McLaren Automotive sales defy decrease in new UK car registrations to achieve record performance in 2017

30 Jan 2018

  • Record performance in the UK with 23% increase in sales.
  • 550 cars sold in the domestic market
  • All six UK-based retailers featured in list of top 10 global retailers by sales volume
  • Sales of McLaren Qualified pre-owned vehicles increase by 143% with 240 cars sold

The UK retail network of McLaren Automotive, the British producer of luxury, high performance sportscars and supercars, defied the decrease in new car registrations* to achieve record sales with a 23% year-on-year increase in 2017.

Sales on the brand’s second-largest market after North America reached a total of 550 vehicles, comprising around 16% of the 3,340 sold in 2017. As a result, all six McLaren retail partners in the UK are included in the top 10 global locations by sales volume. The success was underpinned by the introduction of the McLaren 720S from the second-generation Super Series product family and the launch of the first-ever Sports Series convertible: the McLaren 570S Spider.

Further growth was also registered by McLaren Qualified - the brand’s official pre-owned programme that offers a minimum of one year McLaren Qualified Warranty and Roadside assistance, as well as a multi-point inspection and guaranteed use of McLaren genuine parts. 2017 saw 240 pre-owned vehicles sold on the home market representing a significant 143% year-on-year growth.

McLaren Automotive operates in the UK via a dedicated network of six McLaren retail partners with two new locations set to be introduced later in 2017 due to unprecedented demand. Current retail locations include McLaren Ascot, McLaren Bristol, McLaren Birmingham, McLaren Glasgow, McLaren London and a recently refurbished McLaren Manchester.

David Gilbert, Managing Director at McLaren Automotive Europe commented: “I would like to congratulate McLaren Automotive’s entire UK-based retail network for defying the market trend and helping the brand achieve record sales overall in 2017. This achievement is a real testament to the hard-work, professionalism and dedication of our retailers, and I look forward to working with them as we unveil exciting new models this year and beyond.”

For the full list of McLaren retailers in the UK and more information on the award-winning range of McLaren sportscars and supercars, including the new 720S and 570S Spider, visit:


Notes to Editors:

*Source: SMMT Vehicle Data

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced in 2016, the company’s Track22 business plan will see the company invest £1billion in research and development to deliver 15 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least half will be hybrids.

2017 saw the company launch further models in line with Track22 including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury high performance and technology and comprises three principal businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Further information:

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications & PR Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Daniel Golding
Global Head of Corporate Communications | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Paul Chadderton
Global Product Communications & PR Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Adam Gron
Senior Press Officer - UK | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Hunter Skipworth
Social Media Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
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