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UK November 2014: VW Golf #2, Mercedes C-Class in Top 10

Mercedes C Class UK November 2014Mercedes C-Class

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One more! UK new car sales celebrate 33 consecutive months of year-on-year gains with November deliveries up 8% on the year before to 172,327 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,310,237 sales, making 2014 the best year since 2007 in the UK. In the models ranking, below the Ford Fiesta faithful to the pole position it has now been holding for 21 months straight in spite of November sales down 13%, the VW Golf gains 34% year-on-year to land in 2nd place with 5,440 sales, leading its segment above the Ford Focus (#4), Vauxhall Astra (#7) and Audi A3 (#9). The VW Polo is up 43% to #7, the Nissan Qashqai up 30% to #6 and the Nissan Juke up 25% to #8. The Mercedes C-Class makes its come back among UK’s 10 most popular nameplates for the first time since last February and the 2nd time in the past 20 months at #10.

SsangYong Korando UK November 2014SsangYong Korando – Ssangyong doubled its sales year-on-year in the UK this month.

Brand-wise, the only two manufacturers in the Top 12 to lose ground year-on-year in November are… the two leaders: Ford is down 9% and Vauxhall down 15% even though the Chevrolet brand is no more. Below, Volkswagen (+22%), BMW (+20%), Audi (+21%) and Nissan (+34%) display explosive growth. In the Top 20, Toyota (+25%), Renault (+20%), Mini (+24%) and Volvo (+44%) also shine while further down Mitsubishi (+254%), MG (+127%), Maserati (+119%), SsangYong (+103%), Lexus (+85%), Lotus (+75%) and Jeep (+45%) are the biggest gainers.

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Full November 2014 Top 10 models and Top 42 brands Ranking Tables below.

UK November 2014 – models:

PosModelNov-14%/13Oct2014%/13PosFY13
1Ford Fiesta7,6604.4%-13%1123,7475.4%9%11
2VW Golf5,4403.2%34%469,7873.0%15%45
3Vauxhall Corsa4,8322.8%-3%373,7093.2%-5%33
4Ford Focus4,8132.8%-9%278,9443.4%-3%22
5VW Polo4,0752.4%43%744,8151.9%14%78
6Nissan Qashqai3,9472.3%30%647,1542.0%-1%66
7Vauxhall Astra3,7102.2%-27%1054,7532.4%-13%54
8Nissan Juke3,5572.1%25%536,2151.6%n/a1012
9Audi A33,4512.0%n/a842,9491.9%n/a813
10Mercedes C-Class3,3361.9%n/an/an/an/an/an/a15
n/aFiat 5003,2011.9%6%n/a41,2971.8%n/a911

UK November 2014 – brands:

PosBrandNov-14%/13Oct2014%/13PosFY13
1Ford19,15910.7%-9%1306,13413.4%5%11
2Vauxhall16,6539.3%-15%2246,01510.7%3%22
3Volkswagen16,1969.0%22%3200,3538.6%11%33
4BMW12,3556.9%20%6136,4335.8%10%55
5Audi11,5946.5%21%4150,9746.5%12%44
6Nissan10,7526.0%34%5129,5765.6%17%66
7Mercedes8,8084.9%12%7116,6455.0%13%77
8Peugeot6,7723.8%7%1198,0574.3%-1%88
9Toyota6,0373.4%25%888,3253.8%6%99
10Hyundai5,9523.3%9%1077,4083.3%7%1111
11Citroen5,9253.3%8%1278,2153.4%5%1010
12Renault5,6863.2%20%1561,1722.6%50%1518
13Skoda5,4093.0%-3%1470,8733.1%17%1313
14Kia5,0992.8%4%973,6183.2%8%1212
15Fiat4,7392.6%6%1663,1662.7%13%1414
16Mini4,6432.6%24%1346,4892.0%-3%1917
17Volvo3,6132.0%44%1738,3431.6%27%2021
18Seat3,5592.0%7%1949,6202.2%19%1819
19Land Rover3,3701.9%-11%1852,5482.3%2%1616
20Honda2,9541.6%-6%2050,0842.2%-4%1715
21Mazda2,3601.3%19%2136,0691.6%21%2122
22Suzuki2,1671.2%-4%2435,3421.6%15%2220
23Dacia1,7291.0%-15%2222,3591.0%48%2323
24Mitsubishi1,4970.8%251%2314,4430.6%74%2526
25Jaguar1,2910.7%27%2517,0450.7%12%2424
26Lexus1,1380.6%85%2610,8630.5%30%2627
27Porsche9160.5%23%278,3470.3%12%2728
28Alfa Romeo3740.2%-19%295,1940.2%-3%2829
29Jeep3470.2%45%283,5890.2%76%3033
30Subaru2080.1%5%302,5640.1%24%3232
31MG1700.1%127%312,1980.1%472%3338
32Smart1300.1%-60%324,3290.2%-14%2930
33SsangYong1240.1%103%341,4660.1%133%3637
34Abarth1130.1%35%351,5160.1%17%3534
35Bentley730.0%-27%331,3640.1%18%3735
36Maserati700.0%119%371,0880.0%259%3840
37Chrysler520.0%-42%361,8330.1%-26%3431
38Lotus420.0%75%412300.0%19%4141
39Aston Martin410.0%-28%387910.0%-7%3936
40Infiniti230.0%15%396670.0%83%4039
41Perodua20.0%-33%43290.0%-86%4242
42Chevrolet00.0%-100%402,7740.1%-75%3125
Other British500.0%-12%7380.0%0%
Other Imports1350.1%286%1,3420.1%67%

Source: SMMT

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