UK Cars Market in March 2016 hit a new record.

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UK Cars Market in March 2016 hith a new record. The industry kept momentum despite the winning series in place has touched the 48 months out of last 49. Ford slow in March when Vauxhall recovered.  Land Rover in 10th.

Market Outlook

No way to stop the pace of the British new vehicles market! In March, the most relevant month of the year due to the change of yearly plate number, the market scored the highest ever sales record. The fuel to grow is still there after a series of 48 year on year winning months out of the last 49.

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (S.M.M.T.) the Car Passenger’s sales in March hit the all time record with 518.707 units, up 5.3% from the same month last year.

First Quarter 2016 was the highest ever with 771.780 sales, up 5.1% from the previous record scored last year and now the year is projected above 2.8 million units.

Competitive Arena

Following two strong months, Ford was unable to keep the pace in March losing 4.9% with 60.349 registrations and 11.6% of market share. In the Q1 Ford sales had been 93.897 (-1.0%).

In second place Vauxhall (Opel in the tables below) recovered after a slow start of the year selling 51.902 cars (+6.6%) with first quarter at 75.033 (-0.2%).

Volkswagen was third with sales flat at 38.6944 and was followed by BMW with 32.470 registrations (+20.6%), Audi with 30.483 (+4.6%), Mercedes with 30.243 (+13.6%), Nissan with 28.489 (-8.2%), Toyota with 21.481 (+4.6%), Peugeot with 20.209 (-7.4%) and in 10th place, Land Rover with 18.234 (+17.6%).

At group-wise, Volkswagen ended the Q1 on top with 18.5% of market share followed by Ford at 12.2% and Nissan-Renault at 9.8%.

Ford Fiesta was as usual the best-selling model with 23.467 sales (-22.0%) followed by Vauxhall Corsa with 17.368 (-10.4%) and the Ford Focus with 14.002 sales (-9.3%).

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 MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Ford60.34993.897-4,9%-1,0%11,6%12,2%
22Opel51.90275.0336,6%-0,2%10,0%9,7%
33Volkswagen38.69457.4430,0%-4,9%7,5%7,4%
46BMW32.47046.49520,6%16,2%6,3%6,0%
54Audi30.48347.3804,6%5,5%5,9%6,1%
65Mercedes30.24347.23913,6%17,2%5,8%6,1%
77Nissan28.48943.843-8,2%-5,2%5,5%5,7%
89Toyota21.48130.7884,6%1,9%4,1%4,0%
98Peugeot20.20930.991-7,4%-5,8%3,9%4,0%
1012Land Rover18.23424.11817,6%17,0%3,5%3,1%
1113Renault17.86623.95912,6%16,3%3,4%3,1%
1210Hyundai16.80225.3682,0%2,0%3,2%3,3%
1311Kia16.20724.1627,9%8,5%3,1%3,1%
1414Citroen13.73421.354-18,1%-15,5%2,6%2,8%
1517Fiat13.19018.66510,6%3,4%2,5%2,4%
1616Honda13.13919.7099,7%14,8%2,5%2,6%
1715Skoda12.52720.42210,3%9,0%2,4%2,6%
1819Mini12.52616.17814,3%8,1%2,4%2,1%
1918Mazda11.49917.19114,0%16,7%2,2%2,2%
2020Seat8.67713.390-1,9%-5,4%1,7%1,7%
2121Suzuki7.94311.5457,8%13,3%1,5%1,5%
2222Volvo7.48811.50812,4%8,7%1,4%1,5%
2323Jaguar5.6598.68045,0%75,3%1,1%1,1%
2424Dacia5.2747.453-1,2%-1,0%1,0%1,0%
2525Mitsubishi4.3406.585-22,6%-17,4%0,8%0,9%
2626DS3.3885.2840,7%0,7%
2727Lexus3.1044.33726,9%17,7%0,6%0,6%
2828Jeep2.5973.74618,6%37,6%0,5%0,5%
2929Porsche2.2933.32618,9%21,8%0,4%0,4%
3030Smart1.9002.83787,6%116,6%0,4%0,4%
3131Alfa Romeo1.1391.6085,6%11,8%0,2%0,2%
3232SsangYong9701.392114,6%123,8%0,2%0,2%
3333Abarth7141.027104,6%94,5%0,1%0,1%
3435Subaru704985-4,5%3,7%0,1%0,1%
3534MG576992-12,9%15,5%0,1%0,1%
3636Infiniti392524156,2%125,9%0,1%0,1%
3738Bentley29045816,0%12,5%0,1%0,1%
3841OTHERS2602600,1%0,0%
3937Tesla2544970,0%0,1%
4039Maserati2143275,9%-12,8%0,0%0,0%
4140Aston Martin186274-12,3%3,8%0,0%0,0%
4243Perodua548620,0%-36,3%0,0%0,0%
4345Morgan4268100,0%7,9%0,0%0,0%
4444Proton388465,2%21,7%0,0%0,0%
4546Cadillac3346200,0%39,4%0,0%0,0%
4642Lotus3287-54,3%-1,1%0,0%0,0%
4749Corvette2929222,2%7,4%0,0%0,0%
4848Dodge2537127,3%12,1%0,0%0,0%
4947Ferrari244160,0%-8,9%0,0%0,0%
5050Lamborghini2228340,0%86,7%0,0%0,0%
5151Chevrolet24100,0%100,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Volkswagen92.986142.4473,1%0,8%17,9%18,5%
22Ford60.34993.897-4,9%-1,0%11,6%12,2%
33Renault-Nissan52.02175.779-0,7%1,6%10,0%9,8%
44General Motors51.96675.1126,7%-0,2%10,0%9,7%
55BMW44.99662.67318,8%14,0%8,7%8,1%
66PSA37.33157.629-3,3%-0,9%7,2%7,5%
78Hyundai-Kia33.00949.5304,8%5,1%6,4%6,4%
87Mercedes Daimler32.14350.07616,3%20,3%6,2%6,5%
99Toyota24.58535.1257,0%3,6%4,7%4,6%
1010Tata23.89332.79823,1%28,3%4,6%4,2%

Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Ford Fiesta23.46736.327-22,0%-8,9%5,0%5,1%
22Opel Corsa17.36824.579-10,4%-14,0%3,7%3,4%
33Ford Focus14.00220.656-9,3%-4,9%3,0%2,9%
44Volkswagen Golf13.04119.4289,5%-5,4%2,8%2,7%
55Nissan Qashqai11.35518.680-7,0%2,0%2,4%2,6%
66Volkswagen Polo10.27915.1622,4%6,2%2,2%2,1%
77Opel Astra9.95314.7643,5%0,6%2,1%2,1%
812Fiat 5008.30411.552-4,1%-11,7%1,8%1,6%
98Audi A38.20013.046-25,1%0,8%1,7%1,8%
1011Mercedes C Class8.10012.222-7,5%-19,4%1,7%1,7%

 

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