The Ford Kuga scored its first monthly win in England in November.
Our partnership with SMMT enables us to share with you a zoom in on England as a UK nation, but keep in mind overall UK sales figures will be included and studied in our upcoming UK Full Year 2019 update. Also, this update includes the London data explored in a separate update. New car sales in England drop -2.1% year-on-year in 2019 to fall below the 2 million unit mark for the first time since 2013 at 1.998.697. The one element that has an impact on the England ranking is the fact that most company leasing and rental car purchases are centralised in England, meaning models successful with fleet with see their position improved here.
The Ford Fiesta (-20.2%) continues to dominate despite a very steep fall, with the VW Golf (-10.7%) holding onto the #2 spot. The Ford Focus (+16.6%) and Mercedes A-Class (+21.2%) are the best performers in the Top 10, advancing to #3 and #4 respectively and knocking the Nissan Qashqai (+3.9%), Vauxhall Corsa (+0.8%) and Mini (-8.4%) down. The Ford Kuga (+3.5%) steps up one spot on last year to #8 and celebrates its very first monthly win in November. The Fiesta won 9 times, the Vauxhall Corsa once (September) and the VW Golf once (December). Five nameplates made their first appearance in the monthly English Top 10 this year: the Ford Ecosport at #9 in February, the BMW 5 Series at #10 the same month, the Tesla Model 3 landed with a bang at #3 in August, the VW T-Roc at #9 the same month and the Range Rover Evoque at #9 in October.
Full Year 2019 Top 10 models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 10 models below.