Ford registrations nearly double to guide SMMT’s September rankings


Ford nearly doubled its registrations to guide the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) rating of the UK’s best-selling automotive manufacturers in September.

12 months-on yr progress of 92.2% drove the blue oval’s complete registrations to twenty,735 items in the important thing numberplate change month as Volkswagen’s volumes rose by 15.6% to 18,996 following a extra constant displaying in September 2021.

The Puma crossover – the UK’s second-best promoting automotive of 2022, behind Vauxhall’s Corsa – was as soon as once more Ford’s best-selling mannequin, with 5,799 gross sales placing it 1,229 items forward of the Fiesta hatchback.

Nissan’s Qashqai topped the best-sellers rankings final month, nevertheless, with its 9,311 registrations beating the Tesla Model Y’s 8,315 in second place.

Elon Musk’s electrical automobile (EV) model continues to be one in all 2022’s progress success tales, with registrations now up 45.5% year-to-date at 32,218 items securing it a market share of two.67%.

Among the many different outstanding YTD performances are: Hyundai, up 21.1% at 64,094; MG, up 66.9% at 38,312; Dacia, up 60.4% at 21,280; and Cupra, up 92.9% at 10,473.

They’ve additionally considerably grown their market share throughout a yr which has seen shortages of semiconductors and different elements restrict provides.

Kia, in the meantime, stays on observe to achieve its goal of registering 100,000 automobiles within the UK throughout 2022 after reaching 83,105 items by the tip of September, up 12.2% YTD.

Provides allowing, the target set by president and chief executive Paul Philpott, may nonetheless be potential.

Apart from Cupra, Bentley and Porsche stand out among the many Volkswagen Group manufacturers for his or her progress in a yr that has proved powerful on Seat (down 55% YTD) and Skoda (down 22.9% YTD), specifically.

Bentley’s 27.9% progress to 1,243 items and Porsche’s 48.7% progress to 11,948 forward of its IPO seem to counsel the group is focusing on high-margin manufacturers amid provide constraints.

Nonetheless, Audi’s registrations have additionally dipped by 18.9% YTD to 80,045 to maintain it simply forward of premium model rival BMW (down 14.7% at 79,645).

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