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.

Monday, 5 September 2016

TMW - Despite all the rumours and negativity the UK has grown it's car sales for July, so the EU exit has not been proven.

JAGUAR


AUGUST 2016 722 sales - AUGUST 2015 836 sales -13.64%
Y.T.D. 2016 19958 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 13106 sales +52.28%

LAND ROVER

AUGUST 2016 1574 sales - AUGUST 2015 1086 sales +44.94%
Y.T.D. 2016 49015 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 40072 sales +22.32%

JAGUAR LAND ROVER CUMULATIVE

AUGUST 2016 2296 sales - AUGUST 2015 1922 sales +19.46%
Y.T.D. 2016 68973 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 53178 sales +29.70%

JAGUAR LAND ROVERS COMPETITORS

BMW

AUGUST 2016 4572 sales - AUGUST 2015 4848 sales -1.98% 
Y.T.D. 2016 106061 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 94596 sales +12.12%

MERCEDES

AUGUST 2016 4651 sales - AUGUST 2015 3969 sales +17.18%
Y.T.D. 2016 104904 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 88899 sales +18.00%

LEXUS

AUGUST 2016 234 sales - AUGUST 2015 283 sales -17.31%
Y.T.D. 2016 8484 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 8040 sales +4.78%

AUDI

AUGUST 2016 6195 sales - AUGUST 2015 5850 sales +5.90% 
Y.T.D. 2016 107298 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 104863 sales +2.32%

INFINITI

AUGUST 2016 280 sales - AUGUST 2015 39 sales +617.95% 
Y.T.D. 2016 2244 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 785 sales +185.86%

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

ABARTH +75.36%
ALFA ROMEO +7.88%
BENTLEY +39.20%
DS AUTOMOBILES +467.48% *
HONDA +16.24%
HYUNDAI +2.71%
JEEP +46.61%
KIA +14.69%
MAZDA +8.34%
MG +17.95%
MINI +6.96%
RENAULT +15.35%
SKODA +4.07%
SMART +53.99%
SSANGYONG +52.21%
SUBARU +6.90%
SUZUKI +15.27%
VOLVO +8.12%

LOSERS THIS YEAR (YTD CUMULATIVE)

ASTON MARTIN -8.98%
CITROEN -17.01% *
DACIA -1.60%
FIAT -2.16%
FORD -3.80%
LOTUS -4.15%
MASERATI -1.72%
MITSUBISHI -21.52%
NISSAN -4.63%
PEUGEOT -4.28%
PORSCHE -0.03%
SEAT -7.10%
VAUXHALL -4.16%
VOLKSWAGEN -9.69%
  • *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.
Despite the constant doom mongers harping on about the downturn in sales for the UK because we have pulled out of the EU, we have proven yet again that the sales just continue to grow, from the bottom end of the market like Dacia and MG to the higher end like Bentley, the buyers just keep on handing over their hard earned cash.


However, the usual brands that dominate the UK, Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen all dipped, again, even with both Ford and Vauxhall having three models each in the August top ten sales list, and Volkswagen has two, that leaves, Nissan's Qashqai and Kia's Sportage taking the other two, however, the extra model from Ford and Vauxhall are also SUV's, so four of this segment has now impacted on the sales chart.


MG has continued to grow with a 130% increase on last year, also Infiniti and DS Automobiles are the only two brands that have year to date growth into the three figures, with a few like Abarth, Smart and Ssangyong all producing good results, the remainder of the year will be interesting.


Next month is the big one, where significant sales occur, it will be this month, September, and the remaining quarter of the year that will decide how 2017 progresses, whether the Brexit effect is real or not, will all happen in Q4 this year.


So here comes September, the month of huge sales, lets hope that the UK brands all grow, and prove one way or the other the truth behind our stupid decision on leaving the EU.