UK August 2020: Sales swing again down -5.8%, Ford Puma soars to document #4, Kia Niro in Top 10

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UK August 2020: Sales swing back down -5.8%, Ford Puma soars to record #4, Kia Niro in Top 10

The Ford Puma is as much as a world-best 4th place within the UK in August.

After lockdown pent-up demand was launched in July (+11.3%), the UK new automobile market swings again into adverse territory in August at -5.8% year-on-year to 87.226 models, but nonetheless managing the second greatest August quantity previously 15 years. The year-to-date tally now stands at 915.615 models, down -39.7% or 600.000 models on the identical interval in 2019. As is the case in most of Europe, August summer time vacation gross sales solely account for a little share of the annual quantity and September, an important plate change month, will present a significantly better barometer of the UK market’s well being. We have revised our 2020 UK forecast up from 1.62 million models (-30%) final month to 1.65 million (-28%).

1599305697 551 UK August 2020 Sales swing back down 5.8 Ford Puma - UK August 2020: Sales swing again down -5.8%, Ford Puma soars to document #4, Kia Niro in Top 102004-2020 UK August gross sales. Source: SMMT

Private gross sales stay nearly secure at -1.7% to 39.833 and 45.7% share vs. 43.8% in August 2019 whereas fleet gross sales skid -5.5% to 45.943 and 52.7% vs. 52.5% and enterprise deliveries implode -57.9% to simply 1.450. Year-to-date, non-public gross sales are off -35.6% to 434.355 and 47.4% vs. 44.4% over the identical interval in 2019, fleet gross sales drop -42.6% to 463.444 and 50.6% vs. 53.2% and enterprise gross sales are down -51.4% to 17.816. Petrol gross sales edge down -14.7% to 49.376 and 56.6% share vs. 62.5% and off -44.6% YTD to 543.376 and 59.3% share vs. 64.6% in 2019. Diesel gross sales crumble -39.5% to 14.296 and 16.4% share vs. 25.5% and -59.7% YTD to 162.097 and 17.7% share vs. 26.5% in 2019. HEV+MHEV is up 180% to 15.043 and 17.2% share vs. 5.8% a yr in the past and up 34.9% YTD to 135.557 and 14.8% share vs. 6.6% in 2019. BEV is up 77.6% in August to five.589 and 6.4% share vs. 3.4% a yr in the past and up 157% YTD to 44.708 and 4.9% share vs. 1.1% in 2019. PHEV is up 221.1% in August to 2.922 and three.3% share vs. 1% and up 67.7% YTD to 29.877 and three.3% share vs. 1.2% in 2019.

1599305697 482 UK August 2020 Sales swing back down 5.8 Ford Puma - UK August 2020: Sales swing again down -5.8%, Ford Puma soars to document #4, Kia Niro in Top 10Skoda gross sales soar 28.6% in August, the biggest acquire within the Top 10.

Ford (+0.7%) outpaces the UK market to create some respiratory house with #2 Volkswagen (-22.4%) at 12.4% share vs. 10.1% for the German producer. The hole is so much thinner year-to-date at 9.8% and 9.1% respectively. Audi (-32.5%) clings onto its podium spot regardless of a ghastly year-on-year fall, with BMW (+10.4%) and Mercedes (+3.8%) rounding out the Top 5 in very strong form. For solely the second time previously 17 months, embattled Vauxhall (+4.3%) manages a year-on-year uptick to edge as much as #6 total vs. #7 YTD. Skoda (+28.6%) and Kia (+21.1%) rating the biggest year-on-year beneficial properties within the Top 10 by far, whereas additional down Renault (+49.8%), Land Rover (+21.8%), Hyundai (+14.5%), Dacia (+14.5%), Nissan (+12.6%) and Mini (+10.7%) all submit very satisfying double-digit will increase on this depleted context. Beyond the Top 20, MG (+52.3%), Abarth (+23.7%), Fiat (+22.2%), Dacia (+14.5%) and Porsche (+9.8%) stand out whereas Tesla (-58.9%) celebrates one yr of commercialisation of the Model Three in dreadful vogue.

1599305697 253 UK August 2020 Sales swing back down 5.8 Ford Puma - UK August 2020: Sales swing again down -5.8%, Ford Puma soars to document #4, Kia Niro in Top 10MG scores the most important year-on-year uptick in market at +52.3%.

We have two newcomers within the UK month-to-month Top 10 in August. But first, the Ford Fiesta (-15.2%) reclaims the highest spot it holds year-to-date whereas the VW Golf (-25.3%) climbs again to #2 regardless of a steep fall and a brand new era and the Ford Focus (+26.9%) surges forward and cements its presence within the UK podium. Cracking each the UK Top 10 and Top 5 for the primary time, the Ford Puma soars on to 4th place total this month with 2.4% share, after ranking inside the Top 10 of 3 out of 4 UK nations in July. This means, the Puma equals its world-best rating document, having additionally hit #4 in Italy in August. Even although it drops Four spots on final month, the Vauxhall Corsa (+30.7%) continues to profit absolutely from the brand new mannequin and single-handedly pulls the model in constructive (see above). The VW Polo (+14.4%) and Tiguan (+0.8%) additionally handle constructive outcomes and make it 3 Volkswagens within the Top 8. Finally the Kia Niro additionally breaks into the Top 10 for the primary time within the UK in what’s shaping as much as be a historic month for the nameplate in Europe: it additionally tops the Swedish charts for the primary time and ranks #1 in the Netherlands for the 4th time…

Previous month: UK July 2020: Pent-up demand, enticing offers lift market up 11.3%, Vauxhall Corsa leads again

One yr in the past: UK August 2019: Tesla Model 3 lands with a bang (#3), VW T-Roc cracks Top 10 (#7) in market down -1.6%

Full August 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 10 fashions beneath.

UK August 2020 – manufacturers:

15Land Rover2,0422.3%21.8%1333,3963.6%-30.3%1012
26Tesla (e)9051.0%-58.9%3011,0971.2%n/a2429
34Alfa Romeo770.1%-63.0%331,2020.1%-47.9%3334
39Polestar260.0%new40340.0%new40 –
 –Other British (e)880.1%-27.3% –1,1350.1%-36.0% – –
 –Other Imports (e)1200.1%-16.1% –1,1470.1%-61.1% – –

UK August 2020 – fashions:

1Ford Fiesta3,3723.9%-15.2%229,8913.3%-43.5%11
2VW Golf2,5702.9%-25.3%424,3952.7%-37.8%42
3Ford Focus2,3912.7%26.8%325,5172.8%-32.8%23
4Ford Puma2,1282.4%newn/an/an/anewn/a –
5Vauxhall Corsa2,0812.4%30.7%125,1822.8%-27.3%34
6Mercedes A-Class1,7222.0%-8.4%519,3702.1%-42.2%55
7VW Tiguan1,6451.9%0.8%914,4671.6%n/a911
8VW Polo1,4661.7%14.4%714,5121.6%-47.1%89
9Ford Kuga1,4341.6%-19.0%106,2140.7%-75.3%n/a7
10Kia Niro1,4171.6%n/an/an/an/an/an/a83
n/aNissan Qashqai9591.1%-24.5%618,7362.0%-45.7%66
n/aToyota Yaris8701.0%n/an/a13,5461.5%-29.3%1012

Source: SMMT

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