June 2012 UK Auto Sales By Brand


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Collectively, residents of the United Kingdom acquired 189,514 new vehicles in June 2012. Ford led the way with 23,654 of those sales. However, the Volkswagen Group – which includes high-volume brands like Audi, Skoda, and Seat – accounted for one out of every five cars sold. Overall, VW’s market share in June was 7.5 percentage points beyond Ford’s.

Yet it was Ford, not Volkswagen, which landed its car atop the standings in today’s earlier best-selling cars post. The Fiesta is responsible for 38.3% of all Ford UK sales. Not available as a three-door in the United States where it’s part of a very different lineup, the Fiesta accounted for 2.3% of Ford’s U.S. volume in June.

June 2012 UK auto brand market share chart

Overall, the UK car market grew 3.5% in June 2012 and is up 2.7% this year. In June, no mainstream automaker fell harder than Renault, a brand which has lost much of its fleet in the United Kingdom. 

Not surprisingly, Honda sales rose sharply after the brand suffered from low inventory in June 2011. Honda remains a relatively small part of the UK industry. BMW sold more copies of the 3-Series in June than Honda sold cars in total.

BMW, by the way, was the best-selling luxury car brand in the UK in June. Therefore Audi leads the standings year-to-date by a smaller margin at the halfway point, just 1491 units.

The UK loves its home market products, inordinately so, thus Land Rover sales continue to rise. For the tenth consecutive month, Land Rover posted a year-over-year increase. Jaguar, though down 5% last month, continues to grab decent market share compared with what happens elsewhere. 0.4% of all new vehicle sales in the UK in June were Jaguars. In the United States, Jaguar’s market share in June was just 0.08%. 

All 43 brands are ranked by June 2012 volume in the table below. Last month’s version can be viewed here, last year’s here, and the U.S. and Canadian versions here and here, respectively. Click the chart above for market share figures. 

Rank
Automaker
June 2012
% Change
Year 
To
Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
23,654
– 3.3%
150,378
+ 4.1%
#2
Vauxhall
21,334
– 9.7%
115,932
– 9.0%
#3
Volkswagen
17,121
+ 4.1%
95,805
+ 1.6%
#4
BMW
14,302
+ 15.2%
64,514
+ 6.5%
#5
Audi
10,936
+ 2.2%
66,005
+ 6.6%
#6
Nissan
10,818
+ 23.5%
53,977
+ 10.9%
#7
Peugeot
8708
– 8.1%
52,482
+ 2.4%
#8
Mercedes-Benz
8211
+ 11.0%
47,790
+ 14.6%
#9
Hyundai
7362
+ 37.6%
35,168
+ 11.4%
#10
Mini
7151
+ 20.9%
24,614
– 0.02%
#11
Toyota
7098
+ 25.3%
45,299
+ 18.2%
#12
Citroen
6381
+ 1.9%
37,330
+ 3.7%
#13
Kia
5971
+ 17.2%
33,478
+ 22.7%
#14
Honda
5726
+ 73.1%
27,511
+ 5.7%
#15
Skoda
5463
+ 7.2%
28,076
+ 15.9%
#16
Fiat
4678
– 1.3%
25,485
+ 10.2%
#17
Land Rover
3772
+ 46.0%
26,075
+ 30.6%
#18
Seat
3431
+ 11.7%
19,186
+ 3.7%
#19
Volvo
3146
– 2.8%
17,297
– 3.0%
#20
Renault
3099
– 57.0%
19,575
– 46.8%
#21
Suzuki
2200
+ 31.7%
12,768
+ 20.5%
#22
Mazda
2077
– 38.2%
15,034
– 13.9%
#23
Chevrolet
1189
– 8.6%
8811
+ 26.9%
#24
Jaguar
1156
– 4.8%
7107
+ 3.2%
#25
Lexus
813
+ 39.7%
4751
+ 15.5%
#26
Porsche
771
+ 61.3%
3939
+ 33.1%
#27
Alfa Romeo
628
– 36.4%
4158
– 35.9%
#28
smart
507
– 6.8%
2682
– 4.2%
#29
Mitsubishi
457
– 49.9%
3549
– 41.9%
#30
Chrysler
341
+ 478%
1606
+ 413%
#31
Jeep
214
– 10.1%
1181
+ 12.8%
#32
Subaru
145
+ 59.3%
1234
– 17.4%
#33
Bentley
105
– 7.1%
663
+ 13.0%
#34
Abarth
103
– 1.0%
607
– 12.5%
#35
Aston Martin
60
– 25.0%
482
– 17.6%
#36
Ssangyong
44
+ 4300%
420
+ 4100%
#37
Perodua
34
– 24.4%
245
– 17.0%
#38
Saab
33
– 87.6%
176
– 95.0%
#39
Infiniti
28
+ 211%
296
+ 82.7%
#40
Maserati
21
– 48.8%
171
– 19.7%
#41
MG
19
– 60.4%
530
+ 317%
#42
Proton
17
– 46.9%
155
– 46.0%
#43
Lotus
3
– 83.3%
82
– 62.4%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Volkswagen Group
37,827
+ 5.3%
213,674
+ 5.5%
Ford
Motor Company
23,654
– 3.3%
150,378
+ 4.1%
General Motors
(Vauxhall & Chevrolet)
22,523
– 9.6%
124,743
– 7.2%
BMW-Mini
21,453
+ 17.0%
89,128
+ 4.6%
PSA
(Peugeot & Citroen)
15,089
– 4.1%
89,812
+ 2.9%
RNA
(Renault, Nissan & Infiniti)
13,945
– 12.7%
73,848
– 13.8%
Hyundai-Kia
13,333
+ 27.6%
68,646
+ 16.6%
Daimler AG
8718
+ 9.7%
50,472
+ 13.4%
Toyota UK
7911
+ 26.7%
50,050
+ 18.0%
Fiat Group
& Chrysler-Jeep
5985
– 3.0%
33,208
+ 4.2%
Honda
5726
+ 73.1%
27,511
+ 5.7%
Jaguar-Land Rover
4928
+ 29.8%
33,182
+ 23.6%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Total
189,514
+ 3.5%
1,057,680
+ 2.7%

Source: Automakers & SMMT

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