Doomed Fiesta accelerates Ford’s UK automobile registrations forward of Volkswagen


One other close to doubling of latest automobile registrations from Ford was led by the doomed Fiesta hatchback throughout October, Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) knowledge reveals.

The blue oval delivered 94.7% extra vehicles than in October 2021 final month to guide the market with 13,295 registrations, with the long-time hatchback favorite main the best-selling automobile rankings with 4,230 items.

It meant that the Fiesta – going through the axe from the model’s mannequin line-up in 2023 – made the distinction as Ford accelerated forward of market rival Volkswagen with 108,072 registrations year-to-date, versus 104,975 for the German OEM.

Regardless of falling behind Ford – up 1.9% year-to-date – Volkswagen grew its October registrations by 41.5%, to 12,804 items, in October however stays 19.5% down year-to-date.

A number of carmakers grew their registrations volumes by over 100% final month because the sector delivered 26.4% growth on a bleak October 2021 which skilled a 24.6% year-on-year decline.

Cupra was up 104.9% to 1,543 items, Land Rover 103.4% to three,275, whereas MG continued its march to progress with volumes up 103% to 4,749 items.

The VW Group’s fastest-growing model continues to ship vital progress following the launch of its Born electrical car (EV), which is at the moment the topic of a long-term road test by AM editor Tim Rose.

Its progress seems to be coming to the detriment of sister model Seat, nonetheless, which suffered an additional 38.4% decline (to 1,532 items) in October to depart its annual registrations down 54% at 18,463 year-to-date.

Cupra’s year-to-date registrations at the moment are up 94.4% at 12,016, with an similar 0.9% market share to VW model Porsche, which has seen its registrations rise 35.8% to 13,155 in the identical interval..

Among the many key year-to-date market share winners are: MG, at 3.2%; Tesla whose gross sales have risen 45.4% to 32,229, leading to a market share of two.4%; Kia, up 9.3% YTD to 89,146, to ship a 6.64% share; and Hyundai, up 19.5% YTD at 69,757 with a market share of 5.2%.


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