Model family VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

Quarterly number of vehicles licensed or SORN

Numbers recorded on the last day of each quarter. SORN from 2007 Q4.
Covers United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland up to 2014 Q2. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q3.

Licensed SORN
Quarter Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2023 54k 54k 53k 51k 16k 16k 16k 17k
2022 58k 57k 56k 55k 16k 16k 16k 16k
2021 62k 62k 60k 59k 16k 16k 16k 16k
2020 66k 65k 65k 63k 16k 16k 15k 16k
2019 71k 71k 69k 68k 14k 14k 15k 0
2018 74k 74k 74k 72k 14k 14k 14k 15k
2017 77k 77k 76k 75k 13k 13k 14k 14k
2016 78k 79k 79k 78k 11k 11k 12k 12k
2015 78k 79k 79k 79k 9.5k 9.6k 10k 11k
2014 75k 76k 79k 78k 8.7k 8.2k 8.7k 9.5k
2013 71k 73k 74k 74k 7.5k 7.2k 6.9k 8.8k
2012 70k 70k 71k 71k 7.1k 6.8k 6.6k 7.4k
2011 70k 70k 70k 70k 6.8k 6.6k 6.6k 7.1k
2010 69k 70k 70k 69k 6.4k 6.2k 6.1k 6.6k
2009 68k 69k 69k 69k 6.4k 6.1k 6.0k 6.3k
2008 67k 67k 5.9k 6.4k
2007 65k 6.1k
2006 62k
2005 59k
2004 53k
2003 45k
2002 39k
2001 33k
2000 25k
1999 18k
1998 18k
1997 20k
1996 21k
1995 23k
1994 26k
Quarter Licensed SORN
2023 Q4 51k 17k
2023 Q3 53k 16k
2023 Q2 54k 16k
2023 Q1 54k 16k
2022 Q4 55k 16k
2022 Q3 56k 16k
2022 Q2 57k 16k
2022 Q1 58k 16k
2021 Q4 59k 16k
2021 Q3 60k 16k
2021 Q2 62k 16k
2021 Q1 62k 16k
2020 Q4 63k 16k
2020 Q3 65k 15k
2020 Q2 65k 16k
2020 Q1 66k 16k
2019 Q4 68k 0
2019 Q3 69k 15k
2019 Q2 71k 14k
2019 Q1 71k 14k
2018 Q4 72k 15k
2018 Q3 74k 14k
2018 Q2 74k 14k
2018 Q1 74k 14k
2017 Q4 75k 14k
2017 Q3 76k 14k
2017 Q2 77k 13k
2017 Q1 77k 13k
2016 Q4 78k 12k
2016 Q3 79k 12k
2016 Q2 79k 11k
2016 Q1 78k 11k
2015 Q4 79k 11k
2015 Q3 79k 10k
2015 Q2 79k 9.6k
2015 Q1 78k 9.5k
2014 Q4 78k 9.5k
2014 Q3 79k 8.7k
2014 Q2 76k 8.2k
2014 Q1 75k 8.7k
2013 Q4 74k 8.8k
2013 Q3 74k 6.9k
2013 Q2 73k 7.2k
2013 Q1 71k 7.5k
2012 Q4 71k 7.4k
2012 Q3 71k 6.6k
2012 Q2 70k 6.8k
2012 Q1 70k 7.1k
2011 Q4 70k 7.1k
2011 Q3 70k 6.6k
2011 Q2 70k 6.6k
2011 Q1 70k 6.8k
2010 Q4 69k 6.6k
2010 Q3 70k 6.1k
2010 Q2 70k 6.2k
2010 Q1 69k 6.4k
2009 Q4 69k 6.3k
2009 Q3 69k 6.0k
2009 Q2 69k 6.1k
2009 Q1 68k 6.4k
2008 Q4 67k 6.4k
2008 Q3 67k 5.9k
2007 Q4 65k 6.1k
2006 Q4 62k
2005 Q4 59k
2004 Q4 53k
2003 Q4 45k
2002 Q4 39k
2001 Q4 33k
2000 Q4 25k
1999 Q4 18k
1998 Q4 18k
1997 Q4 20k
1996 Q4 21k
1995 Q4 23k
1994 Q4 26k

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ?
Licensed 648 2.3k 4.4k 3.6k 3.3k 2.3k 1.5k 903 3 3.8k
SORN 40 131 135 65 31 23 16 14 0 4.5k
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 1.1k 1.3k 2.6k 3.5k 3.2k 3.1k 2.8k 2.4k 1.8k 2.1k
SORN 1.2k 1.0k 1.3k 1.2k 903 517 369 223 121 113
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 3 0 0 3 1 3 14 9 35 714
SORN 9 2 3 1 1 9 33 45 123 1.3k
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 7 4 7 15 22 4 1 1 1 4
SORN 15 15 23 45 53 17 4 1 3 17
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 249 822 248 241 365 125 121 156 83 7
SORN 197 797 194 277 446 117 110 131 70 7
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 49 55 65 48 87 75 111 72 106 139
SORN 35 30 37 27 24 29 60 43 59 130
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 14 16 25 30 53 82 63 57 44 44
SORN 14 17 8 25 25 50 38 17 21 15
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 13
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 12
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 3.8k 4.5k
2019 3 0
2018 903 14
2017 1.5k 16
2016 2.3k 23
2015 3.3k 31
2014 3.6k 65
2013 4.4k 135
2012 2.3k 131
2011 648 40
2010 2.1k 113
2009 1.8k 121
2008 2.4k 223
2007 2.8k 369
2006 3.1k 517
2005 3.2k 903
2004 3.5k 1.2k
2003 2.6k 1.3k
2002 1.3k 1.0k
2001 1.1k 1.2k
2000 714 1.3k
1999 35 123
1998 9 45
1997 14 33
1996 3 9
1995 1 1
1994 3 1
1993 0 3
1992 0 2
1991 3 9
1990 4 17
1989 1 3
1988 1 1
1987 1 4
1986 4 17
1985 22 53
1984 15 45
1983 7 23
1982 4 15
1981 7 15
1980 7 7
1979 83 70
1978 156 131
1977 121 110
1976 125 117
1975 365 446
1974 241 277
1973 248 194
1972 822 797
1971 249 197
1970 139 130
1969 106 59
1968 72 43
1967 111 60
1966 75 29
1965 87 24
1964 48 27
1963 65 37
1962 55 30
1961 49 35
1960 44 15
1959 44 21
1958 57 17
1957 63 38
1956 82 50
1955 53 25
1954 30 25
1953 25 8
1952 16 17
1951 14 14
1950 13 12
1949 3 8
1948 0 1
1947 2 1
1946 0 1
1945 0 0
1944 0 0
1943 0 0
1942 0 0
1941 0 0
1940 0 0
1939 0 0
1938 0 0
1937 0 0
1936 0 0
1935 0 0
1934 0 0
1933 0 0
1932 0 0
1931 0 1

This table records the year of registration, not the actual age of the vehicle. More info.
Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

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Licensed 2.6k
SORN 2.0k
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 641 2.2k 4.4k 3.6k 3.3k 2.3k 1.5k 904 2 1
SORN 41 126 135 64 31 22 17 14 0 0
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 1.1k 1.3k 2.6k 3.4k 3.1k 3.1k 2.8k 2.4k 1.7k 2.1k
SORN 1.2k 992 1.2k 1.2k 873 504 363 215 123 105
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 3 19 662
SORN 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 7 84 1.2k
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
SORN 0 4 0 7 7 1 2 1 1 4
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 714 1.3k 1.4k 657 311 75 56 96 11 4
SORN 751 1.4k 1.7k 856 400 82 60 86 5 2
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 10 16 32 29 21 44 53 77 183 409
SORN 9 11 20 17 13 44 56 87 163 399
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 0 1 3 5 9 8 4 7 9 8
SORN 0 0 1 5 3 4 3 2 4 5
1948 1949 1950
Licensed 1 0 0
SORN 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 2.6k 2.0k
2020 1 0
2019 2 0
2018 904 14
2017 1.5k 17
2016 2.3k 22
2015 3.3k 31
2014 3.6k 64
2013 4.4k 135
2012 2.2k 126
2011 641 41
2010 2.1k 105
2009 1.7k 123
2008 2.4k 215
2007 2.8k 363
2006 3.1k 504
2005 3.1k 873
2004 3.4k 1.2k
2003 2.6k 1.2k
2002 1.3k 992
2001 1.1k 1.2k
2000 662 1.2k
1999 19 84
1998 3 7
1997 2 1
1996 3 0
1995 1 1
1994 0 2
1993 1 1
1992 0 3
1991 1 1
1990 0 4
1989 0 1
1988 0 1
1987 1 2
1986 1 1
1985 0 7
1984 2 7
1983 0 0
1982 2 4
1981 3 0
1980 4 2
1979 11 5
1978 96 86
1977 56 60
1976 75 82
1975 311 400
1974 657 856
1973 1.4k 1.7k
1972 1.3k 1.4k
1971 714 751
1970 409 399
1969 183 163
1968 77 87
1967 53 56
1966 44 44
1965 21 13
1964 29 17
1963 32 20
1962 16 11
1961 10 9
1960 8 5
1959 9 4
1958 7 2
1957 4 3
1956 8 4
1955 9 3
1954 5 5
1953 3 1
1952 1 0
1951 0 0
1950 0 0
1949 0 0
1948 1 0

Vehicles registered for the first time, annually

Covers United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland to 2014 Q2. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q3.

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
10k 8.8k 8.8k 9.1k 6.8k 5.3k 4.2k 3.2k 2.2k 2.5k 811 2.8k 4.9k 4.0k 3.6k 2.5k 1.7k 1.1k 123 109 95 89 99
Year Registrations
2023 99
2022 89
2021 95
2020 109
2019 123
2018 1.1k
2017 1.7k
2016 2.5k
2015 3.6k
2014 4.0k
2013 4.9k
2012 2.8k
2011 811
2010 2.5k
2009 2.2k
2008 3.2k
2007 4.2k
2006 5.3k
2005 6.8k
2004 9.1k
2003 8.8k
2002 8.8k
2001 10k

Vehicles licensed or SORN in 2023 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
Unknown 1 12 4 1
Up to 100cc 3 1
101cc to 200cc 4 2
501cc to 600cc 1
601cc to 700cc 1
1001cc to 1100cc 2 1 3
1101cc to 1200cc 7.6k 1.4k 1
1201cc to 1300cc 2.6k 1 2.7k 1
1301cc to 1400cc 8.1k 1 2.0k
1401cc to 1500cc 125 111
1501cc to 1600cc 13k 1.9k 5 3.9k 35 2
1601cc to 1700cc 1.4k 1 1.6k 2
1701cc to 1800cc 896 2 464 2
1801cc to 1900cc 31 3.7k 33 956
1901cc to 2000cc 5.9k 5.8k 5 3.1k 88 3
2001cc to 2100cc 94 1 97 1
2101cc to 2200cc 12 9
2201cc to 2300cc 10 10
2301cc to 2400cc 253 1 222
2401cc to 2500cc 6 3
2501cc to 2600cc 2 6
2701cc to 2800cc 2 2
2901cc to 3000cc 1 2
3101cc to 3200cc 1 7
3201cc to 3300cc 1 1
3401cc to 3500cc 1
3501cc to 3600cc 1 4
4001cc to 4100cc 1
4101cc to 4200cc 1
4201cc to 4300cc 1
5701cc to 5800cc 1
9901cc to 10000cc 1
13801cc to 13900cc 1
Over 15000cc 3
Capacity Licensed SORN
Unknown Petrol 1 4
Diesel
Other 12 1
Up to 100cc Petrol 3 1
Diesel
Other
101cc to 200cc Petrol 4 2
Diesel
Other
501cc to 600cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
601cc to 700cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1001cc to 1100cc Petrol 2 3
Diesel 1
Other
1101cc to 1200cc Petrol 7.6k 1.4k
Diesel 1
Other
1201cc to 1300cc Petrol 2.6k 2.7k
Diesel 1 1
Other
1301cc to 1400cc Petrol 8.1k 2.0k
Diesel
Other 1
1401cc to 1500cc Petrol 125 111
Diesel
Other
1501cc to 1600cc Petrol 13k 3.9k
Diesel 1.9k 35
Other 5 2
1601cc to 1700cc Petrol 1.4k 1.6k
Diesel 1
Other 2
1701cc to 1800cc Petrol 896 464
Diesel
Other 2 2
1801cc to 1900cc Petrol 31 33
Diesel 3.7k 956
Other
1901cc to 2000cc Petrol 5.9k 3.1k
Diesel 5.8k 88
Other 5 3
2001cc to 2100cc Petrol 94 97
Diesel 1 1
Other
2101cc to 2200cc Petrol 12 9
Diesel
Other
2201cc to 2300cc Petrol 10 10
Diesel
Other
2301cc to 2400cc Petrol 253 222
Diesel
Other 1
2401cc to 2500cc Petrol 6 3
Diesel
Other
2501cc to 2600cc Petrol 2 6
Diesel
Other
2701cc to 2800cc Petrol 2 2
Diesel
Other
2901cc to 3000cc Petrol 1 2
Diesel
Other
3101cc to 3200cc Petrol 1 7
Diesel
Other
3201cc to 3300cc Petrol 1 1
Diesel
Other
3401cc to 3500cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
3501cc to 3600cc Petrol 1 4
Diesel
Other
4001cc to 4100cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
4101cc to 4200cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
4201cc to 4300cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
5701cc to 5800cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
9901cc to 10000cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
13801cc to 13900cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
Over 15000cc Petrol 3
Diesel
Other