New Car Sales up 15%

Ford Fiesta Motability car

Number 1 – The Ford Fiesta, with the help of a facelift, regains the top spot.

Simply breathtaking. That’s what the continuous growth of the UK new car market has been called, the tough economic times we live in have driven customers to buy new cars, low interest rates thus affordable credit, long warranties, a host of excellent new models and the ability for the household to budget monthly costs and avoid the fright of sudden costly repairs has led to 14 consecutive months of year-on-year gain.

Sales in April 2013 rose at 14.8% to 163,347 new car registrations. Even more impressive, this best April score since 2008 is lifted by private sales, up 32% year-on-year.  The year-to-date total stands at 768,555 units, up 9% over 2012. The Ford Fiesta holds onto its newly reacquired pole position but sees its market share slip down to 4.9% at 8,083 units. The big movers are the Fiat 500, which after being on sale since 2007 hits its top sales spot of number 8.

Pos Model April 2013 % Share March 2013 2013 Year to Date % Share Pos 2012
1 Ford Fiesta 8,083 4.9% 1 42,392 5.5% 1 1
2 Vauxhall Corsa 6,084 3.7% 2 30,645 4.0% 3 2
3 Ford Focus 5,944 3.6% 3 31,025 4.0% 2 3
4 VW Golf 5,283 3.2% 4 21,009 2.7% 5 5
5 Vauxhall Astra 4,244 2.6% 5 21,446 2.8% 4 4
6 Nissan Qashqai 3,761 2.3% 6 18,362 2.4% 6 6
7 VW Polo 3,630 2.2% 7 15,383 2.0% 7 8
8 Fiat 500 3,037 1.9% n/a 12,654 1.6% 10 11
9 Peugeot 208 2,975 1.8% 9 14,083 1.8% 8 33
10 Audi A3 2,935 1.8% n/a 9,972 1.3% 16 12
Nissan Juke 2,778 1.7% n/a 12,788 1.7% 9 16

 

Audi A3 motability car

Audi A3 makes a rare appearance in the top ten best sellers

The new Audi A3 has exceeded sales expectations and even outsold the Nissan Juke in April 2013, there is no more glowing a recommendation than a car selling well, the A3 sales has heled Audi achieve a 21% sales increase year on year. Ford remain in top spot but tough competetion from Vauxhall (up 17% on 2012) have closed the gap of the Ford dominance in the sales charts.

Below is a full list of car sales, Dacia are unquestionably the great success but do spare a thought for poor old MG.

Pos Brand Apr /12 Mar 2013 /12 Pos 2012
1 Ford 22,178 8% 1 106,525 3% 1 1
2 Vauxhall 17,645 7% 2 86,872 17% 2 2
3 Volkswagen 16,096 21% 3 65,356 3% 3 3
4 Audi 10,823 20% 4 49,085 9% 4 5
5 BMW 8,866 -10% 5 40,188 1% 6 4
6 Nissan 8,083 27% 6 42,014 15% 5 6
7 Mercedes 7,631 14% 8 36,633 13% 8 8
8 Peugeot 7,203 18% 7 38,463 8% 7 7
9 Citroen 6,527 23% 10 28,714 15% 10 11
10 Toyota 6,500 5% 9 32,565 2% 9 9
11 Hyundai 5,772 9% 14 25,758 12% 11 10
12 Kia 5,628 10% 12 24,832 11% 12 12
13 Skoda 5,050 25% 16 20,554 15% 15 14
14 Fiat 4,394 20% 15 19,271 15% 16 16
15 Seat 3,983 33% 19 14,440 10% 18 19
16 Land Rover 3,483 32% 11 22,248 21% 13 17
17 Mini 3,350 30% 17 15,284 10% 17 15
18 Honda 3,042 -11% 13 21,186 17% 14 13
19 Renault 2,980 43% 20 12,786 -6% 19 18
20 Volvo 2,404 -8% 22 11,330 -1% 21 20
21 Dacia 2,016 new 26 3,994 new 25  –
22 Mazda 1,768 31% 21 10,843 -2% 22 21
23 Suzuki 1,681 63% 18 11,637 33% 20 22
24 Chevrolet 1,097 21% 25 4,124 -33% 24 24
25 Jaguar 1,080 34% 23 6,058 26% 23 23
26 Mitsubishi 888 104% 24 3,931 55% 26 28
27 Porsche 735 5% 28 2,395 -1% 28 26
28 Lexus 509 -8% 27 2,770 -15% 27 25
29 Alfa Romeo 445 -30% 30 1,931 -34% 29 27
30 Smart 402 6% 29 1,866 0% 30 29
31 Jeep 141 10% 33 647 -20% 33 31
32 Chrysler 137 -37% 32 862 -14% 31 30
33 Subaru 118 42% 31 787 -22% 32 32
34 Bentley 117 27% 35 379 -10% 35 34
35 Abarth 101 68% 34 479 14% 34 33
36 Aston Martin 98 51% 36 357 -3% 36 35
37 Infiniti 68 -34% 37 188 -24% 38 38
38 SsangYong 48 -30% 38 211 -30% 37 36
39 Perodua 24 -40% 39 122 -30% 39 39
40 Maserati 17 -35% 40 104 -17% 40 40
41 Lotus 16 100% 42 58 35% 42 43
42 MG 13 -19% 41 94 -80% 41 37
43 Proton 3 -89% 43 15 -88% 43 42
44 Saab 2 -91%  – 3 -98% 44 41
 – Other British 101 44%  – 287 -15%  –  –
 – Other Imports 94 1%  – 309 -13%  –  –