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Now that we have gone through the UK All-models ranking for September, let’s have a look at the 9 months 2012 year-to-date figures to extract longer-term trends. As a reminder the UK new car market is the only main one in Europe to enjoy year-on-year growth at +4% to 1,620,609 registrations. As for September, the ranking includes LCVs. The main event atop the year-to-date ranking are the 6th position (Passenger Cars only) of the Nissan Qashqai which, if maintained until year-end, would be the highest ranking ever reached by a Japanese model in the UK…
Notice also the Mercedes C-Class up to #10, the Fiat 500 up to #11, the Peugeot 208 up to #52, VW Up! up to #57, Skoda Citigo at #140, Toyota GT86 at #206, Mercedes SL-Class at #256, Great Wall Steed at #259, Ferrari 458 at #261, Ford B-Max at #265, Chrysler 300 at #270, Lamborghini Aventador at #323 with 53 units and Lexus LFA at #367 with just one.
This time I have also decided to put the spotlight on premium British brands – some of them albeit now owned by overseas companies, to see how they fare at home. Land Rover places the Range Rover Evoque at #31 with 14,149 sales and 0.9% vs. #98 in 2011, the Freelander at #64 with 8,761 units vs. #43 in 2011, the Discovery at #76 with 7,005 sales vs. #69 last year, the Range Rover Sport at #80 vs. #70, the Land Rover Defender at #112 vs. #88 and the Range Rover at #127 vs. #100. So all models down except the Evoque…
As far as Jaguar is concerned, the XF holds itself well at #60 with 9,229 sales and 0.6% vs. #59 and 0.5% in 2011, the XJ is at #202 vs. #141, the XKR at #264 and the XK at #264. The Bentley Continental GT/GTC ranks at #222 spot thanks to 730 sales, with the Continental FlyingSpur at #299 with 105 units and the Continental SuperSport at #329 with 47 sales. Rolls-Royce only has two models on sale these days: the Ghost at #273 with 195 units and the Phantom at #315 with 65 sales.
Aston Martin has no less than 7 models in the UK ranking in 2012 so far: the V8/V12 Vantage is the best-seller at #266 with 292 units, followed by the DBS (126 sales), Virage (124), Rapide (84), Cygnet (61), DB9 (48) and finally the radical One-77 at #360 with 3 units sold in 9 months.
Morgan’s most popular model is the Morgan Plus 4 at #311 with 74 sales, followed by the 4/4 at #335 (35 units) and the Roadster at #339 (27). Lotus for its part sold 72 Evora (#312), 47 Elise (#330) and one 2-Eleven (#368).
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Full 9 months 2012 Top 370 All-models Ranking Table below.