Friday, January 7, 2011
2010 Aston Martin Sales down 9% to 1080 units
According to the BBC, Aston Martin sales were down 9% year-over-year comparing 2010 to 2009.
Unit sales were down to 1080 from 1183 in 2009.
The article continues:
Overall, total car sales grew by 1.8% in 2010 from the previous year but SMMT predicted sales of new cars in the UK are set to fall by 5% in 2011.
Land Rover, which has plants in Castle Bromwich near Birmingham and Solihull, said it registered just over 42,000 new vehicles in the UK last year compared to around 33,000 in 2009.
Sales increased across all models - Freelander, Range Rover, Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Defender.
The decision to close either the Castle Bromwich or Solihull plant was shelved last year saving thousands of jobs.
These latest figures provide additional job security for workers, Peter Plisner, BBC Midlands Today business and transport correspondent said.
Jaguar said it saw sales fall from just over 18,000 to almost 16,500 within the last year.
Sales figures from Aston Martin showed a drop from 1,183 in 2009 to 1,080 in 2010, SMMT said.
Mike Stevenson, from KPMG, said Land Rover had a strong range of vehicles, with sales boosted by two freezing winters.
He said: "They've got an incredibly strong offering and a great global brand.
"It's not just in the UK, Land Rover is selling it overseas, in the US and China."