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UK 9 months 2012: Discover the Top 370 All-models ranking!

3 Aston Martin One-77 were sold in the UK over the period

* See the Top 370 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

Now that we have gone through the UK All-models ranking for September, let’s have a look at the 9 months 2012 year-to-date figures to extract longer-term trends. As a reminder the UK new car market is the only main one in Europe to enjoy year-on-year growth at +4% to 1,620,609 registrations. As for September, the ranking includes LCVs. The main event atop the year-to-date ranking are the 6th position (Passenger Cars only) of the Nissan Qashqai which, if maintained until year-end, would be the highest ranking ever reached by a Japanese model in the UK…

Land Rover Defender

Notice also the Mercedes C-Class up to #10, the Fiat 500 up to #11, the Peugeot 208 up to #52, VW Up! up to #57, Skoda Citigo at #140, Toyota GT86 at #206, Mercedes SL-Class at #256, Great Wall Steed at #259, Ferrari 458 at #261, Ford B-Max at #265, Chrysler 300 at #270, Lamborghini Aventador at #323 with 53 units and Lexus LFA at #367 with just one.

This time I have also decided to put the spotlight on premium British brands – some of them albeit now owned by overseas companies, to see how they fare at home. Land Rover places the Range Rover Evoque at #31 with 14,149 sales and 0.9% vs. #98 in 2011, the Freelander at #64 with 8,761 units vs. #43 in 2011, the Discovery at #76 with 7,005 sales vs. #69 last year, the Range Rover Sport at #80 vs. #70, the Land Rover Defender at #112 vs. #88 and the Range Rover at #127 vs. #100. So all models down except the Evoque…

Bentley Continental GT

As far as Jaguar is concerned, the XF holds itself well at #60 with 9,229 sales and 0.6% vs. #59 and 0.5% in 2011, the XJ is at #202 vs. #141, the XKR at #264 and the XK at #264. The Bentley Continental GT/GTC ranks at #222 spot thanks to 730 sales, with the Continental FlyingSpur at #299 with 105 units and the Continental SuperSport at #329 with 47 sales. Rolls-Royce only has two models on sale these days: the Ghost at #273 with 195 units and the Phantom at #315 with 65 sales.

Aston Martin has no less than 7 models in the UK ranking in 2012 so far: the V8/V12 Vantage is the best-seller at #266 with 292 units, followed by the DBS (126 sales), Virage (124), Rapide (84), Cygnet (61), DB9 (48) and finally the radical One-77 at #360 with 3 units sold in 9 months.

Lotus 2-Eleven

Morgan’s most popular model is the Morgan Plus 4 at #311 with 74 sales, followed by the 4/4 at #335 (35 units) and the Roadster at #339 (27). Lotus for its part sold 72 Evora (#312), 47 Elise (#330) and one 2-Eleven (#368).

Previous post: UK September 2012: Now with Top 243 All-models ranking!

Original September post: UK September 2012: Mercedes C-Class at #6, Peugeot 208 in Top 10

6 months All-models post: UK 6 months 2012: Discover the Top 347 All-models ranking!

One year ago: UK September 2011: Ford Fiesta leads, Mini back in Top 10

Full 9 months 2012 Top 370 All-models Ranking Table below.

UK 9 months 2012:

1Ford Fiesta91,2725.6%1
2Vauxhall Corsa73,7194.5%2
3Ford Focus64,5214.0%3
4VW Golf50,1423.1%4
5Vauxhall Astra47,1252.9%5
6Ford Transit38,7832.4%n/a
7Nissan Qashqai35,8652.2%6
8BMW 3 Series34,3402.1%7
9VW Polo33,9872.1%8
10Mercedes C-Class29,7721.8%11
11Fiat 50027,3451.7%12
13Vauxhall Insignia25,8961.6%10
14Audi A325,2121.6%13
15BMW 1 Series25,1281.6%15
16Toyota Yaris24,6241.5%16
17Nissan Juke23,1751.4%17
18Mercedes E-Class19,1551.2%18
19Honda Jazz18,6601.2%21
20Peugeot 20718,3911.1%14
21Hyundai i1018,3111.1%22
22VW Passat18,0701.1%20
23Ford Mondeo17,6661.1%19
24Audi A116,4111.0%24
25Audi A416,1511.0%27
26Ford Ka15,7241.0%26
27Vauxhall Zafira15,7231.0%31
28BMW 5 Series15,0540.9%23
29Seat Ibiza14,2840.9%30
30Peugeot 10714,1980.9%28
31Range Rover Evoque14,1490.9%29
32Renault Clio13,6330.8%35
33Skoda Fabia13,5860.8%25
34Citroen DS313,4280.8%32
35Peugeot Partner13,3900.8%n/a
36Toyota Aygo12,8890.8%34
37Skoda Octavia12,8690.8%33
38Ford C-Max12,6420.8%38
39Peugeot 30812,4710.8%37
40VW Transporter12,3510.8%n/a
41Mercedes Sprinter12,2920.8%n/a
42Citroen C112,1980.8%36
43Kia Picanto12,0320.7%40
44Honda Civic11,9610.7%43
45Citroen Berlingo11,9410.7%n/a
46Kia Sportage11,4470.7%45
47Kia Cee’d11,4430.7%39
48Peugeot 300811,1850.7%42
49Mini Countryman10,9140.7%52
50Audi A610,9130.7%41
51Vauxhall Vivaro10,9100.7%n/a
52Peugeot 20810,6580.7%134
53Audi A510,5110.6%44
54Seat Leon10,4390.6%46
55Nissan Note10,3680.6%49
56Nissan Micra10,3490.6%47
57VW Up!10,2240.6%65
58Honda CR-V10,0970.6%48
59VW Caddy9,3260.6%n/a
60Jaguar XF9,2290.6%55
61Hyundai i309,1330.6%51
62Renault Mégane8,9310.6%59
63Kia Rio8,8210.5%57
64Land Rover Freelander8,7610.5%53
65Suzuki Swift8,7420.5%62
67Ford Kuga8,5870.5%60
68Vauxhall Meriva8,5090.5%56
69Hyundai ix358,4020.5%67
70Toyota Auris8,3260.5%50
71Citroen C38,3040.5%58
72Hyundai i208,2890.5%68
73VW Tiguan8,2690.5%61
74Ford S-Max7,5710.5%64
75Toyota Avensis7,2110.4%63
76Land Rover Discovery7,0050.4%70
77Ford Galaxy6,7710.4%69
78BMW X36,5160.4%72
79Citroen C3 Picasso6,4600.4%76
80Range Rover Sport6,3370.4%73
81Ford Transit Connect6,2490.4%n/a
82Fiat Punto6,2010.4%77
83Skoda Yeti5,8130.4%74
84Renault Trafic5,8010.4%n/a
85Toyota Hilux5,7580.4%n/a
86Fiat Panda5,4300.3%75
87Suzuki Alto5,3850.3%86
88Audi Q35,2890.3%100
89Mercedes A Class5,2800.3%66
90Peugeot 5085,2740.3%71
91VW Touran5,2600.3%78
92Mercedes B Class5,1650.3%92
93Citroen C4 Picasso5,1350.3%82
94Mercedes SLK5,1180.3%84
95Vauxhall Antara4,9980.3%101
96Audi TT4,9230.3%81
98BMW X14,7750.3%90
99Citroen C44,7400.3%89
100Renault Scenic4,4480.3%94
101Kia Venga4,4080.3%99
102Mercedes Vito4,3830.3%n/a
103Skoda Superb4,3690.3%85
104Chevrolet Spark4,3540.3%79
105Volvo V604,2840.3%83
106VW Scirocco4,2750.3%102
107Audi Q54,2540.3%91
108Toyota Prius4,1950.3%95
109Vauxhall Combo4,1750.3%n/a
110Volvo XC604,0590.3%93
111BMW X54,0540.3%87
112Land Rover Defender4,0410.2%n/a
113Smart Fortwo4,0390.2%98
114Renault Kangoo3,9580.2%n/a
115Nissan Navara3,9470.2%n/a
116Lexus CT3,9260.2%96
117Vauxhall Agila3,9100.2%104
119Alfa Romeo Giulietta3,6150.2%103
120Mitsubishi L2003,5120.2%n/a
121Hyundai i403,4640.2%108
122Volvo V503,4630.2%88
123Renault Master3,4330.2%n/a
124Toyota RAV43,3320.2%107
125VW CC3,2950.2%120
126VW Crafter3,2800.2%n/a
127Range Rover3,1890.2%106
128Citroen Relay3,1230.2%n/a
129Vauxhall Astravan3,0920.2%n/a
130Hyundai Santa Fe3,0870.2%110
131Nissan NV2003,0220.2%n/a
132Mazda MX-52,9840.2%116
133Peugeot Boxer2,9190.2%n/a
134Hyundai ix202,8950.2%113
135Suzuki Splash2,8240.2%115
136Fiat Doblo2,7440.2%n/a
137Iveco Daily2,6020.2%n/a
138Mercedes ML Class2,5580.2%133
139Volvo XC902,5460.2%114
140Skoda Citigo2,5390.2%201
141Peugeot Expert2,5320.2%n/a
142Volvo C302,4830.2%118
143Peugeot 50082,4730.2%112
144Chevrolet Orlando2,4420.2%111
145Audi Q72,4130.1%124
146Mercedes CLS Class2,4080.1%117
147Alfa Romeo MiTo2,3830.1%125
148Skoda Roomster2,3460.1%123
149Citroen DS42,2390.1%129
150Porsche Cayenne2,2160.1%127
151Toyota Verso2,2020.1%119
152Toyota IQ2,1670.1%126
153VW Jetta2,1320.1%121
154Ford Ranger2,1210.1%n/a
155Vauxhall Movano2,1180.1%n/a
156Mitsubishi ASX2,0830.1%122
157Peugeot RCZ2,0530.1%128
158BMW 6 Series2,0310.1%130
159VW Touareg1,9950.1%136
160Citroen Dispatch1,9870.1%n/a
161Peugeot Bipper1,9810.1%n/a
162Fiat Ducato1,9510.1%n/a
163Kia Sorento1,9000.1%137
164Suzuki SX41,8790.1%144
165Chevrolet Cruze1,8590.1%132
166BMW Z41,8560.1%138
167Volvo S601,8540.1%143
168Nissan Pixo1,8150.1%147
169Citroen Nemo1,7790.1%n/a
170Seat Altea1,7650.1%140
171Chrysler Ypsilon1,7480.1%156
172VW Sharan1,7050.1%135
173Chevrolet Aveo1,7000.1%149
174Audi A71,6600.1%139
175VW Beetle1,6180.1%173
176Kia Soul1,5910.1%145
177Volvo S401,5840.1%131
178Mercedes S-Class1,5830.1%146
179Lexus RX1,5550.1%142
180Porsche 911 Carrera1,5490.1%141
181VW Golf Plus1,5320.1%153
182Nissan X-Trail1,5080.1%148
183Honda Accord1,4710.1%155
184Volvo V701,4380.1%152
185Mazda CX-51,4350.1%185
186Seat Alhambra1,4070.1%162
187Hyundai Veloster1,3460.1%158
188Honda Insight1,3390.1%150
189BMW X61,3250.1%159
190Seat Mii1,3040.1%195
191Chevrolet Captiva1,2750.1%151
192Seat Exeo1,2440.1%166
193Isuzu D-Max1,2330.1%n/a
194Mitsubishi Colt1,1930.1%169
195Hyundai i8001,1920.1%157
196Renault Twingo1,1880.1%168
197Mitsubishi Outlander1,1650.1%172
198Suzuki Grand Vitara1,1480.1%161
199VW Amarok1,1430.1%n/a
200Volvo XC701,1380.1%164
201BMW 7 Series1,1260.1%163
202Jaguar XJ1,1170.1%171
203Citroen DS51,0940.1%192
204Fiat Fiorino1,0360.1%n/a
205Lexus IS1,0250.1%179
206Toyota GT869790.1%242
207Kia Optima9560.1%177
208Porsche Boxster9350.1%203
209VW Passat CC9270.1%160
210Audi A88910.1%174
211Ford Fusion8820.1%165
212BMW 5 Series GT8640.1%182
213BMW M38630.1%180
214Fiat Qubo8610.1%n/a
215Porsche Panamera7930.0%183
216Suzuki Jimny7930.0%190
217Ford Tourneo7870.0%178
218Jeep Compass7750.0%176
220Volvo V407610.0%271
221Audi S57390.0%188
222Bentley Continental GT/GTC7300.0%194
223Nissan Primastar7100.0%n/a
224Toyota Land Cruiser7100.0%181
225Audi S36690.0%196
226Mercedes Viano6650.0%191
227Toyota Land Cruiser V86630.0%202
228Mitsubishi Shogun6310.0%205
229Isuzu Rodeo6290.0%n/a
230Jeep Grand Cherokee6290.0%206
231MG 66230.0%189
232Chrysler Delta6080.0%216
233Honda CR-Z6070.0%197
234BMW M55690.0%199
235Toyota Verso-S5650.0%200
236Fiat Scudo5490.0%n/a
237Nissan Cabstar5370.0%n/a
238Lexus GS5360.0%245
239Toyota Urban Cruiser5240.0%213
240Subaru XV5210.0%207
241Citroen C55100.0%211
242Toyota Prius V5020.0%263
243SsangYong Korando4900.0%217
244Jaguar XKR4870.0%214
245Renault Laguna4460.0%198
246Audi S44300.0%221
247Subaru Forester4240.0%212
248Audi RS34170.0%218
249Nissan Leaf4160.0%208
250Nissan Pathfinder3920.0%226
251Chrysler Voyager3880.0%225
252Porsche Cayman3820.0%209
253Volvo S803660.0%223
254VW Eos3620.0%222
255Vauxhall Ampera3570.0%229
256Mercedes SL Class3540.0%261
257Perodua MyVi3430.0%227
258Nissan NV4003410.0%n/a
259Great Wall Steed3380.0% –
260Hyundai iLoad3340.0%n/a
261Ferrari 4583170.0%228
262Mercedes R Class3100.0%231
263Subaru Outback3100.0%224
264Jaguar XK3060.0%243
265Ford B-Max3000.0% –
266Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage2920.0%235
267Fiat Bravo2920.0%230
268Renault Modus2840.0%220
269Volvo C702740.0%234
270Jeep Wrangler2680.0%232
271Subaru Legacy2470.0%233
272Nissan GT-R2460.0%236
273Rolls-Royce Ghost1950.0%246
274Suzuki Kizashi1930.0%238
275Chrysler 3001880.0%273
276Mazda CX-71880.0%240
277Isuzu Grafter1870.0%n/a
278Saab 9-31870.0%244
279Audi R81850.0%247
280Subaru Impreza1730.0%265
281Kia Sedona1660.0%248
282Infiniti FX1500.0%249
283Ferrari California1460.0%252
284Maserati GranTurismo1440.0%259
285Mercedes GL-Class1440.0%258
286Nissan Z Series1380.0%260
287Kia Carens1350.0%251
288Audi RS51340.0%266
289Toyota Dyna1280.0%n/a
290Infiniti M1270.0%256
291Aston Martin DBS1260.0%270
292Aston Martin Virage1240.0%269
293Mitsubishi Fuso Canter1240.0%n/a
294Renault Espace1190.0%250
295Alfa Romeo 1591140.0%253
296Peugeot iOn1140.0%295
297Mercedes CL Class1100.0%280
298VW Fox1080.0%255
299Bentley Continental FlyingSpur1050.0%267
300SsangYong Rexton1030.0%274
301Mitsubishi i-MiEV1000.0%264
302Toyota Hiace1000.0%n/a
303Bentley Mulsanne950.0%276
304SsangYong Rodius950.0%284
305Maserati GranCabrio860.0%279
306VW Phaeton860.0%287
307Aston Martin Rapide840.0%277
308Ferrari FF840.0%275
309Porsche 911 Turbo800.0%283
310Proton Gen-2780.0%268
311Morgan Plus 4740.0%278
312Lotus Evora720.0%281
313Audi S6710.0%337
314Subaru BRZ700.0%312
315Rolls-Royce Phantom650.0%288
316Renault Fluence640.0%282
317Aston Martin Cygnet610.0%294
318Proton Savvy600.0%285
319Mercedes G Class560.0%301
320BMW M6540.0%334
321Infiniti G37540.0%292
322Chevrolet Volt530.0%300
323Lamborghini Aventador530.0%290
324Mercedes SLS530.0%293
325Aston Martin DB9480.0%296
326Audi S7480.0%340
327Mitsubishi Lancer480.0%291
328Renault Wind480.0%286
329Bentley Continental Supersport470.0%289
330Lotus Elise470.0%305
331Audi S8460.0%341
332Infiniti EX430.0%302
333Lamborghini Gallardo430.0%298
334Citroen C-Zero370.0%309
335Morgan 4/4350.0%303
336Peugeot 4007320.0%299
337Proton Satria320.0%306
338Saab 9-5280.0%310
339Morgan Roadster270.0%313
340Proton Persona270.0%  –
341Citroen C-Crosser250.0%308
342Audi RS4230.0% –
343Mega 600230.0%  –
344Lexus LS150.0%319
345Morgan Plus 8110.0%331
346Ferrari 599100.0%318
347Maserati Quattropuorte100.0%316
348Chevrolet Camaro90.0%328
349Ford Tourneo Connect90.0%n/a
350Lexus IS F90.0%327
351MG TF80.0%322
352Citroen C670.0%321
353Morgan Aero70.0%325
354Lamborghini Murcielago50.0%326
355Ferrari SA Aperta40.0%329
356Peugeot 80740.0%332
357SsangYong Korando Sports40.0%  –
358VW New Beetle40.0%333
359Alfa Romeo 8C30.0%339
360Aston Martin One-7730.0%336
361Maybach 57/6230.0%338
362Porsche 911 GT330.0%335
363Vauxhall VXR830.0%347
364Renault Maxity20.0%n/a
365Ferrari 43010.0%  –
366KTM X-Bow10.0%342
367Lexus LFA10.0%343
368Lotus 2-Eleven10.0%344
369Nissan Cube10.0%346
370Piaggo Porter10.0% –

Source: SMMT, Manufacturers.

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. So few SUV’s relative to overall sales, mostly because of congested towns and cities, many narrow streets dating from hundreds of years ago and because a very high proportion of total new vehicle sales are company cars and therefore those drivers can only choose what’s on the company’s fleet list. Hence relative popularity of smaller SUV/4×4’s like Quahqui, Juke and Evoque. The often inclement weather and lifestyle also play a part – not ever-lasting sunny skies, beer and barbecues! That said, in rural areas the ratio of SUV’s and MPV’s is considerably higher, eg. in the village where I live they probably account for 60% of vehicles.

  2. Why are there so few SUVs selling in the UK? In Australia there are at least 12 SUVs in the top 50, while in the UK I only count 4?

  3. In addition to the Vauxhall VXR8 data, a further 4 Holdens (not officially marketed in the UK) have been newly registered during 2012, presumably as private imports. These comprise 3 x Maloos and 1 x GTS-R.

  4. A minor point, but if you check the website “” which is run by the UK DVLA (Driver, Vehicle Licensing Authority) and search Vauxhall VXR8, you will see that 16 new VXR8’s have been registered in the UK during 2012, including 2 x GTS, 3 x autos, and 12 x manuals. Any new Maloo utes and station wagons would also be included in this number.

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