Purpose

I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Friday, 8 July 2016

TMW - It's that time of the month again - JUNE 2016 - Halfway through 2016, will UK's exit from Europe change anything.

JAGUAR

JUNE 2922 2016 sales - JUNE 2015 2200 sales +32.82%
Y.T.D. 2016 16597 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 9882 sales +67.95%

LAND ROVER

JUNE 2016 5669 sales - JUNE 2015 5044 sales +12.39%
Y.T.D. 2016 42559 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 36164 sales +17.68%

JAGUAR LAND ROVER CUMULATIVE

JUNE 2016 8591 sales - JUNE 2015 7244 sales +18.59%
Y.T.D. 2016 59156 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 46046 sales +28.47%

JAGUAR LAND ROVERS COMPETITORS

BMW

JUNE 2016 18712 sales - JUNE 2015 17242 sales +8.53% 
Y.T.D. 2016 91610 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 80363 sales +14.00%

MERCEDES

JUNE 2016 15566 sales - JUNE 2015 13055 sales +19.23%
Y.T.D. 2016 88603 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 74803 sales +18.45%

LEXUS

JUNE 2016 1370 sales - JUNE 2015 1240 sales +10.48%
Y.T.D. 2016 7416 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 6929 sales +7.03%

AUDI

JUNE 2016 14503 sales - JUNE 2015 14024 sales +3.42% 
Y.T.D. 2016 89521 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 86009 sales +4.08%

INFINITI

JUNE 2016 569 sales - JUNE 2015 104 sales +447.12% 
Y.T.D. 2016 1565 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 609 sales +156.98%

RISERS ON PREVIOUS YEAR (Y.T.D. CUMULATIVE)

ABARTH +85.99%
ALFA ROMEO +3.56%
BENTLEY +31.28%
DS AUTOMOBILES +1088.41% *
FIAT +1.98%
HONDA +17.34%
HYUNDAI +2.85%
JEEP +41.95%
KIA +9.69%
MAZDA +12.03%
MG +13.53%
MINI +8.49%
PORSCHE +8.40%
RENAULT +20.98%
SKODA +7.01%
SMART +63.15%
SSANGYONG +72.84%
SUBARU +9.66%
SUZUKI +12.76%
TOYOTA +1.04%
VOLVO +6.96%

LOSERS THIS YEAR (YTD CUMULATIVE)

ASTON MARTIN -5.85%
CITROEN -16.93% *
DACIA -7.04%
FORD -3.36%
LOTUS -25.13%
MASERATI -8.48%
MITSUBISHI -20.06%
NISSAN -5.80%
PEUGEOT -4.47
%
SEAT -9.85%
VAUXHALL -6.66%
VOLKSWAGEN -8.74%
  • *Citroen and DS Automobiles split sales in May 2015 - Combine both to get an accurate figure when comparing to 2015 sales figures.
  • Grateful thanks for all the Figures supplied by the SMMT.
Well, we are halfway through the year and as predicted, when the UK dumped Europe to go it alone, the month dropped in sales, whether you can say it is because of it, is doubtful, however, it has to be looked at and considered, especially if next month does the same, and if it does, then the Leave Europe brigade will have something to answer for, because it will be the start of something that will be hard to put a stop too.


The home grown brands are mixed with Jaguar Land Rover busting records and selling cars like they were going out of fashion, yet Nissan, Vauxhall, Ford, Aston Martin and Lotus all took a nosedive, Volkswagen still is being hit by their lies and misleading Diesel scandal, but they will buy themselves out of trouble, again, but it is Nissan, Ford and Vauxhall that are surprising, they are generally seen as the market leaders.

The German premium brands, Mercedes, Audi and BMW have all grown in the month, like the premium Asian brands Infiniti and Lexus, so, are the "bog standard" brands like Ford and Vauxhall being destroyed by these premium ones, well, yes they are, you can get some really great prices on the German cars, better than you can get on so called home grown ones.


MG has launched the new GS this month, and if the rumours are correct, there will be a new SUV next year carrying the ZS name tag, so if you remember the old school ZS, it is a name that must be capable of comparison to the old one.

PSA Group brands have started to list the real world fuel consumption figures so expect to see DS, Citroen and Peugeot with lower MPG numbers, but at least they are achievable, unlike now, even my own Citroen, when driven like a 90 year old, can't get anywhere near the claimed numbers, i can get 60+ but not the near 90 it claims.


Renault is still growing, but still has a way to go to reach the heady heights they had a few years ago, before they massacred the range, Dacia, the low cost brand owned by Renault, had a great run, with sales growing month after month, but this year, they are dropping, and it is not surprising, the cars are old, they use old style tech, and there is no new models on the horizon, they must get  a wiggle on and bring some new metal to the UK to keep the sales buoyant.


So we await next months figures with interest and will the Brexit have a significant effect on car sales for the rest of the year, will the foreign automakers impose tariffs on cars, and will we do the same, for a never ending spiral of costs that do nothing but hack off the buyer, or will it inspire mass purchasing of cars before the possibility of any changes to costs, only time will tell.

The Motoring World
Jon Mower