Car Makers Premier League – July 2009


July’s Car Makers Premier League (based on the SMMT figures for UK new car registrations in July 2009) reveals a mixed picture of varying degrees of scrappage scheme success. The headline figure may be a 2.4% increase but overall sales are still down 22.8% so far this year compared with 2008. The league this month does makes very good reading for Hyundai, however who smash last July’s total to bits with a whopping 4030 increase in registrations leaving them with a 203% boost. The good news doesn’t stop with Hyundai either with the top eight positions this monthall outperforming the market. There is even some good news for league whipping boys Renault who finally move off the bottom position to 19th swopping places with Mazda who must be dreaming of those heady days in February when they looked down on everyone from the number one spot with a 32% year on year increase. Now it’s a disappointing 21% decline.

This month we lost Suzuki who looked like they were doing well last month in 3rd position but this month their total sales have taken them out of the top 20. Replacing them is Seat who storm back in at number 5 with a recession busting 22% increase in sales.

It will be interesting to see the table once the scrappage scheme ends because, as we reported last month, a lot of manufacturers are outperforming the market even without the aid of the scrappage incentive, with Kia being the big achiever. According to some it may end sooner rather than later as the success of the scheme means the money set aside for it by the government may dry up before the finish date, so we may not have long to find out.

POSManufacturerJuly 2008July 2009Diff%
1(1)198160114030203
2(2)22533719146665
3(4)47657365260055
4(7)41865216103025
5(-)1952238743522
6(10)2522281629412
7(11)2662294328111
8(9)466348702074
9(11)545055831332
10(12)1334613282(64)(0.5)
11(9)71247042(82)(1)
12(5)2530124679(622)(2)
13(13)86778173(504)(6)
14(14)25522362(190)(7)
15(17)62245664(560)(9)
16(15)81347294(840)(10)
17(18)2077718604(2173)(10)
18(16)87627547(1215)(14)
19(20)62465150(1096)(18)
20(19)35642829(735)(21)

Best selling models:

Ford Fiesta – 8,976
Ford Focus – 7,934
Vauxhall Corsa – 5,920
Vauxhall Astra – 5,705
Volkswagen Golf – 4,101
Peugeot 207 – 3,957
Vauxhall Insignia – 3,340
BMW 3 Series – 3,292
Hyundai i10 – 3,084
Renault Clio – 2,837


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