UK Car Registrations by Manufacturer

Electric car demand rises in August whilst supply issues continue to affect the overall market. 

– August new car registrations fall -22.0% in traditionally quiet month pre-plate change.
– Demand for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges with PHEVs rising the most, up 72.1%.
– Market year-to-date up 20.3% against Covid hit 2020, but below pre-pandemic levels as sector still battles Covid-related chip shortages.

*Source SMMT

Volkswagen remain on top and increase their year-to-date market position as the VW Polo makes second place in the Monthly Best Sellers

Top 5 Performing Brands registrations in August.

  • Volkswagen 6,989 units – 9.52% market share.
  • Audi 5,756 units – 7.61% market share.
  • Ford 5,205 units – 8.03% market share.
  • Toyota 4,872 units – 6.01% market share.
  • BMW 4,427 units – 7.05% market share.

Read our blog on who will dominate the EV world

Manufacturer Performance
Hot

Volkswagen

Car Manufacturers
 
 
Volkswagen (VW) is a German car brand that was founded in 1937 by the "German Labo...
Ranking (cars sold)
1
Cars registered
6989 (Aug)
Cars Sold YTD
104852
Market Share YTD
9.52%

Mercedes-Benz

Car Manufacturers
 
 
Mercedes-Benz is a German car maker founded in 1926 by Karl Benz & Gottlieb Daimle...
Ranking (cars sold)
5
Cars registered
3816 (Aug)
Cars Sold YTD
69469
Market Share YTD
6.31%

Ford

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest auto...
Ranking (cars sold)
2
Cars registered
5205 (Aug)
Cars Sold YTD
88470
Market Share YTD
8.03%

BMW

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The official founding date of the German motor vehicle manufacturer BMW is 7 March...
Ranking (cars sold)
4
Cars registered
4427 (Aug)
Cars Sold YTD
77614
Market Share YTD
7.05%
Hot

Audi

Car Manufacturers
 
1
 
Audi is a German car manufacturer that was founded in 1909. Audi has been a member...
Ranking (cars sold)
3
Cars registered
5756 (Aug)
Cars Sold YTD
83782
Market Share YTD
7.61%

Best Sellers

August & 2021 year-to-date best performers. The Ford Puma claims the top spot by registering 1,801 units.



The Vauxhall Corsa still did enough in August to retain title of the most popular car year-to-date, selling 27,381 cars.

Rank August 21 Brand Sold
1 Ford Puma 1,801
2 Volkswagen Polo 1,761
3 Toyota Yaris 1,480
4 Kia Sportage 1,355
5 BMW 3 Series 1,277
6 Hyundai Tuscan 1,169
7 Vauxhall Corsa 1,166
8 Ford Fiesta 1,057
9 Mercedes-Benz A Class 1047
10 Toyota Corolla 1033
Rank (YTD) Brand Sold
1 Vauxhall Corsa 27,381
2 Ford Fiesta 24,587
3 Volkswagen Golf 22,997
4 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 22,731
5 Ford Puma 22,654
6 Volkswagen Polo 20,362
7 Kia Sportage 20,296
8 Toyota Yaris 19,605
9 BMW 3 Series 18,465
10 Nissan Qashqai 18,417

Cars registrations League table:

Brand Ranking Cars Sold YTD Market Share YTD % Cars Registered (Aug)
Total 0 1101302 100 68033
Volkswagen 1 104,852 9.52 6,989
Ford 2 88,470 8.03 5,205
Audi 3 83,782 7.61 5,756
BMW 4 77,614 7.05 4,427
Mercedes-Benz 5 69,469 6.31 3,816
Toyota 6 66,188 6.01 4,872
Vauxhall 7 61,622 5.6 3,227
Kia 8 57,435 5.22 4,329
Nissan 9 42,385 3.85 1,842
Land Rover 10 40,723 3.7 1,267
Hyundai 11 40,675 3.69 3,374
Skoda 12 40,576 3.68 2,474
Peugeot 13 39,456 3.58 2,106
SEAT 14 32,630 2.96 2,198
Volvo 15 32,337 2.94 1,200
MINI 16 26,734 2.43 974
Citroen 17 19,955 1.81 1,203
Renault 18 17,687 1.61 671
MG 19 17,499 1.59 1,494
Mazda 20 17,403 1.58 1,548
Honda 21 17,159 1.56 1,704
Suzuki 22 14,826 1.35 1,749
Jaguar 23 13,746 1.25 604
Fiat 24 12,259 1.11 966
Dacia 25 9,400 0.85 812
Lexus 26 9,083 0.82 808
Porsche 27 7,284 0.66 299
Mitsubishi 28 5085 0.46 72
Cupra 29 4,100 0.37 349
Jeep 30 2,946 0.27 318
Polestar 31 2,169 0.2 218
Abarth 32 1,715 0.16 135
DS 33 1190 0.11 97
Subaru 34 1014 0.09 68
smart 35 971 0.09 37
Alfa Romeo 36 901 0.08 53
Bentley 37 782 0.07 72
Ssangyong 38 751 0.07 33
Maserati 39 423 0.04 31
Alpine 40 121 0.01 10
Genesis 41 60 0.01 6
Chevrolet 42
Infiniti 43
Aston Martin No data No data No data No data
Bugatti No data No data No data No data
Caterham No data No data No data No data
Chrysler No data No data No data No data
Dodge No data No data No data No data
Ferrari No data No data No data No data
koenigsegg No data No data No data No data
Lamborghini No data No data No data No data
Lotus No data No data No data No data
McLaren No data No data No data No data
Rolls-Royce No data No data No data No data
Tesla No data No data No data No data
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