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UK 9 months 2012: Discover the Top 370 All-models ranking!

3 Aston Martin One-77 were sold in the UK over the period

* See the Top 370 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

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...

Land Rover Defender

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...

Bentley Continental GT

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.

Lotus 2-Eleven

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).

Previous post: UK September 2012: Now with Top 243 All-models ranking!

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

6 months 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. November 6th, 2012 at 20:53 | #1

    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 3rd, 2012 at 21:30 | #2

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

  3. Frank Stevens
    November 3rd, 2012 at 19:47 | #3

    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 3rd, 2012 at 09:34 | #4

    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 1st, 2012 at 20:28 | #5

    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 1st, 2012 at 19:58 | #6

    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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