UK June. Volkswagen new market leader

British Vehicles Market Seat-Leon_X-Perience-2017

British Vehicles Market marked a corner in June, when Volkswagen brand took the head of the ranking overtaking Ford together with BMW while the market, ending the positive rebalancing due to the VED increase, kept back the declining trend.

British GDP appears to have regained some momentum in the second quarter following a weak first quarter, but growth is still mediocre at best. Both the manufacturing and services PMIs picked up in May, although weak new orders growth and gloomier business sentiment bode poorly for the evolution of the services PMI going forward. In addition, consumer sentiment improved in the same month, while in February–April employment continued to surge.

According to data released by the Royal Minister of Transportation, the start of the 2018 was in line with the previous year and the market is declining progressively. Indeed car passenger’s sales ended the Q1 with 718.492 sales (-12.4%). In April sales have been 167.911 (+10.4%), in May with 192.649 (+3.2%) and in June with 234.945 (-3.5%) with Year to Date figures at 1.313.997 (-6.3%).

Indeed, after two months in positive rebalancing from year-ago months depleted by pull-forward sales in the wake of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) increases, the UK new car market returns to more on-trend decline in June.

June kept also a milestone for the British industry as Volkswagen has taken the head of the market with 23.224 sales, ahead of BMW (22.985) with Ford only  in third with 22.334.

Year to date ranking was still led by Ford selling 145.541 cars (-13.5%) with a record low 11.1% of market share.

In second place  Volkswagen with 113.386 units (+5.0%) which has taken the road to become the leader after Brexit.

In third place Opel (Vauxhall) with 97.950 units (-12.9%) followed by BMW with 92.396 (-0.3%), Mercedes with 91.343 (-7.3%), Audi with 89.263 (-0.5%),  Nissan with 59.581 (-30.0%), Toyota with 56.399 (-0.1%), Kia with 51.506 (+1.7%) and in 10th place Hyundai with 51.041 (+1.9%) .

As far as the UK Best Selling Cars ranking, see here the dedicated section.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Ford145.54122.334-13,5%-17,6%11,1%9,5%
22Volkswagen113.38623.2245,0%2,6%8,6%9,9%
33Opel97.95018.218-12,9%-13,2%7,5%7,8%
45BMW92.39622.985-0,3%20,0%7,0%9,8%
54Mercedes91.34214.928-7,3%-5,0%7,0%6,4%
66Audi89.26314.526-0,5%-3,7%6,8%6,2%
77Nissan59.5818.640-30,0%-33,9%4,5%3,7%
88Toyota56.3999.697-0,1%1,5%4,3%4,1%
910Kia51.5069.1621,7%14,9%3,9%3,9%
109Hyundai51.0418.6631,9%8,8%3,9%3,7%
1112Peugeot44.9897.786-5,4%1,3%3,4%3,3%
1213Skoda42.3978.233-0,4%9,6%3,2%3,5%
1311Land Rover41.4326.024-9,3%-2,9%3,2%2,6%
1416Seat35.8966.51721,7%33,0%2,7%2,8%
1514Renault34.6365.606-15,2%-23,4%2,6%2,4%
1615Mini34.1258.176-2,5%-9,3%2,6%3,5%
1717Honda29.6574.6061,5%-8,7%2,3%2,0%
1818Citroen28.2475.144-5,4%9,8%2,1%2,2%
1919Volvo23.6054.545-3,7%-9,4%1,8%1,9%
2022Mazda21.8813.628-3,0%11,5%1,7%1,5%
2121Suzuki20.4643.903-6,2%12,0%1,6%1,7%
2220Fiat19.9463.613-30,5%-28,6%1,5%1,5%
2323Jaguar18.1522.960-11,0%0,0%1,4%1,3%
2424Dacia13.6172.000-5,4%-29,7%1,0%0,9%
2525Mitsubishi10.1311.54513,6%13,5%0,8%0,7%
2626Porsche8.8741.16317,4%-10,7%0,7%0,5%
2727Lexus6.9081.3067,2%12,5%0,5%0,6%
2832MG4.286871115,1%177,4%0,3%0,4%
2929DS3.896712-24,3%-18,3%0,3%0,3%
3028Smart3.831633-36,0%-28,1%0,3%0,3%
3130Jeep3.501644-7,7%77,4%0,3%0,3%
3232Abarth3.03954232,5%23,7%0,2%0,2%
3333Tesla2.5605404,7%32,0%0,2%0,2%
3431Alfa Romeo2.537420-6,1%-6,3%0,2%0,2%
3536Subaru1.62726515,2%31,2%0,1%0,1%
3634SsangYong1.625359-28,6%-0,8%0,1%0,2%
3737Bentley833229-13,9%36,3%0,1%0,1%
3838Maserati730108-24,2%0,9%0,1%0,0%
3939Aston Martin689118-29,8%5,4%0,1%0,1%
4035Infiniti55197-74,2%-74,7%0,0%0,0%
4141McLaren3903747,7%-33,9%0,0%0,0%
4246Lotus13220-20,0%-56,5%0,0%0,0%
4345Lamborghini6222-53,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
4447Ferrari5222-40,9%15,8%0,0%0,0%
4449Corvette522244,4%266,7%0,0%0,0%
4548Cadillac4422-26,7%46,7%0,0%0,0%
4642Rolls-Royce4210-77,4%-67,7%0,0%0,0%
4740Perodua3222-91,1%-77,8%0,0%0,0%
4850Chevrolet282-33,3%-71,4%0,0%0,0%
4944Morgan1010-92,8%-56,5%0,0%0,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Volkswagen Group290.71153.9144,4%4,4%22,1%22,9%
22P.S.A.175.08231.860-10,2%-6,9%13,3%13,6%
33Ford Group145.54122.334-13,5%-17,6%11,1%9,5%
45BMW126.56331.171-1,0%10,6%9,6%13,3%
54Renault Nissan Alliance118.51617.888-21,7%-28,4%9,0%7,6%
67Hyundai-Kia102.54717.8251,8%11,8%7,8%7,6%
76Mercedes Daimler95.17315.561-9,0%-6,2%7,2%6,6%
89Toyota Group63.30711.0030,7%2,7%4,8%4,7%
98Tata59.5848.984-9,8%-1,9%4,5%3,8%
1010F.C.A.29.8055.349-22,6%-16,9%2,3%2,3%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales H1 2018Sales JunVariation H1 2018Variation Jun
11Ford Fiesta56.4158.900-5,0%3,5%
22Volkswagen Golf39.9306.8738,8%-22,0%
33Ford Focus30.7654.848-23,2%-41,5%
44Nissan Qashqai30.0663.939-10,4%-22,8%
55Opel Corsa28.0036.076-16,6%5,9%
612Ford Kuga21.7843.2144,0%-1,1%
77Volkswagen Polo21.4965.494-21,0%16,8%
86Opel Astra20.7906.564-35,8%0,0%
910Mercedes A Class20.0022.214-12,8%-40,5%
108Mini19.9522.150-22,0%-71,1%

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