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.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

TMW - The end of the year has come and the UK's sales figures are just sky high.

JAGUAR

DEC 2016 2520 Sales - DEC 2015 1919 Sales - +31.32%

YTD 2016 34822 Sales - YTD 2015 23954 Sales - +45.37%

LAND ROVER


DEC 2016 4967 Sales - DEC 2015 4966 Sales - +0.02%

YTD 2016 79534 Sales - YTD 2015 66574 Sales - +19.47%

JAGUAR LAND ROVER (COMBINED)


DEC 2016 7487 Sales - DEC 2015 6885 Sales - +8.74%

YTD 2016 114356 Sales - YTD 2015 90528 Sales - +26.32%

AUDI


DEC 2016 11319 Sales - DEC 2015 9144 Sales - +23.79%

YTD 2016 177304 Sales - YTD 2015 166709 Sales - +6.36%

BMW


DEC 2016 15066 Sales - DEC 2015 17181 Sales - -12.31%

YTD 2016 182593 Sales - YTD 2015 167391 Sales - +9.08%

INFINITI


DEC 2016 78 Sales - DEC 2015 66 Sales - +18.18%

YTD 2016 2891 Sales - YTD 2015 1195 Sales - +141.92%

LEXUS


DEC 2016 750 Sales - DEC 2015 894 Sales - -16.11%

YTD 2016 13915 Sales - YTD 2015 13269 Sales - +4.87%

MERCEDES-BENZ


DEC 2016 10220 Sales - DEC 2015 8892 Sales - +14.93%

YTD 2016 169828 Sales - YTD 2015 145254 Sales - +16.92%

INCREASES BY BRAND BY MONTH


ABARTH +55.93%

ASTON MARTIN +64.62%
BENTLEY +34.74%
HONDA +17.90%
HYUNDAI +6.72%
JEEP +7.11%
KIA +9.29%
MASERATI +117.39%
MCLAREN +0.00%
MG +29.68%
MINI +0.18%
NISSAN +8.73%
PORSCHE +127.75%
RENAULT +0.92%
SEAT +60.58%
SKODA +17.63%
SMART +30.06%
SUBARU +9.27%
SUZUKI +16.22%
VOLKSWAGEN +8.46%
VOLVO +4.74%

DECREASES BY BRAND BY MONTH


ALFA ROMEO -21.93%
CITROEN -44.44%
DACIA -5.59%
DS AUTOMOBILES -57.26%
FIAT -7.23%
FORD -10.83%
LOTUS -70.59%
MAZDA -5.25%
MITSUBISHI -29.07%
PEUGEOT -12.66%
SSANGYONG -10.31%
TOYOTA -2.66%
VAUXHALL -18.03%


Well, the end of the year has come and gone and the sales for 2016 are 60,000 higher than the previous year, however, the big brands Ford and Vauxhall are both significantly down, in fact some of the main brands have been hit with a downward trend in December, Citroen, DS, Peugeot, Toyota Mazda and more.


The sales have moved over to the premium brands, Audi, Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes, so, it seems like the cheap brands like MG have grown, and premium brands too, it is the mid range brands that have been hit, and with some of them, they have had a host of new models to gain sales, however this has not worked for some of them.

Jaguar Land Rover finish the year seriously higher, thanks in part to the XE and F-Pace for Jaguar and the Evoque and Discovery Sport for Land Rover, this year will see the new XF Sportbrake and Discovery 5 amongst its new products, the ultra high priced brands like Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren and Maserati have all grown, proving that money talks.


Volkswagen has ended the year up, which considering how they started the year is a minor miracle, and from other markets around the globe VW's sales have grown at long last, this, along with VW Group companies, SEAT, Skoda, Porsche, Bentley and Audi, the company finished the year with over 10.3 million car hand overs.


2017 has a host of new cars coming to market, so hopefully these will boost sales, or at the very least, end the year level, as for The Motoring World Blog, well, we have some plans, we have already tweaked the site with a new colour scheme, and there are already a large number of cars pencilled in for road tests, so we are also going from strength to strength, hopefully, BREXIT will not hurt the UK sales, after all, this is something that can be really hurt if they do not sort it out properly.

Some of the cars that we will be testing over the coming few weeks are the new MG3, Fiat 124, Citroen C3, Peugeot 3008, Subaru Impreza WRX/STi, Subaru BRZ, Subaru Outback and the Mitsubishi Shogun, so a decent range of cars, from the small hatchback to the sports car, cabriolet to the Off Roader, and each and every one i am looking forward to trying.