,1% 90.982 3,6%
4 3 Ford Focus 4.285 2,7% 82.679 3,3%
5 4 Volkswagen Golf 3.813 2,4% 75.038 3,0%
6 13 Nissan Juke 3.446 2,2% 39.576 1,6%
7 6 Volkswagen Polo 3.298 2,1% 53.961 2,2%
8 9 Audi A3 3.227 2,1% 45.749 1,8%
9 7 Opel Astra 3.185 2,0% 52.703 2,1%
10 10 Fiat 500 3.145 2,0% 45.590 1,8%

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