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UK April 2015: Volkswagen above Vauxhall in best April in a decade

May 8th, 2015 No comments

VW Passat UK April 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukVW Passat – Volkswagen is the #2 brand in the UK this month.

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Nothing is stopping the UK market’s advance: April marks the 38th consecutive month of year-on-year gains at +5% to 185.778 registrations, the month’s best performance since 2005 and bringing the year-to-date total to 920.366 units, up 6%. Big changeover in the brands ranking this month: below Ford at 13.5% share (-3%), Volkswagen historically overtakes Vauxhall to snap the 2nd spot overall thanks to sales up 13% to 18.690 units, breaking the 10% market share milestone vs. 16.538 and 8.9% for Vauxhall. Audi (+2%) stays in 4th place with a very robust 7.1% share, but BMW (+4%) and Mercedes (+15%) are catching up in 5th and 6th places respectively.

Car-regs-April-15-3Source: SMMT

Other great gainers in the Top 30 brands include Skoda (+10%), Dacia (+17%), Renault, Mazda (+20%), Land Rover (+27%), Mini (+32%), MG (+39%), Porsche (+45%), Lexus (+51%), Mitsubishi (+59%), Smart (+91%) and Jeep up 3-fold. Ford monopolises the first two spots with the Fiesta (10.294 sales) and Focus (6.347) with the VW Golf rounding up the podium. The Vauxhall Corsa is down two spots to #4 but up 25% year-on-year, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai (+25% also) and VW Polo (+36%) symbolically overtaking the Vauxhall Astra year-to-date to rank #7. Mini reappears inside the Top 10 at #10 thanks to the new 5-door variant.

Mini UK April 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukThe Mini is back inside the UK Top 10 this month.

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UK Full Year 2014: Now with Top 365 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Peugeot 2008 UK 2014The Peugeot 2008 posts the biggest year-on-year gain in the 2014 UK Top 50.

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The time has arrived: I can now share with you the much anticipated all-models ranking for the UK over the Full Year 2014. This data is exclusive to BSCB. As a quick reminder, the UK market is up a very robust 9% in 2014 to 2,476,435 registrations, the biggest annual tally in a decade and the 4th largest of all time:  only 2002, 2003 and 2004 saw more cars registered in the history of automobile in this country. Keep in mind this complete ranking reflects registrations to end consumers and not to dealers and there are therefore slight changes compared to the previous FY2014 Top 20 I published, plus little variations in variants of one model taken into account.

Mercedes A Class UK 2014. Picture courtesy of whatcar.co.ukMercedes A-Class sales are up 47% in the UK in 2014.

For example Mercedes C-Class sales now include the Coupe, pushing the nameplate to #12 overall (+4%), the Mini, boosted by the arrival of the 5dr variant, is up to #13 with the Vauxhall Mokka still up a staggering 145% to #14, the Vauxhall Zafira is back inside the Top 20 at #18, knocking the Renault Clio down to #21. Outside the Top 20 in uncharted territory for us and this is where things get really interesting. The Mercedes A-Class is up 12 spots and a fantastic 47% to #22, the Citroen C4/C4 Picasso is up 60% to #25, the Nissan Note up 88% to #27, the Seat Leon up 52% to #28, the Skoda Octavia up 48% to #33 and the Dacia Sandero up 66% to #62.

Peugeot 108 UK 2014The Peugeot 108 is the most successful all-new nameplate of 2014.

A handful of models launched during 2013 logically post some of the largest year-on-year gains in the ranking. Among them the Peugeot 2008 is up 356% to #45, the Renault Captur is up 207% to #39 and the BMW 4 Series is up 662% to #53. The best-selling all-new nameplate in 2014 is the Peugeot 108 landing directly at #93, followed by the BMW 2 Series at #111, the Mercedes GLA at #124, Nissan Pulsar at #176 and Porsche Macan at #180.

Previous FY2014 update:  UK Full Year 2014: Market up 9% to highest level in a decade

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UK March 2015: Nissan Qashqai hits record in best month this century

April 10th, 2015 No comments

Nissan Qashqai UK March 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.uk12,210 Nissan Qashqai found a buyer in the UK this month, a record.

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492,774 new cars were registered in the UK in March, the best month since the twice-yearly number plate changes were introduced in 1999. Nearly half a million cars sold means the March European ranking will be heavily influenced by this market as is the case twice a year. March sales are up 6% year-on-year, the 37th consecutive month of year-on-year gains, bringing the first quarter total to 734,588 units, up 7% on 2014. March fleet sales are up 12% while private sales are up 3%.

UK March 1999 2015UK March sales since 1999

In the brands ranking, the leading trio remains unchanged with Ford on top (+1%) followed by Vauxhall (-3%) and Volkswagen (+7%). Nissan shoots up 3 spots on February and 22% year-on-year to #4 and an astounding 31,026 sales, Mercedes is up 19% to 26,616 units but stays below Audi (29,153) and BMW (26,925), Renault is up 15% to #12, Land Rover up 29% to #13, Mini up 62%, Mazda up 18%, Mitsubishi up 207% and Jeep up 397%.

Ford Fiesta UK March 2015The Ford Fiesta delivers its largest monthly volume this century.

The Ford Fiesta is the most popular nameplate in the country once again, and with sales up 5% to 27,034 units it even hits its highest monthly volume this century, and potentially the nameplate’s 40 year career-high. This score is also the second highest monthly volume by any nameplate in the UK this century below the 27,750 units sold by the Ford Focus in March 2005. The Vauxhall Corsa is up 22% to 19,391 units thanks to the new model above the Ford Focus down 8% to 15,442.

2015 Jeep® Renegade LatitudeJeep Renegade – Jeep UK sales are up 397% year-on-year in March.

In 4th position, the Nissan Qashqai is up a fantastic 38% year-on-year to hit an all-time record sales volume of 12,210, the first time the locally-produced SUV crosses the 10,000 monthly sales mark in the UK. #4 is also its record ranking, also reached last January. Thanks to this very impressive performance, the Qashqai is now #5 year-to-date, only 749 units below the VW Golf down 10% to #5 in March. Excellent performance of the VW Polo up 21% to 10,038 sales, the model’s second 10,000+ month with last September (10,312). The Audi A3 (#8), Mercedes C-Class (#9) and Fiat 500 (#10) are also strong this month.

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Previous month: UK February 2015: VW Golf doubles sales to shoot up to 2nd place

One year ago: UK March 2014: Market up 18% to 2nd best monthly volume ever

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UK 9 months 2014: Now with Top 360 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

March 19th, 2015 No comments

Jaguar F-Type UK 2014The Jaguar F-Type cracks the Top 150 at home over the period.

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We are catching up on lost time with UK sales data: today I can give you a Top 360 All-models ranking for the first 9 months of 2014, the last stop before Full Year 2014 data. This is to be compared with a Top 10 traditionally, or a Top 20 for the FY2014 (for now). Note this ranking represents cars registered, not sold and therefore many be slightly different than the previous H1 2014 data published. It also has a few quirks, notably unusual sales splits for the Mini (Cooper/One/Countryman/Roadster/Paceman). Outside the familiar Top 10, the Mercedes C-Class gains two spots on H1 to #11, the Mini Cooper, Mercedes A-Class and Nissan Note do the same at #21, #22 and #25 respectively, the Ford Kuga gains 4 to #28 and the Renault Captur takes a slight advantage over its archenemy the Peugeot 2008 at #41 vs. #44.

Lamborghini Huracan UK 2014The Lamborghini Huracan lands at #334.

The Volvo V40 is up 6 ranks to #45, the Suzuki Alto up 9 to #56, BMW 4 Series up 5 to #64, the Fiat 500L, now split from the 500, appears at #75 with 8,466 sales, the Mini Countryman climbs to #96 and the Mitsubishi Outlander is up 22 spots to #99. Dacia marks a slight pause: the Sandero is down 7 spots vs. H1 to #62 with 10,896 sales, the Duster slips out of the Top 100 at #102 with 4,736 units and the Logan is down two ranks to #149 and 1,802 deliveries.

MG3 UK 2014The MG3 ranks at #168 so far in 2014.

Among 2014 newcomers, the Peugeot 108 shoots up 190 spots to #109, the Mercedes GLA is up 11 to #124, the BMW 2 Series up 18 to #125, the Ford Ecosport up 38 to a still very shy #156 and 1,618 sales, the Porsche Macan up 9 to #188, the Tesla Model S up 22 to #226 and the BMW X4 up 82 to #233. We welcome the Nissan Pulsar at #222, the VW e-Golf at #313, Lamborghini Huracan at #334 and Lexus NX at #338. In the local produce aisle, notice the Jaguar F-Type at #150, the MG 3 at #168, the Bentley Continental at #201 and the Rolls-Royce Wraith at #274.

Previous post: UK February 2015: VW Golf doubles sales to shoot up to 2nd place

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UK February 2015: VW Golf doubles sales to shoot up to 2nd place

March 6th, 2015 No comments

VW Golf UK February 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukOnly the Ford Fiesta outsells the VW Golf in the UK this month.

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SMMT figures show the UK new car market up year-on-year for the 36th consecutive month (3 years exactly) at +12% to 76,058 registrations in February, a traditionally slow month ahead of the number plate change in March. This stretch of year-on-year gains is by far the longest the UK market has ever experienced and has been ongoing without interruption since March 2012. The next-longest year-on-year gains stretch is 26 months from May 1987 to June 1989. Slightly worryingly though, fleet sales drove this increase with registrations up 20% while the private market saw an increase of just 3%.

Nissan Qashqai UK February 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukThe Nissan Qashqai is up 71% year-on-year in the UK in February.

Even though it frankly underperforms the market at +2%, Vauxhall (12.4% share) is getting dangerously close to Ford (12.8%) whose sales drop 1% year-on-year. Volkswagen (+39%) and BMW (+68%) are the winners of the month in 3rd and 4th place respectively, with other great performers including Mercedes (+19%), Nissan (+19%), Dacia (+20%), Peugeot (+20%), Toyota (+23%), Seat (+26%), Renault (+67%), Mini (+79%), Jeep (+165%), Maserati (+176%) and Mitsubishi (+178%).

Mercedes C Class UK February 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukMercedes C-Class sales are up 37% on February 2014

The Ford Fiesta dominates the models ranking once again despite sales down 7% year-on-year to 4,096 units. In 2nd place with sales up a bumper 95% on February 2014 is the VW Golf, achieving this ranking in the UK for the 2nd time in the past 4 months. The next 3 nameplates fall heavily: the Vauxhall Corsa (-10%), Astra (-11%) and Ford Focus (-21%) while the Nissan Qashqai (+71%), Vauxhall Insignia (+54%), Mercedes C-Class (+37%), Audi A3 (+40%) and Fiat 500 (+51%) round out the Top 10 and gain very significant ground compared to their level of a year ago.

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UK 1st Half 2014: Now with Top 350 All-models (BSCB Exclusive)

February 16th, 2015 No comments

Nissan Note UK 2014The new model propels the Nissan Note to #27 in the UK over H1 2014.

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Always a bit of delay for detailed UK sales data, but it’s worth the wait: today I can give you a Top 350 All-models ranking for the First Half of 2014 vs. a Top 10 traditionally, or a Top 20 for the FY2014 (for now). Note this ranking represents cars registered, not sold and therefore many be slightly different than the previous H1 2014 data published. It also has a few quirks, notably unusual sales splits for the Mini (Cooper/One/Roadster/Paceman). Outside the familiar Top 10, logically the Vauxhall Mokka is up from #54 in FY2013 to #17 now – it ended 2014 in 13th position. The Mercedes A-Class is up 10 spots to #24, the new Picasso lifts Citroen C4 sales up to #25, the new model propels the Nissan Note to #27 vs. #66 in 2013, the Seat Leon is up 16 spots to #30, the Ford Kuga up 20 to #32, the Citroen DS3 steps out of the Top 30 and the Skoda Octavia is up 11 ranks to #38.

Peugeot 2008 UK 2014The Peugeot 2008 ranks #43 over the period, only 81 units below the Renault Captur.

Further down, the Renault Captur gains 47 spots to land at #42 but its archenemy the Peugeot 2008 is catching up, and fast: up 77 ranks to finish the first half of the year just 81 units below. Chances are the 2008 will be above the Captur in the FY2014 charts. Launched in January 2013, the Dacia Sandero already knocks at the UK Top 50’s door: up 19 spots on FY2013 to #55 whereas the Duster drops 17 to #100. The BMW 4 Series is up 84 to #69, the Suzuki SX4 up 34 to #91 and the Mercedes GLA tops all-new entrants at #135 above the BMW 2 Series (#143) and, interestingly, the MG 3 at #167 with 898 sales vs. 273 (#226) for the MG 6.

Rolls-Royce Wraith UK 2014The Wraith is already Rolls-Royce’s best-seller at home.

Among other locals, let’s notice the Range Rover Evoque down a harsh 16 spots to #44, the Land Rover Freelander down 11 to #61, Jaguar XF up 3 to #62, Range Rover Sport stable at #75, Jaguar F-Type up 29 to #154, Bentley Continental Flying Spur up 36 to #273 and the Rolls-Royce Wraith up to #268 with 103 sales, already the brand’s best-seller at home. Finally, the Tesla Model S is now included in the ranking and lands directly inside the Top 250.

Previous UK post: UK January 2015: Nissan Qashqai up to best-ever 4th place

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Previous H1 2014 post: UK June 2014: Vauxhall Insignia up to #7 in market up another 6%

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UK January 2015: Nissan Qashqai up to best-ever 4th place

February 6th, 2015 No comments

Nissan Qashqai UK January 2014. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukNissan Qashqai

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Building on a fantastic 2014 when the market rose to its highest level in a decade, January new car sales in the UK are up a further 7% to 164,856 registrations, the highest January score since 2007. Upset by the Vauxhall Corsa for the first time in 21 months in December, the Ford Fiesta reclaims the pole position of the models ranking this month despite sales down 4% year-on-year to 8,674 units, whereas the Vauxhall Corsa, boosted by its new generation, is up 54% to 6,879 sales, over 2,000 units above the Ford Focus in third place.

Mercedes C-Class UK January 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukMercedes C-Class

We have a surprise in 4th position: the locally-produced Nissan Qashqai is also up 54% on January 2014 to secure its highest-ever monthly UK ranking with 4,676 sales and 2.8% share. Its previous best was #5 hit 3 times in January 2013, June 2010 and July 2010. A sign of the ever-growing fragmentation of the UK market, the Qashqai held a stronger market share each of these times albeit with a lower ranking. The Audi A3 is up 17% to reach a stunning 6th place, its highest ranking in the UK since last August, while the Mercedes C-Class is up to a splendid #7 with 3,534 deliveries, only the third time in the past two years it breaks into the monthly Top 10 after hitting #7 last February and #10 last November.

Vauxhall Corsa UK January 2015Vauxhall Corsa sales are up 54% year-on-year thanks to the new model.

A 18% year-on-year increase in fleet registrations in January prompted SMMT to dedicate a special feature to this segment. We learn that fleet registrations grew 34% over the past 5 years, from 882,415 in 2009 to 1,178,416 in 2014. The most popular fleet model in January is the Vauxhall Corsa with 3,539 registrations or 51% of its total sales, followed by the Ford Focus at 3,529 (73%), the Ford Fiesta at 3,119 (36%), VW Golf at 3,073 (70%) and Nissan Qashqai at 2,665 (57%). Astounding ratios indeed that show that the 5 best-sellers in the UK owe their ranking in large part to fleet companies, not private buyers.

Mitsubishi Outlander UK January 2015. Picture courtesy of conceptcarz.comMitsubishi sales are up 159% year-on-year in the UK in January.

Brand-wise, the Top 4 best-sellers are unchanged on FY2014 with Ford leading the charge despite sales down 1% ahead of Vauxhall (+14%), Volkswagen (-3%) and Audi (+6%), while Nissan (+26%) and Mercedes (+20%) excel at #5 and #6 respectively. Other great gainers include, in sales order, Hyundai (+14%), Mazda (+19%), Volvo (+34%), Mitsubishi (+159%), Lexus (+50%), Jeep (+67%) and Maserati (+83%).

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UK Full Year 2014: Market up 9% to highest level in a decade

January 9th, 2015 No comments

Audi A3 UK 2014The A3 is the first-ever Audi to rank inside the annual UK Top 10 (#8).

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Thanks to unfailing growth throughout the year, the UK new car market jumps by a fantastic 9% year-on-year in 2014 to 2,476,435 registrations, the biggest annual tally in a decade and the 4th largest of all time:  only 2002, 2003 and 2004 saw more cars registered in the history of automobile in the UK, which confirms its 2nd place in the European Union below Germany and far above France. Even more satisfying, this excellent performance has a lot to do with private sales, outperforming the market at +10% to 1.179.499 and 47.6% share. Brand-wise, the two leaders Ford and Vauxhall lost market share to 13.2% and 10.9% respectively, with Volkswagen virtually stable in third position at 8.7%.

Nissan Juke UK 2014First annual Top 10 ranking for the Nissan Juke in the UK…

The bigger gains are to be found below: Audi reinforced its domination of the premium segment, delivering mass brand-like market shares at 6.4%, up 12% to 158,987. 2014 marks the first ever year that an Audi nameplate breaks into the annual Top 10: the A3 is up a flamboyant 42% to a record #8 and 45,581 units. BMW froze its market share at a very strong 6% ahead of Nissan up 17% to 5.6% and placing two locally-produced models inside the annual UK Top 10 for the first time in history: the Qashqai at #6 and the Juke breaking into the Top 10 for the first time, up 5% to #10 and 39,263 sales. Both locals hit a best-ever #5 this year: the Qashqai in July and the Juke in October, when Nissan had two models inside the Top 6.

Renault Clio UK 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frRenault wins the title of ‘most improved’ in the Top 20: +44%.

Mercedes edges up to 5% share thanks to sales up 14%, but the best-performing manufacturer in the Top 20 is Renault now enjoying a true revival with sales up 44% to #15 and 66,334 units, even outperforming Dacia (+39%). Case in point: the Clio is back inside the Top 20 at #19. Notice also Seat up 18%, Volvo up 26%, Mitsubishi up 75%, Lexus up 28% and MG up… 362% to a still confidential 2,326 units and 0.1% share. The days of the MG B are still soooo far away. The Ford Fiesta tops the models sales charts for the 11th time (the first one was in 1990) and the 6th consecutive year but sees its market share slip slightly to 5.3% at 131,254 units sold.

Fiat 500 UK 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.fr…and for the Fiat 500 as well, 7 years after launch!

The podium is unchanged on 2013 with the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa following while the VW Golf reclaims the best-ever 4th spot it held in 2011, this time outselling the Vauxhall Astra by a comfortable 14,000 units. The Fiat 500 is the third nameplate to earn its very first annual Top 10 ranking in 2014 thanks to sales up an incredible 16% for its 7th year of activity. These new entrants dislodge the BMW 3 Series (#11), 1 Series (#12) and Peugeot 208 tumbling down 16% to #15. Lukewarm in 2013 at #54, the Vauxhall Mokka gets sparked into action this year with sales up a huge 152% to reach #13.

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UK December 2014: Vauxhall Corsa ends 21-month Fiesta reign, Mini up to 4th, Vauxhall Mokka breaks record

January 8th, 2015 1 comment

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The UK new car market continues on its incredible run, lodging a 34th consecutive month of year-on-year growth in December at +9% to 166,198 registrations, bringing the annual total to 2.475 million units, the best in a decade. Lots of movement in the models ranking in incentive-biased December. A combination of heavy discounts on the outgoing generation and the new models starting to trickle into dealerships, the Vauxhall Corsa manages to end 21 consecutive months of Ford Fiesta wins thanks to sales up 26% year-on-year to 8,074 and 4.9% share vs. 7,507 and 4.5% for the Fiesta (-12%).

Mini UK December 2014The Mini is at its highest in the UK since its relaunch in 2000.

The Ford Focus is up one spot on November to #3 while the Mini takes advantage of the 5-door variant that comes with the new generation to shoot up to #4 with 5,375 sales and 3.2%, no less than the Mini’s highest ranking since its revival launched 15 years ago, also reached in December 2010. For its part the Vauxhall Mokka is back in the UK Top 10 for only the second time ever after last May, absolutely and positively smashing its ranking and share records at #6 and 2.5% thanks to 4,099 sales (previous bests: #10 and 1.5%). Notice also the Nissan Juke outselling its Sutherland factory buddy the Qashqai for the 2nd time ever after last October, this time by almost 300 units.

Vauxhall Mokka UK 2014The Vauxhall Mokka shoots up to a best-ever 6th place in December.

As a result and like in December 2013, Vauxhall brilliantly takes the lead of the brands ranking with 23,162 sales and 13.9% share (+9%), knocking perennial leader Ford down to #2 at 20,509 units and 12.3% (+5%). Volkswagen (#3) and BMW (#4) hold onto their November ranking while Nissan (+24%) overtakes Audi to lift up to #5. Further down, we witness the spectacular takeoff of Mini slicing its November ranking in two to #8 thanks to sales up 79% year-on-year to 7,172 units. Think adding a 5-door variant of the Mini hatch was a good idea? Yessir. Notice also Citroen up 34%, Land Rover up 21%, Mitsubishi up 79%, Jaguar up 37% and Jeep up 68%.

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UK November 2014: VW Golf #2, Mercedes C-Class in Top 10

December 5th, 2014 No comments

Mercedes C Class UK November 2014Mercedes C-Class

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One more! UK new car sales celebrate 33 consecutive months of year-on-year gains with November deliveries up 8% on the year before to 172,327 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,310,237 sales, making 2014 the best year since 2007 in the UK. In the models ranking, below the Ford Fiesta faithful to the pole position it has now been holding for 21 months straight in spite of November sales down 13%, the VW Golf gains 34% year-on-year to land in 2nd place with 5,440 sales, leading its segment above the Ford Focus (#4), Vauxhall Astra (#7) and Audi A3 (#9). The VW Polo is up 43% to #7, the Nissan Qashqai up 30% to #6 and the Nissan Juke up 25% to #8. The Mercedes C-Class makes its come back among UK’s 10 most popular nameplates for the first time since last February and the 2nd time in the past 20 months at #10.

SsangYong Korando UK November 2014SsangYong Korando – Ssangyong doubled its sales year-on-year in the UK this month.

Brand-wise, the only two manufacturers in the Top 12 to lose ground year-on-year in November are… the two leaders: Ford is down 9% and Vauxhall down 15% even though the Chevrolet brand is no more. Below, Volkswagen (+22%), BMW (+20%), Audi (+21%) and Nissan (+34%) display explosive growth. In the Top 20, Toyota (+25%), Renault (+20%), Mini (+24%) and Volvo (+44%) also shine while further down Mitsubishi (+254%), MG (+127%), Maserati (+119%), SsangYong (+103%), Lexus (+85%), Lotus (+75%) and Jeep (+45%) are the biggest gainers.

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