Sales cars: United Kingdom – April 2016: The Kia Sportage repeats in the Top 10

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The Kia Sportage matches its best mark in the british market

The growth of sales of new cars in the Uk remains stable, while in April the increase is more modest. With 189.505 units registered, the increase in sales compared to April of 2015 is a modest 2.0 per cent. In the first four months of the year has registered 961.285 cars, 4.4% more than in the same period of the previous year.

In February you had that the Kia Sportage premiered within the 10 top-selling cars in the uk market. It was not a mirage: in April, has returned to achieve this matching, in addition, his best mark. It is clear that the new generation of the SUV can bring many joys to the hyundai brand.

the performance of The Sportage is the most prominent, but it is not the only worthy of mention. The Ford Fiesta remains as a strong leader but his domain is not as overwhelming as last year reflecting a significant fall in demand of 23%. Her expertise begins to pass bill.

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The Volkswagen Golf harvest a magnificent second place in the ranking

The utility of the brand of the oval has not been the only one to show a decline in their sales. Ford Focus (3rd), Nissan Qashqai (4th), Volkswagen Polo (6th), Vauxhall Corsa (7th) and Audi A3 (10th) are other models in the Top 10 that has also seen a demand less than that of April 2015.

Two models are living the opposite situation. Are the Volkswagen Golf, which achieves a fantastic second place, and the Vauxhall Astra. The compact Opel is driven by its new generation to grow by a fantastic 14% and to get into the Top 5, ahead of the Corsa as the most popular model of the brand in the Uk.

as for the manufacturers, Ford remains the mark to beat, and Volkswagen has exceeded Vauxhall to clinch the silver medal. Interestingly the three marks of the podium have seen how their sales have been reduced. At the opposite pole is Mercedes, which reached the Top 5, and sold 20% more than the previous year.

Sales model

cars sold on the british market have been:

Ranking Model Sales April’16 Sales 2016 (jan-apr) Ranking 2016 (jan-apr)
1 Ford Fiesta 7.913 44.240 1
2 Volkswagen Golf 5.645 25.073 4
3 Ford Focus 5.562 26.218 3
4 Nissan Qashqai 4.460 23.140 5
5 Vauxhall Astra 4.132 18.896 7
6 Volkswagen Polo 4.063 19.225 6
7 Vauxhall Corsa 4.060 28.639 2
8 Mercedes C-Class 3.604 14.391 10
9 Kia Sportage 3.167 13.952 12
10 Audi A3 3.150 16.196 8

Sales by brand

The enrolments are registered by the manufacturers were:

Ranking Brand Sales April’16 Sales by 2016 (jan-apr) Ranking 2016 (jan-apr)
1 Ford 23.311 117.208 1
2 Volkswagen 16.877 74.320 3
3 Vauxhall 16.037 91.069 2
4 Audi 13.668 61.048 4
5 Mercedes 12.077 59.316 5
6 BMW 10.980 57.475 6
7 Nissan 10.029 53.872 7
8 Hyundai 7.183 32.551 10
9 Kia 6.866 31.028 11
10 Peugeot 6.804 37.795 8
11 Toyota 6.644 37.432 9
12 Skoda 6.617 27.039 14
13 Land Rover 6.482 30.600 12
14 Renault 5.196 29.155 13
15 Citroën 4.639 25.993 15
16 Mini 3.994 20.172 18
17 Fiat 3.890 22.555 17
18 Seat 3.500 16.890 20
19 Honda 3.353 23.062 16
20 Volvo 3.324 14.832 21
21 Jaguar 2.405 11.085 23
22 Mazda 2.314 19.505 19
23 Suzuki 2.303 13.848 22
24 Dacia 1.898 9.351 24
25 Mitsubishi 1.392 7.977 25
26 Porsche 1.361 4.687 29
27 Jeep 1.303 5.049 28
28 DS 902 6.186 26
29 Smart 900 3.737 30
30 Lexus 835 5.172 27
31 Alfa Romeo 345 1.953 31
32 Infiniti 335 859 36
33 Abarth 287 1.314 33
34 MG 272 1.264 34
35 Subaru 272 1.257 35
36 SsangYong 257 1.649 32
37 Bentley 195 653 37
38 Maserati 94 421 38
39 Aston Martin 41 315 39
40 Lotus 24 111 40
(other british labels) 80 249
(other imported brands) 219 1.237