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UK November 2012: Ford Focus edges past Fiesta for pole position

Ford Focus

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10th month of year-on-year growth in the UK so far in 2012 with November up a brilliant 11% to 149,191 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,921,052 units, up 5% on 2011. For only the 4th time in the last 3 years after May 2010January 2011 and February 2012, the Ford Focus manages to edge past its little sis the Fiesta by just 12 units to hold the pole position in the UK with 7,495 sales and  5% share. The Fiesta logically keeps the 2012 year-to-date lead with 104,288 sales and 5.4%, followed by the Vauxhall Corsa at 84,924 and the Focus at 77,850. If you want to view any particular version of these models, visit www.motors.co.uk.

BMW 1 Series

The VW Golf (#4) and Vauxhall Astra (#5) exchange positions vs. October as do the Nissan Qashqai (#6) and BMW 3 Series (#7) to reflect the year-to-date ranking. The BMW 1 Series stays at a best-ever #8 spot for the 2nd month in a row thanks to 3,135 sales for a 2.1% share. It is the 1 Series' 7th time within the UK Top 10 after October 2008 (#10), September 2009 (#10), September 2010 (#10), June 2011 (#9), August 2012 (#10) and October 2012 (#8).

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Mercedes C-Class

Another premium performer this month is the Mercedes C-Class at #9 with 2,901 sales and 1.9%, back within the UK Top 10 for the third time in the last 5 months and only its 5th time ever after December 2005 (#10), November 2011 (#10), July 2012 (#7) and September 2012 (#6). The C-Class is now up to an outstanding #9 spot year-to-date at 35,328 sales and 1.8%. Brand-wise, notice Hyundai up 64% year-on-year, Kia and Skoda both up 40%, Vauxhall up 23%, BMW at #4, Mini at #13 and Land Rover at #15.

Previous post: Why the UK market is growing in 2012

Previous month: UK October 2012: BMW 1 Series up to best-ever #8

One year ago: UK November 2011: Mercedes C-Class in Top 10 for 2nd time ever

Full November 2012 Top 10 models and All-brands Ranking Table sbelow.

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  1. December 25th, 2012 at 18:12 | #1

    Hello dear editor,
    I always consult your website for my regular research and stuff alike, but this is my first time that I came to the chart of UK. Why only ten cars here? Is there any place where I can find the full chart? Thank you very much!

    Xinyu

  2. Pedro
    December 12th, 2012 at 10:21 | #3

    Ian :
    Renault sales should increase when the Clio IV comes on to the market (February I think). It is sad, ten years ago Renault had nearly 8% of the market and sold 180,000 that year.

    I’m not sad at all. I don’t like Renault.

  3. SlumLord
    December 11th, 2012 at 19:42 | #4

    @Gilly

    In that case Sir Winston Churchill would be very proud.

  4. Gilly
    December 9th, 2012 at 09:29 | #5

    Wow VW are now are the best selling car company in the UK, not a lot of people know that.

    VW 13,247
    Audi 8,214
    Skoda 4,132
    Seat 2,705
    Porsche 643

    VW Group 28,941 sales.

  5. December 8th, 2012 at 22:46 | #6

    Renault sales should increase when the Clio IV comes on to the market (February I think). It is sad, ten years ago Renault had nearly 8% of the market and sold 180,000 that year.

  6. Paul
    December 8th, 2012 at 11:15 | #7

    The progress (or otherwise) of MG will be interesting over the coming year.

  7. liv444
    December 8th, 2012 at 04:28 | #8

    Audi in 5th and Kia+Hyundai above Renault…UK market figures are so depressing to look at :-//

  8. Max
    December 7th, 2012 at 20:34 | #9

    I hope Renault will happen one day to regain his right place the English market …

  9. paul
    December 7th, 2012 at 19:17 | #10

    Salut Matt , a quand un top 200 de la grande bretagne ? merci on compte sur toi

  10. eddy
    December 7th, 2012 at 14:32 | #11

    Lotus can’t even sell in numbers at their home ground.

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