June 2012 Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom


2012 BMW 3-Series Red

The Fiat 500 made its third consecutive appearance on the list of the United Kingdom’s ten best-selling cars, but the 500 was a long way from the top. In June, America’s best-selling car sold 1.7 times for every single sale of America’s tenth-best-selling car. But in the UK, the best-selling Ford Fiesta sold 2.7 times for every Fiat 500, the UK’s tenth-best-selling car.

In other words, the Ford Fiesta is a hugely dominant car. It accounted for 4.9% of all new vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in June 2012. Through six months, the Fiesta’s year-to-date lead over the Vauxhall Corsa is now at 12,423 units.

BMW 3-Series sales jumped 29% to 5830 in June, good enough to make the 3 the UK’s fifth-best-selling car and easily the best-selling premium brand car.

GoodCarBadCar has also published June 2012 rankings for every automobile brand competing in the United Kingdom. For now, have a look through this list of the top 10 best-selling cars in the United Kingdom. The list of America’s 30 best-selling vehicles in June was published two days ago.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Fiesta
9063 + 2.7% 59,570 + 15.3%
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
8800 + 12.7% 47,147 + 22.2%
#3
Ford Focus
6937 – 13.9% 43,853 + 0.6%
#4
Volkswagen Golf
6311 + 14.7% 34,572 + 4.4%
#5
BMW 3-Series
5830 + 28.6% 23,035 + 5.3%
#6
Vauxhall Astra
5472 – 4.4% 30,483 + 7.3%
#7
Mini
4807 + 0.6% 18,619
#8
Nissan Qashqai
4775 + 21.9% 23,435 + 17.2%
#9
Volkswagen Polo
3378 n/a 22,349 – 2.4%
#10
Fiat 500
3324 n/a 17,437 n/a

Source: Manufacturers, MTI & SMMT
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Mini refers to non-Countryman sales

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