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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.

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