UK Car Registrations by Manufacturer

EV’s on the charge as new registrations double, but overall sales still behind pre-pandemic levels.

  • 115,706 new cars registered in November, an increase of 1.7% on lockdown-hit November 2020 and -31.3% below the pre-pandemic five-year average as semiconductor shortages constrain supply.
 
  • Plug-in cars represented 28.1% of market in November, with 21,726 battery electric vehicle registrations and 10,796 plug-in hybrids.
 
  • SMMT calls for commensurate targets for charging infrastructure rollout, with just one on-street public charger currently installed for every 52 new plug-in cars registered in 2021.
 

*Source SMMT

New car registrations grew 1.7% in November, bringing an end to four months of consecutive decline, with 115,706 units registered compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released today from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Plug-in vehicle demand continued to grow, however, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) equating to 18.8% of the market, with 21,726 units – more than double compared with November 2020 – while plug-in hybrid vehicles’ (PHEVs) share grew to 9.3% or 10,796 units.

BMW bounce back to best performing brand, out-selling Volkswagen (ranked second) by 384 units. Audi claim third spot, whilst Ford, slip into 9th place leaving them 27,640 units behind VW for overall registrations year-to-date. 

Top 5 Performing Brands registrations in November.

  • BMW 9,018 units – 7.16% market share.
  • Volkswagen 8,634 units – 9.03% market share.
  • Audi 7,358 units – 7.17% market share.
  • Mercedes-Benz 7,329 units – 6.01% market share.
  • Vauxhall 7,015 units – 5.55% market share.

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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)
2
Cars registered
8634 (Nov)
Cars Sold YTD
138972
Market Share YTD
9.03%

Mercedes-Benz

Car Manufacturers
 
 
Mercedes-Benz is a German car maker founded in 1926 by Karl Benz & Gottlieb Daimle...
Ranking (cars sold)
4
Cars registered
7329 (Nov)
Cars Sold YTD
92437
Market Share YTD
6.01%

Ford

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest auto...
Ranking (cars sold)
9
Cars registered
5247 (Nov)
Cars Sold YTD
111332
Market Share YTD
7.24%

BMW

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The official founding date of the German motor vehicle manufacturer BMW is 7 March...
Ranking (cars sold)
1
Cars registered
9018 (Nov)
Cars Sold YTD
110157
Market Share YTD
7.16%
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
7358 (Nov)
Cars Sold YTD
110306
Market Share YTD
7.17%

Best Sellers

November & 2021 year-to-date best performers. The MINI claims the top spot by registering 3,551 units. Making it the seventh best seller this year, so far.



The Vauxhall Corsa still did enough in November to retain title of the most popular car year-to-date, selling 38,306 cars, so far this year.

Rank Nov 21 Brand Sold
1 MINI 3,551
2 Vauxhall Corsa 3,123
3 Tesla Model 3 3,077
4 Hyundai Tuscan 2,988
5 Ford Focus 2,576
6 MG ZS 2,458
7 Nissan Qashqai 2,427
8 Mercedes A Class 2,327
9 Volkswagen T-Roc 2224
10 Volvo XC40 2081
Rank (YTD) Brand Sold
1 Vauxhall Corsa 38,306
2 Mercedes-Benz A Class 29,510
3 Volkswagen Polo 29,478
4 Volkswagen Golf 28,666
5 Nissan Qashqai 27,800
6 Kia Sportage 27,297
7 MINI 27,167
8 Ford Fiesta 27,000
9 Ford Puma 26,870
10 BMW 3 Series 26,115

Cars registrations League table: Ranking by Year to date

Brand Ranking Cars Sold YTD Market Share YTD % Cars Registered (Nov)
Total 0 1,538,585 100 115706
Volkswagen 1 138,972 9.03 8,634
Ford 2 111,332 7.24 5,247
Audi 3 110,306 7.17 7,358
BMW 4 110,157 7.16 9,018
Toyota 5 94,817 6.16 6,567
Mercedes-Benz 6 92,437 6.01 7,329
Kia 7 87,914 5.71 6,382
Vauxhall 8 85,355 5.55 7,015
Hyundai 9 64,940 4.22 6,562
Nissan 10 62,129 4.04 4,977
Peugeot 11 56,562 3.68 5,193
Skoda 12 51,896 3.37 3,091
Land Rover 13 50,442 3.28 2,757
Volvo 14 44,817 2.91 3,790
SEAT 15 42,098 2.74 1,999
MINI 16 39,832 2.59 4691
MG 17 29,474 1.92 4,184
Citroen 18 28,768 1.87 2216
Renault 19 27,817 1.81 2,716
Honda 20 25,340 1.65 1,163
Mazda 21 24,678 1.6 1,453
Suzuki 22 20,134 1.31 945
Fiat 23 18,727 1.22 1350
Jaguar 24 17,535 1.14 1340
Dacia 25 15,826 1.03 1241
Lexus 26 13,177 0.86 481
Porsche 27 11,481 0.75 1795
Cupra 28 7020 0.46 839
Mitsubishi 29 5,125 0.33 0
Jeep 30 4,268 0.28 155
Polestar 31 3,663 0.24 580
Abarth 32 2,230 0.14 95
DS 33 2083 0.14 257
Subaru 34 1931 0.13 165
Alfa Romeo 35 1450 0.09 150
smart 36 1443 0.09 201
Ssangyong 37 1432 0.09 156
Bentley 38 1232 0.08 168
Maserati 39 696 0.05 77
Alpine 40 189 0.01 26
Genesis 41 116 0.01 23
Infiniti No data No data No data No data
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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