01 May 2016

East Midlands England Car Sales By Brand : 2015

With just over 4.5 million people, it is the eighth largest of the nine regions and the second lowest population density at 290 people per square kilometre (England average 407). It has the sixth highest income average of £25,000 (£27,500). EM has 8.6% of the population and 9.2% of car sales. Car sales were up 5.7% (6.3%) in the region, very similar to the average.

Toyota have a car plant at Burnaston, Derbyshire. This is located at the top left of the region.

Winners: Vauxhall sales grew 25.6% for 17.2% of sales in this region (national average 10.2%).  VW is quite popular brand with 10.1% (6.4%) and 2nd (4th). Kia took 4.1% (3.0%).

Losers: Audi could only muster 4.8% (6.3%) and BMW 3.8% (6.4%) for 9th place (4th). Nissan secured a disappointing 4.6% (5.8%) but at least the 31% increase is sorting that out.


14 15 Make 2015 % +/-

1 1 Vauxhall 36,135 17.2 19%
+20 or more

2 2 Ford 21,348 10.2 -16%


3 3 Volkswagen 20,115 9.6 -9%
0 to +19

4 4 Mercedes 12,684 6.0 6%


5 5 Audi 10,082 4.8 -5%
-1 to -19

11 6 Nissan 9,746 4.6 31%


7 7 Peugeot 9,133 4.4 0%
-20 or less

9 8 Kia 8,509 4.1 -1%


12 9 BMW 8,005 3.8 9%


10 10 Hyundai 7,533 3.6 -5%


8 11 Škoda 7,037 3.4 -22%


6 12 Fiat 6,646 3.2 -36%


13 13 Toyota 6,486 3.1 -6%


14 14 Citroën 5,434 2.6 -5%


17 15 Renault 5,055 2.4 27%


18 16 Volvo 4,653 2.2 21%


19 17 Land Rover 4,024 1.9 6%


16 18 Honda 3,865 1.8 -4%


20 19 MINI 3,710 1.8 9%


15 20 Seat 3,337 1.6 -32%


21 21 Mazda 3,054 1.5 18%


22 22 Suzuki 2,375 1.1 -3%


24 23 Jaguar 1,366 0.7 21%


25 24 Mitsubishi 1,302 0.6 41%


23 25 Dacia 1,289 0.6 -6%


29 26 Jeep 1,117 0.5 255%


26 27 Porsche 918 0.4 29%


? 28 DS 888 0.4 n/a


30 29 smart 839 0.4 253%


27 30 Lexus 810 0.4 19%



Others 2,232




Total 209,727



Data source: DTI.

Cars such as this Vauxhall Corsa are the most popular in the East Midlands

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