UK Car Registrations by Manufacturer

The UK car market fights back despite a 35.5% decline Year-on-Year.

These numbers take the industry back to the sixties when similar numbers were being recorded.

  • 51,312 registrations recorded in February, down -35.5% YOY.
  • Fleet registrations down -33.5% YOY in February as wholesale stock is deprived – 29,311 registrations.
  • Private registrations down -37.3% YOY in February to 21,634 registrations.

*Source SMMT

Ford maintain their market dominance and lead the way with 5,129 registrations and 177 more registrations than closest rival Volkswagen.  The gap between the two sits at 1,314 registrations between them.

It is worthy of a mention to Kia here as the only brand to record a resilient YOY performance once again. They maintained an almost identical market share in January 2021 with a 6.95% share with 6,271 registrations as well as a strong February 2021 with a 6.46% market share with 2,878 registrations. This represents a -2.08% decline from February 2020 when they recorded 3,054 registrations.

Some of the steepest declines in registrations come from from:

Fiat -70.19% YOY decline.

Honda – 70.64% YOY decline.

Jaguart – 60.67% YOY decline

Electric cars (BEV) remain  on the rise, up 40% YOY in February with 3,516 registrations and a 6.9% Market share.

Top 5 Performing Brands registrations in February.

  • Ford 5,129 units – 9.77% market share.
  • Mercedes-Benz 3,787 units – 7.34% market share.
  • Audi 3,715 units – 7.27% market share.
  • BMW 3,939 units – 7.73% market share.
  • Volkswagen 4,952 units – 8.84% market share.
Manufacturer Performance

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
4952 (Feb)
Cars Sold YTD
12521
Market Share YTD
8.84%

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
3787 (Feb)
Cars Sold YTD
10387
Market Share YTD
7.34%

Ford

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest auto...
Ranking (cars sold)
1
Cars registered
5129 (Feb)
Cars Sold YTD
13835
Market Share YTD
9.77%

BMW

Car Manufacturers
 
 
The official founding date of the German motor vehicle manufacturer BMW is 7 March...
Ranking (cars sold)
3
Cars registered
3939 (Feb)
Cars Sold YTD
10941
Market Share YTD
7.73%

Audi

Car Manufacturers
 
1
 
Audi is a German car manufacturer that was founded in 1909. Audi has been a member...
Ranking (cars sold)
5
Cars registered
3715 (Feb)
Cars Sold YTD
10298
Market Share YTD
7.27%

Best Sellers

February & 2021 year-to-date best performers. The Vauxhall Corsa is taken off top spot from January 2021 and gives ways to the Ford Fiesta.

The Vauxhall Corsa still retains the year-to-date best seller with 247 more registrations ahead of the Ford Fiesta.

Rank Feb 21 Brand Sold
1 Ford Fiesta 1,645
2 Vauxhall Corsa 1,408
3 Nissan Qashqai 1,321
4 Mercedes-Benz A Class 1,298
5 Volvo XC40 1,251
6 Kia Niro 1,215
7 Volkswagen T-Roc 1,031
8 Volkswagen Tiguan 1,011
9 Ford Kuga 960
10 Ford Focus 945
Rank (YTD) Brand Sold
1 Vauxhall Corsa 4,486
2 Ford Fiesta 4,239
3 Nissan Qashqai 4,156
4 Kia Sportage 3,751
5 Volvo XC40 3,452
6 Mercedes-Benz A Class 3,157
7 Kia Niro 2,956
8 Volkswagen Golf 2,702
9 Ford Puma 2,675
10 Ford Focus 2,631

Cars registrations League table:

Brand Ranking Cars Sold YTD Market Share YTD % Cars Registered (Feb)
Ford 1 13,835 9.77 5,129
Volkswagen 2 12,521 8.84 4,952
BMW 3 10,941 7.73 3,939
Mercedes-Benz 4 10,387 7.34 3,787
Audi 5 10,298 7.27 3,715
Kia 6 9,144 6.46 2,873
Vauxhall 7 8,958 6.33 3,359
Nissan 8 6,908 4.88 2,275
Toyota 9 6,872 4.85 2,358
Land Rover 10 5,465 3.86 1,837
Skoda 11 5,331 3.77 2,243
Volvo 12 4,968 3.51 1,788
Peugeot 13 4,881 3.45 1,950
Hyundai 14 4,357 3.08 1,258
SEAT 15 3,978 2.81 1,524
MINI 16 3,227 2.28 1,557
Citroen 17 2,578 1.82 1,099
Renault 18 2,279 1.61 698
MG 19 2,205 1.56 831
Honda 20 1465 1.03 495
Jaguar 21 1248 0.88 334
Mazda 22 1244 0.88 496
Dacia 23 1127 0.8 293
Porsche 24 1112 0.79 193
Suzuki 25 971 0.69 511
Fiat 26 837 0.59 425
Lexus 27 818 0.58 192
Polestar 28 587 0.41 261
Mitsubishi 29 572 0.4 210
Cupra 30 291 0.21 78
Jeep 31 285 0.2 120
DS 32 182 0.13 73
smart 33 143 0.1 59
Abarth 34 126 0.09 65
Bentley 35 117 0.08 28
Alfa Romeo 36 114 0.08 30
Ssangyong 37 64 0.05 17
Maserati 38 62 0.04 12
Subaru 39 52 0.04 22
Alpine 40 5 0 0
Chevrolet 41 0 0 0
Infiniti 42 0 0 0
Total 141561 51312
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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