Volkswagen car market share in the United Kingdom 2016-2019

In December 2019, Volkswagen had a market share of 9.9 percent in the United Kingdom's passenger car market. When compared to the same month in the three years previous, this proved to be an increase following the Diesel scandal surrounding the German automobile brand.
Volkswagen’s stake on the UK car market resulted from the sale of 14,687 units in December 2019. Overall, 2019 was a similar year to that preceding in terms of both market share and units sold.

The UK car market

Volkswagen was one of the most popular car brands in the UK, following U.S. automobile manufacturer Ford. While Volkswagen’s market shares have fluctuated only a little in the past five years, Ford and Vauxhall have seen a decline in their prominence on the car market.

Volkswagen Group at a glance

Volkswagen Group, which along with its synonymous brand also includes Audi, Seat, Škoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Scania and MAN, was the leading automobile manufacturer in the world in 2018. In this year it reported total car sales of more than 10.8 million units.

Volkswagen car market share in the United Kingdom (UK) from July 2016 to December 2019

Market share
Dec 199.86%
Nov 199.78%
Oct 199.59%
Sep 195.72%
Aug 1912.24%
Jul 199.66%
Jun 19 9.16%
May 19 8.57%
Apr 19 9.41%
Mar 19 8.37%
Feb 19 9.71%
Jan 198.21%
Dec 1811.11%
Nov 189.94%
Oct 188.9%
Sep 184.81%
Aug 1811.96%
Jul 1810.23%
Jun 189.88%
May 189.39%
Apr 188.7%
Mar 187.98%
Feb 188.71%
Jan 187.69%
Dec 17 10.06%
Nov 17 8.55%
Oct 17 8.7%
Sep 17 8.53%
Aug 17 9.06%
Jul 17 8.7%
Jun 17 9.3%
May 17 8.41%
Apr 17 6.55%
Mar 17 7.02%
Feb 17 8.81%
Jan 17 7.43%
Dec 16 8.78%
Nov 16 7.8%
Oct 16 7.78%
Sep 16 7.18%
Aug 16 6.97%
Jul 16 7.86%
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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 2016 to December 2019*

Supplementary notes

* Data for previous months provided by the source.

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