Local car makers: During this five year time frame, the Ford Cortina took over from the BL 1100/1300 at the best selling car. The Morris Marina came along and got to 2nd in 1973, but couldn't quite get to the top. The Cortina was ably backed up by the Escort. Hillman had success with the Avenger and Hunter models. Vauxhall relied on the Viva as it's lone top 10 car. The Austin Maxi was a top 10 car at the time too.
|The Ford Cortina was winning over the UK|
Imported car makers: Datsun (Nissan) was a big winner, coming from obscurity to 5th. The Sunny and Cherry models both made the top 20 in 1974. German brands were not that strong then, with Volvo the best of the premium brands.
BL again doesn't have Jaguar included, and what was is shown below:
|Austin / Morris||296,828||366,877||391,556||384,256||302,689|
Data source: SMMT.