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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.

Rank
Automaker
August 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
8094
– 5.4%
176,999
+ 3.3%
#2
Vauxhall
6878
– 1.5%
140,809
– 6.5%
#3
Volkswagen
6056
– 2.9%
115,296
+ 1.0%
#4
Audi
4008
+ 6.2%
79,107
+ 7.3%
#5
BMW
3449
– 10.9%
75,265
+ 3.8%
#6
Peugeot
3421
+ 8.6%
63,045
+ 3.4%
#7
Citroen
2873
– 1.1%
45,547
+ 4.9%
#8
Nissan
2830
+ 6.8%
65,120
+ 11.1%
#9
Mercedes-Benz
2378
+ 10.8%
56,783
+ 14.0%
#10
Hyundai
2245
+ 11.4%
42,639
+ 13.6%
#11
Kia
2220
+ 24.9%
41,291
+ 23.2%
#12
Toyota
1983
– 9.9%
53,022
+ 17.6%
#13
Skoda
1728
– 0.8%
34,042
+ 16.0%
#14
Fiat
1555
+ 10.9%
30,752
+ 13.2%
#15
Honda
1412
+ 43.4%
32,542
+ 8.9%
#16
Mini
1189
– 15.0%
28,717
+ 0.9%
#17
Seat
1130
+ 10.6%
22,704
+ 2.0%
#18
Renault
1086
– 34.5%
23,208
– 44.9%
#19
Suzuki
948
+ 50.5%
15,114
+ 21.9%
#20
Mazda
902
– 3.0%
17,761
– 11.0%
#21
Volvo
612
– 5.8%
19,925
– 3.6%
#22
Land Rover
591
+ 55.1%
30,102
+ 34.1%
#23
Chevrolet
353
– 27.8%
10,010
+ 18.8%
#24
Alfa Romeo
234
– 29.9%
4888
– 35.0%
#25
Lexus
197
+ 48.1%
5526
+ 21.2%
#26
Porsche
194
– 1.5%
4835
+ 32.4%
#27
Jaguar
178
– 5.3%
8177
+ 1.7%
#28
smart
139
– 7.3%
3154
– 3.3%
#29
Mitsubishi
118
– 38.2%
3986
– 41.3%
#30
Chrysler
109
+ 39.7%
2137
+ 381%
#31
Jeep
51
+ 27.5%
1359
+ 10.8%
#32
Subaru
32
– 5.9%
1396
– 12.8%
#33
Bentley
28
– 22.2%
809
+ 13.0%
#34
Aston Martin
26
– 42.2%
575
– 19.0%
#35
Ssangyong
20
+ 1900%
524
+ 4664%
#36
Abarth
15
– 60.5%
691
– 15.5%
T37
Infiniti
13
0.0%
342
+ 69.3%
T37
Maserati
13
0.0%
199
– 26.3%
T39
Perodua
11
– 64.5%
283
– 25.1%
T39
Proton
11
– 50.0%
185
– 44.4%
#41
Saab
7
– 92.4%
207
– 94.5%
#42
MG
6
– 71.4%
559
+ 204%
#43
Lotus
4
– 55.6%
103
– 62.1%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Volkswagen Group
13,144
+ 1.0%
256,793
+ 5.3%
Ford
Motor Company
8094
– 5.4%
176,999
+ 3.3%
General Motors
7231
– 3.2%
150,819
– 5.2%
PSA
(Peugeot & Citroen)
6294
+ 4.0%
108,592
+ 4.0%
RNA
(Renault, Nissan & Infiniti)
3929
– 9.1%
88,670
– 12.1%
Hyundai-Kia
4465
+ 17.7%
83,930
+ 18.1%
BMW-Mini
4638
– 12.0%
103,982
+ 3.0%
Daimler AG
2517
+ 9.6%
59,937
+ 13.0%
Toyota UK
2180
– 6.6%
58,548
+ 17.9%
Fiat Group & Chrysler-Jeep
1977
+ 3.8%
40,026
+ 6.9%
Jaguar-Land Rover
769
+ 35.1%
38,279
+ 25.5%
Honda
1412
+ 43.4%
32,542
+ 8.9%
—–
—– —– —– —–
Total
59,433
+ 0.1%
1,260,997
+ 3.3%

Source: Automakers & SMMT 

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