04 April 2013

Top 10 UK By The Decade: 1965 - 2012

The Very Successful BMC 1100/1300

Looking back on times not that distant, you see that things are always changing, that nothing stays the same. Because the change is gradual it is not always noticed, but the list below makes you realise how different the car market was back in the 20th Century. Some points to note from the chart below:

The models are colour coded by origin.
In '65, two thirds of cars sold were in the top 10, in 2012 30%.
Vauxhall were in a trough in '75, with just one model represented.
French models came and went...
...now German brands are making their move.


1965

1975

1 BMC 1100/1300 157,679
Ford Cortina 106,837 1
2 Ford Cortina 116,985
Ford Escort 103,817 2
3 BMC Mini 104,477
BL Mini 84,668 3
4 Ford Anglia 84,589
Morris Marina 78,632 4
5 Vauxhall Victor 60,854
Austin Allegro 63,339 5
6 Vauxhall Viva 58,884
Vauxhall Viva 54,731 6
7 BMC 1.6 Farina 52,503
Hillman Avenger 38,377 7
8 Triumph Herald/Vit 46,626
Tri Toledo/1500/Dol 30,119 8
9 Morris Minor 44,905
Austin Princess 29,067 9
10 Ford Corsair 44,463
Hillman Hunter 28,966 10

% Of Total 67.2%
% Of Total 51.8%








1985

1995

1 Ford Escort 157,269
Ford Escort 137,760 1
2 Vauxhall Cavalier 134,334
Ford Fiesta 129,574 2
3 Ford Fiesta 124,143
Ford Mondeo 118,040 3
4 Austin/MG Metro 118,817
Vauxhall Astra 100,709 4
5 Ford Sierra 101,642
Vauxhall Cavalier 73,978 5
6 Vauxhall Astra 76,553
Vauxhall Corsa 72,508 6
7 Austin/MG Montego 73,955
Rover 200 68,114 7
8 Ford Orion 65,363
Peugeot 306 56,112 8
9 Vauxhall Nova 61,358
Renault Clio 52,576 9
10 Austin/MG Maestro 57,527
Rover 100 52,392 10

% Of Total 53.0%
% Of Total 44.3%








2005

2012

1 Ford Focus 145,010
Ford Fiesta 109,265 1
2 Vauxhall Astra 108,461
Vauxhall Corsa 89,434 2
3 Vauxhall Corsa 89,463
Ford Focus 83,115 3
4 Renault Megane 87,093
VW Golf 62,021 4
5 Ford Fiesta 83,803
Vauxhall Astra 63,023 5
6 VW Golf 67,749
Nissan Qashqai 45,675 6
7 Peugeot 206 67,450
BMW 3 Series 44,521 7
8 Ford Mondeo 57,589
VW Polo 41,901 8
9 Renault Clio 56,538
Mercedes C 37,261 9
10 BMW 3 Series 44,844
BMW MINI 36,839 10

% Of Total 33.1%
% Of Total 30.0%








The Popular Ford Anglia
Data source: SMMT

PS. Both cars pictured I had Dinky car models of.

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