The Vauxhall Mokka is up to #3 in the UK in February.

Always a low month before the license plate change of March, in February the UK market rises 15% year-on-year on a locked down February 2021 to 58,994 sales. The year-to-date tally is now up 23% to 174,081. When discounting 2021, this is however the lowest February volume since 2009. Private sales lead the charge at +30% to 27,784 units and 47.1% share vs. 41.7% a year ago, while fleet sales are a lot more shy at +2% to 29,891 and 50.7% share vs. 57.1% in 2021 and business sales are up 110.7% to 1,319 and 2.2% share vs. 1.2%. Year-to-date, private sales soar 51.8% to 90.084 and 51.7% share vs. 41.9% a year ago, fleets edge up 0.5% to 80,708 and 46.4% share vs. 56.7% and business sales are up 71.7% but remain marginal at 3,289 units and 1.9% share vs. 1.4%.

In terms of alimentation, petrol is down -10.5% to 23,952 and 40.6% share vs. 52.1% a year ago, diesel implodes -42% to 3,922 and 6.6% vs. 13.2% and MHEV is up 15.1% to 9.143 and 15.5% share, unchanged on 2021. Sales of BEV surge 196.3% to 10,417 and 17.7% share vs. 6.9% a year ago while PHEV is up 48.9% to 4,677 and 7.9% share vs. 6.1% and HEV is up 115.4% to 6,883 and 11.7% vs. 6.2% in February 2021. Year-to-date, petrol is up 5.3% to 75,420 and 43.3% share vs. 50.6% a year ago, diesel is down -44.4% to 9,930 and 5.7% share vs. 12.6% in 2021 and MHEV is up 29.5% to 17.1% share vs. 162% a year ago. BEV is up 154.2% to 24,850 and 14.3% share vs. 6.9%, PHEV is up 47.8% to 13,724 and 7.9% share vs. 6.6% and HEV is up 103.6% to 20,375 and 11.7% share vs. 7.1% a year ago.

Source: SMMT

Over in the brands ranking, BMW (+16.3%) signs its second ever monthly win after last November with 7.8% share. Vauxhall (+33%) more than doubles the market growth and gains 5 spots on January to land in 2nd place, its highest ranking since April 2020. Ford (-13.3%) continues to skid down but is up three ranks on last month to #3, its highest position since last August. Surprise #1 in January, Kia (+32.1%) continues to vastly outpace the market but drops three spots to #4. It however remains #1 YTD for now. Toyota (+55.9%) manages the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 8 but is stuck to 5th place, a ranking it also held over the Full Year 2021. Hyundai (+147.7%) and Peugeot (+38.4%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10 while just outside, Tesla (+2767.8%) scores a surreal uptick at #11 and 4.4% share. Honda (+226.9%), Cupra (+189.7%), Mazda (+142.9%), Porsche (+95.3%), Mini (+63.1%) and Citroen (+57.1%) also impress further down.

Model-wise, in another very volatile month the Vauxhall Corsa (+41.8%) manages to reclaim the pole position both for the month ad year-to-date as last month’s leader, the Kia Sportage (-11.6%) disappears from the Top 10. The Mini is back up two spots on January to #2 while the Vauxhall Mokka is up four to #3, a new ranking record for this generation and the best result for the Mokka nameplate since it hit #3 in August 2017. The Tesla Model Y lands directly in 4th place overall, followed by the Tesla Model 3. The Kia Niro is down three ranks on January to a still very respectable #6, distancing the Ford Puma (+27.3%). The Peugeot 2008 is up to a new record #8 for its third appearance in the UK Top 10 after last December (#9) and October (#9). It’s also a ranking record for the Hyundai Kona at #9, eclipsing its previous best of #10 hit last July in a second ever appearance in the UK Top 10. The Ford Kuga (-0.8%) is back inside the Top 10 for the first time since April 2021.

Previous month: UK January 2022: Kia and Sportage take control in market back up 27.5%

One year ago: UK February 2021: Sales plunge -35.5% to lowest February since 1959, Volvo, Kia, MG resist

Full February 2022 Top 40 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

UK February 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand Feb-22 % /20 Jan 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 BMW   4,583 7.8% 16.3% 4 12,963 7.4% 18.5% 2 3
2 Vauxhall   4,467 7.6% 33.0% 7 11,029 6.3% 23.1% 7 7
3 Ford   4,448 7.5% -13.3% 6 11,904 6.8% -14.0% 3 4
4 Kia 3,795 6.4% 32.1% 1 14,299 8.2% 56.4% 1 8
5 Toyota 3,675 6.2% 55.9% 5 11,705 6.7% 70.3% 6 5
6 Mercedes   3,476 5.9% -8.2% 8 9,831 5.6% -5.4% 8 6
7 Audi   3,310 5.6% -10.9% 2 11,877 6.8% 15.3% 4 2
8 Volkswagen 3,283 5.6% -33.7% 3 11,797 6.8% -5.8% 5 1
9 Hyundai 3,116 5.3% 147.7% 9 8,740 5.0% 100.6% 9 9
10 Peugeot   2,698 4.6% 38.4% 11 6,736 3.9% 38.0% 10 11
11 Tesla 2,581 4.4% 2767.8% 38 2,631 1.5% 387.2% 22 17
12 Mini 2,539 4.3% 63.1% 13 5,989 3.4% 85.6% 11 15
13 Skoda 1,892 3.2% -15.6% 15 5,105 2.9% -4.2% 13 12
14 Citroen 1,726 2.9% 57.1% 22 3,376 1.9% 31.0% 18 19
15 Honda 1,618 2.7% 226.9% 17 4,163 2.4% 184.2% 16 21
16 Volvo 1,513 2.6% -15.4% 14 4,837 2.8% -2.6% 14 14
17 Nissan   1,468 2.5% -35.5% 10 5,847 3.4% -15.4% 12 10
18 Mazda 1,205 2.0% 142.9% 20 3,259 1.9% 162.0% 20 22
19 Renault 951 1.6% 36.2% 18 3,332 1.9% 46.2% 19 20
20 MG 911 1.5% 9.6% 12 4,471 2.6% 102.8% 15 18
21 Land Rover 902 1.5% -50.9% 16 3,729 2.1% -31.8% 17 13
22 Seat 882 1.5% -42.1% 19 3,049 1.8% -23.4% 21 16
23 Suzuki 771 1.3% 50.9% 25 1,740 1.0% 79.2% 25 23
24 Fiat 667 1.1% 56.9% 23 1,995 1.1% 138.4% 24 24
25 Dacia 379 0.6% 29.4% 21 2,232 1.3% 98.0% 23 26
26 Porsche 377 0.6% 95.3% 24 1,690 1.0% 52.0% 26 28
27 Jaguar 351 0.6% 5.1% 27 1,010 0.6% -19.1% 28 25
28 Polestar 331 0.6% 26.8% 29 649 0.4% 10.6% 30 32
29 Lexus 300 0.5% 56.3% 26 1,158 0.7% 41.6% 27 27
30 Cupra 226 0.4% 189.7% 28 880 0.5% 202.4% 29 29
31 DS 85 0.1% 16.4% 30 399 0.2% 119.2% 31 33
32 Jeep 78 0.1% -35.0% 31 274 0.2% -3.9% 32 31
33 Bentley 57 0.1% 103.6% 32 191 0.1% 63.2% 33 39
34 Smart 54 0.1% -8.5% 35 149 0.1% 4.2% 36 36
35 Alfa Romeo 51 0.1% 70.0% 34 149 0.1% 30.7% 35 37
36 SsangYong 37 0.1% 117.6% 33 157 0.1% 145.3% 34 38
37 Subaru 31 0.1% 40.9% 36 120 0.1% 130.8% 37 35
38 Abarth 25 0.0% -61.5% 39 74 0.0% -41.3% 39 34
39 Maserati 22 0.0% 83.3% 37 89 0.1% 43.5% 38 40
40 Genesis 5 0.0% new 41 20 0.0% new 41 42
41 Alpine 2 0.0% n/a 40 32 0.0% 540.0% 40 41
42 Mitsubishi 0 0.0% -100.0%  – 0 0.0% -100.0%  – 30
 – Other British 54 0.1% -19.4%  – 254 0.1% 13.4%  –  –
 – Other Imports 52 0.1% -24.6%  – 150 0.1% -38.0%  –  –

UK February 2022 – models:

Pos Model Feb-22 % /21 Jan 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Vauxhall Corsa 1,997 3.4% 41.8% 5 4,282 2.5% -4.5% 1 1
2 Mini 1,775 3.0% n/a 4 4,088 2.3% n/a 3 3
3 Vauxhall Mokka 1,465 2.5% n/a 7 3,659 2.1% n/a 5 n/a
4 Tesla Model Y 1,306 2.2% new n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a  –
5 Tesla Model 3 1,275 2.2% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 2
6 Kia Niro 1,184 2.0% -2.6% 3 3,556 2.0% 20.3% 6 n/a
7 Ford Puma 1,165 2.0% 27.3% 2 3,773 2.2% 41.0% 4 8
8 Peugeot 2008 984 1.7% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
9 Hyundai Kona 966 1.6% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Ford Kuga 952 1.6% -0.8% n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 n/a
n/a Toyota Corolla 823 1.4% n/a 10 2,590 1.5% n/a 9 n/a
n/a Ford Focus 812 1.4% -14.1% 8 2,634 1.5% 0.1% 8 n/a
n/a Hyundai Tucson 777 1.3% n/a 6 3,013 1.7% n/a 7 n/a
n/a Kia Sportage 676 1.1% -11.6% 1 4,134 2.4% 10.2% 2 9
n/a Volvo XC40 n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,437 1.4% -29.4% 10 n/a

Source: SMMT



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