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UK nations August 2016: English fleet sales lift market up

Renault Captur UK August 2016. Picture courtesy carbuyer.co.ukThe Renault Captur ranks #2 in Northern Ireland in August. Picture carbuyer.co.uk 

* See the Top 10 best-selling models of each UK nation by clicking on the title *

Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-selling nameplates of each UK nation in August. As a reminder, this data is already included in the UK August update, this is a zoom-in by nation. As it has been the case for the most part of the year, England (+4.5%) lifts the entire UK market up: as fleet sales fare particularly well in August (+8%), England is advantaged as this is where most UK fleet sales are registered. Northern Ireland (+2.5%) also posts a positive score but Scotland and Wales both drop 3% compared to August 2015. Year-to-date, England is up 3.5% to 1.441.461 or 86% of the overall UK market, Scotland is down 1% to 135.031 (8% share), Wales is down 0.3% to 57.483 (3.4% share) and Northern Ireland up 0.8% to 41.891 (2.5% share).

Fiat 500X UK August 2016. Picture courtesy dailyrecord.co.ukThe Fiat 500X posts a 2nd consecutive month inside the Scottish Top 10. 

As it was the case in July, the Ford Fiesta leads each nation bar Northern Ireland where the VW Golf snaps the top spot. The Ford Focus owes its overall 2nd place in the UK solely to England where it ranks #2 also, whereas it is knocked down outside of the podium in each other nation. The Vauxhall Mokka is inside every nation’s Top 10: #3 in Wales, #4 in Scotland and #7 both in England and Northern Ireland. The Ford Kuga posts a splendid 2nd place in Wales and also ranks #6 in both Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Ford Ecosport UK August 2016. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukThe Ford Ecosport ranks 9th in Wales in August. 

In Northern Ireland, notice the Renault Captur at #2, the Hyundai Tucson at #4 and the Renault Clio at #5. In Wales the Ford C-Max ranks 5th while the Dacia Sandero is 8th and the Ford Ecosport is 9th. In Scotland the Fiat 500X signs its 2nd month in a row – and ever – inside the Top 10 at #9 while the Kia Picanto appears at #10, the nameplate’s first time among the nation’s ten best-sellers since BSCB started following UK nations monthly 4 years ago. Finally, let’s single out the Mercedes C-Class up to #8 year-to-date in England and the Mercedes A-Class remaining inside the English Top 10.

Previous month: UK nations July 2016: Fiat 500X snaps first Top 10 ranking

One year ago: UK nations August 2015: Vauxhall Mokka one step up

Full August 2016 Top 10 models for each UK nation below.

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