Corsa and Fiesta are fighting for leadership in the UK in March

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The UK recorded the first increase in new vehicle sales since August last year. According to SMTT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), a company that represents manufacturers in the local market, 283,964 units were sold in March, up 11.5% from 12 months ago.

However, the withdrawal is almost 37% compared to the average recorded in the same month from 2010 to 2019 (approximately 450 thousand units). Hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for more than 40% of total sales last month. Accumulated in 425,525 units in the first quarter was down 12%.

The Ford Fiesta was ranked 2nd in the UK

After losing its lead to Ford Fiesta (7,406) in the final rankings, Vauxhall resumed the honor of the Corsa (7,927) and retained the potential of the brand’s first annual leadership since 1965, according to best-selling cars. Blog. Less than a thousand units from first place, the Mercedes A-Class (7,012) was in 3rd place.

Tesla - Model 3 - Production

The Tesla Model 3 shows strength with 4th place

In a battle limited to 2 units (6,585 x 6,583), the Tesla Model 3 defeated the Nissan Cashkay by 4th place. The BMW 3 Series (5,681) was ranked 6th out of the top 10 since January 2020. Golf, with 5,194 units, lost 27% of its buyers – exactly a year ago, VW’s best seller was a favorite there.

POS.

Sample

MAR.21

% Market 2021

MAR.20

% Market 2020

% Variation 2021/2020

1

VAUXHALL CORSA

7.927

2.8%

5.820

2.3%

36.2%

2

Ford Fiesta

7.406

2.6%

6.687

2.6%

10.8%

3

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

7.012

2.5%

5.351

2,1%

31.0%

4

Tesla Model 3

6.585

2.3%

4.718

1.9%

39.6%

5

Nissan Kashkai

6.583

2.3%

5.907

2.3%

11.4%

6

BMW 3 SERIES

5.681

2,0%

7

VW Golf

5.194

1.8%

7.103

2.8%

-26.9%

8

Toyota Yaris

4.910

1.7%

9

Ford Puma

4.886

1.7%

10

Mini

4.883

1.7%

6.019

2.4%

-18.9%

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In a dispute between automakers, Volkswagen (23,698) overtook Ford (22,237), losing its prestige by less than 200 units in February. Mercedes (21,313) completed the platform with almost 26% improvement. Unique among the top 10 with a negative result, Kia (11,221) lost 13.4% of its buyers and is threatened by Fuji (10,824), the owner of the largest evolution (+ 55%).

Volkswagen Golf R2022

Golf was the best-selling VW model in the UK in March

POS.

Brand

MAR.21

% Market 2021

MAR.20

% Market 2020

% Variation 2021/2020

1

Volkswagen

23.698

8.3%

22.950

9.0%

3.3%

2

FORD

22.237

7.8%

18.996

7.5%

17.1%

3

Mercedes-Benz

21.313

7.5%

16.981

6.7%

25.5%

4

BMW

21.003

7.4%

17.530

6.9%

19.8%

5

Audi

19.105

6.7%

16.424

6.4%

16.3%

6

Toyota

16.911

6.0%

15.363

6.0%

10.1%

7

VAUXHALL

15.868

5.6%

12.473

4.9%

27.2%

8

Land Rover

15.086

5.3%

12.381

4.9%

21.8%

9

Nissan

14.178

5.0%

12.524

4.9%

13.2%

10

That

11.221

4.0%

12.957

5.1%

-13.4%

11

PEUGEOT

10.824

3.8%

6.985

2.7%

55.0%

12

Hyundai

9.065

3.2%

7.279

2.9%

24.5%

13

Volvo

8.996

3.2%

6.196

2.4%

45.2%

14

Koda

8.911

3,1%

9.172

3.6%

-2,8%

15

Mini

7.567

2.7%

8.720

3.4%

-13.2%

16

Seat

7.482

2.6%

7.772

3,1%

-3,7%

17

Tesla *

6.585

2.3%

4.718

1.9%

39.6%

18

CITROËN

6.027

2,1%

3.950

1,6%

52.6%

19

RENAULT

5.787

2,0%

5.684

2.2%

1.8%

20

MAZDA

4.058

1,4%

4.193

1,6%

-3,2%

Total

283.964

254.684

11.5%

Calculated

425.525

483.557

-12.0%

Comments:

– March / 20 numbers not available for BMW 3 Series, Toyota Yaris and Ford Puma models.
– Tesla decision considering only Model 3 sales.

proof’s: SMTT / Best Selling Cars Blog

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