08 January 2016

UK Car Sales By Brand : 2015

The top selling Ford Fiesta, with 133,434 sold

This was a record year for car sales in the UK, surpassing the previous best in 2003 by nearly 55,000 units. Ford maintained its top placing which it has held since 1977, prior to which BLMC was the most popular. GM Vauxhall retained second, where it has been from 1989. VW took over number three from Renault in 2005 and been there since. All this shows that there has been little change in the top area of the UK car market. Below that the gloves are off.

It looked like Audi was going to hold 4th for a third year straight but BMW outsold in in December by an astonishing 8,000 cars to pip it by a few hundred. Citroën was the highest ranked make to experience a decrease, but this was due to the brand spinning off the DS range. MINI was 8th best selling marque in December (17th full year) with nearly 7,400 sales. Land Rover was 12th for the last month of the year (16th full year) with nearly 5,000 units sold and add over 700 commercial vehicle sales for a nice end to the year.

The large 'Other' figure includes Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Morgan and several other brands either too small in number or in the case of RR, and perhaps others, not wishing to be there. I can't imagine why.


11 12 13 14 15 Brand 2015 % +/-

1 1 1 1 1 Ford 335,267 12.7% 2.6%

2 2 2 2 2 Vauxhall 269,766 10.2% 0.2%

3 3 3 3 3 VW 223,784 8.5% 4.2%

4 4 5 5 4 BMW 167,391 6.4% 12.4%

5 5 4 4 5 Audi 166,709 6.3% 4.9%

6 6 6 6 6 Nissan 153,937 5.8% 11.3%

8 8 7 7 7 Mercedes 145,254 5.5% 16.7%

7 7 8 8 8 Peugeot 104,249 4.0% 0.7%

9 9 9 9 9 Toyota 98,709 3.7% 5.0%

12 10 11 11 10 Hyundai 88,117 3.3% 7.5%

10 11 10 10 11 Citroën 80,012 3.0% -4.1%

13 12 12 12 12 Kia 78,489 3.0% 1.2%

11 18 18 15 13 Renault 75,618 2.9% 14.0%

16 14 13 13 14 Škoda 74,692 2.8% -1.1%

17 16 14 14 15 Fiat 67,000 2.5% -2.6%

18 17 16 16 16 Land Rover 66,574 2.5% 18.5%

15 15 17 17 17 MINI 63,581 2.4% 18.5%

14 13 15 18 18 Honda 53,417 2.0% -0.2%

19 19 19 19 19 Seat 47,654 1.8% -10.9%

21 21 22 21 20 Mazda 45,504 1.7% 20.4%

20 20 21 20 21 Volvo 43,432 1.6% 5.8%

22 22 20 22 22 Suzuki 34,437 1.3% -7.9%

- - 23 23 23 Dacia 26,228 1.0% 9.9%

23 23 24 24 24 Jaguar 23,954 0.9% 30.2%

26 28 26 25 25 Mitsubishi 22,693 0.9% 43.6%

27 25 27 26 26 Lexus 13,269 0.5% 14.7%

28 26 28 27 27 Porsche 12,167 0.5% 32.8%

31 29 31 28 28 Chrysler 10,931 0.4% 85.6%

- - - - 29 DS 8,614 0.3% n/a

29 30 30 30 30 smart 8,455 0.3% 94.7%

25 27 29 29 31 Alfa Romeo 5,069 0.2% -8.2%

32 31 32 31 32 Subaru 3,455 0.1% 23.7%

43 34 36 34 33 Ssangyong 3,344 0.1% 116.9%

40 35 37 33 34 MG 3,152 0.1% 35.5%

38 40 39 36 35 Maserati 1,434 0.1% 20.1%

33 32 33 35 36 Bentley 1,379 0.1% -6.3%

39 37 38 38 37 Infiniti 1,195
60.2%

34 33 34 37 38 Aston Martin 949
9.8%

41 43 41 41 39 Lotus 375
59.6%






Others 3,247 0.1%






Total 2,633,503
6.3%

Data source: SMMT.

Second was the Vauxhall Corsa at 92,077 sales

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