30 April 2015

Car Sales Central England Top 5 By Region : 2014



The Midlands were very much the heart of the UK car industry of years gone by. Jaguar and Land Rover are still there but the region isn't what it used to be for car production.

                 

WM has Vauxhall as top but with a slight reduction. Nissan had a nice leap with a strong 24% rise. Both Citroen and Peugeot do much better than elsewhere in the UK.

West Midlands

10 11 12 13 14 Make 2014 Share + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Vauxhall 34,858 12.0% -4%

2 2 2 2 2 Ford 32,581 11.2% 8%

6 6 6 6 3 Nissan 24,720 8.5% 24%

10 8 7 5 4 Citroën 21,255 7.3% 6%

3 4 4 4 5 Peugeot 20,936 7.2% 2%






Total 290,888
5%

EM is very much a German brand region with Mercedes surprisingly popular. Perennial leader GM Vauxhall had a poor year and MB cemented its lead over Audi.


East Midlands

10 11 12 13 14 Make 2014 Share + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Vauxhall 28,773 14.5% -17%

2 3 3 2 2 Ford 24,143 12.2% 7%

3 2 2 3 3 Volkswagen 20,933 10.6% 4%

6 5 6 4 4 Mercedes 11,338 5.7% 10%

8 7 7 5 5 Audi 10,012 5.0% -2%






Total 198,352
5%

The East had amazing growth in total sales and for BMW. I wonder why that happened? Was there a boundary realignment? One thing that hasn't changed is Ford being the top seller by far, albeit with a reduced majority.


East

10 11 12 13 14 Make 2014 Share + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Ford 49,106 20.3% 9%

8 7 6 5 2 BMW 23,476 9.7% 112%

2 2 2 2 3 Vauxhall 19,244 7.9% 14%

3 3 3 3 4 Volkswagen 16,546 6.8% 22%

4 4 4 4 5 Audi 14,263 5.9% 23%






Total 242,134
23%

Data source: DFT.

Slovakia Car Production By Brand : 2014

The C'eed model exclusively produced for Europe

Slovakia has the highest per capita car production in the world. In other words, for the number of people living there, they make more cars per person than anywhere else! That said, they did manage a -1% decrease in 2014, but considering the poor car sales in Europe for the year that is not surprising. No doubt 2015 will be better.

VW has four brands represented and PSA has both its makes making a model there. Kia makes the Sportage, C'eed and Venga models. VW manufactures the Touareg, Golf Syncro and UP!, Audi the Q7, SEAT the Mii and Skoda the Citogo. The Porsche Cayenne has recently been moved to Slovakia, but production numbers for that model is under VW. PSA make the Peugeot 208 and Citroën the C3 Picasso.


10 11 12 13 14 Model 2014 Share + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Kia 323,720 33.3% 3%

4 2 2 2 2 VW 265,643 27.3% -10%

2 3 3 3 3 Peugeot 206,562 21.2% 12%

5 5 4 5 4 Audi 61,012 6.3% -4%

3 4 5 4 5 Citroen 48,614 5.0% -24%

6 6 6 6 6 Skoda 41,974 4.3% -2%

- 7 7 7 7 Seat 25,845 2.7% 1%






Total 973,370 -1%

Summary: 2006 was the year the quarter of a million figure was passed and half a million a year later. 2012 and the three quarters of a million was surpassed. Will 2015 mark the year that the million car barrier is broken? I would say so.

29 April 2015

Car Sales North England Top 5 By Region : 2014


The top of England has been divided up into three areas, with the top 5 from each area. There isn't that much difference with brands, but how they are placed is.

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NW (or mainly Lancashire) is stable, with Nissan doing slightly better than the UK average but other brands much the same. The area where most cars are sold in the north.



North West

10 11 12 13 14 Make 2014 Share + / -

1 1 1 1 1 Ford 34,545 14.4% 4%

2 2 2 2 2 Vauxhall 25,157 10.5% 9%

3 3 3 3 3 Volkswagen 22,080 9.2% 14%

4 4 4 4 4 Nissan 17,550 7.3% 14%

7 5 5 5 5 Audi 16,496 6.9% 14%






Total 239,533
9%

Y&H or east of the Pennines, has BMW doing very well. There must be some well heeled folk in the region. They're very canny in Yorkshire.


Yorkshire & Humberside

10 11 12 13 14 Make 2014 Share + / -

1 1 2 1 1 Ford 21,939 12.5% 4%

2 2 1 2 2 BMW 20,376 11.6% 9%

3 3 3 3 3 Vauxhall 15,621 8.9% 6%

4 4 4 4 4 Volkswagen 14,664 8.4% 2%

7 5 5 5 5 Audi 10,730 6.1% 16%






Total 175,160
6%

The NE is very much working class and new car sales are not that high. It is also where Nissan has a huge assembly plant, yet that didn't stop the brand dropping to 4th. Ford managed a decrease and GM Vauxhall went top.


North East

10 11 12 13 14 Make 2014 Share + / -

1 1 2 2 1 Vauxhall 11,215 13.4% 11%

2 2 1 1 2 Ford 10,194 12.2% -4%

4 4 4 4 3 Volkswagen 6,592 7.9% 11%

3 3 3 3 4 Nissan 6,539 7.8% 1%

11 8 9 5 5 Audi 4,237 5.1% 17%






Total 83,413
7%

Data source: DFT.