Total car sales 2016

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Total car sales 2016

  • Total car sales in 2016 – 140,000
  • Private new cars licensed for the first time – 142,688, an increase of 17.8% compared with the previous year.
  • New cars registrations still below the most recent peak in 2007 when 180,754 new vehicles were licensed.
  • Used car import market just under 70,000 imported – up by almost 50% on 2015.
  • That was the highest annual number of used cars imported on record, reflecting the drop in sterling.
  • New goods vehicles 2016 increased by of 22.6% in 2016 to 28,117 –  the highest since 2008’s figure of 31,459.
  • Most popular make – Volkswagen 15,163 models licensed.
  • Second most popular make – Toyota 14,772 models licenced
  • Third most popular make –  Hyundai 14,682 models licenced
  • Fourth most popular make – Ford 14,208 models licenced
  • Fifth most popular make – Nissan 11,561 models licenced.
  • Total of top five makes represent 49.3% of all new private cars licensed.
  • Seven out of every ten new private cars licensed in 2016 were diesel.
  • Eight out of every ten new private cars licensed were in lowest CO2 emissions band A.
  • New cars licensed in December – down by almost a fifth COMPARED TO 2015.

 

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