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UK June 2012: Fiat 500 in Top 10 for third month in a row

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UK new car sales continue to buck the general European gloominess, up 3.5% year-on-year in June to a shiny 189,514 registrations, pushed by private demand up 10%. Halfway through the year, the market is now up 3% at 1,057,680 units. Passed by the Vauxhall Corsa last month, the Ford Fiesta reclaims the pole position in June with 9,063 sales and 4.8% and still leads the way by far year-to-date at 59,570 units and 5.6%, up 15% on 2011. The Vauxhall Corsa is down to #2 but still robust at 4.6% this month and 4.5% year-to-date thanks to 47,147 sales, up 22% on 2011.

The Ford Focus and VW Golf stay #3 and #4 respectively while the BMW 3 Series is back in the Top 5 for the third time in the last 12 months after August 2011 and April 2012 at #5 with 5,830 sales and 3.1%. For its part the Mini is back in the Top 10 for the first time since last December at #7 with 4,807 sales and 2.5%.

But the big event this month is the Fiat 500 ranking within the UK Top 10 for the third consecutive month at #10 with 3,324 units and 1.8%. It is the first time the Fiat 500 achieves this feat ever! Even the original 1956 Fiat 500 was never that successful.. Overall it is the Fiat 500's 6th appearance among UK’s 10 favourite models overall after October 2009 (#10), December 2009 (#9), January 2010 (#10), April 2012 (#10) and May 2012 (#10).

Previous month: UK May 2012: Vauxhall Corsa leads, Fiat 500 in Top 10 again.

One year ago: UK June 2011: Vauxhall Insignia at its highest

Full June 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Marc
    July 10th, 2012 at 17:37 | #1

    [b]UK Market – June 2012 [/b]

    Best Growth
    [b]Chrysler/Lancia +477,9%[/b]
    Infiniti +211,1%
    Honda +73,1%

    worst decline
    Renault -56,9%
    Mazda -38,2%
    Mitsubishi -49,9%

    CHART BRAND
    Ford 23.654
    Vauxhall 21.334
    VW 17.121
    BMW 14.302
    Audi 10.936
    Nissan 10.818
    Peugeot 8.708
    Mercedes 8.211
    Hyundai 7.362
    MINI 7.151
    Toyota 7.098
    Citroën 6.381
    Kia 5.971
    Honda 5.726
    Skoda 5.463
    Fiat 4.678
    Land Rover 3.772
    SEAT 3.431
    Volvo 3.146
    Renault 3.099
    Suzuki 2.200
    Mazda 2.077
    Chevrolet 1.189
    Jaguar 1.156
    Lexus 813
    Porsche 771
    Alfa Romeo 628
    Smart 507
    Mitsubishi 457
    Chrysler/Lancia 341
    Jeep 214
    Subaru 145
    Bentley 105
    [b]Abarth 103[/b]
    SsangYong 44
    Perodua 34
    Saab 33
    Infiniti 28
    Maserati 21
    MG 19
    Proton 17
    Lotus 3
    Other 187

  2. R. Vandergriff
    July 7th, 2012 at 06:02 | #2

    Does anyone have any information for the Opel Ampera, Vauxhall Ampera or Chevy Volt sales in the UK and Europe?

  3. July 6th, 2012 at 17:24 | #3

    The Qashqai sells well all over Europe, it is actually designed, engineered and built in the UK and it came 6th in the biggest Customer Satisfaction Survey, there have been many rubbish cars made in this country, the Qashqai is a good one. Good to see the Fiat 500 in the top 10 and the excellent new BMW 3 Series doing well (what recession)

  4. JimC
    July 6th, 2012 at 16:36 | #4

    Wow A Japanese in the Top 10!

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