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.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

TMW - Its that time of the month - September 2016 UK Sales figures, a plate change and the Paris show, a great few weeks.

JAGUAR


SEPT 2016 6458 sales - SEPT 2015 4860 sales +32.88
Y.T.D. 2016 26416 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 17966 sales +47.03%

LAND ROVER

SEPT 2016 14629 sales - SEPT 2015 9809 sales +49.14%
Y.T.D. 2016 63644 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 49881 sales +27.59%

JAGUAR LAND ROVER CUMULATIVE

SEPT 2016 21087 sales - SEPT 2015 14669 sales +19.46%
Y.T.D. 2016 90060 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 67847 sales +32.74%

JAGUAR LAND ROVERS COMPETITORS

BMW

SEPT 2016 32595 sales - SEPT 2015 29713 sales +9.70% 
Y.T.D. 2016 138656 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 124309 sales +11.54%

MERCEDES

SEPT 2016 31988 sales - SEPT 2015 27610 sales +15.86%
Y.T.D. 2016 136892 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 116509 sales +17.49%

LEXUS

SEPT 2016 2998 sales - SEPT 2015 2578 sales +16.26%
Y.T.D. 2016 8484 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 8040 sales +4.78%

AUDI

SEPT 2016 31113 sales - SEPT 2015 28437 sales +9.41% 
Y.T.D. 2016 138411 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 133300 sales +3.83%

INFINITI

SEPT 2016 256 sales - SEPT 2015 106 sales +141.51% 
Y.T.D. 2016 2500 sales - Y.T.D. 2015 891 sales +180.58%

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

ABARTH +54.02%
ALFA ROMEO +2.91%
BENTLEY +49.76%
DACIA +2.93%
DS AUTOMOBILES +202.64% *
HONDA +13.99%
HYUNDAI +4.28%
JEEP +39.69%
KIA +13.61%
LOTUS +5.70%
MAZDA +4.85%
MG +34.30%
MINI +9.61%
PORSCHE +2.51%
RENAULT +15.01%
SKODA +5.26%
SMART +46.93%
SSANGYONG +43.12%
SUBARU +2.67%
SUZUKI +10.65%
VOLVO +7.63%

LOSERS THIS YEAR (YTD CUMULATIVE)

ASTON MARTIN -9.63%
CITROEN -18.91% *
FIAT -3.85%
FORD -5.26%
MASERATI -4.22%
MITSUBISHI -18.49%
NISSAN -4.11%
PEUGEOT -4.26%
SEAT -8.90%
VAUXHALL -4.31%
VOLKSWAGEN -10.65%
  • *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.
The plate change month has seen very few changes, a couple of brands have gone from YTD negative figures to positive, Volkswagen has taken a further significant drop in sales, and there seems to be no end in sight as of yet, the UK's best selling brand has again posted negative figures, even with a large amount of new products already released or about to be released, and the other German brands have seen rises over the month and YTD.

Then we have the Paris Motor show, many new cars made their European and world debuts this year, the most significant of which was the Discovery 5, the Now long on the tooth Disco 4 and the lightly adjusted Disco 3 are now so old and in desperate need of  replacement, we now have it in all its glory, in fact they launched it over a 5 million lego brick bridge for the world to see.

Jaguar Land Rover both produced huge growth spurts, and again, there seems to be no end in sight, with the UK, European and world figures all growing over the year and producing record numbers of new registrations, the All-New Discovery 5 has had its launch, and Jaguar are going forward with the new small SUV, and XF sportbrake.

PSA has NOT had a good year so far this year with sales down over the three brands, even though there has been new models, refreshed products additional technology and more, next year should be better with the new C3, 3008, 5008 and the possible launch of the Citroen Aircross, amongst others.


MG continues to grow with the plate change month nearly doubling its sales, and year to date is running at nearly 35% up, the MG3 and MG GS have both proven to be good sellers, next year, if the rumour mill is correct, should see a new small SUV and the MG5, refreshed MG3, with new engines and an Auto too, but i wont be holding my breath, as MG tend to drag out the models.


The month saw a 1.55% growth over the same month last year, so, BREXIT is not hitting hard on the auto sales front, YTD is still higher at 2.56%, the doom mongers have, so far, gotten it all wrong, JLR has been stating that sales will be hit hard, yet they then release record sales figures, so either they know something, or they are after some grant or tax break, or indeed, maybe sales will take a turn for the worse, but i cant see it happening this year, i still expect 2016 to end the year on a high.