The table below shows the registration figures for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in detail. Top performers by model are also listed.

Providing SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, these figures may be quoted.

Month end 2012 Month end 2011 % Change Year-to- date 2012 Year-to- date 2011 % Change
England 122,650 113,127 8.42 1,019,138 985,674 3.40
Northern Ireland 3,439 3,278 4.91 31,440 31,609 -0.53
Scotland 12,036 9,701 24.07 103,510 96,532 7.23
Wales 4,945 4,335 14.07 41,170 39,769 3.52
Grand total 143,070 130,441 9.68 1,195,258 1,153,584 3.61

Note: Channel Islands and Isle of Man new car registrations not included.

About SMMT:

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It supports the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad, promoting a united position to government, stakeholders and the media.

The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for £55 billion turnover and £12 billion value added. With more than 700,000 jobs dependent on the industry, it accounts for 10% of total UK exports and invests £1.3 billion each year in automotive R&D. Since 2000, huge strides have been made to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout the life cycle. Improvements in manufacturing processes mean that in the last decade, energy used to produce each vehicle is down 43%, water use has been cut by 48% and 83% less waste enters landfill sites. Average new car tailpipe CO2 emissions have also been slashed and are down 23% versus 10 years ago to 138g/km CO2.

For more details, see SMMT’s Sustainability Report 2012 and Motor Industry Facts 2012 at