Another Spectacular Year for Honda

Despite a declining market in 2005, Honda bucked the market with a 7.8% increase in sales volume, ahead of all competitors except BMW.

% Manufacturer
9.3% BMW
7.8% Honda
7.1% Audi
5.7% Land Rover
2.5% Mini
2.0% Volkswagen
1.2% Toyota
0.3% Mercedes
-2.4% Vauxhall
-3.9% Nissan
-4.3% Mazda
-5.0% Overall Market
-5.3% Ford
-5.7% Citroen
-7.7% Renault
-14.0% Peugeot

Honda is now the 9th largest UK market share at 4.0%, only 0.5% behind BMW. Honda Civic 3dr, and Honda CR-V were both the top sellers in their category, the latter outselling Toyota RAV4 and Land Rover Freelander combined; Honda Jazz had 3rd place in the keenly contested B-Sector (5dr) behind decidedly inferior competition (in the author's humble opinion!). With a dramatically improved product range for 2006, we greatly look forward to the figures for 2006!