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As a teaser to overall UK sales and thanks to data communicated by SMMT, I give you the Top 10 best-selling models for each UK nation for February. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into 4 separate nations that compose the UK market, so these figures are not in addition to the UK. This month Scotland (+15%) is the best performing nation, followed by Wales (+14%) and England (+12%) while Northern Ireland (+2%) struggles once again but at least is back into positive territory. Even though it is #1 nationally, the Ford Fiesta only tops 2 out of 4 nations in February: the VW Golf justifies its 2nd spot overall in the UK by a strong English score and the pole position in Northern Ireland, while the Vauxhall Corsa dominates Scottish sales for the 4th month in a row, and by far at 7.3% share vs. 4.9% for the Fiesta. One nation where the Fiesta is unreachable is Wales: 11.4% share this month…
In the lower rankings, notice the Vauxhall Insignia up to #6 in England vs. #7 nationally and #5 inScotland, the BMW 1 Series benefiting from discounted rates before the facelifted model hits dealerships and ranking #10 in England and #5 in Scotland and the Mini at #4 in Scotland. The Mercedes C-Class, very strong in England at #8, also makes its first Top 10 appearance in Scotland in at least 2 years at #10, while the Hyundai ix35 (Northern Ireland), Vauxhall Mokka, Toyota Yaris, Peugeot 208 and Suzuki Alto (Wales) also point their bonnet in the Top 10 of one UK nation this month.
Previous month: UK nations January 2015: First Top 10 for the new Hyundai i20
Full February 2015 Top 10 models for each nation below.