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UK nations January 2020: BMW 1 Series at highest in 5 years, Mercedes A-Class scores milestone

The BMW 1 Series hits its highest ranking in Scotland in 5 years.

Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations in January. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in the upcoming January 2020 UK update. Wales (-2.1%) resists best this month at 5.224 registrations, while England (-6.4%) at 128.901 does slightly better than the UK average (-7.3%) but Scotland (-18.3%) at 9.770 and Northern Ireland (-11.1%) at 5.030 both crash.

The Ford Fiesta tops 3 nations: England, Northern Ireland and Scotland but ranks #3 in Wales while the Vauxhall Corsa is #1 in Wales with a whopping 10.1% share. The Vauxhall Grandland X owes its UK Top 10 to a record 2nd place in Wales with 5% share, only its third Top 10 appearance here after ranking #5 in February 2019 and #9 in April 2019. The Ford Focus ranks #2 in England and Scotland and #3 in Northern Ireland, the VW Golf is #2 in Northern Ireland and #3 in Scotland and the Nissan Qashqai is #3 in England.

Other great performers this month include the BMW 1 Series up to #5 in Scotland for only its 4th Top 10 appearance there in the past 5 years and best ranking since February 2015 (#5), the Honda Jazz up to #7 in Scotland, its first Top 10 there since August 2018 (#5), the MG ZS #7 in Wales which is its 6th Top 10 finish there in the past 7 months, the Vauxhall Crossland X #8 in Scotland and breaking into the Welsh Top 10 for the first time at #10, the Mercedes A-Class at #9 in Northern Ireland, the first Mercedes to crack the monthly Top 10 since we started following Northern Ireland monthly in June 2013, the Mercedes C-Class at #9 in England and the Renault Captur at #9 in Wales for it first Top 10 finish there since October 2018.

FY2019 posts:

England (UK) 2019: Fiesta and Golf on top, Kuga lands first monthly win

Northern Ireland (UK) 2019: Ford Fiesta claims 7th win in past 8 years, Citroen C3 wins 3 months

Scotland (UK) 2019: Ford Fiesta leads, Mercedes A-Class and Vauxhall Grandland X break into Top 10

Wales (UK) 2019: Vauxhall Corsa teases Ford Fiesta, MG ZS scores first annual Top 10

One year ago: UK nations January 2019: Dacia Duster posts 2nd consecutive inaugural Top 10

Full January 2020 Top 10 models for each UK nation below.

England (UK) January 2020 – models:

1Ford Fiesta5,3004.1%17.2%131
2Ford Focus4,7023.6%25.6%263
3Nissan Qashqai4,2653.3%12.1%395
4Vauxhall Corsa3,6352.8%39.9%4n/a6
5VW Golf3,5602.8%7.1%512
6Mercedes A-Class2,8922.2%-13.7%674
7BMW 3 Series2,2761.8%n/a84n/a
8Kia Sportage2,1481.7%-18.5%7n/a10
9Mercedes C-Class2,0221.6%-18.4%n/an/an/a
10VW Polo1,9141.5%-21.4%9109

Northern Ireland (UK) January 2020 – models:

1Ford Fiesta1953.9%7.1%1n/a1
2VW Golf1503.0%-21.5%5n/a2
3Ford Focus1392.8%9.4%246
4Hyundai Tucson1302.6%-25.7%n/an/a4
5VW Tiguan1222.4%13.0%n/a77
6VW Polo1192.4%6.3%9710
7Nissan Qashqai1102.2%-20.9%3n/a5
8Kia Sportage851.7%-28.0%7n/an/a
9Mercedes A-Class801.6%n/a6n/an/a
10Ford Ecosport771.5%n/an/a59

Scotland (UK) January 2020 – models:

1Ford Fiesta4154.2%-6.5%111
2Ford Focus2963.0%-16.6%295
3VW Golf1881.9%-17.5%5103
4VW Polo1801.8%-39.0%934
5BMW 1 Series1771.8%n/an/an/an/a
6Mercedes A-Class1751.8%-36.1%6n/a6
7Honda Jazz1741.8%n/an/an/an/a
8Vauxhall Crossland X1731.8%n/an/an/an/a
9Vauxhall Grandland X1631.7%n/a10710
10Vauxhall Corsa1601.6%-53.2%n/an/a2

Wales (UK) January 2020 – models:

1Vauxhall Corsa52610.1%396.2%412
2Vauxhall Grandland X2615.0%n/a10n/an/a
3Ford Fiesta1743.3%-28.4%131
4Ford Focus1482.8%-12.4%284
5VW Golf1292.5%-30.3%5n/a6
6VW Polo1172.2%-0.8%959
7MG ZS1102.1%n/an/a28
8Ford Ecosport1052.0%-11.8%n/a75
9Renault Captur871.7%n/an/an/an/a
10Vauxhall Crossland X851.6%n/an/an/an/a

Source: SMMT

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