Ford owned 13.6% of the UK’s distinctly small August automobile market, enough to make the Blue Oval the best-selling brand in the United Kingdom. With 8094 sales, Ford trailed the Volkswagen Group by 5050 sales. One-third of the Fords sold were Fiestas and Foci, the UK’s first and third-best-selling cars in August.
Hyundai outsold Kia by 25 units. Peugeot outlasted its Citroen partner by 548 sales. Audi remains the premium brand leader, now 3842 sales ahead of BMW through eight months.
Just under 60,000 new vehicles were registered in the UK in August 2012, a very slight increase over August 2011. The UK’s three best-selling brands did their best to bring the overall industry down. Audi, Peugeot, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Kia were the biggest brands to have posted year-over-year gains.