09 February 2019

UK Top 50 Models : 2018


Sales were down in the UK so it stands to reason that many of the models also fell. The Ford Fiesta did manage to hold up well and cemented its top ranking. Ford got three in the top nine models, a result it has been achieving for many decades.

Vauxhall was listed as a US brand but with its purchase by PSA and the fact the name is British had me switching it to a European brand. The Opel brand in Europe I put under Germany. Despite that, Germany managed to be the main supplier of models for the Top 50.

The Nissan Qashqai again does its thing in Europe with a 4th spot despite the brand itself not being as successful. Land Rover get a couple onto the list, although the two concerned weren't actually the better performers for the brand compared to 2017.

Rk Brand Model 2018 2017 +/-
Germany
1 Ford Fiesta 95,892 94,533 1%
18 models
2 VW Golf 64,829 74,605 -13%
36%
3 Vauxhall Corsa 52,915 52,772 0%

4 Nissan Qashqai 50,546 64,216 -21%
Europe
5 Ford Focus 50,492 69,903 -28%
17 models
6 VW Polo 45,149 47,855 -6%
34%
7 MINI Mini 44,904 47,669 -6%

8 M-Benz A-Class 43,527 43,717 0%
Japan
9 Ford Kuga 40,398 39,212 3%
7 models
10 Kia Sportage 35,567 39,683 -10%
14%
11 M-Benz C-Class 32,600 45,912 -29%

12 Vauxhall Mokka 32,266 37,585 -14%
USA
13 Vauxhall Astra 31,567 49,370 -36%
4 models
14 VW Tiguan 29,538 29,121 1%
8%
15 Audi A3 29,207 37,926 -23%

16 Toyota Yaris 29,191 26,837 9%
Korea
17 BMW 1-Series 28,125 34,924 -19%
4 models
18 BMW 3-Series 28,074 35,904 -22%
8%
19 Hyundai Tucson 27,634 29,430 -6%

20 Citroën C3 25,550 17,674 45%

21 Fiat 500 24,666 29,416 -16%

22 M-Benz E-Class 24,627 26,733 -8%

23 Nissan Juke 24,530 38,912 -37%

24 BMW 5-Series 23,396 19,477 20%

25 Ford EcoSport 23,037 14,204 62%

26 Toyota Aygo 22,621 21,154 7%

27 SEAT León 22,466 20,141 12%

28 Hyundai i10 22,330 25,224 -11%

29 M-Benz GLC 22,273 15,175 47%

30 Renault Captur 21,833 20,593 6%

31 Honda Jazz 20,833 18,617 12%

32 Renault Clio 20,695 20,150 3%

33 Audi A1 20,242 23,953 -15%

34 Peugeot 3008 19,979 17,726 n/a

35 Land Rover Disco Sport 19,941 24,531 -19%

36 BMW 4-Series 19,422 22,050 -12%

37 Toyota C-HR 18,925 14,677 n/a

38 Škoda Octavia 17,927 20,493 -13%

39 Škoda Fabia 17,763 19,275 -8%

40 Land Rover RR Evoque 17,434 24,906 -30%

41 M-Benz GLA 17,359 13,876 25%

42 Kia Picanto 16,867 13,863 22%

43 Peugeot 2008 16,653 17,736 -6%

44 Vauxhall Grandland 16,543 54 n/a

45 VW T-Roc 16,369 26 n/a

46 Peugeot 208 16,227 18,582 -13%

47 Honda Civic 15,421 16,037 -4%

48 Audi A4 15,349 25,294 -39%

49 BMW X1 15,100 14,614 3%

50 Audi Q2 14,940 12,629 18%


Picture source: EVO.
Data source: SMMT.

5 comments:

  1. The stats are interesting, but the colouring scheme is a bit fuzzy for me.

    In terms of colouring, wouldnt it make sense to color differently the UK brands, instead of the Germans? So that we which car is domestic brand...

    Also, the picking of nationality is a bit inconstent, if the french owned British Vauxhall is "German" (why is that?), than why is Seat "european"?

    On the figures, and looking behind the numbers, I am truly astonished about the trends, Quasqai giong down, despite the pound in unprecedented lows. There seem to be no positive effect on trade so far, wonder how other industries fare.

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  2. Vauxhall is coloured as European because it is associated with the UK. European is all brands except those associated with Germany. SEAT is coloured European because it is associated with Spain.

    As for currencies, they don't have much effect unless they become too varied. So VW for example will absorb lower earnings from a weaker pound to keep their prices competitive, retain market share and hope the currency difference reverses soon.

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    1. That I understood alread, what I menat was rather the point of differentiating like that (most notably by taking out Germany from the European total)?

      I believe, it would help to better see the market if you would differentiate between domestic/local brands and imports.

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  3. Can you please share the link for the sales volume data of the top 100 vehicles (UK) for FY12-18?

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  4. You seem to assume I have a link for this data you request. I don't know if such a thing exists.

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