Volkswagen car sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2019

Volkswagen car sales in the UK from January 2016 to January 2019

Volkswagen car sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2019 German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen sold 13,224 cars in the United Kingdom in January 2019, the best January figures during the reporting period. Generally, sales figures were highest in March and September of each year, with September 2018 being a notable exception. The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency issues new registration plates in September and March, which usually corresponds with an increased sales volume. The company’s UK market share in January 2019 amounted to 8.21 percent.
Dieselgate

In 2015, Volkswagen was caught deliberately cheating in emissions tests, by fitting their diesel cars with software designed to lower emissions levels in testing conditions, in order to meet respective air quality standards. Although they were not the only car maker exposed for such practices, as the first name connected with the scandal, Volkswagen became synonymous with “Dieselgate”. As of April 5, 2019, the European Commission has come to the preliminary conclusion that German carmakers Volkswagen, BMW and the Daimler AG had breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to mitigate competition on emissions technology.

Volkswagen maintains UK market position

Despite Volkswagen’s struggles, the company was able to maintain its market postion in the UK and also topped a list of largest automotive companies by revenue in 2017.
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Volkswagen car sales in the UK from January 2016 to January 2019

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Units sold
Jan 1913,224
Dec 1816,010
Nov 1815,772
Oct 1813,666
Sep 1816,282
Aug 1811,255
Jul 1816,761
Jun 1823,224
May 1818,097
Apr 1814,607
Mar 1837,843
Feb 187,036
Jan 1812,579
Dec 1715,345
Nov 1713,985
Oct 1713,756
Sep 1736,332
Aug 176,923
Jul 1714,094
Jun 1722,639
May 1715,656
Apr 179,954
Mar 1739,485
Feb 177,326
Jan 17 12,967
Dec 16 15,634
Nov 16 14,023
Oct 16 14,023
Sep 16 33,722
Aug 16 5,694
Jul 16 14,038
Jun 1619,196
May 1616,050
Apr 1616,877
Mar 1638,694
Feb 166,694
Jan 1612,055
Units sold
Jan 1913,224
Dec 1816,010
Nov 1815,772
Oct 1813,666
Sep 1816,282
Aug 1811,255
Jul 1816,761
Jun 1823,224
May 1818,097
Apr 1814,607
Mar 1837,843
Feb 187,036
Jan 1812,579
Dec 1715,345
Nov 1713,985
Oct 1713,756
Sep 1736,332
Aug 176,923
Jul 1714,094
Jun 1722,639
May 1715,656
Apr 179,954
Mar 1739,485
Feb 177,326
Jan 17 12,967
Dec 16 15,634
Nov 16 14,023
Oct 16 14,023
Sep 16 33,722
Aug 16 5,694
Jul 16 14,038
Jun 1619,196
May 1616,050
Apr 1616,877
Mar 1638,694
Feb 166,694
Jan 1612,055
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German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen sold 13,224 cars in the United Kingdom in January 2019, the best January figures during the reporting period. Generally, sales figures were highest in March and September of each year, with September 2018 being a notable exception. The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency issues new registration plates in September and March, which usually corresponds with an increased sales volume. The company’s UK market share in January 2019 amounted to 8.21 percent.
Dieselgate

In 2015, Volkswagen was caught deliberately cheating in emissions tests, by fitting their diesel cars with software designed to lower emissions levels in testing conditions, in order to meet respective air quality standards. Although they were not the only car maker exposed for such practices, as the first name connected with the scandal, Volkswagen became synonymous with “Dieselgate”. As of April 5, 2019, the European Commission has come to the preliminary conclusion that German carmakers Volkswagen, BMW and the Daimler AG had breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to mitigate competition on emissions technology.

Volkswagen maintains UK market position

Despite Volkswagen’s struggles, the company was able to maintain its market postion in the UK and also topped a list of largest automotive companies by revenue in 2017.
Show more
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