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Yes you can get excited, as you are about to discover very rare data! Like every Quarter there is an All-models ranking for the UK available. This time I can also share that ranking for September, a very important month as it corresponds to the 2nd licence-plate number change of the year after March and with 359,612 registrations it places the UK in the #1 spot in Europe. You can check out my original September 2012 UK article here. Bit of added value also: the ranking now includes all Light Commercial Vehicles, meaning the Ford Transit comes up at #7 overall with 7,928 sales and the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa figures are slightly higher at 19,180 and 17,299 respectively.
We won’t dwell on the Top 10 as this is no new news (reminder: Mercedes C-Class at record #6). The big event is the appearance of the 2nd Chinese model to ever be imported into the country: the Great Wall Steed pick-up ranks #231 in September with 113 sales, adding up to 338 units over the first 9 months of 2012. The Steed’s September figure puts it in the vicinity of the Porsche Panamera, Honda CR-Z and Chrysler Voyager and well above the MG6, the only other ‘Chinese’ model on sale in the UK, down to #249 with 72 units this month.
Still tiny numbers for Great Wall but it will be fascinating to follow the Steed’s sales evolution over the next few months, as well as the entry of low-cost brand Dacia before the end of the year. Back to the top of the ranking, where the BMW 1 Series at #12, Toyota Yaris at #13, Nissan Juke at #16 and Honda Jazz at #17 all shine. There is a 5th Asian model in the Top 20: the Hyundai i10.
Further down, the Mini Countryman is up to an outstanding 26th position thanks to 3,517 units and 1% share, the VW Up! breaks into the UK monthly Top 30 at #29 with 3,394 sales, the Honda Civic is up to #33, the Jaguar XF ranks #52, the Skoda Citigo is up to #87, the Seat Mii #140, Toyota GT86 #141, Volvo V40 #159 and the Ford B-Max lands at #195 with 265 sales.
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Full September 2012 Top 343 All-models Ranking Table below.