26 May 2020

UK Vehicle Production : 2019

Nissan Sunderland

The number of PCs and CVs manufactured contracted 14% and 8% respectively. That was better than I thought it was going to be. The reasons for the reduction are no doubt of interest to you all. The light brown shading in the charts below indicate estimates. Getting good data these days is a challenge.

PCs. The bad news first. Nissan is realigning it's sales volumes in Europe to improve profitability and Infiniti production has now ceased. JLR sent production offshore at the same time global production is starting to recede. Vauxhall is in the same boat as Nissan while Honda is winding down its UK operation.

Now for some better news. Toyota had a great run with the new Corolla, with production up 15%. Bentley and Rolls Royce both had sizable increases, 39% and 27%. Not big in volume but in dollar terms valuable.

CVs. This side of vehicle production isn't large, mainly Vauxhall vans and Leyland DAF trucks. Alexander Dennis is a successful bus manufacturer and Dennis Eagle is a small truck maker. LVEC is into electric taxis and its 2019 volume is purely speculative. It is moving toward electric vans as well.


Passenger Car

16 17 18 19 Brand Units Share +/-

1 1 1 1 Nissan 346,535 26.6% -19%

2 2 2 2 Land Rover 317,235 24.3% -10%

3 3 3 3 BMW MINI 221,928 17.0% -5%

4 5 5 4 Toyota 148,106 11.4% 15%

6 4 4 5 Honda 108,876 8.4% -32%

5 6 6 6 Jaguar 67,962 5.2% -28%

7 7 7 7 Vauxhall 61,737 4.7% -20%

9 9 9 8 Bentley 12,137 0.9% 39%

12 10 10 9 Aston Martin 6,142 0.5% -2%

10 12 12 10 Rolls Royce 5,380 0.4% 27%

11 11 11 11 Mclaren 4,635 0.4% -2%

14 13 13 12 Lotus 1,462 0.1% -2%

17 15 14 13 Caterham 500 0.0% -1%

16 14 15 13 Morgan 500 0.0% 3%


Total 1,303,135
-14%



Commercial Vehicle

16 17 18 19 Brand Units Share +/-

1 1 1 1 Vauxhall 55,003 70.3% -12%

2 2 2 2 Leyland DAF 17,965 23.0% 6%

3 3 3 3 Alexander Den 2,000 2.6% -1%

- - 4 3 LVEC 2,000 2.6% 39%

5 4 5 5 Dennis Eagle 950 1.2% 0%

6 5 6
Wrightbus ?


7 6 7
Optare ?



Other 352 0.4%


Total 78,270 -8%




Grand Total 1,381,405
-14%



A LVEC Taxi Cab

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