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, 10 April 2017

TMW - The Month of March has the plate change so big sales, and it was a great month too !

JAGUAR

MAR 2017 9571 Sales - 
MAR 2016 5659 Sales - +69.13%
YTD 2017 13134 Sales - YTD 
2016 8680 Sales - +51.31%

LAND ROVER


MAR 2017 22534 Sales - MAR 2016 18234 Sales - +23.58%
YTD 2017 29739 Sales - YTD 2016 24118 Sales - +23.31%

JAGUAR LAND ROVER (COMBINED)


MAR 2017 32105 Sales - MAR 2016 23893 Sales - +34.37%
YTD 2017 42873 Sales - YTD 
2016 32798 Sales - +30.72%

AUDI


MAR 2017 30867 Sales - MAR 2016 30483 Sales - +1.26%
YTD 2017 47780 Sales - YTD 
2016 47380 Sales - +0.84%

BMW


MAR 2017 15066 Sales - MAR 2016 17181 Sales - +7.40%
YTD 2017 49481 Sales - YTD 
2016 46495 Sales - +6.42%

INFINITI


MAR 2017 985 Sales - MAR 2016 392 Sales - +151.28%
YTD 2017 1285 Sales - YTD 
2016 524 Sales - +145.23%

LEXUS


MAR 2017 2888 Sales - MAR 2016 3104 Sales - -6.96%
YTD 2017 3894 Sales - YTD 
2016 4337 Sales - -10.21%

MERCEDES-BENZ


MAR 2017 35690 Sales - MAR 2016 30243 Sales - +18.01%
YTD 2017 54837 Sales - YTD 
2016 47239 Sales - +16.08%

INCREASES BY BRAND BY MONTH


ABARTH +26.68%

ALFA ROMEO +6.90%ASTON MARTIN +135.40%
BENTLEY +26.86%

DACIA +10.10%
FORD +11.32%
HYUNDAI +9.81%
KIA +22.94%

LOTUS +1.15%MASERATI +95.72%
MCLAREN +0.00%
MG +7.36%
MINI +6.73%
NISSAN +21.68%
PORSCHE +12.36%
RENAULT +4.87%
SEAT +25.33%
SKODA +9.30%
SMART +13.39%
SUZUKI +20.84%

TOYOTA +13.81%VOLKSWAGEN +4.06%
VOLVO +18.02%


DECREASES BY BRAND BY MONTH


CITROEN -14.08%
DS AUTOMOBILES -39.23%
FIAT -5.83%
HONDA -9.83%
JEEP -26.27%
MAZDA -11.76%
MITSUBISHI -22.49%
PEUGEOT -8.38%
SSANGYONG -1.74%

SUBARU -5.38%
VAUXHALL -11.06%



The month saw some significant changes, as well as some big improvements, Jaguar leads the way with huge growth, along with sister brand Land Rover, the combined sales are running at around a third higher than at the same time a year earlier, however, the UK brand which has now been sold to the French Giant PSA, Vauxhall continues to hemorrhage sales as they have dome ever month this year.

The Longbridge based brand MG is selling more and more cars this year, with the ever popular MG3 and SUV, GS, this will be bolstered with the arrival of an all new SUV model later in the year, tentatively called the ZS, but not the name of the car when it eventually arrives in the UK, and hopefully it will get a show at the London Motor Show, like the GS did last year.
Talking of the PSA Group, which includes Peugeot, Citroen and DS Automobiles, all three brands have dropped sales again, and like Vauxhall, this has happened every month this year, so, who are getting these sales, well, Ford grows again, along with the premium brands from Germany, Audi, BMW and Mercedes, added to UK brands Aston Martin, Bentley and Lotus there seems to be a "quality brand" increase in sales.


But saying that, there is also a rise in sales for the mid to lower end of the market brands, like Renault, Suzuki, SEAT Skoda and smart, these are all growers too, in fact there are very few brands that have decreased YTD, even the US Giant FCA has seen sales dip in the Jeep and FIAT ranges, at least Alfa and Maserati have increased, but not by enough to offset the declines in Jeep and FIATs sales.

The big suprise for us is the PSA Group sales, with so many new cars across the three brands, awards and price cuts, the sales are still heading south, so what can they do to change this, well, to be honest, we have no idea, they are doing everything possible to increase the sales without positive results.

Well, thats it for another month, we look forward to the London Motor Show, where we will be on Press day, enjoy Easter, we hope you all have a good one.