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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations in July. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the July 2018 UK update. Wales (+9.6%) at 5.617 sales and Scotland (+8.2%) at 11.643 units are the best performers this month with England (+0.5%) only edging up at 142.141 units and Northern Ireland (-2.5%) the only UK nation in negative at 3.714 sales. Year-to-date, all nations are in negative, with once again Wales (-3.1%) resisting best at 49.018 followed by Northern Ireland (-3.4%) at 34.706, England (-5.3%) at 1.277.017 and Scotland (-8.2%) the weakest performer at 113.516.
Like in June, the Ford Fiesta is #1 in 3 nations this month: in England and Wales but replacing its Northern Irish victory in June by a throne in Scotland. Instead, the Nissan Qashqai manages to snap its first monthly victory in Northern Ireland in four years and the third in 5 after October 2013 and July 2014. The Qashqai is also #3 in Scotland while four additional nameplates manage a podium ranking this month: the VW Polo #2 in Scotland and Wales, the Ford Kuga #2 in Northern Ireland and #3 in Wales, the VW Golf #2 in England and the Vauxhall Corsa #3 in England.
The big event in the UK nation sales charts in July is the very first Top 10 of two successful nameplates but the most surprising is without a doubt the MG ZS. Now under Chinese ownership (SAIC), MG has been attempting a return to UK shores and the China-made ZS crossover looks like it’s giving it its best shot so far. The ZS brilliantly ranks #10 in Wales in July with 1.7% market share. Note no MG nameplate has even managed to end the year in the annual UK Top 10, with the MGB ranking at an estimated #19 in 1973 with a record 13.755 sales. The VW T-Roc, breaking into the Scottish Top 10 at #9, was more expected given its wide success across Europe. Other great July performers include the Suzuki Vitara up to #4 in Wales, the Audi A1 up to #5 in Scotland, Toyota Yaris up to #5 in Northern Ireland, Kia Picanto up to #6 in Wales and Suzuki Swift up to #10 in Wales.
Full July 2018 Top 10 models in each UK nation below.