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UK nations January 2018: First Top 10 for Vauxhall Crossland X

The Vauxhall Crossland X ranks 8th in Scotland, its first Top 10 in any UK nation.

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations in January. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in the January 2018 UK update. As the largest market in the UK, England almost matches the overall 6.3% drop at -5.8% to 140.831 units, with Northern Ireland (-1.4% to 6.049) and Wales (-5.5% to 5.333) faring better but Scotland (-15.1% to 10.900) faring worse. For the first time in over 1 and a half years (since June 2016), the Ford Fiesta is #1 in all UK nations, distancing the VW Golf in England and Northern Ireland and the Ford Focus in Scotland and Wales. The Vauxhall Mokka X manages to rank inside every nation’s Top 5: #3 in Scotland and Wales and #5 in England and Northern Ireland. Looking at specificities within nations, in England the Mercedes C-Class is up to #7 (vs. #10 in the UK overall), in Northern Ireland the Skoda Superb (#4) scores its first Top 10 since BSCB started following UK nations monthly in 2013 while the Seat Ibiza (#8) hits its first Top 10 since September 2016. Finally the Vauxhall Crossland X posts its very first Top 10 ranking of any UK nation at #8 in Scotland.

Previous posts:

England (UK) Full Year 2017: Fiesta and Golf lead, Mercedes C-Class up to #6

Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2017: VW Golf #1 for the first time in 6 years

Scotland (UK) Full Year 2017: Vauxhall Corsa snaps 9th win in past 10 years

Wales (UK) Full Year 2017: Podium 100% Ford: Fiesta, Focus and Kuga

One year ago: UK nations January 2017: Astra #1 in Scotland for the first time this decade

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Wales (UK) Full Year 2017: Podium 100% Ford: Fiesta, Focus and Kuga

It’s in Wales that the Ford Kuga posts its first podium finish of any UK nation.

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Our partnership with SMMT enables us to share with you today December and Full Year 2017 data for Wales. Keep in mind this is a zoom in for each UK nation, these figures will be included in the upcoming December and Full Year 2017 UK Reports. Wales is the worst performing nation in the UK in 2017 with registrations down 10% to 82.753 units. This year and for the first time since BSCB has been following the Welsh market (since 2013), the podium is 100% Ford with the Fiesta remaining in pole position despite a harsh 26% drop ahead of the Focus (-2%) and the Kuga signing its very first podium ranking in Wales in spite of a 6% drop on 2016. Stable sales enable the VW Golf to gain three spots and point its bonnet in 4th place, while the VW Polo (-9%) remains at #5 and both the Dacia Sandero (-8%) and Nissan Qashqai (-10%) gain two ranks to leap to #6 and #7 respectively. The Vauxhall Corsa tumbles down 40% to #8, the Vauxhall Mokka X (#8) replaces the Mokka (#6 in 2016) in the annual Welsh Top 10 and the Toyota Yaris follows the market (-9%) to remain at #10.

Previous month: UK nations November 2017: DS 3 storms into Northern Irish Top 10

Previous year: Wales (UK) Full Year 2016: Fiesta leads, Ford Kuga up

Two years ago: Wales (UK) Full Year 2015: Fiesta #1, Ford Kuga & Dacia Sandero shine

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UK nations November 2017: DS 3 storms into Northern Irish Top 10

The DS 3 ranks at a surprise 8th place in Northern Ireland this month.

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in November. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures will be included in the upcoming November UK update. Only Northern Ireland manages to keep its head above the water this month with a minuscule 0.1% year-on-year gain to 3.134 sales, whereas England (-10.2% to 142.900), Wales (-10.4% to 5.522) and most strikingly Scotland (-24.2% to 11.585) all fall heavily. Year-to-date, England is the best performing UK nation with a 4.6% decline to 2.057.968 units, followed by Northern Ireland down 4.9% to 52.556, Scotland down 7.1% to 193.371 and Wales down 10.3% to 78.148.

The Vauxhall Insignia is up to #6 in Scotland in November. 

Leader nationally, the Ford Fiesta tops three of the four UK nations: England, Scotland and Wales while the Hyundai Tucson snaps the pole position in Northern Ireland for the second time this year after last April. The Mini justifies its third place nationally by ranking at #3 in England, #2 in Scotland and #5 in Wales while the BMW 1 Series is #5 in England (one spot above its national ranking this month) but also #6 in Wales. Eighth nationally, the Kia Sportage appears in the Top 10 of 3 nations: England (#9), Northern Ireland (#5) and Scotland (#10) where it is its first appearance at that level. Although #1 in Scotland YTD, the Vauxhall Corsa is outside the Top 10 there for the second month running. Notable performances include the Skoda Fabia breaking into the Northern Irish YTD Top 10, the Vauxhall Insignia up to #6 in Scotland and the Hyundai i20 posting its first Scottish Top 10 ranking at #7. Finally the surprise of the month goes to the DS 3 up to a fantastic 8th place in Northern Ireland.

Previous month: UK nations October 2017: Citroen C3 and Toyota Aygo impress

One year ago: UK nations November 2016: Renault Clio and Captur lead in Scotland

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UK nations October 2017: Citroen C3 and Toyota Aygo impress

The Citroen C3 is up to #3 in Northern Ireland this month.

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in October. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures will be included in the upcoming October UK update. England sets the tone this month with a 12.2% decline to 136.578 leading to a 4.2% year-to-date drop to 1.915.068. Two nations fare better than the average: Northern Ireland down 2.2% to 3.516 leading to a 5.2% YTD drop to 49.422 and Wales down 10.3% to 5.394, the same rate as YTD to 72.626. Scotland underperforms with a 14.7% skid to 12.306 units, a lot more than the -5.8% YTD to 181.786.

The Ford Fiesta is #1 in England, Scotland and Wales while the VW Golf reclaims the Northern Irish lead it holds YTD.  In England and comparing with the UK Top 10, the Audi A3 overtakes the Kia Sportage to #6 and the Nissan Juke is inside the Top 10 instead of the Ford Kuga, which owes its UK Top 10 ranking to a 9th place in Northern Ireland and 3rd place in Wales. YTD in England, the Mercedes C-Class is now up to #5 vs. #8 in the UK overall. Other great performers this month include the Citroen C3 up to #3 in Northern Ireland, the Toyota Aygo up to #3 in Scotland, the Fiat 500 up to #5 in Scotland, the Vauxhall Mokka up to #8 in Northern Ireland and at #6 again in Wales, the Audi A1 up to #8 in Wales and the Vauxhall Insignia up to #10 in Scotland. Note the YTD leader in Scotland, the Vauxhall Corsa, is out of the Top 10 there this month.

Previous month: UK nations September 2017: Renault strong in Scotland

One year ago: UK nations October 2016: First Top 10 for new Vauxhall Mokka X

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UK nations September 2017: Renault strong in Scotland

The Renault Clio is up to #3 in Scotland this month. 

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in September. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the September UK update. For once England isn’t the best performing nation this month with a harsh 9.1% year-on-year drop to 364.952 units, while Northern Ireland limits its fall to -5% to 6.326 sales and Scotland is at -8% to 39.960. Meanwhile Wales drops by an abysmal 17.5% to 14.382 registrations. Year-to-date, England is down 3.5% to 1.778.488, Scotland down 5% to 169.482, Northern Ireland down 5.4% to 45.906 and Wales down 10.3% to 67.232.

The lightning strike in the UK this month is the very first pole position of the Nissan Qashqai, but as we detailed in the UK article, this tremendous performance only finds its source in England where it ranks an easy #1 with 12.447 units. For once the English Top 10 is significantly different from the UK one, with the Mini up from #7 to #5, the Mercedes A-Class up from #9 to #6, the Nissan Juke up from #8 to #7, the Mercedes C-Class up from #10 to #8, the Vauxhall Corsa down from #5 to #10 and the VW Polo down from #6 to #9. The Ford Fiesta reclaims the #1 spot in Northern Ireland and Wales, the Skoda Fabia is up to #8 in Northern Ireland where the Citroen C3 lodges its 2nd consecutive month in the Top 10. In Scotland, the Vauxhall Corsa reclaims the pole position it holds YTD but the Vauxhall Mokka X, #1 in August, is hanging in there at #2 and now #8 YTD. Very strong Renault showing in Scotland this month with the Clio up to #3 and #5 YTD, the Captur up to #5 and #10 YTD and the Dacia Sandero up to #8. Finally, notice also in Wales the Ford Kuga up to #2 and the Toyota Yaris up to #5 and now #10 YTD.

Previous month: UK nations August 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X #1 in two nations

One year ago: UK nations September 2016: Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza shine

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UK nations August 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X #1 in two nations

The Vauxhall Mokka X brilliantly tops Scotland and Wales in August. 

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in August. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the August UK update. England is the best-performing nation this month with a 5.8% year-on-year drop to 64.399 units, while Northern Ireland, down 9.3% to 3.647, Scotland down 10% to 5.827 and Wales down 10% to 2.242 all struggle. Year-to-date, England is down just 1.9% to 1.413.536, Scotland down 4.1% to 129.522, Northern Ireland down 5.5% to 39.580 and Wales is the hardest hit at -8.1% to 52.850.

The Citroen C3 ranks 4th in Northern Ireland. 

Low volumes in August allow for some ranking reshuffles and the Vauxhall Mokka is the big winner this month, managing an astounding top spot in both Scotland and Wales while ranking #3 in England and #6 in Northern Ireland. The Ford Fiesta (England) and VW Golf (Northern Ireland) win the remaining nations. The two additional crossovers featuring in the August UK Top 10 are also very consistent performers: the Ford Kuga is #2 in Wales, #3 in Northern Ireland, #6 in England and #10 in Scotland while the Kia Sportage is #5 in Scotland, #6 in Wales, #7 in Northern Ireland and #10 in England. Other great performers in August include the Fiat 500 up to #2 in Scotland, the Citroen C3 up to #4 in Northern Ireland, the BMW X3 up to #7 in Scotland and the Ford Ka+ up to #9 in Wales.

Previous month: UK nations July 2017: VW Golf and Ford Focus top two nations each

One year ago: UK nations August 2016: English fleet sales lift market up

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UK nations July 2017: VW Golf and Ford Focus top two nations each

The Audi A1 signs its first Top 10 ranking in Scotland this month. 

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in July. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. Accounting for 88% of the total UK market, England (-9%) evolves very much like the UK overall, while Northern Ireland performs significantly better while staying in negative at -2.3%. Wales (-12.5%) and Scotland (-13.7%) implode. The models ranking reshuffle we witness in the UK charts is applied across the board: the Ford Fiesta does not win any nation, which are shared between the VW Golf (England and Northern Ireland) and the Ford Focus (Scotland and Wales). This shift is particularly marked in Wales where the Ford Fiesta traditionally is head-and-shoulders above the competition but freefalls 72% there this month.

In England indeed, by far the largest nation in terms of sales, the VW Golf manages to outsell the Ford Focus for the top spot, with the only other change compared to the UK ranking is the Mercedes A-Class above the Vauxhall Corsa at #8. The Kia Sportage justifies its record 6th place in the UK overall by a presence in the Top 10 of each and every nation: it ranks 6th in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and 4th in Scotland. The Ford Kuga is also strong: only missing the England Top 10 but ranking #2 in Wales and #5 in Northern Ireland. Other one-off performances include the Skoda Fabia #3 in Northern Ireland, the Seat Leon #4 in the same nation and the Audi A1 cracking the Scottish Top 10 for the first time since BSCB started following the UK nation separately in 2013.

Previous month: UK nations June 2017: Mini and Dacia Sandero shine

One year ago: UK nations July 2016: Fiat 500X snaps first Top 10 ranking

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UK nations June 2017: Mini and Dacia Sandero shine

The Mini is inside each nation’s Top 10 this month, peaking at #2 in Northern Ireland.

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Thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in June. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. Overall UK sales are down 4.8% in June, both England (down 4.5% to 211.024 sales) and Northern Ireland (-3.7% to 5.721) better that rate, while Scotland (-5.7% to 18.892) and Wales (-10.9% to 7.152) fare worse. The big UK surprise is the very first pole position of the VW Golf, which confirms this ranking both in England and Northern Ireland. The Ford Fiesta snaps Scotland and Wales. Two nameplates fare particularly well across nations this month: #5 in the UK overall, the Mini ranks #5 in England, #2 in Northern Ireland, #3 in Scotland and #10 in Wales, pointing a rare four Top 10 rankings out of four nations. Also to be noticed is the Dacia Sandero up to #8 in Northern Ireland, up to #6 in Scotland where it now ranks #10 YTD and up to #5 in Wales. Finally, let’s single out the VW Tiguan up to #10 in Northern Ireland both this month and YTD.

Previous month: UK nations May 2017: Mercedes C-Class ranks high in England

One year ago: UK nations June 2016: Hyundai Tucson, Ford Kuga and Renault Kadjar stars

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UK nations May 2017: Mercedes C-Class ranks high in England

The Mercedes C-Class is 5th in England vs. #8 in the UK overall. Picture auto express.co.uk

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Thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in May. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. The overall UK market is down 8.6% but only one nation does better than this: England, down 7.6% to 161.619 registrations or 87% of the UK tally for May. Northern Ireland (-9.4%), Wales (-12.9%) and Scotland (-16.9%) all fall faster than the overall UK market this month and are all in negative year-to-date. England on the other hand is stable at 996.432 units so far in 2017 vs. 996.268 over the same period last year.

The Renault Kadjar is now #10 year-to-date in Northern Ireland. 

The Ford Fiesta tops three out of four nations this month, with the VW Golf reclaiming the top spot it holds year-to-date in Northern Ireland. In England, the Mercedes C-Class is up to #5 instead of #8 overall in the UK and the Mercedes A-Class is up to #9 vs. #10. In Northern Ireland, Renault places the Kadjar at #7, the Captur at #9 and the Clio at #10, with the Kadjar breaking into the year-to-date Top 10. The Hyundai Tucson is down one spot on last month to #2. In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta is #1 for the firs time since last February with the Vauxhall Corsa down to #3 but still faraway leader year-to-date. The Renault Clio is strong at #5 and the Hyundai Tucson makes a rare appearance inside Top 10 at #10. Finally in Wales, the VW Polo shoots up to #2 and now rank #4 year-to-date, while the Dacia Sandero (#7) and Vauxhall Mokka X (#8) remain strong.

Previous month: UK nations April 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X on Scottish podium

One year ago: UK nations May 2016: Dacia Sandero consistently strong

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UK nations April 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X on Scottish podium

The Vauxhall Mokka X ranks third in Scotland this month.

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Thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in April. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. After an all-time record month in March, April is down 20% overall in the UK. Both England (-19.3%) and Scotland (-17.5%) do slightly better than the market but Northern Ireland (-29.1%) and Wales (-30.6%) fare markedly worse and are now down year-to-date at -5.1% and -5.5% respectively vs. +1.6% for England and +1% for Scotland.

In England – where most UK fleet sales are registered – the Ford Fiesta holds onto the pole position by the skin of its teeth (213 units exactly) above the Nissan Qashqai while the Mercedes C-Class (#3), A Class (#4) also shine and the Audi A3 (#7), BMW 1 Series (#9) and 3 Series (#10) do better than in the overall UK ranking. In Northern Ireland, despite a 31% drop the Hyundai Tucson takes the lead of the sales charts while traditional #1 the Ford Fiesta is downy to a paltry #7. The Ford Focus (-13%) and Nissan Qashqai (+9%) complete the podium, with the Peugeot 108 making its first ever appearance inside the Northern Irish Top 10 at #8 and the Renault Kadjar strong at #10.

In Scotland, Vauxhall monopolises the podium with the Corsa and Astra in the lead, joined on the podium by the Mokka X which delivers its best Scottish ranking so far, beating the #7 reached last October. In Wales, the podium is 100% Ford with the Fiesta (-44%), Focus (-23%) and Kuga (-15%) in the lead. The Mercedes A-Class post its first Top 10 ranking in the time we’ve followed Wales at #7.

Previous month: UK nations March 2017: Fiesta, Tucson and Qashqai shine in record market

One year ago: UK nations April 2016: Ford Fiesta #1 everywhere, Hyundai Tucson shines

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