McLaren Is UK’s Fastest Growing Luxury Car Brand
McLaren has emerged as the fastest growing luxury car brand in the UK following the release today of official year-to-date car registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars recorded a 47.73% year-on-year growth and registered 390 vehicles in the first half of 2018.
In addition, the brand increased its number of UK-based retailers to eight with McLaren Hatfield and McLaren Leeds opening doors for business. A new location for the south coast of England is also currently said to be under consideration.
The remainder of the brand’s UK retailer network, comprising Ascot, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London and Manchester, continues to feature in the Top 10 global retailers by sales volume.
McLaren Ascot, the company’s European Retailer of the Year in 2017, and McLaren Birmingham have recently opened their new aftersales facilities to accommodate a growing number of McLaren vehicles on the market, while at the same time McLaren Manchester has relocated to a new sales and aftersales facility in Wilmslow – part of Cheshire’s affluent “Golden Triangle”.
Worldwide, the brand now operates via a network of 86 locations in 31 markets and with a record 3,340 cars sold in 2017, is the largest part of the McLaren Group.
The Woking-headquartered manufacturer recently celebrated the assembly of its 15,000th car and is now said to be producing 20 cars each and every day to meet global demand, not least from its home market. This now includes the McLaren Senna of which the first UK example will soon be delivered.