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


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The ten best-selling cars in the United Kingdom in July 2012 were, for the most part, the same cars which end every month as the UK’s best-selling cars. The exceptions? Audi’s A3 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 

Through the first seven months of 2012, the best-selling premium brand car in the United Kingdom is still the BMW 3-Series, 4735 sales ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, July’s seventh-ranked car. The 3-Series didn’t crack the top ten in July.

Overall, the best-selling car in the UK was the Ford Fiesta. As Fiesta sales shot up 13% (in a market which rose 9%), Focus sales dropped 24%. That was the second worst decline among cars in the top 10. Year-to-date, the Fiesta is 14,147 sales ahead of its closest rival, the similarly-sized and similarly-priced Vauxhall Corsa. Corsa sales are up 21% this year.

America’s 20 best-selling cars in July also featured the Focus – America’s tenth-best-selling car – but none of the other cars on this list appeared on that U.S. list. Brands competing for UK customers have already been ranked by total July volume. Below, take a look at the UK’s ten most popular auto nameplates.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Fiesta
7533 + 12.5% 67,103 + 15.0%
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
5809 + 13.4% 52,956 + 21.1%
#3
Vauxhall Astra
5211 + 27.6% 35,694 – 3.4%
#4
Ford Focus
4742 – 23.9% 48,595 – 3.0%
#5
Volkswagen Golf
4367 + 2.2% 38,939 + 4.1%
#6
Nissan Qashqai
3721 + 9.7% 27,156 + 16.1%
#7
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
3163 n/a 20,780 n/a
#8
Volkswagen Polo
2863 – 22.3% 25,212 – 5.2%
#9
Audi A3
2711 n/a n/a n/a
#10
Vauxhall Insignia
2591 – 35.8% 20,481 – 31.7%

Source: Manufacturers, MTI & SMMT
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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