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