Comparing the three smaller car categories in the UK, some trends occurred over the past year. Let's look at the them each.
Mini: Overall share is small and downsized slightly for 2.8 to 2.7%. VW went up! one, while the Viva slipped down one. The i10 is the big seller here, otherwise nothing much to see.
Supermini: The segment fell from 32.4% to 29.5%, quite a drop. Ford Fiesta remained the top selling model in this category and in total. However, the volume took a hit. The rankings stayed the same otherwise. Nice to see the Juke volumes holding up well.
Lower Medium: This segment held sales pretty well and because of that took its overall share from 27.3% to 28.7%. The Focus was bumped out of top spot by the Golf. I am almost speechless to know why a company so blatantly cheated on something that affects the health of its citizens was so well rewarded by the self-centred UK public. Maybe the clue is in the term 'self-centred'. Qashqai sales were up slightly in a depressed market and the A-Class replaced the A3 at 5th.
Data source: SMMT.