2012 Kia Venga

The SMMT says July 2012 was the fifth consecutive month of improved year-over-year sales results in the United Kingdom. The industry posted a positive adjustment of 9.3%, pulling the seven-month total up 3.5% compared with the January-July period of 2011.

Specific results for each and every brand can be seen in the table below. The accompanying chart, which you can click for a larger view, displays July market share figures for the biggest manufacturers. 

July 2012 UK auto brand market share chart

Notable facts from July’s results include: Ford’s slim victory over Vauxhall (Ford outsold Vauxhall by 2320 units in June but only 528 units in July); Audi’s luxury segment victory over a sliding BMW; Kia’s  out-selling of Citroen, Skoda, Fiat, Honda, and Hyundai; Renault’s dreadful 30% drop; Lotus’s paltry total figures and torrential downfall from July 2011 levels; and the massive gains achieved by Fiat, Land Rover, Porsche, Lexus, and Chrysler.

Back at the beginning of the month GoodCarBadCar.net published posts just like this one for the United States and Canada. Ford led the way in each of these three countries. Other similarities between the UK and North American markets are nearly nonexistent.

Rank
Automaker
July 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
18,527
+ 9.3%
168,905
+ 3.8%
#2
Vauxhall
17,999
+ 11.1%
133,931
– 6.8%
#3
Volkswagen
13,435
– 1.5%
109,240
+ 1.2%
#4
Audi
9094
+ 13.1%
75,099
+ 7.3%
#5
Nissan
8313
+ 14.0%
62,290
+ 11.3%
#6
BMW
7302
– 9.4%
71,816
+ 4.6%
#7
Peugeot
7142
+ 8.5%
59,624
+ 3.1%
#8
Mercedes-Benz
6615
+ 11.2%
54,405
+ 14.2%
#9
Toyota
5740
+ 25.2%
51,039
+ 19.0%
#10
Kia
5593
+ 25.2%
39,071
+ 23.1%
#11
Citroen
5344
+ 17.7%
42,674
+ 5.3%
#12
Hyundai
5226
+ 32.7%
40,394
+ 13.7%
#13
Skoda
4238
+ 25.7%
32,314
+ 17.1%
#14
Fiat
3712
+ 40.7%
29,197
+ 13.3%
#15
Honda
3619
+ 26.3%
31,130
+ 7.8%
#16
Land Rover
3436
+ 62.6%
29,511
+ 33.7%
#17
Mini
2914
+ 19.5%
27,528
+ 1.7%
#18
Renault
2547
– 29.7%
22,122
– 45.3%
#19
Seat
2388
– 12.5%
21,574
+ 1.6%
#20
Volvo
2016
– 8.0%
19,313
– 3.5%
#21
Mazda
1825
+ 16.3%
16,859
– 11.4%
#22
Suzuki
1398
+ 19.3%
14,166
+ 20.3%
#23
Jaguar
892
– 7.7%
7999
+ 1.8%
#24
Chevrolet
846
– 15.2%
9657
+ 21.6%
#25
Porsche
702
+ 41.2%
4641
+ 34.3%
#26
Lexus
578
+ 84.1%
5329
+ 20.3%
#27
Alfa Romeo
496
– 28.5%
4654
– 35.2%
#28
Chrysler
422
+ 696%
2028
+ 454%
#29
smart
333
+ 5.7%
3015
– 3.1%
#30
Mitsubishi
319
– 38.4%
3868
– 41.4%
#31
Subaru
130
+ 78.1%
1364
– 13.0%
#32
Jeep
127
– 9.3%
1308
+ 10.2%
#33
Bentley
118
+ 26.9%
781
+ 14.9%
#34
Ssangyong
84
0.0%
504
+ 4940%
#35
Abarth
69
– 19.8%
676
– 13.3%
#36
Aston Martin
67
– 16.3%
549
– 17.4%
#37
Infiniti
33
+ 22.2%
329
+ 74.1%
#38
Perodua
27
– 48.1%
272
– 21.6%
#39
Saab
24
– 86.1%
200
– 94.6%
#40
MG
23
– 36.1%
553
+ 239%
#41
Proton
19
– 20.8%
174
– 44.1%
#42
Lotus
17
– 62.2%
99
– 62.4%
#43
Maserati
15
– 65.9%
186
– 27.6%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Volkswagen Group
29,975
+ 5.7%
243,649
+ 5.5%
Ford
Motor Company
18,527
+ 1.5%
168,905
+ 3.8%
General Motors
18,845
+ 9.6%
143,588
– 5.3%
PSA
(Peugeot & Citroen)
12,486
+ 12.3%
102,298
+ 4.0%
RNA
(Renault, Nissan & Infiniti)
10,893
– 0.4%
84,871
– 12.1%
Hyundai-Kia
10,819
+ 28.8%
79,465
+ 18.1%
BMW-Mini
10,216
– 2.7%
99,344
+ 3.8%
Daimler AG
6948
+ 10.9%
57,420
+ 13.1%
Toyota UK
6318
+ 28.9%
56,368
+ 19.7%
Fiat Group & Chrysler-Jeep
4841
+ 32.4%
38,049
+ 7.1%
Jaguar-Land Rover
4328
+ 40.6%
37,510
+ 25.3%
Honda
3619
+ 26.3%
31,130
+ 7.8%
—–
—– —– —– —–
Total
143,884
+ 9.3%
1,201,564
+ 3.5%

Source: Automakers & SMMT

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