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Pumped by the Olympic Games, the UK new car market continues to outperform the rest of Europe, up 9% year-on-year in July to 143,884 registrations, the 5th consecutive y-o-y gain and the largest of 2012. Year-to-date, UK new car sales are up 3% on 2011 to 1,201,564. Full year 2012 forecasts are now set at 1.97 million. The Ford Fiesta stays on top this month with 7,533 sales and 5.2% and reinforces its 2012 leadership at 67,103 units and 5.6%. The Vauxhall Corsa ranks #2 with 5,809 sales and 4%.
For the first time since December 2011, the Vauxhall Astra climbs onto the podium at #3 with 5,211 units and 3.6%, leading its class ahead of the Ford Focus at 3.3%, the VW Golf at 3% and the Nissan Qashqai at 2.6%. Exceptional performance of the Mercedes C-Class: at #7 with 3,163 sales and 2.2%, it delivers by far its highest ever ranking in the UK, with its previous best at #10 in December 2005 and November 2011! Notice also the Audi A3 also back in the Top 10 for the first time since last January at #9 with 2,711 units and 1.9%.
Previous month: UK June 2012: Fiat 500 in Top 10 for the third month in a row
6 months 2012: UK 6 months 2012: Discover the Top 347 All-models ranking!
One year ago: UK July 2011: Ford Fiesta and Focus kings of England
Full July 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.