The United Kingdom, the second largest European market after Germany, recorded a significant decline in registrations last year (-6.8%). While Brexit is causing trouble on the local market, who are the preferred manufacturers and models of our English people?
With 2,367,147 vehicles sold in 2018, the British market remains a major automotive market in Europe. Interestingly, SUV sales are among the highest in Europe (38.4%). On the other hand, the United Kingdom remains loyal to the manufacturers historically established in the country, such as Ford and Vauxhall, while plebiscite models manufactured in the United Kingdom.
At the top of the list is the Ford Fiesta (95,892 units sold), followed by the Volkswagen Golf (64,829 units sold), which recorded a 13.1% drop. Vauxhall, Opel’s British twin, is very popular with the English. The Corsa even recorded a 0.3% increase, a significant achievement as the current generation is nearing the end of its career and will be replaced in the fall of 2019.
The first SUV in the ranking is the Nissan Qashqai in 4th place (50,546 units sold), manufactured in the Sunderland plant, as well as its little brother Juke and the Leaf. Regional of the stage, the Mini is ranked 6th while the MG brand (under the Chinese flag since 2005) recorded a record 103% increase in sales.
What about the French?
The tricolour cars are not very popular since Peugeot is in 11th place, with 81,043 units sold, and followed by Renault and Citroën.
The first French model, the Renault Clio, is in 28th place (20,695 units sold) followed by the Peugeot 3008, in 31st place (19,979 units) and the Peugeot 2008, 40th with 16,653 units.