Car dealership network sizes in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2017

Number of car dealerships in franchise networks* in the United Kingdom (UK) in January 2014 and January 2017

Car dealership network sizes in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2017 As of January 2017, Ford was the car maker with the largest dealership network in the United Kingdom (UK). When compared to figures from July 2014, Ford had consecutively higher numbers in car dealerships in their franchise network than any other manufacturer, numbering 475 in the beginning of 2017. The first Ford dealership in the UK was established in 1910, while imports of Ford vehicles from the US had started seven years earlier. By 2016, Ford operated approximately 11,700 dealerships globally.
 Car dealerships in the UK make average loss of nearly 20k GBP in February 2019

The profitability of car dealerships in the UK was highly affected by monthly fluctuations. Figures for the past three years show that March proved to be consecutively more profitable than any other month of the year, while February 2019 recorded an average loss worth 19,600 British pounds. Between February 2018 and February 2019, car dealerships had made nearly one percent in net profits as a share of sales.

 Ford is car market leader

  Looking at Ford’s sales figures, it is hardly surprising that the company had the largest number of dealerships. In 2018, Ford had sold more than 254,000 cars in the UK, making it the leading car company that year.
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Number of car dealerships in franchise networks* in the United Kingdom (UK) in January 2014 and January 2017

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FranchiseJuly 2014January 2017
Ford506475
Vauxhall271234
Peugeot187179
Nissan203197
Volkswagen233196
Kia179187
Toyota182177
Citroen189176
Fiat171157
Suzuki144163
BMW144146
Mini142143
Hyundai149158
Mazda132130
Renault151151
Audi114124
Seat135131
Land Rover117119
Mitsubishi110106
Volvo106121
Jaguar8985
Subaru5973
Skoda12579
Honda176154
Jeep*6496
Alfa Romeo5962
Lexus4747
Mercedes3538
FranchiseJuly 2014January 2017
Ford506475
Vauxhall271234
Peugeot187179
Nissan203197
Volkswagen233196
Kia179187
Toyota182177
Citroen189176
Fiat171157
Suzuki144163
BMW144146
Mini142143
Hyundai149158
Mazda132130
Renault151151
Audi114124
Seat135131
Land Rover117119
Mitsubishi110106
Volvo106121
Jaguar8985
Subaru5973
Skoda12579
Honda176154
Jeep*6496
Alfa Romeo5962
Lexus4747
Mercedes3538
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As of January 2017, Ford was the car maker with the largest dealership network in the United Kingdom (UK). When compared to figures from July 2014, Ford had consecutively higher numbers in car dealerships in their franchise network than any other manufacturer, numbering 475 in the beginning of 2017. The first Ford dealership in the UK was established in 1910, while imports of Ford vehicles from the US had started seven years earlier. By 2016, Ford operated approximately 11,700 dealerships globally.
 Car dealerships in the UK make average loss of nearly 20k GBP in February 2019

The profitability of car dealerships in the UK was highly affected by monthly fluctuations. Figures for the past three years show that March proved to be consecutively more profitable than any other month of the year, while February 2019 recorded an average loss worth 19,600 British pounds. Between February 2018 and February 2019, car dealerships had made nearly one percent in net profits as a share of sales.

 Ford is car market leader

  Looking at Ford’s sales figures, it is hardly surprising that the company had the largest number of dealerships. In 2018, Ford had sold more than 254,000 cars in the UK, making it the leading car company that year.
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