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UK October 2010: Golf #2, BMW 3 Series #4

The UK car market is down 22% this month, the steepest decline since May 2009, at 131,495 registrations. The year-to-date figure is still up by 5% over 2009 at 1,767,154 registrations.

While the Ford Fiesta stays on top at 4.6%, the VW Golf scores a very impressive 2nd place with 4% of the market. This is possibly the highest position ever reached by the Golf in the UK!

The other great performer of the month is the BMW 3 Series, 4th with 3,955 sales and 3% of the market. A much higher level than in its native Germany, and its best score in the UK since achieving 3.2% market share in August 2007.

The Ford Focus has another weak month in 5th at 3%, but the much publicised new generation will kick in shortly and surely give it a sales boost. Already very strong in September, the Vauxhall Insignia increases its market share again to a UK best-ever 2.9% (vs. 2.2% last month) but drops one spot to 6th. The Nissan Qashqai climbs back into the Top 10 at a very healthy 8th place and 2.4% of the market.

Top 10 October and Year-to-date tables below.

Top 10 UK October 2010:

Pos Model Oct % Sep
1 Ford Fiesta 6,024 4.6% 1
2 VW Golf 5,230 4.0% 6
3 Vauxhall Astra 4,472 3.4% 3
4 BMW 3 Series 3,955 3.0% 11
5 Ford Focus 3,888 3.0% 4
6 Vauxhall Insignia 3,811 2.9% 5
7 Vauxhall Corsa 3,574 2.7% 2
8 Nissan Qashqai 3,175 2.4% 13
9 Mini 2,786 2.1% 7
10 Renault Clio 2,786 2.1% 15

Top 10 Uk January-October 2010:

Pos Model 2010 %
1 Ford Fiesta 91,965 5.2%
2 Vauxhall Astra 70,576 4.0%
3 Vauxhall Corsa 68,970 3.9%
4 Ford Focus 68,436 3.9%
5 VW Golf 49,629 2.8%
6 VW Polo 38,372 2.2%
7 Peugeot 207 36,970 2.1%
8 BMW 3 Series 35,653 2.0%
9 Mini 35,162 2.0%
10 Nissan Qashqai 33,652 1.9%
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