UK September 2015: Now with Top 140 models (BSCB exclusive)

Renault Captur UK September 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Captur breaks into the UK Top 20 this month…

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This is a good habit to get into: a lot more detail on the UK models ranking, now available monthly on BSCB, a clear improvement on the Top 10 published a few days ago. We learn that the Nissan Juke (7.104 sales), Toyota Yaris (7.089) and Mercedes C-Class (7.017) just miss out on a Top 10 ranking, the Renault Captur is up 18 spots on August to break into the UK Top 20 at #20, the BMW 2 Series and 4 Series continue to progress, now both inside the Top 30, the Peugeot 108 is up 18 ranks on last month to #30, the Nissan Micra up 67 to #32, the Hyundai Tucson already breaks into the Top 40 and the Hyundai i30 is up 30 spots to #47.

Fiat 500X UK September 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.uk…Just as the Fiat 500X is getting closer to the UK Top 50.

Outside the Top 50, notice the Jaguar XE progressing further to #60, the Fiat 500X and Land Rover Discovery Sport now both among the 65 best-selling nameplates in the country, the Mercedes GLA not stopping its growth, the Nissan Pulsar still timid just inside the Top 80, the Vauxhall Viva, Suzuki Vitara and Honda HR-V all inside the Top 100, while the Smart Forfour and Jeep Renegade are just out.

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UK September 2015: 43rd month up to all-time record September

VW Polo UK September 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe VW Polo overtakes the Vauxhall Astra to a best-ever #6 year-to-date.

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New car registrations in the UK continue on their unprecedented growth path: new 65-license plates traditionally make September one of the two largest months of the year for sales, but this time we are looking at an all-time record volume for the month at an outstanding 462.517 deliveries, celebrating 43 consecutive months of year-on-year gains at +9%. All channels are up with private sales at +3%, fleet at +15% and business at +11%, as well as all fuels with diesel up 4% despite the VW scandal, petrol up 12% and alternatively-fueled vehicles up 22%. The year-to-date figure crosses the 2 million milestone for the first time since 2004 at this stage of the year at 2.096.886 units, up 7% on the same period in 2014.

Mini UK September 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Mini is back inside the 2015 Top 10.

The three leaders in the brands ranking improve slower than the market, resulting in lower market share than a year ago but also year-to-date: Ford at 11.9% (+1%), Vauxhall at 9.5% (+6%) and Volkswagen at 8.5% (+4%). Reversely, BMW shoots up 19% in 4th position, Nissan is up 26% at #5, Audi up 11% at #6, Mercedes up 18% at #7 and Toyota up 11% at #8. Peugeot (-6%), Citroen (-12%), Land Rover and Seat (-10%) are the only manufacturers to lose ground in the Top 20. Renault (+17%), Mazda (+23%), Jaguar (+53%), Dacia (+26%), Jeep (+175%) and Smart (+129%) take off.

Vauxhall Mokka UK September 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThird UK Top 10 ranking in the past four months for the Vauxhall Mokka.

The Ford Fiesta remains the most popular vehicle in the UK this month despite sales down 2% to 4.9% share, distancing the Vauxhall Corsa up a splendid 25% thanks to the new model, the Ford Focus up 6% and the VW Golf up 5%. Seeing no diesel scandal effect for now, Volkswagen even places two nameplates inside the UK Top 5 for the second consecutive month with the Polo remaining at #5. The Nissan Qashqai (+48%) surges back up to #6, the Mini shoots up to #7 with 8.754 sales, earning a spot in the year-to-date Top 10 at #9, and the Vauxhall Mokka is slowly but surely elbowing its way into a long-term Top 10 presence at #9 this month, its third Top 10 ranking in the past 4 months.

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UK August 2015: Now with Top 140 models (BSCB exclusive)

Citroen C1 UK August 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Citroen C1 almost enters the UK Top 20 this month…

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Today and for the 2nd consecutive month we can share with you a much more detailed vision of the best-selling nameplates in the UK: a Top 135 models ranking is available, a clear improvement on the Top 10 published a few days ago. We learn that the Vauxhall Zafira jumps 24 spots on July to #13, the Mercedes A-Class is up a further 3 to #16, overtaking the C-Class (#18) to become the brand’s best-seller in the country, the VW Passat is up 6 ranks to #17, the Audi A4 up 6 to #20 and the Citroen C1 up a splendid 17 spots to knock on the Top 20’s door at #22 with 811 sales and 1% – it distances its clones the Toyota Aygo (#31) and Peugeot 108 (#48), also solid sellers in the UK.

Citroen C4 Picasso UK August 2015. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.fr…while the Citroen C4 Picasso advances to #26.

Further down, the BMW 5 Series is up 16 ranks on last month to #24, the Citroen C4 Picasso slices its July ranking in two at #26, the Ford Ka is up 25 to #43, the Hyundai Tucson already breaks into the Top 50 at #44, the Ford Ecosport is getting very close to passing this same milestone, up 17 spots to #53, the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 19 to #56, the Suzuki Celerio up 47 to #61, the Jaguar XE marks a pause: from #35 in July to #63 in August, the Vauxhall Viva is up 8 to #70, the Smart Forfour up 13 to #87, the Mazda CX-3 up 15 to #107, the Suzuki Vitara up 6 to #110 and the Honda HR-V makes its first appearance at #131.

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UK August 2015: Vauxhall Mokka up, Ford Kuga breaks into Top 10

Ford Kuga UK August 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukFirst Top 10 ranking for the Ford Kuga in the UK.

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42nd consecutive month of year-on-year gains for the UK new market at +10% in August to 79.060 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 1.634.369 units, up 7% on 2014. There are two main events in the Top 10 models this month: firstly the Vauxhall Mokka surges to #7, its fourth incursion inside its domestic Top 10 after May 2014 (#10), December 2014 (#6) and June 2015 (#9). Secondly the Ford Kuga, after regularly ranking inside the Welsh and Northern Irish Top 10, makes its big entrance inside the national Top 10 this month with 1.325 sales and 1.7%. In other Top 10 news, below the Ford Fiesta (+2%) and Focus (-2%), the VW Golf (+3%) overtakes the Vauxhall Corsa (-12%) to round up the podium, the VW Polo is up 47% to #5, the Audi A3 up 12% to remain at an impressive 6th spot and the BMW 3 Series is up a fantastic 48% to get back among the country’s 10 most popular nameplates at #9.

BMW 4er UK August 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deBMW UK sales are up 36% year-on-year in August.

In the brands charts, Ford (15%) and Vauxhall (11.3%) both lodge higher shares than year-to-date (13% and 10.3% respectively), Volkswagen surges 24% to 9.6% share, Audi is up 13% to #4, BMW up a whopping 36% to #5, Mercedes up 15% to #6 and Toyota up 18% to #11. Further down, notice Mazda (+46%), Land Rover (+31%), Jaguar (+203%), Mitsubishi (+33%), Smart (+26%), Lexus (+108%), Porsche (+75%), Jeep (+58%) and Ssangyong (+262%) all lodging impressive year-on-year improvements.

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Auto Express China on the March

For the second time in two months, BestSellingCarsBlog features in Britain’s biggest-selling weekly car magazine, Auto Express, in this week’s issue on sale since Wednesday 26/08. After a selection of best-selling global cars you’ve never heard of in June, this time I go through ten Chinese carmakers you need to know about and their chances to hit the UK market in the near future. This three-page Inside Story titled “China on the march” features Baojun,  BYD, Chang’an, Dongfeng, Geely, GAC Trumpchi, Haval, Hongqi, Roewe and Wuling as well as a selection of five Chinese joint-ventures including the potential mismatch between Chery and Jaguar Land Rover. In essence a synthesis of our monthly coverage of the Chinese market with a distinct English flavour.

The BSCB signature is included once again, with an increase number of markets as we have added a series of South Pacific nations since the first Auto Express feature. It now details Best selling cars blog as “the most exhaustive website covering car sales data, trends and analysis for more than 190 markets worldwide, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, with 70 markets updated monthly and regular strategic reports on the latest sales trends in key markets like China”. If you live in the UK, go get yourself a copy: it in on sale until next Tuesday 1/09. You can also buy it online here.

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UK July 2015: Now with Top 125 models (BSCB exclusive)

Jaguar XE UK July 2015The Jaguar XE is already up to #35 at home in the UK this month.

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Today we can share with you as a BestSellingCarsBlog exclusive the Top 120 best-selling models in the UK, instead of the traditional (yet very restrictive) Top 10, allowing us a fascinating and up-to-the-minute insight into this market. The Vauxhall Mokka (#11), Nissan Juke (#12) and Ford Kuga (#13) are knocking on the UK Top 10’s door this month, and for the latter a monthly Top 10 ranking would be a historical first. The Audi A1 is up to a spectacular 17th spot vs. #49 over Q1 2015, the Skoda Octavia is up to #18 (Q1: #35), the VW Passat up to #23 (#67), Skoda Fabia up to #25 (#66), BMW 2 Series up to #44 (#84) and Ford Ecosport up to #70 (#91). The Nissan Pulsar is slowly stirring itself in the right direction, at a still very discreet 76th spot in July vs. #94 in Q1 2015.

Hyundai Tucson UK July 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukThe all-new Hyundai Tucson is already knocking on the UK Top 50’s door this month.

Mercedes justifies its fantastic brand performance (+21% and 5th place overall) with a Top 10 ranking from the C-Class, the A-Class at #19, E-Class at #32, GLA at #84 and CLA at #86 (vs. #103 and #178 respectively during Q1). The Volvo XC90 comes back to life thanks to the new generation: back up to #118. There are no less than ten 2015 launches in the July UK Top 120, all brilliantly led by the all-new Jaguar XE surging to a very impressive 35th spot vs. #16 for the BMW 3 Series it blatantly is aiming at. The Hyundai Tucson misses the Top 50 by less than 100 units at #53 whereas only demo cars would have been registered by now.

Citroen C4 Cactus UK July 2015. Picture courtesy dailyrecord.co.ukThe Citroen C4 Cactus ranks at #75 in the UK in July.

Further down, the Citroen C4 Cactus makes a remarkable arrival at #75, already the brand’s third best-seller in the UK below the C1 at #39 and the C4 Picasso at #54. The long-awaited return of the Viva nameplate, known as the Opel Karl elsewhere, points its bonnet at #78 this month – still relatively shy, the Fiat 500X is at #89 and the only Fiat in the Top 100 along with the 500 (#8), the Land Rover Discovery Sport is already marking a pause at #95 vs. #65 in Q1, and the Jeep Renegade, Smart Forfour, Suzuki Vitara and Mazda CX-3 also make their first appearance.

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UK Full Year 2014: Now with pickup data (BSCB exclusive)

Isuzu D-Max UK 2014Isuzu D-Max sales are up 32% in the UK in 2014.

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Today we can share with you exclusive one ton pickup sales data for the UK. Total sales in this segment are up a robust 15% year-on-year to 33.889 vs. +9% for the overall market. The Toyota Hilux leads the way thanks to sales up 10%, above the Mitsubishi L200 (+17%) and the Isuzu D-Max (+32%) overtaking both the Nissan Navara (+1%) and the Ford Ranger (+27%). At the opposite end of the scale, notice the Great Wall Wingle down a harsh 58% in 7th and last place.

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UK July 2015: Mercedes up 21% to #5 in more muted market growth

Mercedes GLE UK July 2015Mercedes GLE – Mercedes is the 5th most popular brand in the UK in July.

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New car sales in the UK have not seen a year-on-year decline in 42 months (since February 2012) with July registrations up another 3% to 178.420 units, lifting the year-to-date total to a record 1.555.309 deliveries in seven months, up 6.5% on 2014. More muted gains are expected for the second half of 2015 by SMMT, but given all forecast for the UK market in the past 3 years have been properly blown out of the water, another surge to ensure an all-time high sales figure for the year is not out of the question. Brand-wise, Ford (+2%) and Vauxhall (-10%) with Audi (+8%) just 1.4 percentage point below Volkswagen (+11%) at 7.3% vs. 8.7%. Mercedes gains a whopping 21% to storm into the Top 5 for only the 2nd time in at least 3 years along with Feb ’14 with 10.127 deliveries and 5.7%, overtaking Nissan (-5%) and BMW (-6%). Below, Hyundai (+16%), Honda (+17%), Mazda (+24%), Renault (+35%), Jaguar (+77%), Porsche (+78%) and Jeep (+149%) enjoy a great UK summer.

Ford Focus UK July 2015The Ford Focus is up 17% to #2 this month.

In the models ranking, despite sales down 4% year-on-year to 8.504 the Ford Fiesta is the best-selling car in the country for the 28th time in the past 29 months (only loss was to the Vauxhall Corsa last December), followed this time by the Ford Focus up a very dynamic 17% to 7.044 but remaining #3 year-to-date below the Corsa, down 11% this month. The Audi A3 is back inside the Top 10 to a splendid 6th position thanks to sales up 6% to 3.731, the VW Polo surges 65% to #7 and 3.620 and the Fiat 500 is up 6% to #8 and 3.191, earning back its spot in the YTD Top 10. The Mercedes C-Class holds its place in the Top 10 thanks to 2.868 sales this month.

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UK 1st Half 2015: Registrations up 7% to highest-ever half year score

Vauxhall Corsa UK June 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Vauxhall Corsa is up to 2nd place overall in the UK thanks to the new model.

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All the planets are aligned for the UK market this year: low interest rates, attractive finance deals and a flow of new models priced aggressively have spruced up new car demand to record-high levels. Over the First Half of the year, 1.376.889 new cars found a buyer, just slipping past the previous record of 1.376.565 established over ten years ago in 2004. June marked the an incredible 40 consecutive month of year-on-year gains, also an all-time record for the UK car industry. SMMT predicts “a flatter second half of the year as the market finds its natural running rate”. At this rate, the UK new car market is headed towards a record 2.6 million annual units for 2015 which would be an all-time record, beating the 2.579.050 units hit in 2003. The UK market only managed over 2.5 million sales 3 times in the past: from 2002 to 2004.

Mercedes C-Class UK June 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukThe Mercedes C-Class breaks into the UK Top 10.

Brand-wise, Ford (+2%) and Vauxhall (+1%) gain less ground than the market, resulting in lower market shares of 12.9% and 10.3% respectively, while Volkswagen (+8%) powers ahead to 8.7%, historically outselling Vauxhall in April. Audi holds onto a splendid 4th place with 86.009 units, Nissan is up a fantastic 18% to #5, Mercedes up 17% to #7 and Hyundai up 9% to #10. Outside the Top 10, Renault (+15%), Mazda (+18%), Land Rover (+20%), Lexus (+23%), Porsche (+33%), Mini (+46%), Mitsubishi (+120%) and Jeep (+229%) impress.

Mini UK June 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frMini

In the models ranking, the Ford Fiesta is headed towards an easy 7th consecutive win with sales up 3% to 71.990 units, over 20.000 above the next best-seller, and this time it’s the Vauxhall Corsa boosted 19% by a mix of previous gen runout prices and the new gen gracefully sliding into dealerships. The Ford Focus is kicked down to #3 above the VW Golf while the Nissan Qashqai is up a stunning 32% to break into an intermediate Top 5 for the very first time. The VW Polo (+26%) and Audi A3 (+11%) also shine, while the Mercedes C-Class and Mini, both up a spectacular 36% thanks to new generations and the addition of a 5-door variant as far as the Mini is concerned, break into the UK Top 10.

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UK June 2015: Mini and Vauxhall Mokka shine in market up 13%

Mini UK June 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThird consecutive month inside the UK Top 10 for the Mini.

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The UK car market celebrates a record 40th consecutive month of year-on-year improvement in June at a splendid +13% to 257.817 registrations, shutting down worries that this incredible positive run is about to end. Total sales halfway through the year amount to an all-time high 1.376.889 units, up 7% on 2014. Below Ford (+13%), Vauxhall (+6%) and Volkswagen (+27%), in identical order as last month, year-to-date and 2014, BMW and Nissan overtake Audi to rank #4 and #5 respectively with 17.242 and 15.171 sales, Mercedes is up a robust 17% at #7, Skoda up 26% o #11, Mini up 31% to #14, Land Rover up 25%, Mazda up 29%, Dacia up 33%, Mitsubishi up 69% and Jeep up 161%.

Vauxhall Mokka UK June 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukVauxhall Mokka

Nine of the Top 10 best-selling models in the country gain ground year-on-year, 7 of them outpacing the market, signalling a clear consolidation of the market around trusted nameplates. The Ford Fiesta (+12%), Vauxhall Corsa (+20%), Ford Focus (+23%), VW Golf (+16%) and Nissan Qashqai (+33%) follow the same order as the year-to-date charts, while the Mini celebrates 3 consecutive months inside the Top 10 at #7 with 5.551 sales, earning it a spot in the 2015 Top 10, and the Vauxhall Mokka lodges its first Top 10 ranking of the year and third ever after May and December 2014 at #9 and 5.026 deliveries.

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