26 February 2017

UK Vehicle Sales - Brand / 2016


UK car sales are nearly 2.7 million units and by adding commercial vehicle (CVs) registrations of just over 437,000 one comes to a grand total in excess of  3.1 million. Cars sales were up 2.3% and CVs 1.3%. In 2015, CVs grew much faster.

Obviously adding CV sales benefits some brands and not others. Ford goes from 11.8% to 16.3%, GM Vauxhall from 9.3% to 10.7%, VW 7.7% /  9.4%, Mercedes 6.3% / 7.9% to give a few examples. New names appear such as DAF, Iveco, Scania and Isuzu.


15 16 Brand Sales % +/-

1 1 Ford 438,889 16.3% 0%

2 2 Vauxhall 288,865 10.7% -7%

3 3 VW 252,651 9.4% -5%

4 4 Mercedes 211,699 7.9% 13%

5 5 BMW 182,593 6.8% 9%

6 6 Audi 177,304 6.6% 6%

7 7 Nissan 168,259 6.2% 2%

8 8 Peugeot 133,039 4.9% -4%

10 9 Renault 110,944 4.1% 10%

9 10 Toyota 104,021 3.9% -4%

12 11 Hyundai 92,524 3.4% 5%

11 12 Citroën 90,786 3.4% -9%

14 13 Kia 89,364 3.3% 14%

15 14 Land Rover 83,468 3.1% 9%

16 15 Škoda 80,372 3.0% 8%

13 16 Fiat 75,534 2.8% -6%

17 17 MINI 68,984 2.6% 8%

18 18 Honda 59,106 2.2% 11%

19 19 Seat 47,456 1.8% 0%

21 20 Volvo 46,696 1.7% 8%

20 21 Mazda 46,609 1.7% 2%

22 22 Suzuki 38,167 1.4% 11%

25 23 Jaguar 34,822 1.3% 45%

23 24 Mitsubishi 26,892 1.0% -15%

24 25 Dacia 26,562 1.0% 1%

26 26 DS 15,898 0.6% -18%

30 27 Chrysler 14,090 0.5% 29%

27 28 Lexus 13,915 0.5% 5%

29 29 DAF 13,911 0.5% 21%

28 30 Porsche 13,097 0.5% 8%

31 31 smart 12,020 0.4% 42%

32 32 Iveco 8,305 0.3% 6%

34 33 Scania 7,468 0.3% 5%

33 34 Isuzu 7,015 0.3% -5%

35 35 Volvo Truck 5,732 0.2% 3%

36 36 Alfa Romeo 4,881 0.2% -4%

38 37 Ssangyong 4,736 0.2% 31%

41 38 MG 4,192 0.2% 33%

37 39 MAN 4,074 0.2% 5%

39 40 Subaru 3,612 0.1% 5%



Others 21,616 0.8%



Total 3,130,168
2%

Data source: SMMT
Text source: RayCee

25 February 2017

BMW Model Global Sales : 2016

BMW sales were up 5.2% in 2016, slightly down on global premium sales growth. Arch rival Mercedes Benz is on the offensive as are other competitors such as Jaguar / Land Rover. It is a lucrative area to be operating in and it will remain so. However, you would have to think that profit margins will ultimately be affected in that sector as the battle heats up.

In 2006, SUVs accounted for 16% of all BMW brand sales, in 2016 32%. In the same period, the 3-Series went from 43% to just over 20% of the total. The shift towards the SUV means a strong range of such vehicles is a must. Jaguar's belated entry into that genre shows the importance of such vehicles to even premium marques today.

The i vehicles (3 & 8) have now been grouped together and account for 1.5% of sales. The Z sports car had 2.6% of BMW sales in 2006, but now just 0.3% as it gets phased out of production. Apparently they will do a joint model with Toyota for its replacement.


12 13 14 15 16 Model Sales % +/-

1 1 1 1 1 3 Series 411,844 20.6% -7%

2 2 2 2 2 5 Series 331,410 16.5% -5%

5 4 4 8 3 X1 220,378 11.0% 84%

- - 9 5 4 2 Series 196,183 9.8% 25%

3 3 3 3 5 1 Series 176,032 8.8% -3%

6 6 6 4 6 X5 166,219 8.3% -1%

4 5 5 7 7 X3 157,017 7.8% 14%

- 10 7 6 8 4 Series 133,272 6.7% -13%

7 7 8 11 9 7 Series 61,514 3.1% 69%

- - 12 9 10 X4 58,055 2.9% 5%

8 8 10 10 11 X6 43,323 2.2% -6%

- 12 13 12 12 i3 29,280 1.5% 22%

10 9 11 13 13 6 Series 13,400 0.7% -36%

8 11 14 14 14 Z 5,432 0.3% -32%

- - 15 15 ? i8 see i3






Total 2,003,359 5%

Data source: BMW Group.
Text source: RayCee.