UK nations April 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X on Scottish podium

The Vauxhall Mokka X ranks third in Scotland this month.

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Thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in April. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. After an all-time record month in March, April is down 20% overall in the UK. Both England (-19.3%) and Scotland (-17.5%) do slightly better than the market but Northern Ireland (-29.1%) and Wales (-30.6%) fare markedly worse and are now down year-to-date at -5.1% and -5.5% respectively vs. +1.6% for England and +1% for Scotland.

In England – where most UK fleet sales are registered – the Ford Fiesta holds onto the pole position by the skin of its teeth (213 units exactly) above the Nissan Qashqai while the Mercedes C-Class (#3), A Class (#4) also shine and the Audi A3 (#7), BMW 1 Series (#9) and 3 Series (#10) do better than in the overall UK ranking. In Northern Ireland, despite a 31% drop the Hyundai Tucson takes the lead of the sales charts while traditional #1 the Ford Fiesta is downy to a paltry #7. The Ford Focus (-13%) and Nissan Qashqai (+9%) complete the podium, with the Peugeot 108 making its first ever appearance inside the Northern Irish Top 10 at #8 and the Renault Kadjar strong at #10.

In Scotland, Vauxhall monopolises the podium with the Corsa and Astra in the lead, joined on the podium by the Mokka X which delivers its best Scottish ranking so far, beating the #7 reached last October. In Wales, the podium is 100% Ford with the Fiesta (-44%), Focus (-23%) and Kuga (-15%) in the lead. The Mercedes A-Class post its first Top 10 ranking in the time we’ve followed Wales at #7.

Previous month: UK nations March 2017: Fiesta, Tucson and Qashqai shine in record market

One year ago: UK nations April 2016: Ford Fiesta #1 everywhere, Hyundai Tucson shines

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UK nations March 2017: Fiesta, Tucson & Qashqai shine in record market

Hyundai Tucson Northern Ireland April 2016The Hyundai Tucson ranks #2 in Northern Ireland this month.

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It’s an all-time record month in the UK and thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in March. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. For once Northern Ireland leads the growth ladder with a 9.6% year-on-year improvement this month to 7.807. England (443.874) and Scotland (46.050) both follow at +8.7% while Wales only improves by 2.1%. The good news is that all nations are now in positive territory year-to-date: England up 6.8%, Scotland up 5.2%, Northern Ireland up 0.8% and Wales up 0.3%.

The Ford Fiesta ranks #1 in three out of four nations in March.

The Ford Fiesta reclaims Northern Ireland off the VW Golf which had held the top spot for 5 consecutive months before now, making it three victories out of four nations: England, Northern Ireland and Wales where it commands an imposing 8.4% share thanks to 1.666 sales. To get a perspective on how dominant March sales figures are in the the while of the UK, let’s point out the Fiesta score for March in Wales  is almost as much as the entire Welsh February sales (2.058).

The Seat Leon ranks #4 in Northern Ireland in February. 

The only nation the Fiesta doesn’t win is Scotland, where the Vauxhall Corsa reigns as it has done so for the past few Full Year rankings, knocking the Fiesta down to #2. The Ford Focus manages to rank #2 in Wales and England and #3 in Scotland. Excellent performance of the Hyundai Tucson in Northern Ireland, bypassing the VW Golf to rank #2 overall, with other great performers this month including the Nissan Qashqai #3 in England, the Renault Captur #4 in Scotland, the Ford Kuga #4 in Wales and #5 in Northern Ireland and the Seat Leon #4 in Nothern Ireland. The Vauxhall Mokka X manages one Top 10 ranking: in Wales at #9.

 

Previous m0nth: UK nations February 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X settles in Top 10

One year ago: UK nations March 2016: Kia Sportage scores one podium, Kadjar strong

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UK nations February 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X settles in Top 10

The Vauxhall Mokka X ranks 5th in Wales in February. 

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After the overall UK Top 10 and thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in January. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. As it has now become routine, England, representing 86% of the overall UK market, is the only nation in positive at +1.9% to 71.155 units, with Norther Ireland down 11.2% to 4.272, Scotland down 11.3% to 5.186 and Wales down a harsh 15.2% to 2.058. Year-to-date, England is up 2.9%, Scotland down 3.2%, Wales down 4% and Northern Ireland down 5.4%. After topping just two nations last month (England and Wales), the overall market leader, the Ford Fiesta, manages three wins in February: England, Scotland and Wales. The VW Golf brilliantly holds onto the top spot in Northern Ireland for the 5th consecutive month thanks to sales up 20% year-on-year.

The Ford Ecosport ranks 8th in Wales this month. 

The Vauxhall Astra (#3 in the overall UK ranking) ranks #2 in Scotland, #3 in England but #10 in Northern Ireland and ousted the Welsh Top 10. The Ford Focus for its part – the UK #4 in February, is 2nd in Wales, 3rd in Scotland, 4th in England and 5th in Northern Ireland. Other outstanding performers in the UK nations for the month include the Mercedes C-Class up 61% to #5 in England, the Hyundai Tucson at #3 in Northern Ireland and the Vauxhall Mokka X positing two Top 10 rankings for the second month running: in Wales (record #5) and Scotland (#8).

Previous month: UK nations January 2017: Astra #1 in Scotland for 1st time this decade

One year ago: UK nations January 2016: Vauxhall monopolises Scottish podium

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UK nations January 2017: Astra #1 in Scotland for 1st time this decade

The Vauxhall Astra ranks #1 in Scotland for the first time this decade.

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After the overall UK Top 10 and thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in January. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. Once again England is solely responsible for the 2.9% gain across the UK with registrations up 3.3% to 149.482, representing 85.9% of all sales. In contrast, Wales (+0.9% to 5.641) and Scotland (+0.5% to 12.842) only edge up year-on-year while Northern Ireland drops 0.9% to 6.134. Even though the Ford Fiesta is comfortably in the lead of the overall sales charts, the picture is quite different when looking at each nation and the Fiesta only tops its two surefire nations: England and Wales. The VW Golf, #2 overall, is king in Northern Ireland while the Vauxhall Astra posts the surprise of the month with a Nb. 1 spot in Scotland, the first time it ranks that high here since BSCB has started following each nation separately at the start of the decade.

The Dacia Sandero ranks 4th in Scotland and 5th in Wales. 

As is traditionally the case, the interesting developments happen in the smaller market of the union, with the English ranking only offering the Nissan Juke above the Vauxhall Astra at #5 as its only change from the overall UK charts. In Scotland, the Dacia Sandero builds on the 2nd place it held last October and its 3rd spot from December to lodge a stellar 4th place, also ranking 5th in Wales. The Vauxhall Mokka X breaks into the Welsh monthly Top 10 for the first time at #8, and for the second time after last October in Scotland at #10. The Mercedes C-Class, UK hero of the month at a record-breaking 4th place, also posts its 2nd Top 10 ranking this decade in Scotland at #9 alongside the #10 it hit back in February 2015. The Hyundai Tucson, already #3 in Northern Ireland both this month and over the FY2016, points its bonnet among Wales’ 10 favourites for the first time in January at #9, and finally the VW Tiguan does the same in Northern Ireland at #10.

UK nations Full Year 2016 posts:

England (UK) Full Year 2016: First podium for the VW Golf

Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2016: Hyundai Tucson and Renault Kadjar in Top 10

Scotland (UK) Full Year 2016: Vauxhall Corsa leads, Astra up 20%

Wales (UK) Full Year 2016: Fiesta leads, Ford Kuga up

One year ago: UK nations January 2016: Vauxhall monopolises Scottish podium

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Scotland (UK) Full Year 2016: Corsa (-16%) leads, Astra up 20%

Vauxhall Corsa Scotland 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Vauxhall Corsa remains the best-selling model in Scotland in 2016. 

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Through our partnership with SMMT we can share with you 2016 sales data for Scotland. Keep in mind this is a zoom in for each UK nation, these figures are already included in the UK Full Year 2016 Report. The Scottish new car market is up by a very shy 0.2% year-on-year in 2016 to 220.906 registrations, and its best-seller remains the Vauxhall Corsa despite sales down 16% to 4.6% share. It distances the Ford Fiesta (-14%), VW Polo (-8%) and Ford Focus (-12%) demonstrating the fragmentation process Scotland is going through at the moment with large declines for the entire Top 4. The Vauxhall Astra on the other hand gains 20% to land at #5, the Renault Clio is up 7% to #6, the Fiat 500 up 4% to #8 and the Mini breaks into the Top 10 at #9, the brand even placing the Mini Countryman at #9 in December.

Previous month: UK nations November 2016: Renault Clio and Captur lead in Scotland

Previous year: Scotland (UK) Full Year 2015: New Gen lifts Vauxhall Corsa back to #1

Two years ago: Scotland (UK) Full Year 2014: Ford Fiesta ends 6-year of Vauxhall Corsa reign

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UK nations November 2016: Renault Clio and Captur lead in Scotland

renault-clio-uk-november-2016The Renault Clio is the best-selling vehicle in Scotland in November. 

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT, today the Top 10 best-selling nameplates of each UK nation in November are available. Keep in mind this data is already included in the UK November update, this is a zoom-in by nation. For once all UK nations are agreeing and in positive this month, with Wales (+5%) leading the pack ahead of England (+3%) and Scotland (+2%) while Northern Ireland has to settle with a meagre 0.1% increase. Year-to-date, England, accounting for a whopping 86% of the overall UK market, remains the country’s engine of growth at +3% to 2.157.609 units, Northern Ireland inches up 0.3% to 55.275 while Scotland down 0.3% to 208.188 and Wales down 0.4% to 87.093 both skid down slightly.

Renault Captur UK November 2016. Picture courtesy carbuyer.co.ukRenault Captur

The big event this month is occurring in Scotland: Renault manages a stunning 1-2, placing the Renault Clio in pole position with 860 sales and 5.6% share vs. 2.3% year-to-date (#6) and the Captur in second place at 568 units and 3.3% vs. 1.8% so far in 2016 (#10). Plus, the Kadjar makes its very first appearance in the Scottish Top 10 at #9 with 2.1% share. The Ford Fiesta tops England and Wales while the VW Golf is #1 in Northern Ireland ahead of the Hyundai Tucson. The Mini manages to rank inside the Top 10 of 3 out of 4 nations: England (#7), Scotland (#8) and Wales (#9). Other great performers include the Fiat 500 #5 in Scotland, the Skoda Fabia up to #5 in Northern Ireland and the Hyundai i10 #6 in Scotland.

Previous month: UK nations October 2016: First Top 10 for new Vauxhall Mokka X

One year ago: UK nations November 2015: Hyundai Tucson #1 in Northern Ireland

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UK nations October 2016: First Top 10 for new Vauxhall Mokka X

Vauxhall Mokka X UK October 2016Vauxhall Mokka X 

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you today the Top 10 best-selling nameplates of each UK nation in October. As a reminder, this data is already included in the UK October update, this is a zoom-in by nation. England (+1%) and Scotland (+7%) keep the overall UK market afloat whereas Northern Ireland (-2%) and Wales (-7%) struggle. Year-to-date, England continues to be the sole reason the UK market is still evolving at record pace this year with deliveries up 3% to 1.998.489 or 85.7% of the overall market. Northern Ireland is up 0.3% to 52.145, Scotland down 0.4% to 192.910 and Wales down 0.8% to 80.933.

The Ford Fiesta only manages two wins this month, in England with 4.4% share and Wales with 6.7%, with the VW Golf taking the lead in Northern Ireland with 3.6% and the Vauxhall Corsa dominates Scotland at 5.3%. The podiums vary wildly depending on the nation: in Wales it’s 100% a Ford affair with the Focus at #2 and Kuga at #3, in England the Nissan Qashqai outpaces the Vauxhall Astra for #2, in Northern Ireland the Kia Sportage shoots up to #3 and in Scotland the Dacia Sandero surges to #2. Other great performers include the Nissan Juke up to #7 in England, the Renault Kadjar up to #7 in Northern Ireland, the Fiat 500X up to #8 in Scotland and the Vauxhall Mokka X snapping its very first Top 10 ranking, also in Scotland.

Previous month: UK nations September 2016: Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza shine

One year ago: UK nations October 2015: Vauxhall Viva and Ford Ecosport snap first Top 10

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UK nations September 2016: Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza shine

Renault Clio UK September 2016. Picture courtesy automobile-magazine.frThe Renault Clio ranks #2 in Scotland.

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-selling nameplates of each UK nation in September. As a reminder, this data is already included in the UK September update, this is a zoom-in by nation. As it has been now become routine, England is once again the only “island” of growth in the UK in September with deliveries up 1.9% to 401.476 just as Wales drops 0.1% to 17.439, Scotland skids down 0.2% to 43.448 and Northern Ireland loses 1% to 6.657. Year-to-date, England is up 3% to 1.842.937 or 85.9% of the overall UK market, Scotland is down 1% to 178.479 (8.3% share), Wales is down 0.3% to 74.922 (3.5% share) and Northern Ireland up 0.5% to 48.548 (2.3% share).

Seat Ibiza UK September 2016The Seat Ibiza ranks #4 in Northern Ireland

The Ford Fiesta is #1 in all nations bar Scotland where the Vauxhall Corsa tops the charts, while the #2 spots changes hands with each nation: Corsa in England, Renault Clio in Scotland, Ford Focus in Wales and VW Golf in Northern Ireland. The Renault Group shines, also placing the Sandero at #5 in Wales and the Captur at #5 in Scotland. The Seat Ibiza shoots up to #4 in Northern Ireland while the Ford Kuga is #4 in Wales and #5 in Northern Ireland. Traditionally almost identical to the overall UK ranking given its weight in the market, in September the English models ranking shows a few “anomalies”: the Nissan Qashqai clearly outperforms, overtaking the VW Golf and Ford Focus to rank #3 overall, the Audi A3 nudges up to #7 and the Mercedes C-Class to #9. Notice the Mercedes A-Class holding onto its YTD Top 10 spot for dear life at 29.968 sales.

Previous month: UK nations August 2016: English fleet sales lift market up

One year ago: UK nations September 2015: First Top 10 for the Hyundai Tucson

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UK nations August 2016: English fleet sales lift market up

Renault Captur UK August 2016. Picture courtesy carbuyer.co.ukThe Renault Captur ranks #2 in Northern Ireland in August. Picture carbuyer.co.uk 

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-selling nameplates of each UK nation in August. As a reminder, this data is already included in the UK August update, this is a zoom-in by nation. As it has been the case for the most part of the year, England (+4.5%) lifts the entire UK market up: as fleet sales fare particularly well in August (+8%), England is advantaged as this is where most UK fleet sales are registered. Northern Ireland (+2.5%) also posts a positive score but Scotland and Wales both drop 3% compared to August 2015. Year-to-date, England is up 3.5% to 1.441.461 or 86% of the overall UK market, Scotland is down 1% to 135.031 (8% share), Wales is down 0.3% to 57.483 (3.4% share) and Northern Ireland up 0.8% to 41.891 (2.5% share).

Fiat 500X UK August 2016. Picture courtesy dailyrecord.co.ukThe Fiat 500X posts a 2nd consecutive month inside the Scottish Top 10. 

As it was the case in July, the Ford Fiesta leads each nation bar Northern Ireland where the VW Golf snaps the top spot. The Ford Focus owes its overall 2nd place in the UK solely to England where it ranks #2 also, whereas it is knocked down outside of the podium in each other nation. The Vauxhall Mokka is inside every nation’s Top 10: #3 in Wales, #4 in Scotland and #7 both in England and Northern Ireland. The Ford Kuga posts a splendid 2nd place in Wales and also ranks #6 in both Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Ford Ecosport UK August 2016. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukThe Ford Ecosport ranks 9th in Wales in August. 

In Northern Ireland, notice the Renault Captur at #2, the Hyundai Tucson at #4 and the Renault Clio at #5. In Wales the Ford C-Max ranks 5th while the Dacia Sandero is 8th and the Ford Ecosport is 9th. In Scotland the Fiat 500X signs its 2nd month in a row – and ever – inside the Top 10 at #9 while the Kia Picanto appears at #10, the nameplate’s first time among the nation’s ten best-sellers since BSCB started following UK nations monthly 4 years ago. Finally, let’s single out the Mercedes C-Class up to #8 year-to-date in England and the Mercedes A-Class remaining inside the English Top 10.

Previous month: UK nations July 2016: Fiat 500X snaps first Top 10 ranking

One year ago: UK nations August 2015: Vauxhall Mokka one step up

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UK nations July 2016: Fiat 500X snaps first Top 10 ranking

Fiat 500X UK July 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Fiat 500X ranks 9th in Scotland in July.

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Thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers in July for each UK nation. Keep in mind this data will be included in the UK July monthly update coming shortly, this is a zoom-in by nation. Once again, only England (+1%) is in positive territory this month. with Wales (-5%), Northern Ireland (-8%) and Scotland (-8%) experiencing significant dips. This means that both Scotland (-1%) and Wales (-0.2%) are now in negative year-to-date whereas England (+3%) and Northern Ireland (+0.6%) gain volume. The Ford Fiesta misses out on a fourth consecutive month of monopolistic domination due to the VW Golf taking the lead in Northern Ireland. The Vauxhall Corsa is #2 in England and Scotland while the Nissan Qashqai holds this ranking in Northern Ireland and the Ford Kuga in Wales. Other strong performers include the Hyundai Tucson #3 in Northern Ireland, the Vauxhall Mokka #3 both in Scotland and Wales, the Dacia Sandero #4 in Wales and the Fiat 500X snapping its very first UK nation Top 10 ranking at #9 in Scotland.

Previous month: UK nations June 2016: Hyundai Tucson, Ford Kuga and Renault Kadjar stars

One year ago: UK nations July 2015: Renault Clio and Ford Kuga on podium

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