During 2016 a massive 2.69m cars where registered in the UK, which is the 5th year of growth with sales rising by 2.3% between 2015 and 2016.

However, with sales rising not all car manufactures were celebrating come the end of 2016.

With the dieselgate scandal Volkswagen sales were down by 7.49% which obviously comes to no surprise. Surprisingly Vauxhall and Ford sales were down despite the sales figures shown below.

On the positive side, sales for “alternatively fueled vehicles” which includes electric cars grew by 22.2% across the year. Registrations of plug-in hybrids grew by 41.9% in 2016, while those of petrol-electric hybrids grew by 25.1%. More than 10,000 motorists chose fully electric cars in 2016 – an increase of 3.3% on 2015.

Cars registered in 2016 by manufacturer

Alfa Romeo: -3.71% (4,881 cars in 2016)
Aston Martin: -4.53% (906 cars)
Audi: +6.36% (177,304 cars)
Bentley: +41.26% (1,948 cars)
Dacia: +1.03% (26,499 cars)
Fiat: +2.44% (60,581 cars)
Ford: -5.06% (318,316 cars)
Honda: +10.65% (59,106 cars)
Hyundai: +4.88% (92,419 cars)
Infiniti: +141.92% (2,891 cars)
Jaguar: +45.37% (34,822 cars)
Jeep: +30.54% (14,090 cars)
Kia: +13.86% (89,364 cars)
Land Rover: +19.47% (79,534 cars)
Lexus: -4.87% (13,915 cars)
Lotus: -9.6% (339 cars)
Maserati: +0.07% (1,435 cars)
Mazda: -2.43% (46,609 cars)
McLaren: +/-0.00% (18 cars)
Mercedes: +16.92% (169,828 cars)
MG: +32.99% (4,192 cars)
MINI: +8.5% (68,984 cars)
Mitsubishi: -19.64% (18,237 cars)
Nissan: -0.92% (152,525 cars)
Peugeot: -5.49% (98,529 cars)
Porsche: +7.64% (13,097 cars)
Renault: +12.54% (85,102 cars)
SEAT: -0.42% (47,456 cars)
Skoda: +7.6% (80,372 cars)
Smart: +42.16% (12,020 cars)
SsangYong: +32.89 (4,444 cars)
Subaru: +4.54% (3,612 cars)
Suzuki: +10.83% (38,167 cars)
Toyota-1.99% (96,746 cars)
Vauxhall: -6.97% (250,955 cars)
Volkswagen: -7.49% (207,955 cars)
Volvo: +7.52% (46,696 cars)
Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)