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Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you once again the detailed models ranking for each nation in the UK. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the overall UK August update. Compared to the UK average of 9% gain year-on-year this month, England over performs at +11%, Wales and Scotland are in line at +9% and +8% respectively, while Northern Ireland shockingly drops by 3% year-on-year. The first sign of a slowing down of new car sales in the UK? This month the main event is the Vauxhall Mokka appearing in the Top 10 of 3 out of 4 nations. But there is much more going on, so check out each nation’s update and ranking below.
The Seat Ibiza ranks #10 in Scotland this month.
In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta delivers a bumper month at 7.3% share thanks to 472 sales, almost double the amount of the #2 model the Ford Focus at 250 units and 3.9%. The Fiesta thus increases its advantage over the 2013 leader the Vauxhall Corsa to 939 units and 7,275 vs. 6.336. The Vauxhall Astra (+1 on July), VW Polo (+3) improve while the Vauxhall Mokka is back inside the Top 10 at #7 with 2.3% share, the Dacia Sandero does the same at #8 and 2% share and the Seat Ibiza makes its first appearance of the year among the nation’s 10 most popular vehicles at #10 with 1.7% share.
The Hyundai ix35 is now among the year-to-date Top 10 best-sellers in Northern Ireland.
In Northern Ireland, the VW Golf takes the lead for the third time in the past 5 months, up two spots on July to 148 sales and 3.9% share but still #2 year-to-date below the Ford Fiesta at 1,360 sales and 3.3% vs. 1,661 and 4%. #1 last month, the Nissan Qashqai falls to #9 in August, below the Vauxhall Mokka making its very first appearance in the Northern Irish monthly Top 10 at #8 with 77 sales and 2% share. Notice also the VW Polo up 5 ranks on July to #3, the Hyundai ix35 ip a further two spots to #7 and breaking into the year-to-date Top 10 at #9 and the Renault Captur reappearing among the nation’s 10 best-sellers at #10 and cementing its #8 spot so far in 2014.
The Citroen C4 Picasso is #6 in Wales in August.
In Wales, the Ford Fiesta is stronger than ever in pole position, grabbing 11.3% of the market thanks to 274 sales, its highest share in the nation so far in 2014. The Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa complete the podium, the Ford Kuga holds onto the #5 spot and overtakes the Nissan Qashqai to rank #6 year-to-date, the Citroen C4 Picasso jumps to a fantastic 6th place with 2.1% share – only its 2nd time inside the Welsh Top 10 since BSCB started following Wales monthly. Same thing for the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer at #10 after ranking #8 last February, while the Vauxhall Mokka is among the 10 best-seller for the 2nd time in the past 4 months at #9 and 1.9% share.
In England, for once the ranking differs relatively significantly from the overall UK one even though this nation represents 82% of overall UK sales in August. The VW Golf jumps on the podium like last month thanks to 2,021 sales and 3.8% share, the Audi A3 is stronger at 2.5% share vs. 2.3% in the UK overall but remains 6th, the Opel Insignia is #7 vs. #9 in the UK and finally the Nissan Qashqai is #9 whereas the VW Polo goes from #7 in the UK to #10 here.
Previous month: UK nations July 2014: Nissan Qashqai and Ford C-Max impress
One year ago: UK nations August 2013: Ford C-Max, Vauxhall Zafira and BMW 1 Series shine
Full August 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables for each nation below.