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UK nations July 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Ford C-Max impress

August 6th, 2014 No comments

Ford C-Max UK July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Ford C-Max breaks into the Top 10 in two UK nations this month.

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Thanks to SMMT, I can now unveil the 10 best-sellers for each nation in the UK in July, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall July update. The overall UK market is up 7% year-on-year in July, and if England is in line with the overall growth at 7%, Northern Ireland and Scotland over perform at +9% each while Wales is stable year-on-year. It’s a pretty quiet month as far as models sales charts are concerned, with not many extravagant developments and two models standing out: the Nissan Qashqai and Ford C-Max.

Vauxhall Corsa UK July 2014The Vauxhall Corsa is back to #1 in Scotland

In Scotland, the fight continues between the Vauxhall Corsa, #1 over the past 6 years but #2 year-to-date and back in pole position in July thanks to 752 sales and 5.2%, and the Ford Fiesta down to #2 this month at 705 units and 4.9% but still leader year-to-date at 6,803 sales and 5.3% vs. 6,089 and 4.7% for the Corsa. As it was the case last year, the annual top spot will be decided during the gargantuan month of September when the licence plate change triggers big volumes. The Nissan Qashqai is up two spots on last month to #4, the VW Polo is back inside the Top 10 at #8 and the Toyota Yaris is down 5 to #9 which is still better than its year-to-date ranking in Scotland.

Nissan Qashqai Northern Ireland July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling model in Northern Ireland this month.

In Northern Ireland, the Nissan Qashqai brilliantly takes the lead of the sales charts for the 2nd time in the past 9 months after last October with 162 sales and 3.9%, dislodging the Ford Fiesta from its traditional pole position, a ranking it holds onto year-to-date. The Suzuki Alto reappears in the Top 5 for the first time since last February at #5 with 108 units and 2.6%, while the Hyundai ix35 maintains itself inside the Top 10 for the 2nd month running at #9 and the Ford C-Max points its bonnet in 10th place at 74 sales and 1.8%. Even though it is outside the Top 10 this month, the Renault Captur gains one spot year-to-date to rank #8, the highest of any UK nation.

In Wales, the podium is unchanged vs. last month and year-to-date (Fiesta-Focus-Corsa) and also happens to be identical to the UK as a whole. The Nissan Qashqai is up 5 spots on June to a cool 4th position with 2.4% share, just above the Ford Kuga which continues to do extremely well here: at #5 with 148 sales and 2.4% this month and #7 year-to-date. The Toyota Yaris is up one to #7 and the Ford C-Max makes its first appearance in the Top 10 since last November at #10 with 95 units and 1.5%.

VW Golf UK July 2014The VW Golf is on the English podium in July.

In England, as usual the ranking is very similar to the UK one as England represents 86% of overall UK sales this month. There are just two changes compared to the UK Top 10: the VW Golf is up one spot to round up the podium at #3 thanks to 4,566 sales and 3.1%, overtaking the Vauxhall Corsa, and the Vauxhall Insignia snatches a Top 10 spot at #10 with 2,136 units and 1.4%, kicking the Mini out.

Previous month: UK nations June 2014: Is the Aygo Toyota’s new star?

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Scotland (UK) July 2013: Nissan Juke at highest in the UK

Northern Ireland (UK) July 2013: Nissan Juke #8, Kia Sportage in Top 10 year-to-date

Wales (UK) July 2013: Vauxhall Zafira up to #5, 5 Fords in Top 10

England (UK) July 2013: Fiat 500 up to #9

Full July 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables for each nation below.

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Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England (UK) June 2014: Is the Aygo Toyota’s new star?

July 9th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Aygo UK June 2014The Toyota Aygo shoots up to 5th place in Wales in June.

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Thanks to SMMT, I can now unveil the 10 best-sellers for each nation in the UK in June, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall June update. The overall UK market is up 6% year-on-year in June, and we are back to England being the true engine of growth: up 7% along with Wales while Northern Ireland (+2%) and Scotland (+1%) deliver more conservative growth rates. Last month the Dacia Sandero simultaneously appeared in 3 nations Top 10 for the first time, and this month it appears in none, but a few other models make sparks…

Mini UK June 2014The Mini is #9 in Scotland this month.

In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to a splendid 1,074 sales and 5.6% share, knocking the Vauxhall Corsa down to #3 while the Ford Focus is back up two spots on May to #2. The Toyota Yaris jumps leaps and bounds straight to 4th place whereas we had not see it appear inside the Top 10 since BSCB started following UK nations monthly one year ago. Same goes for the Mini at #9, potentially thanks to the new generation now spreading across dealerships.

Nissan Juke UK June 2014Nissan Juke (US model shown)

In Northern Ireland too the Ford Fiesta is back to #1 with a very strong 5.5% share vs. 4.1% year-to-date, followed by the Ford Focus while the VW Golf drops to #3 after leading the market in May. The big performer this month here is the Nissan Juke shooting back into the Top 10 directly in 4th place with 2.8% share, and now #9 year-to-date. Notice also the Seat Ibiza up to #6, the Hyundai ix35 up 2 spots to #8 and the Renault Captur remaining solid at #9.

Ford Kuga UK June 2014Ford Kuga

In Wales, the models ranking is getting closer to the overall UK market with the Ford Fiesta followed by the Focus and Vauxhall Corsa but the real stars of the month are the Ford Kuga up a further 3 spots on an already excellent 7th place in May to a brilliant #4 spot with 2.2% share and the Toyota Aygo landing in the Top 10 for the first time at #5, potentially due to a combination of runout prices for the old gen and the striking new gen bursting onto the scene.

In England, traditionally the models ranking is very similar to the overall UK one given England accounts for 85.5% of the total in June. This month the difference comes towards the end of the Top 10 with BMW 3 Series and the Audi A3 overtaking the Ford 500 to position themselves in 8th and 9th places respectively and knocking the Italian charmer down to #10. On top, the Ford Fiesta makes it 4 nations out of 4 in pole position, with the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Focus rounding out the podium.

Previous month: May 2014: Dacia Sandero in Top 10 in 3 out of 4 nations

Full May 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables for each nation below.

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Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England (UK) May 2014: Dacia Sandero in Top 10 in 3 out of 4 nations

June 8th, 2014 1 comment

Dacia Sandero UK May 2014The Dacia Sandero has now conquered Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Is England next?

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Thanks to SMMT, I can now unveil the 10 best-sellers for each nation in the UK in May, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall May update. The overall UK market is up 8% year-on-year in May, and while last month the true engine of growth was England, this time the smaller nations are pushing the overall market up: Scotland is up 16%, Wales up 12.5% and Northern Ireland up 12% while England is up a more conservative 7%. This month even though the Vauxhall Mokka makes its very first Top 10 appearance in the overall UK ranking it only appears in one Top 10 (Wales) while the Dacia Sandero simultaneously appears in 3 nations Top 10 for the first time.

Renault Clio UK May 2014The Renault Clio is on the Scottish podium this month.

In Scotland, the Vauxhall Corsa is back in pole position for the 2nd time in the past 3 months with 959 sales and 5.4%, a frank advantage over year-to-date leader the Ford Fiesta at 786 units and 4.4%. The Renault Clio is up two spots on April to brilliantly jump onto the Scottish podium for the first time since BSCB follows monthly data (last June) thanks to 603 sales and 3.4% and remains at a strong 4th place year-to-date vs. #9 in 2013. The Dacia Sandero is also up two ranks to #8 while the Audi A3 makes a remarkable appearance in the Scottish Top 10 at #9.

VW Golf UK May 2014The VW Golf is the best-seller in Northern Ireland for the 2nd month running.

In Northern Ireland, after topping the sales charts last month for the first time since BSCB has been following this market monthly (June 2013) the VW Golf doubles it and stays in pole position thanks to 180 sales and 3.8% share, well above the traditional leader the Ford Fiesta at 148 units and 3.7%. However this is not enough (yet) to dislodge the Fiesta from the year-to-date top spot with the Golf adding up to 921 sales vs. 1,059. The Dacia Sandero is up to a record 6th place with 122 units and 2.6%, only its second time in the Northern Irish Top 10 after last March (#10), the Seat Leon makes its first appearance inside the Top 10 at #8 with 104 units and 2.2% and the Renault Captur is now up to #8 year-to-date.

Seat Leon UK May 2014Excellent 8th place of the Seat Leon in Northern Ireland

In Wales, the Ford Fiesta continues its solo run at 8.6% market share and 9.5% year-to-date, almost 2.5 times the nearest competitor, big sister Ford Focus at 3.6% and 3.9% respectively. The VW Golf jumps 6 spots on April to land in third place with 2.5% share, the Renault Clio reappears inside the Top 10 for the third time in the past 6 months at #5 with 2.2%, its best ranking in at least one year. Excellent hold of the Ford Kuga in 7th place, earning it a #8 spot year-to-date, the Dacia Sandero is also back in the Top 10 at #8 while the Vauxhall Mokka breaks into it for the first time at #9.

BMW 1 Series UK May 2014The BMW 1 Series is #9 in England

In England, traditionally the ranking is very close to the overall UK one as this nation accounts for 85% of UK sales. Below the Ford Fiesta at 4.6% share, the VW Golf justifies its astounding #2 overall UK ranking with a #2 spot in England with 3.9% share vs. 3.7% in the UK. In fact the entire Top 8 is identical to the UK one, with the BMW 1 Series breaking into the English Top 10 against the odds at #9 and 2,517 sales and 1.5%, which is potentially the first time it outsells its big sister the 3 Series. The Fiat 500 closes a Mokka-less Top 10.

Previous month: April 2014: Vauxhall Mokka almost tops one nation!

Full May 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables for each nation below.

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Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England (UK) April 2014: Vauxhall Mokka nearly tops one nation!

May 10th, 2014 No comments

Vauxhall Mokka Scotland April 2014. Picture courtesy of whatcar.co.ukThe Vauxhall Mokka ranks #2 in Scotland this month!

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Thanks to SMMT, I can now unveil the 10 best-sellers for each nation in the UK in April, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall April update. The overall UK market is up 8% year-on-year in April, however England is the true engine of growth this month at +9% and 85% of total sales, with Northern Ireland (+7%), Scotland (+3%) and especially Wales – shockingly down 1% – all under-performing.

Dacia Sandero UK April 2014The Dacia Sandero is among the 10 most popular vehicles in Scotland.

In Scotland, massive event this month: after pointing its bonnet inside the Top 10 for the first time in 2014 last month, the Vauxhall Mokka shoots up to a spectacular 2nd place in April thanks to 552 sales and 3.5%. It is only beaten by the Ford Fiesta consolidating its 2014 leadership at 885 units and 5.6%, making the Mokka Vauxhall’s best-seller in Scotland above the Corsa at #3 and 548 sales! The Mokka now ranks #10 year-to-date. Further down, the Renault Clio remains very solid at #5 and the Dacia Sandero reappears inside the Scottish Top 10 for the first time since last December at #10.

VW Golf UK April 2014The VW Golf is the best-seller in Northern Ireland in April.

In Northern Ireland, big news atop the sales charts as well: the VW Golf brilliantly takes the lead of the overall ranking for the first time since we have been following monthly sales in the nation (June 2013) with 168 sales and 3.8% share, ahead of the Ford Fiesta (3.3%), Focus (3%) and Vauxhall Astra (2.7%). The Nissan Qashqai, boosted by the new model, is back up 6 spots on March to a beautiful 5th place while the Vauxhall Insignia (#8), Kia Sportage (#9) and Hyundai ix35 (#10) all make an exciting reappearance inside the Top 10.

Ford Kuga Wales January 2014The Ford Kuga ranks 4th in Wales this month.

In Wales, it’s a very stable models podium: identical to March and year-to-date with the Ford Fiesta in the lead at an astounding 10.2% market share followed by the Ford Focus (4.1%) and Vauxhall Corsa (2.8%). The big surprise comes in 4th position with the Ford Kuga making a smashing entrance into the Welsh Top 5 thanks to 135 sales and 2.1% share. Notice also the Fiat 500 solid at #6 and the Ford Ka jumping among the Top 10 best-sellers in Wales at #10.

Audi A3 England April 2014The Audi A3 also breaks its ranking record in England.

In England, traditionally the models ranking is very similar to the UK one as this nation represents 85% of overall UK sales in April. However there is an interesting difference in this month’s ranking: appearing in no other Top 10, the Audi A3 owes its record-breaking 5th position in the UK solely to its performance in England where it ranks at an even better 4th place thanks to 3,322 sales and 2.2% share, 88% of its UK total. This is actually the only difference in the Top 10.

Previous month: Scotland/Northern Ireland/Wales/England (UK) March 2014: Renault Clio, Captur and Vauxhall Mokka shine

Full April 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables for each nation below.

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Scotland-Northern Ireland-Wales-England (UK) March 2014: Renault Clio, Captur & Vauxhall Mokka shine

April 5th, 2014 4 comments

Renault Clio UK March 2014. Picture courtesy automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Clio is #2 in Northern Ireland, #4 in Scotland and #7 in Wales this month.

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Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you the best-sellers for each nation in the UK in March, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall March update. The UK market overall is in stunning shape in March at +18% year-on-year, with England, Northern Ireland and Wales matching that growth rate while Scotland (+15%) lies slightly behind.

Vauxhall Mokka UK March 2014The Vauxhall Mokka is #10 in Scotland.

In Scotland, the Vauxhall Corsa reclaims the top spot it has been holding over the Full Year continuously for the past 6 years thanks to 2,538 sales and 5.8% share, however this is not enough to pass the Ford Fiesta year-to-date yet at 3,195 units and 5.2% vs. 3,352 and 5.5%. The Ford Focus is strong in third place with 3.6% while the Renault Clio shoots up 5 spots on February to #4 both this month with 1,335 sales and 3.1% and year-to-date vs. #9 in 2013. Notice also the Vauxhall Mokka making its first appearance of the year inside the Scottish Top 10 at #10 just under 2% share.

Renault Captur UK March 2014The Renault Captur is #5 in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, below the Ford Fiesta consistent at 4.1% share both this month and year-to-date, here too the best performer is the Renault Clio. It jumps from outside the February Top 10 directly to second place thanks to 236 sales and 3.1% share and now ranks 10th year-to-date like in 2013. The Renault Captur for its part is up two further spots on February to rank 5th this month at 215 units and 2.8%, also shooting up to #9 year-to-date. Other notable performances include the 9th place of the Hyundai i10 and the 10th spot held by the Dacia Sandero with 2% market share.

Hyundai i10 UK March 2014. Picture courtesy of honestjohn.co.ukThe Hyundai i10 is #9 in Northern Ireland.

In Wales, the entire Top 5 best-sellers are identical to the UK ranking overall with the Ford Fiesta leading the charge with a huge 9.4% market share followed by the Ford Focus (3.9%), Vauxhall Corsa (2.9%), VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra (both at 2%). The Fiat 500 over-performs in 6th place as does the Renault Clio in 7th. The Suzuki Alto holds onto its 10th spot thanks to 295 sales and 1.6% and ranks 9th so far in 2014 like in 2013.

Suzuki Alto UK March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Suzuki Alto is #10 in Wales.

In England, traditionally the models Top 10 is very similar to the UK one as England accounts for 85% of the overall UK market in March. The Top 6 most popular models are identical to the overall UK ranking with the VW Golf delivering a slightly higher market share at 2.9% in 4th place. The BMW 3 Series is up from #9 overall to #7 in England with 6,986 sales and 1.8%, kicking the VW Polo and Fiat 500 down to #8 and #9 respectively, while the Audi A3 misses out on a Top 10 ranking for just 54 units.

Previous month: Scotland-Northern Ireland-Wales-England (UK) March 2014: First Top 10 rankings for VW Up and Renault Captur

Full March 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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Scotland-Nothern Ireland-Wales-England (UK) February 2014: First Top 10 rankings for the VW Up & Renault Captur

March 7th, 2014 No comments

VW Up! UK February 2014The VW Up is #2 in Wales and #7 in Scotland this month.

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Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you the best-sellers for each nation in the UK in February, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall February update. With the UK market gaining ground year-on-year for the 24th consecutive time this month, we have Northern Ireland (+10%) over performing, England (+3%) level, while Scotland (-1%) and Wales (-5%) well below the national average and surprisingly into negative territory.

Renault Captur UK February 2014. Picture courtesy of autoexpress.co.ukThe Renault Captur is #7 in Northern Ireland and #8 in Scotland.

In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta accentuates its advantage over the rest of the market thanks to 349 sales and a massive 7% market share. It is followed like last month by the Vauxhall Corsa, while the Ford Focus gains one spot to round the podium and the VW Polo is up two to #4. Below the Ford Ka up 3 to #6 we welcome two models inside the Scottish monthly Top 10 for the first time: the VW Up lands directly at #7 with 100 sales and 2% and the Renault Captur ranks 8th thanks to 98 units and also 2% share, that’s 4 units above the Clio! Finally, the Citroen C1 in runout mode shining at #10.

Hyundai i10 UK February 2014The Hyundai i10 is #8 in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, the VW Golf manages to equal the Ford Fiesta for pole position this month, both models selling 168 units for a 3.8% market share. Volkswagen even places a second model on the podium with the Polo at #3 and 3.6%. Coming out of nowhere, the Suzuki Alto jumps up to #4 with 151 sales and 3.4%, earning it a #10 spot year-to-date. There are two more all-new entrants inside the Top 10 in February: the Renault Captur lands at #7 with 2.3% share and the Hyundai i10 at #8 with 2.2%. Finally, notice the Kia Sportage back up to #10.

Citroen C4 Picasso UK February 2014The Citroen C4 Picasso is #7 in Wales.

In Wales, below the Ford Fiesta (10.9% share!) and Focus (5.4%), traditional leaders here, we have a big surprise: the VW Up rounds up the podium whereas it had not ranked inside the Welsh Top 10 since BSCB started following this nation halfway through 2013. It sells 57 units for a 2.9% market share. Another surprise this month in Wales is the 7th place of the Citroen C4 Picasso boosted by the new model and selling 43 units for a 2.2% share, followed by the Vauxhall Zafira at 1.9% while the Suzuki Alto is back in the Top 10 at #10.

In England, traditionally the models Top 10 is very similar to the UK one as England accounts for 83% of the overall UK market in February. The only change is the Mercedes C-Class up a notch to #6 thanks to 1,127 sales and 2%, passing the VW Polo, and now ranking #9 year-to-date ahead of the Nissan Qashqai and Fiat 500 whereas it has not made it into the YTD Top 10 yet in the UK overall.

Previous month: Scotland-Northern Ireland-Wales-England January 2014: Seat Ibiza almost tops one nation

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Scotland-Northern Ireland-Wales-England (UK) January 2014: Seat Ibiza almost tops one nation!

February 8th, 2014 5 comments

Seat Ibiza UK January 2014The Seat Ibiza is #2 in Northern Ireland and #4 in Wales this month.

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Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you the best-sellers for each nation in the UK in January, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall January update. With the UK market gaining ground year-on-year for the 23rd consecutive time this month, we have Wales (+22%), Northern Ireland (+20%) and Scotland (+9%) over performing, while England (+7%) is slightly below the national average.

Ford Ka Scotland January 2014The Ford Ka is #9 in Scotland.

In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta starts the year with a bang at 5.5% share, two percentage points above all other models including the VW Polo, #2 for the 2nd month running with 438 sales and 3.5%. The Renault Clio is up 6 spots on December to land at an excellent 4th position with 377 units sold for a 3% market share, the Fiat 500 is up two to #8 which is also its FY2013 ranking, and the Ford Ka points its bonnet in c0-8th place thanks to 261 sales and 2.1% share, the first time the Ka appears in any nation’s Top 10 since we started following these UK nations in detail mid-last year.

Hyundai ix35 Northern Ireland January 2014The Hyundai ix35 starts the year at #10 in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, the Ford Fiesta is only #1 thanks to 2 additional units sold over the Seat Ibiza this month, an incredible performance from the Spanish supermini, up from outside the Top 10 both in December and over the FY2013 directly to #2 with 282 sales and 4.2% share… The VW Polo also shines, back inside the Top 10 at #3 with 227 units and 3.4% vs. #7 and 2.3% over the FY2013 as does the Vauxhall Corsa at #4 and 2.8%. Finally, notice the Hyundai ix35 breaking into the Top 10 for the first time since last October at #10 with 113 sales and 1.7%.

Ford Kuga Wales January 2014The Ford Kuga ranks 7th in Wales this month.

In Wales, the Ford Fiesta lodges another bumper month at 9.7% share thanks to 530 sales, almost 3 times the score of the #2, the Ford Focus at 197 units and 3.6%. Here too the Seat Ibiza is the hero of the month, jumping from outside the Top 10 in December and over the FY2013 up to 4th position with 148 sales and 2.7% share. The Ford Kuga also impresses, up to #7 at 121 units and 2.2%, as does the Toyota Yaris up to #10 with 99 sales and 1.8%.

Nissan Juke England January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Nissan Juke passes the Qashqai for the first time in England this month.

In England, for once the models Top 10 is noticeably different to the UK one even though England accounts for 84% of the overall UK market in January. Below the Ford Fiesta and Focus, the VW Golf is up to #3 with 3,849 sales and 3% share, passing the Vauxhall Corsa down to #4, the Audi A3 is up to a splendid 6th place here vs. #7 in the UK, overtaking the Vauxhall Astra to become #3 in its category below just the Focus and Golf, and finally the Nissan Juke is above its production line buddy the Nissan Qashqai for the very first time at #8 and 2,421 sales vs. #9 and 2,409.

Full Year 2013 Reports for each nation:

Scotland (UK) Full Year 2013: Close call for the Vauxhall Corsa

Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta leads, VW Golf on podium

Wales (UK) Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta and Suzuki Alto over-perform

England (UK) Full Year 2013: Ford Fiesta leads, BMW 1 Series up to #8

Previous month: Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland/England (UK) December 2013: Dacia Sandero improves to Top 5, Vauxhall Mokka gains traction

Each nation’s December 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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England (UK) Full Year 2013: BMW 1 Series up to #8

January 9th, 2014 No comments

BMW 1 Series England 2013BMW 1 Series

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Thanks to SMMT, I can give you a Full Year ranking for England for the first time on BSCB. England represents 85% of the overall UK market and therefore the best-sellers are extremely similar to the UK ranking I described earlier. One thing to keep in mind when approaching the English market is that most UK company leasing and rental car purchases are centralised here, which makes the English sales charts a little removed from what ‘real’ consumers buy compared to UK’s other nations, and a little biased towards mid-sized luxury sedans. In this context, the Ford Fiesta leads the way in England in 2013 with 99,879 sales and 5.2% share vs. 5.4% in the UK overall, followed by the Ford Focus at 74,118 units and 3.9% and the Vauxhall Corsa at 69,290 and 3.6%.

VW Golf England 2013The VW Golf almost notched a 4th place in England this year.

The Vauxhall Astra had a hard time getting rid of the VW Golf this year but finishes 2013 in 4th place with 57,377 sales vs. 56,685 for the Golf, both models commending 3% of the market vs. 2.9% for the Golf in the UK. The only ranking difference between the UK and England in the year-end Top 10 is the 8th place of the BMW 1 Series at 36,984 units and 1.9% whereas it ranks #9 in the UK at 1.8%. As a result the VW Polo is down to #9 here.

Previous post: England (UK) December 2013: Peugeot 208 stays in Top 10 

Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Scotland / Wales / Northern Ireland / England (UK) December 13: Dacia Sandero improves to Top 5, Vauhxall Mokka gains traction

January 8th, 2014 No comments

Dacia Sandero Scotland December 2013Launched less than a year ago, the Dacia Sandero is already inside the Scottish Top 5 this month.

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Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you the best-sellers for each nation in the UK in December, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall December update. With the UK market is up an explosive 24% year-on-year in December, we have Northern Ireland (+28%) and England (+25%) over performing, while Wales (+15%) and Scotland (+12%) are a little behind but still display very robust growth.

Vauxhall Mokka Scotland December 2013The Vauxhall Mokka is #4 in Scotland this month

In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta is #1 again but finishes the year less than 100 units off the Vauxhall Corsa for #1. The VW Polo is very strong in 2nd place with 371 sales and 3.6% vs. #6 and 2.3% over the full year. But the two big surprises are below: the Vauxhall Mokka makes its very first appearance in any nation’s Top 10 at a fantastic 4th place thanks to 307 sales and just under 3% share. For its part the Dacia Sandero, only launched here last January, improves on an already very impressive November score (#7) to break into the Top 5 for the first time at #5 with 299 units and 2.9% share. 2014 will be fascinating to follow in Scotland, both models having the potential to lodge a Full Year Top 10 ranking. Notice also the Peugeot 308 back in great shape thanks to the new generation at #8 with 213 sales and 2%.

Skoda Fabia Wales December 2013The Skoda Fabia is #10 in Wales this month.

In Wales, the Ford Fiesta delivers an astonishing month at almost 12% market share thanks to 574 sales, finishing the year just under 9%. The Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra complete the podium like last month while the VW Golf is back up 5 spots to #6 which is also its full year ranking. Here too the big surprise is delivered by the Dacia Sandero up a further two spots on November to rank #7 best-seller with 91 sales and 1.9% share. The Renault Clio is also back inside the Top 10 for the first time since we have been following this nation back in July, at #8 with 1.6%. Finally we welcome the Skoda Fabia, lodging its first Top 10 ranking of any UK nation in 2013 at #10 with 72 units and 1.5% share.

Peugeot 308 Scotland December 2013The new generation is starting to impact sales of the Peugeot 308: #8 in Scotland in December.

In Northern Ireland, the Vauxhall Astra holds onto the pole position it already held in November thanks to 86 sales and 4.4% share vs. just #4 and 3.3% over the full year, dominating the Ford Fiesta at #2 and 3.5% vs. #1 and 4.4% in 2013. The Nissan Qashqai, #1 in October, is back on the podium at #3 with 64 sales and 3.3% while the Vauxhall Zafira is back inside the Top 10 at a brilliant 4th place with 2.8% share. Let’s also salute the fine performance of the Renault Clio at #7, Vauxhall Insignia at #8 and Toyota Yaris at #9 whereas the Ford Focus is kicked out of the Top 10.

In England, the ranking is traditionally and logically very similar to the UK one as England represents 89% of overall UK sales this month vs. 86% in November. Like in the UK, the Ford Fiesta dominates ahead of the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Focus, with the only difference in the Top 10 being the Peugeot 208 managing to stay in it at #10 with 2,191 sales and 1.6%, kicking the Nissan Qashqai out at 2,179 units and 1.6% also.

Previous month: Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland/England (UK) November 2013: First Top 10 rankings for the Dacia Sandero!

Each nation’s December 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Scotland / Wales / N Ireland / England (UK) November 2013: First Top 10 rankings for the Dacia Sandero!

December 6th, 2013 2 comments

Dacia Sandero UK November 2013. Picture courtesy of larevueautomobile.comThe Dacia Sandero is #7 in Scotland and #9 in Wales this month!

* See the Top 10 best-selling models for each nation by clicking on the title! *

Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you the best-sellers for each nation in the UK in November, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall update. If the UK market is up a flamboyant 7% year-on-year in November, Northern Ireland (+18%) and Wales (+13%) over perform, while Scotland (+6%) and England (+7%) are within the average.

In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta reclaims the pole position after a two month-hiatus thanks to 686 sales and 4.9%, adding up to 10,333 units and 5.3%, but this is not enough to pass the Vauxhall Corsa year-to-date at 10,662 and 5.5%. The Corsa should still be able to lodge a 6th consecutive year atop the Scottish sales charts this year. Good showing of the VW Polo up 4 spots on October to #4 while the Fiat 500 is down 3 to a still brilliant 6th place. But the big news is below: while the brand only launched in the country last January, the Dacia Sandero manages to claw its way within the 10 most popular models in Scotland for the very first time at #7 with a formidable 227 sales and 2% share! An extremely promising performance that should be improved in 2014. Notice also the Renault Clio back up to #8 and the Seat Ibiza breaking into the Top 10 at #10.

Renault Clio UK November 2013. Picture courtesy of carbuyer.co.ukThe Renault Clio is #7 in Northern Ireland and #8 in Scotland.

In Wales, the Top 4 best-sellers are identical to last month: the Ford Fiesta leads by far with 7.5% share, followed by the Ford Focus (3.6%), Vauxhall Astra (3.2%) and Vauxhall Corsa (2.8%). The VW Polo is back inside the Top 10 at #5 while both the Vauxhall Zafira and Ford C-Max are stable vs. October in 8th and 10th place respectively. Here too the big news come from French-Romanian brand Dacia: the Sandero historically breaks into the Welsh Top 10 for the very first time, shooting up to #9 with 97 sales and 1.7% share! This is a rather astounding performance for a carmaker that was unknown to all before this year. It will be fascinating to follow the Sandero’s progression in 2014 as Skoda’s success in the whole of the UK has demonstrated that customers are really keen for great value for money in this country.

Vauxhall Astra UK November 2013The Vauxhall Astra is #1 in Northern Ireland and #2 in England.

In Northern Ireland, the models ranking is back to some kind of normality after crowning the Nissan Qashqai in October. In fact, the entire Top 5 is reversed vs. October, with the Vauxhall Astra jumping from #5 to #1 at 109 sales and 3.5%, the Ford Focus up from #4 to #2, the Ford Fiesta stable at #3, VW Golf down from #2 to #4 and Nissan Qashqai from #1 to #5… The Nissan Juke is up one spot to reach #6, by far its highest ranking in all nations in the UK this month. Finally, the Renault Clio is back among the nation’s 10 most popular models at #7 with 81 sales and 2.6%, which earns it a #10 spot year-to-date.

In England, the ranking is logically very similar to the UK one as England represents 86% of overall UK sales this month. We still have a few differences in the Top 10: the Vauxhall Astra passes the Ford Focus to become #2 with 4,481 sales and 3.3%, the BMW 3 Series and Nissan Qashqai exchange spots to #7 at 2,776 units and 2% and #9 with 2,568 sales and 1.9% respectively. Year-to-date however, with the Vauxhall Astra now above the VW Golf at #4, there is now no difference in the Top 10 with the UK ranking.

Previous month: Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland/England (UK) October 2013: Nissan Qashqai tops one nation, Fiat 500 on podium!

Full November 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.

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