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  1. london gatwick parking
    November 6, 2012

    I am surprised to see that there is only 4 SUVs selling in UK. I agree with David because in Australia SUVs are more than 8 in top 50.

  2. Ant
    November 3, 2012

    There was already several years ago a clear campaign against suv made by medias because of pollution in uk

  3. Frank Stevens
    November 3, 2012

    So few SUV’s relative to overall sales, mostly because of congested towns and cities, many narrow streets dating from hundreds of years ago and because a very high proportion of total new vehicle sales are company cars and therefore those drivers can only choose what’s on the company’s fleet list. Hence relative popularity of smaller SUV/4×4′s like Quahqui, Juke and Evoque. The often inclement weather and lifestyle also play a part – not ever-lasting sunny skies, beer and barbecues! That said, in rural areas the ratio of SUV’s and MPV’s is considerably higher, eg. in the village where I live they probably account for 60% of vehicles.

  4. David
    November 3, 2012

    Why are there so few SUVs selling in the UK? In Australia there are at least 12 SUVs in the top 50, while in the UK I only count 4?

  5. Frank Stevens
    November 1, 2012

    In addition to the Vauxhall VXR8 data, a further 4 Holdens (not officially marketed in the UK) have been newly registered during 2012, presumably as private imports. These comprise 3 x Maloos and 1 x GTS-R.

  6. Frank Stevens
    November 1, 2012

    A minor point, but if you check the website “howmanyleft.co.uk” which is run by the UK DVLA (Driver, Vehicle Licensing Authority) and search Vauxhall VXR8, you will see that 16 new VXR8′s have been registered in the UK during 2012, including 2 x GTS, 3 x autos, and 12 x manuals. Any new Maloo utes and station wagons would also be included in this number.

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