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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.
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.
One year ago: UK April 2014: Audi A3 up to all-time high 5th place
Full April 2015 Top 10 models and Top 40 All-brands below.