Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom – November 2011


2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI

As per the norm, the Ford Fiesta was the best-selling car in the United Kingdom in November 2011. Fiesta sales were down 4.5% and are off last year’s pace by 8% through eleven months. Its lead over its nearest November rival, the Vauxhall Corsa, was nearly 1000 units strong by the end of the month. Year-to-date, the Fiesta’s lead over its big brother, the Ford Focus, expanded to nearly 13,000 units.

There are seven brands represented in the UK’s 10 best-selling cars list this month. The Honda Jazz and Vauxhall Insignia, two of October’s best-selling cars, fell off the list this month. Replacing the Jazz (Fit to you, North America) and Insignia (Buick Regal to you, North America) were BMW’s Mini and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This is the first month this year in which a Mercedes-Benz formed part of the UK best seller list.

With no Volkswagen Passat and no Insignia, no cars from the class North Americans call “midsize” – the D segment in Europe – cracked the top ten in November. Indeed, the two leading candidates are subcompacts. Also present are the similarly sized Volkswagen Polo and bite-size Mini. For the Mini Cooper to be one of America’s best-selling cars in November 2011, Mini USA would have needed to more than quadruple the Cooper’s monthly total.

Last month’s version of this best seller list can be viewed here. Check out America’s 20 best-selling cars from November at this link.

Rank
Car
November 2011
% Change
Year To Date
YTD % Change
#1
Ford Fiesta
6195 – 4.5% 90,701 – 7.9%
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
5234 + 42.1% 72,493 – 0.2%
#3
Volkswagen Golf
4924 – 5.7% 59,337 + 8.2%
#4
Ford Focus
4910 – 11.3% 77,785 + 4.9%
#5
Vauxhall Astra
4518 – 3.9% 57,719 – 23.3%
#6
Volkswagen Polo
3306 – 3.4% 43,250 + 3.5%
#7
Nissan Qashqai
3274 + 28.1% 36,826 + 1.7%
#8
BMW 3-Series
2898 – 25.5% 40,212 + 1.7%
#9
Mini *
2834 n/a 33,139 – 12.0%
#10
Mercedes-Benz 
C-Class
2540 n/a n/a n/a

Source: Manufacturers, SMMT 
* Mini = the non-Countryman Minis

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