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UK September 2012: Now with Top 343 All-models ranking!

Great Wall Steed. Picture: Car Products Tested

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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.

2013 Ford Transit

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.

Mini Countryman

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.

Previous post: UK: 1965-2011 More detailed Historical Data now available!

Previous September post: UK September 2012: Mercedes C-Class at #6, Peugeot 208 in Top 10

Previous All-models post: UK 6 months 2012: Discover the Top 347 All-models ranking!

One year ago: UK September 2011: Ford Fiesta leads, Mini back in Top 10

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  1. February 26th, 2013 at 10:20 | #1

    Замечательная статья, очень многое подчеркнул для себя и добавил в избранное. Спасибо!

  2. February 26th, 2013 at 10:07 | #2

    Хороший блог, очень много подчеркнул для себя и добавил в избранное. Спасибо!

    • matgasnier
      February 26th, 2013 at 10:14 | #3

      Glad you like it, thank you for your praise!

  3. November 1st, 2012 at 20:20 | #4

    That is the problem with Fiat, they only make one car that is popular with UK buyers and that is the 500, the Panda should be a much bigger seller

  4. AndyT
    November 1st, 2012 at 04:21 | #5

    Only 52 Fiat Bravo in the bumper September month! Compares badly to all main rivals and the 2448 SEAT Leon sold – which is an older model about to be replaced.

  5. alex
    November 1st, 2012 at 03:55 | #6

    Fantastic! Really happy about the new Yaris!

  6. November 1st, 2012 at 03:40 | #7

    I agree with Paul good work, the Transit at No. 7, but soon it will be no longer made in the UK, the plant in Southampton is being closed which means that no Ford vehicles will be manufactured here, manufacturing started in 1909 and sorry that the Genk plant in Belgium is also closing, I know it is hard times for car manufacturers but still sad nonetheless. The 208, Up!, Yaris and new BMW 1 Series are really taking off here, so good news there. Really enjoyed the UK historical data, thank you.

  7. Jean
    November 1st, 2012 at 01:44 | #8

    impressive market

  8. Marc
    November 1st, 2012 at 01:19 | #9

    I Think You missed the number of Lancia/Chrysler DELTA… Then are 59 i’ve calculated. (Lancia/Chrysler Uk in september are total of 795 minus Ypsilon, Voyager and 300c here listed)

    • matgasnier
      November 1st, 2012 at 12:32 | #10

      Hi Marc,
      Thanks for picking this up! I’ve checked the data again and it says 51 Deltas. Added in the table now.

  9. October 31st, 2012 at 21:13 | #11

    Wonderful ! Thanks Matt !

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