Posted on 7th December 2022 by Russell Phillips
The Motor Industry Association’s Mark Stockdale says that 15,621 registrations of new vehicles for the month of November were down 4.3 percent compared to November last year. Overall, the market year to date is 0.2 percent down on the first eleven months of 2021.
Registrations of 11,175 passenger cars and SUV’s were down 0.3% (39 units) on the same month last year and is ahead of 2021 year to date by 3.2% (up 3,358 units).
Registrations of 4,446 new commercial vehicles were down 13.0% (667 units) on November last year. Year to date sales of commercial vehicles is down 7.4% (3,589 units) on the first eleven months of 2021.
Along with supply chain challenges, the 2022 market is being affected by changes to Clean Car Discount introduced on April and the Clean Car Standard about to take effect on the 1st of January. There has been an increase in low emission vehicle sales and a sustained reduction in the sales of light commercial vehicles, says Mark Stockdale.
· Overall, November 2022 registrations of 15,621 vehicles were down 4.3% (706 units) on the same month in 2021, and slightly down 0.2% (233 units) on 2021 year to date.
· There were 2,488 BEV passenger vehicles, 65 BEV light commercial vehicles, 23 BEV heavy vehicles, 542 PHEV’s and 1,704 petrol hybrid vehicles sold for the month.
· Registration of 11,175 passenger and SUVs for November 2022 were down 0.3% (39 units) on November 2021 and commercial vehicle registrations of 4,446 were down 13.0% (667 units) compared to November 2021.
· The top three models for the month of November were the Ford Ranger (1,527 units), followed by the Tesla Model Y (1,099 units) and the Toyota Hilux in third place (925 units).
· Year to date the Ford Ranger has retained top spot (10,465 units), followed by the Toyota Hilux (9,178 units) and the Mitsubishi Outlander (8,768 units).
· Registrations of heavy vehicles remains strong with 735 units for the month.
Market leaders in November / 2022
Toyota retained the overall market leader with 17% market share (2,709 units), followed by Ford with 13% (1,960 units) and Mitsubishi in third spot with 10% market share (1,639 units).
Market share year to date, Toyota has retained the lead with 18% (26,794 units), followed by Mitsubishi with 15% share (22,618 units) and then Ford with 9% (13,608 units).
BEVs, PHEVs and Hybrids
There were 2,553 light vehicle and 23 heavy vehicle full battery electric vehicles registered in November. The top selling models were the Tesla Model Y (1099 units) followed by the BYD ATTO (475 units) and the Tesla Model 3 (266 units). Year to date there have been 13,469 light passenger and SUV BEV’s registered compared to 5,586 in November 2021.
Registrations of plug-in hybrids were strong with 542 units registered for the month. The top selling models were the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (202 units) followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander (164 units) and then the MG HS (42 units).
There were 1,704 hybrids registered in the month of November, with the top selling models being the Toyota RAV4 (380 units) followed by the Honda Jazz (189 units) and the Toyota Corolla Cross (160 units).
SUV and passenger vehicle sales November / 2022
Toyota was the market lead for passenger and SUV registrations with 15% market share (1,654 units) followed by Tesla with 12% (1,365 units) and then Mitsubishi with also with 12% market share (1,306 units).
Mitsubishi retain the market share lead for passenger and SUV year to date with 15% share (16,276 units), followed by Toyota also with 15% share (15,803 units) and then Kia with 10% share (11,007 units).
Tesla has moved into sixth place with 5% market share (5,726 units).
The top selling passenger and SUV models for the month were the Tesla Model Y (1,099 units) followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander (599 units) and then the Toyota RAV4 (572 units).
Commercial vehicle sales November / 2022
The market for light commercial vehicles has settled in at just over seven percent lower than 2021 year to date.
Ford retained the commercial vehicle sector lead with 35% market share (1,572 units) followed by Toyota with 24% (1,055 units) and Mitsubishi in third with 7% market share (333 units).
The Ford Ranger took top spot for the month of November as the bestselling commercial model with 34% share (1,527 units) followed by the Toyota Hilux with 21% share (925 units) and the Mitsubishi Triton in third place with 7% market share (313 units).
Market share year to date, the Ford Ranger has retained the lead (23% share and 10,465 units) followed by the Toyota Hilux (20% share and 9,178 units) and then the Mitsubishi Triton (13% share and 5,858 units).