United Kingdom Automotive Industry in 2016 started well.

United Kingdom Automotive Industry in 2016

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 JanRank 2015BrandJanJan ShareJan Var2015Share 2015
11Ford22.03513,0%2,6%335.26712,7%
22Opel15.2629,0%-9,9%269.76610,2%
33Volkswagen12.0557,1%-13,8%223.7848,5%
47Mercedes11.8007,0%26,2%145.2545,5%
55Audi11.5136,8%1,4%166.7096,3%
66Nissan10.7206,3%-3,2%153.9375,8%
74BMW8.2654,9%3,2%167.3916,4%
88Peugeot7.3134,3%2,0%104.2494,0%
99Toyota6.8294,0%1,8%98.7093,7%
1010Hyundai5.8813,5%1,5%88.1173,3%
1112Kia5.0663,0%3,1%78.4893,0%
1214Skoda4.9932,9%-2,4%74.6922,8%
1315Land Rover4.6092,7%7,1%66.5742,5%
1411Citroen4.5742,7%-15,5%80.0123,0%
1518Honda4.5202,7%25,2%53.4172,0%
1620Mazda4.2812,5%28,2%45.5041,7%
1713Renault4.1452,4%37,4%75.6182,9%
1816Fiat3.5582,1%-15,0%64.2572,4%
1919Seat3.1191,8%-24,6%47.6541,8%
2021Volvo2.9901,8%-0,6%43.4321,6%
2122Suzuki2.3541,4%24,1%34.4371,3%
2224Jaguar2.2521,3%181,5%23.9540,9%
2317Mini1.9311,1%-13,9%63.5812,4%
2423Dacia1.6671,0%2,9%26.2281,0%
2525Mitsubishi1.5350,9%-15,1%22.6930,9%
2629DS1.0890,6%8.6140,3%
2726Lexus1.0010,6%-0,5%13.2690,5%
2827Porsche8270,5%31,3%12.1670,5%
2928Jeep8040,5%139,3%10.7940,4%
3030Smart7030,4%266,1%8.4550,3%
3134MG3130,2%131,9%3.1520,1%
3231Alfa Romeo3040,2%28,8%5.0690,2%
3333SsangYong2690,2%122,3%3.3440,1%
3432Subaru2070,1%24,7%3.4550,1%
3535Abarth2010,1%51,1%2.7430,1%
3640Tesla1830,1%9190,0%
3737Bentley1200,1%-7,0%1.3790,1%
3838Infiniti1050,1%72,1%1.1950,0%
3936Maserati820,0%-28,7%1.4340,1%
4039Aston Martin690,0%53,3%9490,0%
4141Perodua290,0%-35,6%5500,0%
4244Morgan230,0%9,5%2710,0%
4243Proton230,0%0,0%2760,0%
4342Lotus160,0%23,1%3750,0%
4445Ferrari150,0%0,0%1800,0%
4547Cadillac110,0%0,0%1320,0%
4547Dodge110,0%0,0%1320,0%
4649Lamborghini50,0%0,0%600,0%
4750Chevrolet10,0%120,0%
Rank JanRank 2015GroupJanJan ShareJan Var2015Share 2015
11Volkswagen32.63219,2%-7,7%526.44520,0%
22Ford22.03513,0%2,6%335.26712,7%
34Renault-Nissan16.6379,8%5,5%256.9789,8%
43General Motors15.2749,0%-9,9%270.01810,3%
56PSA12.9767,6%3,1%192.8757,3%
68Mercedes Daimler12.5037,4%31,1%153.7095,8%
77Hyundai-Kia10.9476,5%2,2%166.6066,3%
85BMW10.1966,0%-0,5%230.9728,8%
99Toyota7.8304,6%1,5%111.9824,3%
1010Tata6.8614,0%34,5%90.5283,4%
Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelsJan SalesJan Share20152015 Share
11Ford Fiesta8.3535,3%136.1765,4%
25Nissan Qashqai4.8393,1%60.0922,4%
32Opel Corsa4.8033,1%90.9823,6%
43Ford Focus4.2852,7%82.6793,3%
54Volkswagen Golf3.8132,4%75.0383,0%
613Nissan Juke3.4462,2%39.5761,6%
76Volkswagen Polo3.2982,1%53.9612,2%
89Audi A33.2272,1%45.7491,8%
97Opel Astra3.1852,0%52.7032,1%
1010Fiat 5003.1452,0%45.5901,8%

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