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UK First Quarter 2012: Now with Top 316 models Ranking!

Range Rover Evoque

* See the Top 316 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Z *

Now that you are familiar with the Top 10 best-selling models in the UK over the first Quarter of 2012, I am able to share with you an all-models ranking exclusive to Best Selling Cars Blog! There is a lot of change in the ranking so I will focus on the main events, for the full table just click on the title of this article! Thanks to an exceptional month of March when it ranked #8, the Toyota Yaris is knocking at the overall Top 10’s door at #13 with 9,126 sales and 1.6%. While the Fiat 500 stays extremely solid at #15, the Nissan Juke continues to progress to #16 at 8,083 units and 1.4%.


The Range Rover Evoque is an instant hit at home: it reaches an excellent 28th position over the period thanks to 5,481 sales, giving it a 1% market share, a level that no Range Rover model has delivered in at least a decade. The UK is not the Evoque’s top country in the world though, having reached #20 in Switzerland in March. Notice also the Citroen DS3 up 18 ranks on its 2011 level to #33 at 4,612 units and 0.8%, now selling way more than the C3 at #54 and 3,288 sales. The Jaguar XF breaks into the Top 50 at #50, the Mercedes A-Class is up 30 spots to #53 and the Lexus CT up 22 ranks to #84.

Further down, the Vauxhall Antara is up 67 spots to #103, the VW Up! makes its first appearance in the UK ranking at #110, the BMW 6 Series is up 35 ranks to #145 and the Hyundai Veloster lands at #155. Designed in China and supposed to revive the legendary MG brand in the UK, the MG6 seems to finally take off, up 58 spots on its 2011 level to #161 with 441 sales and 0.1% share. Finally, 18 units of the Lamborghini Aventador (vs. 14 over the full year 2011) and the first 5 Chevrolet Volt were registered over the period.

Most recent UK post: UK March 2012: Toyota Yaris up to best-ever 8th place

Previous month: UK February 2012: Ford Focus finally taking off?

One year ago: UK March 2011: Ford Fiesta reclaims pole position

Full Q1 2012 Top 316 Ranking Table below.

UK Q1 2012:

PosModelQ1 2012%2011%Pos
1Ford Fiesta33,3905.9%96,1125.0%1
2Ford Focus24,4424.3%81,8324.2%2
3Vauxhall Corsa23,7504.2%77,7514.0%3
4VW Golf18,7943.3%63,3683.3%4
5Vauxhall Astra14,8942.6%62,5753.2%5
6Nissan Qashqai12,4912.2%39,4062.0%9
7VW Polo12,1642.2%45,9922.4%7
8Peugeot 20710,2211.8%31,7931.6%11
9BMW 3 Series9,9481.8%42,4612.2%8
10Mercedes C Class9,4851.7%30,0391.5%12
11Vauxhall Insignia9,3311.7%46,3242.4%6
12Audi A39,1811.6%27,1221.4%14
13Toyota Yaris9,1261.6%17,8610.9%31
15Fiat 5008,6901.5%25,6071.3%15
16Nissan Juke8,0831.4%21,9001.1%19
17BMW 1 Series7,6131.4%28,6641.5%13
18Mercedes E Class7,1111.3%24,5261.3%16
19Honda Jazz6,4411.1%20,9811.1%21
20Hyundai i106,4221.1%20,3251.0%25
21VW Passat6,2461.1%22,5651.2%18
22Ford Mondeo6,0861.1%20,2971.0%26
23Audi A16,0711.1%18,5061.0%30
24Ford Ka6,0061.1%17,8280.9%32
25Peugeot 1075,9111.0%16,2580.8%34
26Audi A45,6841.0%21,0421.1%20
27Skoda Fabia5,5531.0%15,1550.8%36
28Range Rover Evoque5,4811.0%4,8390.2%98
29Seat Ibiza5,4111.0%19,1791.0%28
30BMW 5 Series5,0110.9%20,8461.1%22
31Toyota Aygo4,7150.8%14,2300.7%39
32Renault Clio4,6210.8%23,1561.2%17
33Citroen DS34,6120.8%11,6390.6%51
34Audi A64,5960.8%10,7700.6%55
35Skoda Octavia4,4820.8%17,7150.9%33
36Peugeot 3084,4550.8%14,7080.8%37
37Nissan Micra4,2880.8%14,0540.7%40
38Ford C-Max4,1780.7%18,9251.0%29
40Vauxhall Zafira4,0750.7%20,5991.1%23
41Audi A54,0690.7%13,8380.7%41
42Citroen C14,0610.7%15,5170.8%35
43Kia Picanto3,9360.7%12,2420.6%49
44Land Rover Freelander3,7190.7%13,2590.7%43
45Toyota Auris3,6550.6%11,4680.6%53
46Kia Cee’d3,6520.6%10,5690.5%57
47Peugeot 30083,6200.6%14,6130.8%38
48Suzuki Swift3,4100.6%7,5320.4%71
49Nissan Note3,3950.6%13,4600.7%42
50Jaguar XF3,3660.6%10,3730.5%59
51Honda Civic3,3500.6%12,8890.7%46
52Renault Megane3,3190.6%19,7721.0%27
53Mercedes A Class3,3140.6%6,3940.3%83
54Citroen C33,2880.6%11,5420.6%52
55Kia Rio3,2570.6%8,6890.4%61
56Seat Leon3,2350.6%10,7140.6%56
57Kia Sportage3,2290.6%9,4740.5%60
58Honda CR-V3,1810.6%11,2250.6%54
59Ford Kuga3,1650.6%10,4960.5%58
60Vauxhall Meriva2,9940.5%20,4281.1%24
61VW Tiguan2,7940.5%8,1210.4%66
62Land Rover Discovery2,7140.5%7,8610.4%69
63Hyundai i302,6970.5%13,2010.7%44
64Toyota Avensis2,6710.5%8,1640.4%65
65Ford S-Max2,6100.5%8,4700.4%62
66Hyundai ix352,5840.5%7,0500.4%78
68Mini Countryman2,4830.4%12,9520.7%45
69Range Rover Sport2,4530.4%7,6340.4%70
70Ford Galaxy2,2210.4%7,9700.4%67
71Fiat Panda2,1980.4%6,3130.3%84
72Hyundai i202,1810.4%12,1210.6%50
73VW Touran2,0970.4%7,1200.4%76
74Chevrolet Spark2,0570.4%4,9680.3%97
75Citroen C3 Picasso1,9750.4%7,9310.4%68
76Fiat Punto1,8970.3%8,2820.4%63
77Peugeot 5081,8930.3%5,0440.3%96
78BMW X31,8390.3%5,1000.3%93
79Skoda Yeti1,8190.3%5,8410.3%85
80Renault Scenic1,7770.3%12,8230.7%47
81BMW X11,7600.3%7,1990.4%74
82Volvo V501,6600.3%5,2130.3%90
83Audi Q51,6290.3%7,1300.4%75
84Lexus CT1,6290.3%4,2200.2%106
85Citroen C41,6250.3%5,6680.3%86
86Suzuki Alto1,6150.3%5,5980.3%87
88Mercedes SLK Class1,5970.3%3,5480.2%111
89Audi TT1,5930.3%7,3430.4%73
90Toyota Prius1,5450.3%6,5180.3%82
91Toyota RAV41,4920.3%4,6860.2%101
92Smart Fortwo1,4880.3%5,0440.3%95
93Skoda Superb1,4790.3%4,4420.2%102
94BMW X51,4590.3%5,4590.3%89
95Range Rover1,4430.3%4,7360.2%100
96Citroen C4 Picasso1,4310.3%8,2120.4%64
97Mercedes B Class1,4050.2%4,2650.2%103
98VW Scirocco1,3970.2%7,5140.4%72
99Audi Q31,3550.2%5310.0%205
100Vauxhall Agila1,3420.2%5,1060.3%92
101Alfa Romeo Giulietta1,3390.2%7,1130.4%77
102Volvo V601,3230.2%3,1060.2%120
103Hyundai Santa Fe1,3090.2%4,2510.2%104
104Volvo XC601,3010.2%5,2060.3%91
105Kia Venga1,3000.2%5,0740.3%94
106Vauxhall Antara1,2170.2%1,2340.1%173
107VW CC/Passat CC1,1570.2%6,9230.4%79
108Citroen Berlingo1,1550.2%n/an/an/a
109Chevrolet Orlando1,1370.2%1,8890.1%151
110VW Up!1,0810.2%00.0% –
111Hyundai i401,0710.2%9550.0%179
112Suzuki Splash1,0130.2%1,7690.1%157
113Volvo XC901,0040.2%4,7800.2%99
114Mitsubishi ASX9820.2%2,8400.1%124
115Peugeot Partner9560.2%n/an/an/a
116Peugeot 50089430.2%3,3130.2%116
117Mercedes CLS9260.2%3,4310.2%115
118Volvo C309120.2%3,8030.2%108
119Mazda MX-58940.2%3,6600.2%110
120Toyota Verso8810.2%3,4970.2%114
121Citroen DS48660.2%1,5640.1%163
122Chevrolet Cruze8630.2%1,9210.1%148
123Alfa Romeo MiTo8580.2%3,7280.2%109
124Volvo S408180.1%2,1810.1%139
125Hyundai ix208180.1%4,2360.2%105
126Peugeot RCZ8050.1%3,2050.2%117
127VW Jetta7810.1%1,9630.1%146
128Honda Insight7720.1%2,0320.1%145
129Suzuki SX47290.1%2,7190.1%127
130Kia Soul7090.1%4,0250.2%107
131Audi A77090.1%2,6110.1%129
132Nissan X-Trail6780.1%2,2750.1%137
133Honda Accord6630.1%1,8360.1%155
134Toyota IQ6610.1%2,8680.1%123
135Porsche Cayenne6560.1%2,4210.1%132
136VW Sharan6530.1%2,2850.1%136
137Kia Sorento6520.1%2,0330.1%144
138Audi Q76280.1%3,1310.2%118
139Mercedes S Class6250.1%1,6540.1%159
140Lexus RX6220.1%2,0540.1%142
141Chevrolet Aveo6210.1%1,8660.1%154
142Porsche 9116130.1%1,6160.1%160
143Chevrolet Captiva5990.1%1,6880.1%158
144Volvo V705970.1%2,3920.1%134
145BMW 6 Series5950.1%9220.0%180
146BMW Z45890.1%2,2310.1%138
147VW Golf Plus5880.1%2,3810.1%135
148VW Transporter5700.1%n/an/an/a
149VW Touareg5580.1%2,4090.1%133
150Skoda Roomster5450.1%1,9080.1%149
151Volvo S605420.1%2,8150.1%125
152Seat Altea5200.1%1,9050.1%150
153Ford Fusion4990.1%2,8770.1%122
154Nissan Pixo4960.1%2,4760.1%131
155Hyundai Veloster4830.1%120.0%288
156Seat Exeo4820.1%2,7350.1%126
157Suzuki Grand Vitara4600.1%1,8180.1%156
158BMW 7 Series4580.1%1,4710.1%166
159Volvo XC704530.1%2,0520.1%143
160Chrysler Ypsilon4440.1%3420.0%216
161MG 64410.1%2900.0%219
162Seat Alhambra4360.1%1,5560.1%164
163Renault Twingo4340.1%3,1240.2%119
164Mitsubishi Colt4280.1%2,1200.1%140
165Renault Laguna4200.1%2,5360.1%130
166Lexus IS4150.1%1,8710.1%153
167VW Caddy4120.1%n/an/an/a
168BMW X64110.1%1,4220.1%168
169Audi A84030.1%1,3650.1%170
170BMW 5 Series GT3800.1%8570.0%183
171Peugeot Expert3770.1%n/an/an/a
172Jaguar XJ3750.1%2,0780.1%141
173Mitsubishi Outlander3580.1%1,8780.1%152
174Toyota Land Cruiser3450.1%9990.1%178
175Honda CR-Z3400.1%1,6140.1%161
176Renault Kangoo3330.1%n/an/an/a
177Suzuki Jimny3280.1%8480.0%184
178Mercedes ML Class3280.1%3,5400.2%112
179Kia Optima3100.1%410.0%275
180Jeep Compass3040.1%1,0640.1%175
182Toyota Verso-S2950.1%1,4460.1%167
183VW New Beetle2880.1%7490.0%186
184Renault Modus2810.0%2,6520.1%128
185Fiat Qubo2740.0%n/an/an/a
186Jeep Grand Cherokee2660.0%3560.0%214
187Porsche Panamera2620.0%7410.0%187
188Citroen DS52540.0%00.0%  –
189Mercedes C63 AMG2460.0%4790.0%208
190Subaru XV2400.0%20.0%308
191Mitsubishi Shogun2380.0%1,4120.1%169
192Subaru Forester2370.0%1,0410.1%176
193Toyota Urban Cruiser2300.0%1,2360.1%172
194Mercedes Vito2280.0%n/an/an/a
195Bentley Continental GT/GTC2250.0%5750.0%199
196Mercedes Viano2070.0%n/an/an/a
197Subaru Outback2060.0%7000.0%190
198Nissan Leaf2020.0%6350.0%193
199Ford Tourneo2000.0%n/an/an/a
200Hyundai i8001960.0%n/an/an/a
201Renault Trafic1950.0%n/an/an/a
202Peugeot Bipper1920.0%n/an/an/a
203Porsche Cayman1780.0%7280.0%188
204SsangYong Korando1780.0%1040.0%249
205VW Eos1770.0%1,5780.1%162
206Citroen C51750.0%1,2730.1%171
207Jaguar XKR1740.0%7190.0%189
208Chrysler Voyager1730.0%6080.0%196
209Fiat Doblo1730.0%n/an/an/a
210Vauxhall Vivaro1710.0%n/an/an/a
211Subaru Legacy1690.0%5610.0%201
212Nissan Pathfinder1660.0%7550.0%185
213Chrysler Delta1640.0%2320.0%223
214Volvo S801570.0%5670.0%200
215Suzuki Kizashi1560.0%110.0%291
216Fiat Bravo1520.0%6000.0%198
217Mazda CX-51470.0%00.0% –
218Toyota Land Cruiser V81440.0%6060.0%197
219Perodua Myvi1350.0%5320.0%204
220Ferrari 4581320.0%2390.0%222
221Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage1240.0%3580.0%213
222Mercedes R Class1210.0%4800.0%207
223Jeep Wrangler1120.0%2420.0%221
224Alfa Romeo 1591110.0%6690.0%191
225Nissan GT-R1080.0%3530.0%215
226Volvo C701080.0%5420.0%203
227Jaguar XK1050.0%6170.0%194
228Saab 9-31030.0%3,5260.2%113
229Renault Espace990.0%4080.0%212
230VW Fox980.0%2,9170.2%121
231Nissan NV200980.0%n/an/an/a
232Kia Sedona870.0%9190.0%181
233Mazda CX-7800.0%6480.0%192
234Kia Carens790.0%5480.0%202
235Infiniti FX740.0%2010.0%226
236Citroen Nemo730.0%n/an/an/a
237Mitsubishi i-MiEV690.0%1250.0%241
238Rolls Royce Ghost680.0%2300.0%224
239Subaru Impreza680.0%3290.0%218
240Mercedes GL Class660.0%4120.0%210
241Nissan Z Series660.0%4200.0%209
242Maserati GranTurismo610.0%2230.0%225
243Aston Martin Virage510.0%1040.0%248
244Ford Transit510.0%n/an/an/a
245Ferrari California460.0%1790.0%233
246Renault Wind460.0%1,5520.1%165
247Audi R8440.0%4080.0%211
248Renault Fluence440.0%00.0% –
249Ferrari FF420.0%210.0%282
250Aston Martin DBS410.0%1740.0%234
251Bentley Continental FlyingSpur410.0%1360.0%240
252Infiniti M410.0%630.0%263
253Citroen Dispatch400.0%n/an/an/a
254Vauxhall Combo400.0%n/an/an/a
255Aston Martin Rapide390.0%1890.0%229
256Bentley Mulsanne370.0%1470.0%238
257Mercedes CL Class370.0%1090.0%245
258Proton Gen-2360.0%1740.0%236
259Maserati GranCabrio350.0%1190.0%244
260Mercedes SL Class320.0%2430.0%220
261Lotus Evora300.0%1880.0%231
262Mercedes SLS300.0%1890.0%230
263Morgan Plus 4300.0%1460.0%239
264SsangYong Rexton300.0%570.0%264
265Peugeot 4007290.0%1810.0%232
266Proton Savvy280.0%1710.0%237
267Aston Martin Cygnet270.0%890.0%253
268Mitsubishi Lancer270.0%1,9280.1%147
269Rolls Royce Phantom270.0%880.0%254
270Bentley Continental Supersport260.0%1740.0%235
271Mercedes E63 AMG260.0%950.0%251
272SsangYong Rodius250.0%330.0%278
273Fiat Scudo230.0%n/an/an/a
274Lexus GS210.0%800.0%255
275Aston Martin DB9200.0%1020.0%250
276Vauxhall Ampera200.0%40.0%301
277Porsche Boxster190.0%8760.0%182
278Proton Persona190.0%530.0%266
279Lamborghini Aventador180.0%140.0%286
280VW Phaeton180.0%1990.0%227
281Mercedes G Class160.0%790.0%256
282Citroen C-Crosser150.0%450.0%271
283Infiniti G37150.0%640.0%262
284Infiniti EX140.0%540.0%265
285Morgan 4/4120.0%670.0%261
286Proton Satria120.0%480.0%267
287Renault Master120.0%n/an/an/a
288Citroen C-Zero110.0%460.0%269
289Saab 9-5110.0%6120.0%195
290Fiat Fiorino110.0%n/an/an/a
291Lamborghini Gallardo100.0%770.0%257
292Nissan Primastar90.0%n/an/an/a
293Mercedes CL63/65 AMG80.0%430.0%273
294Mercedes G55 AMG80.0%230.0%281
295Ferrari 59960.0%720.0%259
296Peugeot iOn60.0%1240.0%242
297Lexus LS50.0%410.0%276
298MG TF50.0%700.0%260
299Chevrolet Volt50.0%00.0% –
300Citroen C640.0%40.0%298
301Lamborghini Murcielago40.0%10.0%317
302Lotus Elise40.0%1060.0%247
303Mercedes S63/65 AMG40.0%480.0%268
304Morgan Aero 840.0%120.0%289
305Ferrari SA Aperta30.0%50.0%296
306Maserati Quattroporte30.0%460.0%270
307Morgan Roadster30.0%420.0%274
308Fiat Ducato30.0%n/an/an/a
309Peugeot 80730.0%n/an/an/a
310Vauxhall Movano20.0%n/an/an/a
311Alfa Romeo 8C10.0%20.0%306
312Aston Martin One-7710.0%80.0%294
313Lotus 2-Eleven10.0%90.0%293
314Maybach 57/6210.0%50.0%297
315Nissan Cube10.0%760.0%258
316Chrysler 30010.0%00.0% –

Source: SMMT, many thanks to Z for sharing the data!

Note: Land Rover Defender sales were not available

This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. On the face of it sales of the Mondeo appear well down. Even outsold by the Mercedes E Class. But – the SMax and Galaxy are effectively derivatives of the Mondeo and cars that Vauxhall, Audi and BMW have no equivelent of. Add these to Mondeo sales and you get 10917 units leapfrogging the C Class, 3 Series and Insignia. MG6 sales are all down to a contract to supply Avis.

  2. I agree with Paul at last more than just a UK top 10, thanks to Z and Matt. Fiat are doing well, the 500 is pushing the Mini hard, the Yaris is really doing well, the Mercedes C Class is only a few hundred behind the BMW 3 Series, the Citroen DS3 is starting to become popular and the Evoque has become a huge success (it is not cheap). The success of the Fiesta and Qashqai continues, deservedly so. Renault are having a difficult time, the Clio at 32 and Megane at 52, it was not all that long ago that both of these cars were in the top 10, maybe the new Clio will redress the balance. The Koreans continue their advance lead by the Hyundai i10 at no. 20. It will be interesting to see how new models like the Up, Citigo, Mii, 208 and Panda do. Thanks again for the hard work and these very intersting sales figures, strange we buy slightly more Jaguar XFs than we do Honda Civics, both cars are manufactured here and of course the the Honda is several times cheaper.

    1. Oui merci beaucoup je l’ai recuperee ce matin. Par contre ils se sont plantes sur l’adresse c’est .com pas .org haha oh well
      Merci encore

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