McLaren has announced its eighth consecutive year of increasing sales since its formation in 2010, going against a general industry downturn for 2018.
The Woking-based brand sold 4806 new cars last year, representing a 43.9% jump from the 3340 cars sold in 2017. News of McLaren’s success comes as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) recorded a 7% drop overall in UK new car sales in 2018.
Last year also saw McLaren sell its 5000th car in the US, the company’s largest single market with a third of its global sales. Sales in China increased by 122.5% on the year with the introduction of the 570S Spider and 720S. The Chinese market now accounts for almost 7% of McLaren’s global sales.
The British sports car manufacturer retained strong sales figures in the domestic market, with 49.2% more cars sold in the UK than in 2017, thanks in part to new dealerships opening in Leeds and Hatfield.