UK Car Registrations by Manufacturer

New vehicle sales remain on the rise throughout May

Dealers welcomed customers back to the showrooms in April and sales have increased dramitically of the last two months

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that figures are still around 13% lower than the 10 year average, but the main takeaway here, is that the 156,737 registered cars in May is an eightfold increase on the same period last year.

  • 156,737 new cars registered in May up 674.1% YOY
  • Fleet registrations Up 1,094.9%% YOY in May – 79,435 registrations.
  • Private registrations Up 472.6% YOY in May to 73,865 registrations.

*Source SMMT

Volkswagen scores a hatrick with their third consecutive month. They registered 16,413 cars in May, 4,980 more registrations than closest rival Ford.  The gap between the two sits at 5,491 registrations between them.

It is worthy of a mention to Audi this month; who came in second place ahead of Ford demonstrating a 65% YOY growth 12,839 registrations.

Equally so, Vauxhall enter the top five this month, knocking Mercedes-Benz into sixth by 1 registration (9,516 units). 

Some of the steepest declines in registrations come from the below brands who struggle to regain their market share:

Alfa-Romeo -21.53% YOY decline.

DS – 12.55% YOY decline.

Mitsubishi – 9.96% YOY decline.

Electric cars (BEV) remain  on the rise, up 441.3% YOY with 13,120 registrations; counting for an 8.4% Market share. Year-to-date there has been 54,051 registrations which is up 145% from this time last year.

Top 5 Performing Brands registrations in May.

  • Volkswagen 16,413 units – 9.11% market share.
  • Audi 12,839 units – 7.38% market share.
  • Ford 11,433 units – 8.35% market share.
  • BMW 10,396 units – 7.06% market share.
  • Vauxhall 9,516 units – 5.98% market share.

Read our blog on who will dominate the EV world

Manufacturer Performance

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
16413 (May)
Cars Sold YTD
65955
Market Share YTD
9.11%

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
9515 (May)
Cars Sold YTD
49883
Market Share YTD
6.89%

Ford

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest auto...
Ranking (cars sold)
2
Cars registered
11433 (May)
Cars Sold YTD
60464
Market Share YTD
8.35%

BMW

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The official founding date of the German motor vehicle manufacturer BMW is 7 March...
Ranking (cars sold)
4
Cars registered
10396 (May)
Cars Sold YTD
51097
Market Share YTD
7.06%
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
12839 (May)
Cars Sold YTD
53396
Market Share YTD
7.38%

Best Sellers

May & 2021 year-to-date best performers. The Volkswagen Golf claims the top spot by selling 538 more Golf's cars than Vauxhall Corsa this month .

Thats's 4,181 Golf's in May.

The Corsa still did enough in May to retain title of the most popular car year-to-date, selling 20,024 cars, that is 2,324 more registrations ahead of the Ford Fiesta.

Rank May 21 Brand Sold
1 Volkswagen Golf 4,181
2 Vauxhall Corsa 3,643
3 Volkswagen Polo 3,518
4 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 3,313
5 Ford Puma 3,158
6 Kia Sportage 2,956
7 Ford Fiesta 2,794
8 Toyota Yaris 2,578
9 MINI 2561
10 Audi A3 2432
Rank (YTD) Brand Sold
1 Vauxhall Corsa 20,024
2 Ford Fiesta 17,700
3 Mercedes-Benz A Class 16,752
4 Volkswagen Golf 14,979
5 Nissan Qashqai 14,447
6 Ford Puma 13,755
7 Kia Sportage 13,363
8 Volvo XC40 12,449
9 BMW 3 Series 12,354
10 Volkswagen Polo 11,802

Cars registrations League table:

Brand Ranking Cars Sold YTD Market Share YTD % Cars Registered (May)
Volkswagen 1 65,955 9.11 16,413
Ford 2 60,464 8.35 11,433
Audi 3 53,396 7.38 12,839
BMW 4 51,097 7.06 10,396
Mercedes-Benz 5 49,883 6.89 9,515
Vauxhall 6 43,314 5.98 9,516
Toyota 7 40,095 5.54 8,420
Kia 8 36,101 4.99 8,207
Land Rover 9 32,419 4.48 5,494
Nissan 10 30,761 4.25 4,639
Peugeot 11 28,519 3.94 6,058
Skoda 12 26,169 3.62 6,093
Hyundai 13 23,608 3.26 6,228
Volvo 14 22,341 3.09 4,056
SEAT 15 20,412 2.82 4,808
MINI 16 17,473 2.41 3,563
Citroen 17 13,646 1.89 2,400
Renault 18 12,772 1.76 2,345
MG 19 10,760 1.49 2,453
Mazda 20 10,156 1.4 2,611
Jaguar 21 9,485 1.31 2,364
Honda 22 9,413 1.3 2,662
Suzuki 23 7,882 1.09 2,664
Fiat 24 6,589 0.91 2,105
Dacia 25 5,826 0.8 1,414
Lexus 26 5,634 0.78 1266
Porsche 27 5,064 0.7 921
Mitsubishi 28 3,545 0.49 1001
Cupra 29 2,096 0.29 644
Jeep 30 1,653 0.23 537
Polestar 31 1,479 0.2 239
Abarth 32 934 0.13 234
smart 33 682 0.09 148
DS 34 669 0.09 207
Subaru 35 596 0.08 158
Alfa Romeo 36 554 0.08 139
Bentley 37 527 0.07 103
Ssangyong 38 464 0.06 120
Maserati 39 268 0.04 58
Alpine 40 77 0.01 19
Total 723,845 100 156,737
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