09 June 2024

UK Passenger Car Sales : 2024 (Jan-May)

Registrations were up 2% in May and 7% ahead for the YTD. VW took the lead in 2021 when Ford abdicated its place as the UK's leading marque. It's turning to more profitable light commercials is the reason but if other manufacturers can justify making less profitable vehicles, I wonder why they can't. Regardless, they won't be coming back to the top again. 

BMW does seem to have its eye on the top spot as it brushed aside Audi and made useful progress. Toyota's dropping three places surprised as in most other places it's doing much better. Vauxhall is also heading the wrong way as is Tesla which has shed eight places in two and a half years. 

Nissan is doing well but as a major manufacturer in the UK should be supported more. Both Land Rover and Jaguar have had a more than useful year so far but will most likely be unable to sustain the momentum at its current level. Marque of the year so far Jaguar.  

Data source: SMMT.

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