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, 11 May 2017

TMW - Its that time of the month with UK sales figures showing a massive 20% decrease in sales.

JAGUAR

APR 2017 1732 Sales - 
APR 2016 2405 Sales - -27.98%
YTD 2017 14866 Sales - YTD 
2016 11085 Sales - +34.11%

LAND ROVER
APR 2017 4162 Sales - APR 2016 6482 Sales - -36.50%
YTD 2017 33855 Sales - YTD 2016 30600 Sales - +10.64%

JAGUAR LAND ROVER (COMBINED)
APR 2017 5895 Sales - APR 2016 8887 Sales - -50.75%
YTD 2017 48721 Sales - YTD 
2016 41685 Sales - +16.88%

AUDI
APR 2017 13094 Sales - APR 2016 13668 Sales - -4.20%
YTD 2017 60874 Sales - YTD 
2016 61048 Sales - -0.29%

BMW
APR 2017 11277 Sales - APR 2016 10980 Sales - +2.70%
YTD 2017 60758 Sales - YTD 
2016 57475 Sales - +5.71%

INFINITI
APR 2017 118 Sales - APR 2016 335 Sales - -64.78%
YTD 2017 1403 Sales - YTD 
2016 859 Sales - +63.33%

LEXUS
APR 2017 672 Sales - APR 2016 835 Sales - -19.52%
YTD 2017 4566 Sales - YTD 
2016 5172 Sales - -11.72%

MERCEDES-BENZ
APR 2017 13345 Sales - APR 2016 12077 Sales - +10.50%
YTD 2017 68182 Sales - YTD 
2016 59316 Sales - +14.95%

INCREASES BY BRAND BY MONTH

ABARTH +15.22%

ALFA ROMEO +1.59%

ASTON MARTIN +129.21%
BENTLEY +4.90%

DACIA +2.69%
FORD +2.99%
HYUNDAI +6.95%
KIA +16.01%

LOTUS +5.41%

MASERATI +77.91%
MCLAREN +0.00%
MG +1.58%
MINI +4.11%
NISSAN +13.96%
PORSCHE +6.19%
RENAULT +0.15%
SEAT +22.61%
SKODA +4.79%
SMART +11.91%

SSANGYONG +0.06%
SUZUKI +12.72%

TOYOTA +7.27%

VOLVO +10.01%

DECREASES BY BRAND BY MONTH

CITROEN -18.69%
DS AUTOMOBILES -41.37%
FIAT -13.29%
HONDA -9.86%
JEEP -38.09%
MAZDA -13.57%
MITSUBISHI -19.61%
PEUGEOT -10.58%

SUBARU -16.07%
VAUXHALL -14.94%

VOLKSWAGEN -6.17%
Jaguar Land Rover dropped by a significant amount in April, down by 50%, but the YTD saw sales still showing an increase in sales over the same period a year earlier, however With the London Motor Show just completed, we saw some significant releases, the all new MG XS, the small SUV from the Longbridge based company, the Alpine Sports Coupe from Renault, the facelifted Korando from Ssangyong and the UK launch of the Crossland and Insignia from vauxhall.
UK premium brands like Lotus, Bentley and Aston Martin all showed positive figures in the year to the end of April, whereas Volkswagen in the month and YTD saw decreases, in the month they were down by over 41%, in fact in April there was only 8 brands that grew sales over the same  month a year earlier.
Is the decline due to Brexit, or something thats not known about yet, either way, the motor industry in the UK will not be able to cope with continued decreases in sales, and if it is, then maybe the UK produced cars will grow sales, so JLR, Bentley, Lotus, Aston Martin, Honda, Nissan and Toyota as the main brands should take advantage of the issues. 
With Peugeot taking over Vauxhall, what will happen with Luton and Ellesmere Port facilities, will the carry on producing Vauxhall's, and what about the possibility of these plants producing cars from the PSA Group, so who knows, after all these years, Peugeots might be built in the UK again, or even Citroen's for the first time in decades.