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UK nations March 2020: Vauxhall survives in Wales with 4 nameplates in Top 5

The Vauxhall Corsa is #1 in Scotland and Wales in March.

Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations as well as London in March. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in our March 2020 UK update. For its part London is a further zoom by city with its figures already included in the England data. In March, Wales is once again the best performing UK nation at -33.8% year-on-year to 10.453 units, with England (-44.2%) in line with the overall UK rate (-44.4%) at 222.165 sales but both Scotland (-48.6%) at 18.438 and Northern Ireland (-56.1%) at 3.129 struggle. Year-to-date, Wales (-22.2%) again performs best at 18.287, followed by Northern Ireland (-29.7%) at 11.717, England (-30.8%) at 418.861 and Scotland (-38%) at 33.479. Within England, London sales are down -42.5% to 9.467 and -30.8% YTD to 17.178.

There are four different market leaders this month: the Vauxhall Corsa manages to top two nations this month: Scotland and Wales, while the Ford Fiesta is co-#1 in Northern Ireland, #2 in England and Scotland and #3 in Wales, the VW Golf is #1 England, #3 in Northern Ireland and Scotland and the Ford Focus is co-#1 in Northern Ireland. Whereas it is down to a worst-ever 9the place in the UK overall, Vauxhall survives in Wales where it places 4 nameplates in the March Top 10: the Corsa (#1), Grandland X (#2), Crossland X (#4) and Astra (#5). Other great performers include the VW Passat snapping its first Top 10 finish in at least 7 years in Northern Ireland (#6), the MG ZS up to #6 in Wales both this month and YTD, the Tesla Model 3 up to #7 in England vs. #9 in the UK overall, the Toyota Aygo at #7 in Scotland for its first Top 10 since January 2019 (#4) and at #8 in Wales for its best ranking since September 2018 (#7).

Notice also the VW T-Roc at #8 in Scotland and #6 YTD, the Audi Q2 nudging its first ever Northern Irish Top 10 finish at co-#10 just as the BMW 1 Series secures its first Northern Irish Top 10 finish in almost 7 years (since August 2013) and the Range Rover Evoque cracks the Top 10 both in England (#10) and Scotland (#9). In London, the Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling vehicle for the 5th time in the past 8 months after last August, September, November and December. It distances the Toyota Yaris (-60%), Mini (-21.4%) and VW Golf (-39.8%) while the Kia Niro is carving itself a permanent spot in the Top 10 at #6 for the month and #7 YTD. The Range Rover Evoque is #9.

Previous month: UK nations February 2020: Vauxhall Corsa hits record 14.4% share in Wales

One year ago: UK nations March 2019: Citroen places C3 at #1 and C4 Cactus at #3 in Northern Ireland

Full March 2020 Top 10 models for each UK nation and London below.

England (UK) March 2020 – models:

1VW Golf6,4002.9%-34.0%1113,1343.1%-13.1%222
2Ford Fiesta5,7042.6%-53.8%2213,6633.3%-31.1%111
4Nissan Qashqai5,4092.4%-42.6%5n/a10,7552.6%-25.2%455
5Ford Focus5,2622.4%-38.4%4312,4193.0%-14.4%333
6Mercedes A-Class4,9042.2%-49.9%749,2862.2%-38.3%664
7Tesla Model 34,6122.1%new9n/an/an/anewn/an/an/a
8Vauxhall Corsa4,5782.1%-58.1%659,5392.3%-34.5%546
9Kia Sportage4,4602.0%-22.3%8n/a7,3521.8%-21.3%8810
10Range Rover Evoque3,9611.8%n/a10n/a6,2661.5%n/a10n/an/a
n/aBMW 3 Series3,8741.7%n/an/a107,3161.7%n/a99n/a

Northern Ireland (UK) March 2020 – models:

1Ford Fiesta1003.2%-57.6%243763.2%-29.5%111
1Ford Focus1003.2%-20.6%423302.8%-12.2%236
3VW Golf792.5%-62.4%113242.8%-39.1%322
4Hyundai Tucson782.5%-24.3%n/a32912.5%-23.6%4n/a4
5VW Tiguan772.5%-24.5%n/a52802.4%-4.8%5n/a7
6VW Passat571.8%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
7Ford Ecosport551.8%n/an/an/a1791.5%n/a9n/a9
8Nissan Qashqai541.7%-62.5%592251.9%-43.9%755
9Kia Sportage531.7%n/a8n/a1921.6%2.1%88n/a
10Audi Q2491.6%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
10BMW 1 Series491.6%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
n/aVW T-Roc451.4%n/an/a71771.5%n/a10n/an/a
n/aVW Polo321.0%-68.9%n/a62261.9%-21.0%61010

Scotland (UK) March 2020 – models:

1Vauxhall Corsa5342.9%-68.4%668132.4%-63.3%342
2Ford Fiesta5202.8%-56.6%211,2133.6%-35.1%111
3VW Golf4512.4%-47.9%157592.3%-38.2%423
5Ford Focus3922.1%-36.1%438372.5%-24.9%235
6VW Polo3842.1%-54.8%n/a86622.0%-49.0%5104
7Toyota Aygo3642.0%-23.4%n/an/a5801.7%-30.5%8n/an/a
8VW T-Roc3451.9%n/an/a26201.9%67.6%6n/an/a
9Range Rover Evoque2951.6%n/a10n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
10Mercedes A-Class2911.6%-56.8%7n/a5421.6%-47.3%1066
n/aBMW 1 Series2841.5%n/an/a95581.7%n/a9n/an/a

Wales (UK) March 2020 – models:

1Vauxhall Corsa6015.7%64.7%611,5028.2%187.7%142
2Vauxhall Grandland X4234.0%n/an/a47604.2%n/a2n/an/a
3Ford Fiesta3593.4%-58.3%226363.5%-47.6%311
4Vauxhall Crossland X3303.2%n/an/a84662.5%n/a4n/an/a
5Vauxhall Astra2522.4%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
6MG ZS2482.4%n/an/an/a3982.2%n/a6n/a8
7Ford Focus2302.2%-48.7%454412.4%-33.7%534
8Toyota Aygo2082.0%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
9Toyota Yaris1961.9%-54.8%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a10
9Kia Sportage1961.9%n/a8n/an/an/an/an/a8n/a
n/aFord Ecosport1791.7%-33.2%n/a103331.8%-25.5%8n/a5
n/aVW Golf1701.6%-41.8%173592.0%-31.6%726
n/aVW Polo1551.5%-50.8%n/a93211.8%-34.1%9109
n/aNissan Qashqai1501.4%-56.0%533121.7%-37.0%1057

London (UK) March 2020 – models:

1Tesla Model 33583.8%new94412.6%new1n/a8
2Toyota Yaris2392.5%-60.0%n/a3632.1%-53.9%4n/a4
4VW Golf2132.2%-39.8%14352.5%-30.4%223
5Mercedes A-Class2052.2%-57.6%73522.0%-51.7%561
6Kia Niro2022.1%n/an/a3271.9%n/a7n/an/a
7Nissan Qashqai1962.1%-29.2%53121.8%-29.4%1057
8Toyota Aygo1721.8%n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
9Range Rover Evoque1711.8%n/a10n/an/an/an/an/an/a
10VW Tiguan1581.7%n/an/a3161.8%n/a9n/a9
n/aFord Fiesta1491.6%-59.9%23842.2%-39.1%312
n/aVW Polo1331.4%-59.6%n/a3231.9%-36.7%81010

Source: SMMT

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