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Thanks to SMMT, I can share with you once again the detailed models ranking for each nation in the UK, all in one update. Keep in mind this is a zoom in into each nation, all figures are already included in the UK overall update. If the UK average is a splendid 12% year-on-year gain in September, Scotland (+14%) and Wales (+19%) do even better, with England and Northern Ireland in line with the UK average.
In Scotland, the Vauxhall Corsa brilliantly reclaims the top spot both this month with 2,997 sales and 7.2% vs. 3.7% nationally and year-to-date at 9,207 units and 5.6%, passing the Ford Fiesta in each case. It now looks like the Corsa has a chance to lodge a 6th consecutive year atop Scottish sales charts. It’s a good month for Vauxhall in Scotland: while the Astra is down to #5 in the UK, it is up to #3 here at 3.8% share vs. 2.7% nationally. The Fiat 500 is up to #6 and 2.4% share, its highest of all nations this month, while the Renault Clio is back inside the Scottish Top 10 at #7 and the Peugeot 208 makes an appearance at #9.
In Wales, the Ford Fiesta nearly doubles its national market share at 9.5% and 8.7% year-to-date, with the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa following like last month and year-to-date. The Nissan Qashqai remains at #6 and #5 year-to-date, while the Suzuki Alto makes a fantastic come-back inside the Top 10 (given September sales are more skewed towards private sales) at #7 and 1.9% vs. #8 and 1.7% year-to-date. Notice also the Toyota Yaris back up to #10 like year-to-date.
In Northern Ireland, just below the Ford Fiesta and Focus very close this month the VW Golf continues to over-perform which is interesting given it is #1 in neighbouring Ireland. It captures 4% of the market here vs. 3% nationally and ranks #3 year-to-date vs. #5 in the UK. The Vauxhall Zafira is up 5 spots to a splendid 5th place with 161 sales and 2.7% while the Seat Ibiza is up from outside the Top 10 in August to an equally impressive 7th position at 146 units and 2.4%. Notice also the Renault Clio up to #10 and 2%.
In England, for once the ranking is actually different than the overall UK one. The Ford Focus is up to #2 with 11,837 sales and 3.5% vs. #3 nationally, passing the Vauxhall Corsa, the VW Golf’s advantage over the Vauxhall Astra this month means it also passes it year-to-date to rank #4, but most interestingly, while the BMW 1 Series smashes all records nationally, it does even better in England, breaking into the Top 5 at #5 with 9,011 sales and 2.7% and above the Vauxhall Astra…
Full September 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Tables for each nation below.