UK nations February 2020: Vauxhall Corsa hits record 14.4% share in Wales
1 in every 7 new cars sold in Wales in February is a Vauxhall Corsa.
Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations in February. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in our February 2020 UK update. In February, Wales (+8.9%) is the only UK nation in positive at 2.610 registrations, England (-2%) contains its loss at 67.795 but Northern Ireland (-8.5% to 3.558) and Scotland (-14.7% to 5.271) freefall. The year-to-date situation is similar, with Wales (+1.3% to 7.834) the only island of growth, with England (-4.9% to 196.696) holding its ground and Northern Ireland (-10% to 8.588) and Scotland (-17% to 15.041) in dire straits.
This month the VW Golf justifies its national pole position by topping 2 out of 4 nations: England and Northern Ireland. The Ford Fiesta only manages one win in Scotland while ranking #2 in England and Wales, while the Vauxhall Corsa posts an incredible 4th straight month above 9% share in Wales, easily ranking #1 with a new record 14.4% of the market (+635.3%). Other podium finishers are the Ford Focus #2 Northern Ireland and #3 England and Scotland, the VW T-Roc #2 in Scotland like in August 2019, the Hyundai Tucson #3 in Northern Ireland and the Nissan Qashqai #3 in Wales.
Notice also the Vauxhall Crossland X up to #4 in Scotland, its highest ranking there since September 2018 (#2), the Nissan Juke resuming its Top 10 presence now that the new generation is spreading across the UK at #6 in Wales, its first Top 10 there since November 2017 and #8 in Northern Ireland, first Top 10 there since October 2017. The BMW 1 Series repeats inside the Scottish Top 10 at #9, the Seat Arona scores its 2nd ever Top 10 finish in Northern Ireland (#10), BMW places both 5 Series (#9) and 3 Series (#10) in the English Top 10 and VW places 4 nameplates in the Northern Irish Top 7: the Golf, Tiguan, Polo and T-Roc.
Previous month: UK nations January 2020: BMW 1 Series at highest in 5 years, Mercedes A-Class scores milestone
One year ago: UK nations February 2019: Suzuki Swift scores podium, Vauxhall Grandland X Top 5 in Wales
Full February 2020 Top 10 models for each UK nation below.