* See the Top 40 best-selling UK models worldwide by clicking on the title! Thanks Austin *
Last nationality ranking for the Worldwide Top 1000 models in 2012: the UK. Now to add to the debate on this ranking I have decided to include all UK “marques” even though most of them are now owned by Indian, Chinese or German companies. But I believe marques like Mini, Land Rover, Jaguar, MG and Rover will always be considered British. At this little game the Mini Cooper/Clubman wins with 199,276 sales in 104th place overall, ahead of the Range Rover Evoque at 108,598 units and #192 and the Mini Countryman/Paceman with 102,250 sales and #204. These are the only 3 British models to sell over 100,000 units worldwide last year.
Then we have the Roewe (Chinese for Rover) 350 which, granted, is produced in China and only sold there and in a few other countries for now, and I will understand if you consider this model Chinese (it also appeared in the Chinese ranking). However I thought it would be extremely interesting to include both Roewe and MG China-manufactured models to see how they compare with the rest of the British models. If you don’t agree, simply ignore them when you go through the ranking 🙂
The Range Rover Sport is #5 with 56,832 sales, followed by the Land Rover Freelander, Land Rover Discovery and MG3. The best-selling Jaguar is the XF at #10 UK, the most popular Bentley is the Continental at #17, the Aston Martin Virage is #22, Lotus Elise #26, McLaren MP4-12C #28 and Rolls-Royce Phantom #38.
Full Year 2012 Top 40 UK models Ranking Table below.