The winners and losers in 2016, the UK car market

The growth in UK new car sales are set out in the last few years, to come to an end, after the heights of 2016. The 2.7 million new cars sold this year, a nearly 40% increase compared to the 2011 trough, with 1.94 m.

The big question on the scope of the next lower gear. The SMMT expects that a 5% reduction in the next year, but many traders recommend closer to 10% because of the falling consumer sentiment and rising prices. Foreign-built cars are more expensive because of a weaker pound, but the UK suffer from cars, because the average British car gets 59% of its parts from overseas.

ALFA ROMEO – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 0.19%; In 2016, Market Share 0.18%

In the last years, Alfa-Romeo, probably has more of a PowerPoint presentation about his re-birth as the cars. The new plan depends on the Giulia sedan and a family of SUVs, led by the recently unveiled Stelvio.

ASTON MARTIN – DOWN

2015 market share of 0.04%; in 2016, the market share of 0.03%

New management, new money and a new factory, to be a SUV (of course). We are in the process of figuring out whether or not a luxury brand can really flourish outside the control of a global manufacturer.

AUDI – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 6.33%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 6.60%

Audi increasing market share is always dangerously close to Volkswagen. A premium brand is not provided, the have the nose in the front, the volume of parents, i.e., to apply the brakes if VW refuses, much more, Audi may.

BENTLEY – UP

2015 market share of 0.05%; in 2016, market share 0.07%

Bentley is on his way in the direction of the doubling of the 2015 market share, thanks to the Roque Bentayga. It is planning a product offensive with the Bentayga profit, but the VW-crisis spending means could be tight.

BMW – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 6.36%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 6.66%

A BMW-MD once said it would never sell more than 100,000 cars in the UK. It is now running at 170,000, but, in view of the fact that every conceivable niche has been filled, the further growth is really hard to imagine

CITROËN – DOWN

2015 Market Share Of 3.37%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 3.01%

DS is still counted as part of the Citroen in spite of turned into a stand-alone brand is misfiring, with the DS 3 sold three to one of the Mini. Citroën’s biggest seller, the price-cost C1 city-car is.

DACIA – DOWN

2015 Market Share 1.00%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 0.98%

Dacia is a short pause for breath until the Duster, the model with the greatest potential, is replaced in the next year.

FERRARI – THE SAME

2015 market share of 0.03%; in 2016, the market share of 0.03%

An unusual problem: how to restrict to get the production to maintain exclusivity? The 2019 Dino is planned to grow annual production from 7000 to 9000, but the potential gains of 10,000-plus cars, but certainly tempting.

FIAT – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 2.54%; In 2016, Market Share Is 2.40%

In the US, the Fiat is more open about their problems than it is here. Its US-the head of the car-brands, Timothy Kuniskis, said in an interview that the 500X has been any addition of sales; it was just cannibali sing the 500L. She does the same here.

FORD – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 12.73%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 11.83%

Ford’s worst market share loss in many years. If the half-baked Ecosport to be made against the Vauxhall Mokka X as the Fiesta against the Vauxhall Corsa, Ford would still enjoy a market share of more than 13%.

HONDA – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 2.03%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 2.22%

The first increase, the improve for a long time, and it is thanks to the HR-V. Honda’s belated admission that it needs Turbo petrol engines means its bad CO2 values should also.

HYUNDAI – UP

2015 Market Share Of 3.35%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 3.45%

A third of the applications come from the highly-profitable SUVs (Tucson and Santa Fe), so that Hyundai is not too much, however, that the entire turnover of almost station.

INFINITI – UP

2015 market share of 0.05%; in 2016, market share 0.11%

The strange UK-made Q30 and QX30 (based on a Mercedes A-class, not on a Nissan Qashqai), hardly any waves, let alone waves. At least Sunderland employees will receive for the next X-to build the Trail.

JAGUAR – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 0.91%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 1.28%

The F-Pace SUV, the XE sedan Jaguar sales growth the most. Expect the brand a market share approach from 1.5% in the next year.

JEEP – UP

2015 market share of 0.41%; in 2016, the market share of 0.53%

About 75% of Jeep applications now come from the Fiat-based small SUV Renegade. At least its easy to the agricultural dynamics of a reminder of the traditional Jeeps.

KIA – UP

2015 Market Share 2.98%; In 2016, Market Share 3.40%

One of the more unlikely statistics to 2016, is that the Sportage can also Kuga at the end of the year, as the UK’s number one compact SUV, the Ford.

LAND ROVER – UP

2015 market share of 2.53%; in 2016, the market share of 2.97%

Another year, another sales record. Also, the Evoque, now the oldest model in the range, increased its turnover by a third.

LEXUS – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 0.50%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 0.52%

Half of the total sales come from SUVs (the NX and RX). If Lexus has a European future, it is a limousine in these vehicles, rather than me-too.

LOTUS – SAME

2015 market share of 0.01%; in 2016, the market share of 0.01%

Lotus in the income-shock: the company went into the black this fall. The next years will be about facelifts, but the company is planning a new sports-series plus is a SUV.

MASERATI – THE SAME

2015 market share of 0.05%; in 2016, market share of 0.05%

Alfa Romeo big brother in prestige, but his identical twin in relation to the objectives missed. The 2014 plan was for around 5000 UK sales per year by 2018 — a threefold increase as in the year 2016.

MAZDA – UP

2015 market share of 1.73%; in 2016, the market share of 1.77%

Post-Ford Mazda is successfully plowing its own way with its Skyactiv technology. It is also good to see that the sales of the MX-5 up to three-quarters to a very healthy 4000-plus.

MERCEDES-BENZ – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 5.52%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 6.35%

Mercedes has recently revived his spirit to be discovered as a punchbag by Audi and BMW for much of the century. All three brands are now in a photo finish race to total sales in the year 2016.

MG – TO

In 2015, The Market Share Of 0.12%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 0.15%

SAIC has bowed to the inevitable and gave kit the installation of the MGs in Longbridge. The new GS-crossover is still no discernible influence.

MINI – UP TO

In 2015, The Market Share Of 2.41%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 2.45%

A successful 2016, thanks to the five-door hatch. There should be a further boost next year with the new Countryman, a more rounded product as endangered Mk1.

MITSUBISHI – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 0.86%; In 2016, Market Share 0.68%

Mitsubishi in the UK is, in fact, the Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV, which is around two-thirds of sales, but that will come off the boil a bit. Motor vehicle-tax-changes for the next year is also an erosion of the Outlander PHEV the tax advantage.

NISSAN – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 5.85%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 5.64%

The two main models, the Juke and Qashqai are in middle age now, but there are many new activities planned, all-new Micra and the facelifted Qashqai in 2017, the new Juke in the year 2018 and stabilize should be his share.

PEUGEOT – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 3.96%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 3.69%

As fashionably late to a party, a thing is not possible, but, it also happens, is something else. Peugeot has just designed a preview of its first home-SUV, the 5008. Hatchback sales are waning, necessarily.

PORSCHE – UP

2015 market share of 0.46%; in 2016, the market share of 0.47%

With 60% of sales come from the Macan and Cayenne, Porsche is a sports car company, or a sporty SUV company? In the meantime, buyers of the Boxster does not seem to care, the new four-cylinder engine.

RENAULT – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 2.87%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 3.14%

The Captur and Kadjar crossover are a very good business, but the Mégane and Scénic have broken the sales. It is possible that these model names are now toxic according to the reliability of the previous generations of suffering.

ROLLS-ROYCE – UP

2015 market share of 0.01%; in 2016, the market share of 0.02%

The turnover was largely stable, but it could be a real increase in the year 2018 with the new Phantom and the Cullinan SUV.

SITTING DOWN

In 2015, the market share of 1.81%; in 2016, the market share of 1.75%

This year, everything was hanging on until the Ateca-arrived SUV. Expect good progress in the year 2017.

SKODA – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 2.84%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 2.97%

It is noteworthy that the Superb is now the UK’s fourth best selling large family car, the Vauxhall Insignia, Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mondeo. There are volume brands and premium brands, but Skoda is probably something even more rare: a classless brand.

SMART – UP

In 2015, The Market Share Of 0.32%; In 2016, The Market Share Of 0.44%

The new Forfour/Twingo platform, sold seven-to-one of the Aygo/108/C1, and five-to-one by the 500/Ka. There is a reason why every other Diesel has its engine in the front.

SSANGYONG – UP

2015 market share of 0.13%; in 2016, the market share of 0.17%

The Lotus of the SUVs: a permanent loss, but now is the inclusion of a small trading profit. Ssangyong not remains to be successful enough, self-funding, though.

SUBARU EQUAL TO

2015 market share of 0.13%; in 2016, the market share of 0.13%

The UK is not the point, the worthy 4×4 with a flat four engines, whereas the Americans, you can find Subaru for the epitome of rational engineering and buy to 600,000 in the year. We expect to see a Promotion on this contrast.

SUZUKI – UP

2015 market share of 1.31%; in 2016, the market share of 1.43%

The only company that make big profits, small cars (thanks to 47% of the Indian market). Suzuki will strengthen its position as a manufacturer of SUVs with the long-awaited new Vitara is now.

TOYOTA – DOWN

2015 market share of 3.75%; in 2016, the market share of 3.66%

The tedious Auris and Avensis will be largely replaced by the new Qashqai competitor, the C-HR, the finally, Toyota a competitive family car. Currently, more than half of its revenues are derived from the small Aygo, and Yaris.

VAUXHALL DOWN

In 2015, the market share of 10.24%; in 2016, market share of 9.3%

Vauxhall to auditors each of the mocha X want to see them kissing; it is a great success, selling more than 40,000 per year, and the leading in their segment. The rest of the range is largely a fight.

VOLKSWAGEN – DOWN

In 2015, The Market Share Of 8.50%; In 2016, Market Share 7.61%

A severe post-diesel gate decline. Fleet Manager seem to be careful, as you fear, if you want to buy a used Volkswagen-diesel in 2019.

VOLVO – UP

2015 market share of 1.65%; in 2016, the market share of 1.71%

Volvo is quietly reinventing itself. For decades, the Swedish company was known as ‘the great estate car company’, but now it is almost half of its sales come from the XC60 and XC90 SUVs.

It was for sale a good year to…

Crossover B-segment models such as the Captur, were up 17%; C-segment cars, like the Qashqai, were up to 25%.

SUV market share rose from 28% to a new record. Only super minis and small family cars remain popular.

Sports cars and luxury sedans – sales of the two segments were 11%.

It was to sell a bad year…

City-cars – in Spite of the new-ish models like the Adam, the market share fell for the second year in a row.

Non-premium-tailgate – Superminis and family hatchback sales, both fell as people moved to crossovers.

Large family cars , The D – segment with cars like the Mondeo, fell once again to only 3.8 percent market share. Twenty years ago, it was more than 20%.

David Francis