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Thanks to SMMT, after studying the UK market as a whole for October, as is the tradition on BSCB we zoom in on the British nations, with England (+15%) and Wales (+13%) leading the way this month as Scotland (+8%) and Northern Ireland (+7%) are more discreet but still very dynamic. If the Ford Fiesta topped all nations last month, in October it is only #1 in England and Wales. The Ford Focus astounds in Scotland by securing a huge 8.6% of the market vs. #3 and 3.5% YTD, as it had never ranked #1 in the 18 months we’ve been following the Scottish market, this sounds like a special order by some government body. If you live in Scotland and can confirm this please get in touch. The VW Golf for its part tops the sales charts in Northern Ireland for the third time in the past 7 months thanks to 164 sales and 4.3% but remains #2 YTD behind the Ford Fiesta.
If the UK saw exceptional performances by the Nissan Juke (#5) and Mini (#9), these results are not just the work of the English market where they respectively rank #5 and #8, the trend can also be observed in other UK nations. The Nissan Juke is back in the Top 10 in Northern Ireland (#9) and Wales (#7) where it also outsells the Qashqai, while the Mini returns inside the Top 10 best-sellers in Scotland (#10) and Wales (#10). The Volvo V40 brilliantly breaks into the Northern Irish Top 10 at #10 with 1.8%, this is the first ever time this nameplate ranks inside the Top 10 of any UK nation. Other notable performances are posted by the Ford Kuga #4 in Wales, Vauxhall Mokka #8 in Northern Ireland and the Vauxhall Insignia #9 in Scotland.
Previous month: UK nations September 2014: Peugeot 208 back, Fiat 500 up
Full October 2014 Top 10 models Ranking Tables below.