October 25, 2021

UK nations April 2021: Peugeot 208 tops Scotland, Ford Puma tops Wales

The Peugeot 208 is #1 in Scotland in April. Picture evo.co.uk

Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in April. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in our April 2021 UK update. Compared to devastated April 2020 volumes, Northern Ireland is the most dynamic at +13629.7% to 3.295 units, with Wales up 6751.4% to 4.796 and Scotland up 5686.2% to 12.151. England is up a more reasonable 2998.4% to 120.867 units. Year-to-date, Scotland fares best at +36.4% to 45.955, followed by England at +15.5% to 488.366, Northern Ireland at +9.8% to 11.741 and Wales at +0.6% to 18.357.

Rare event, in April each UK nation has a different best-seller. The Vauxhall Corsa is #1 in England, the Ford Focus is #1 in Northern Ireland where Ford monopolises the Top 4 with the Puma, Fiesta and Kuga in tow. The Peugeot 208 is #1 in Scotland for the first time since we started following this market monthly in 2013 and the Ford Puma is #1 in Wales for the third time after last October and November but also #2 in Northern Ireland and #5 in both England and Scotland.

Other podium finishers are the Mercedes A-Class #2 in England, the Ford Fiesta #2 in Scotland and Wales and #3 in England and Northern Ireland, the Kia Sportage #3 in Scotland and the MG ZS #3 in Wales. Notable performers include the Peugeot 2008 #4 in Scotland, the Toyota C-HR #5 in Northern Ireland, the Kia Picanto #7 in Wales, the Nissan Juke #7 in Northern Ireland and the Dacia Duster #10 in Wales.

Previous month: UK nations March 2021: Hyundai Tucson tops Northern Ireland, Vauxhall Corsa leads in 2 nations

One year ago: UK nations April 2020: Tesla Model 3, Ford Tourneo Custom and Peugeot Rifter shine in atypical month

Full April 2021 Top 10 models for each UK nation below.

England (UK) April 2021 – models:

Pos Model Apr-21 % /20 UK Mar 2021 % /20 Pos UK FY20
1 Vauxhall Corsa 3,684 3.0% 1311.5% 1 1 14,128 2.9% 44.2% 1 1 3
2 Mercedes A-Class 2,938 2.4% 4490.6% 2 3 11,826 2.4% 26.5% 3 3 5
3 Ford Fiesta 2,733 2.3% 5056.6% 3 2 12,445 2.5% -9.3% 2 2 1
4 VW Golf 2,630 2.2% 6643.6% 5 7 9,611 2.0% -27.0% 5 5 2
5 Ford Puma 2,507 2.1% n/a 4 n/a 8,848 1.8% n/a 6 9 9
6 Audi A3 2,350 1.9% n/a 7 8 8,286 1.7% n/a 10 n/a n/a
7 Ford Focus 2,277 1.9% 4196.2% 6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4
8 VW Polo 2,177 1.8% n/a 9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 8 8
9 Kia Sportage 2,142 1.8% 4184.0% 8 n/a 8,956 1.8% 21.0% 8 7 n/a
10 Ford Kuga 2,007 1.7% n/a 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a 9 n/a n/a
n/a Volvo XC40 2,004 1.7% n/a n/a n/a 9,096 1.9% n/a 7 8 n/a
n/a BMW 3 Series 1,965 1.6% 5514.3% n/a 6 9,176 1.9% 24.8% 6 9 n/a
n/a Nissan Qashqai 1,747 1.4% 10818.8% n/a 5 11,281 2.3% 4.7% 4 4 6

Northern Ireland (UK) April 2021 – models:

Pos Model Apr-21 % /20 UK Mar 2021 % /20 Pos UK FY20
1 Ford Focus 110 3.3% n/a 6 n/a 287 2.2% -13.0% 6 n/a 1
2 Ford Puma 89 2.7% n/a 4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 9
3 Ford Fiesta 81 2.5% n/a 3 4 333 2.6% -11.4% 3 2 3
4 Ford Kuga 76 2.3% n/a 10 5 297 2.3% n/a 5 10 8
5 Toyota C-HR 70 2.1% n/a n/a 8 273 2.1% n/a 9 n/a n/a
5 VW Golf 70 2.1% n/a 5 9 336 2.6% 3.7% 2 5 2
7 Nissan Juke 68 2.1% n/a n/a 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
8 Kia Sportage 63 1.9% n/a 8 n/a 240 1.9% 25.0% 10 8 n/a
8 VW Polo 63 1.9% n/a 9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10
10 Nissan Qashqai 62 1.9% 6100.0% n/a 2 346 2.7% 53.1% 1 4 5
10 VW Tiguan 62 1.9% 6100.0% n/a 6 317 2.5% 12.8% 4 n/a 6
12 Hyundai Tucson 61 1.9% n/a n/a 1 286 2.2% -1.7% 7 n/a 4
n/a VW T-Roc 52 1.6% n/a n/a 7 282 2.2% 59.3% 5 n/a n/a
n/a Toyota Yaris 43 1.3% n/a n/a 3 255 2.0% n/a 10 n/a n/a

Scotland (UK) April 2021 – models:

Pos Model Apr-21 % /20 UK Mar 2021 % /20 Pos UK FY20
1 Peugeot 208 381 3.1% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2 Ford Fiesta 279 2.3% n/a 3 2 1,379 3.0% 13.7% 2 2 2
3 Kia Sportage 276 2.3% n/a 8 n/a 849 1.8% n/a 6 7 n/a
4 Peugeot 2008 274 2.3% n/a n/a n/a 780 1.7% n/a 8 n/a n/a
5 Ford Puma 253 2.1% n/a 4 7 943 2.1% n/a 4 6 9
6 Ford Kuga 244 2.0% n/a 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
7 Ford Focus 242 2.0% n/a 6 n/a 760 1.7% -9.2% 10 n/a 6
8 VW Polo 225 1.9% 11150.0% 9 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4
9 Audi A3 223 1.8% n/a 7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Mini 222 1.8% 11000.0% n/a 5 889 1.9% 49.7% 5 n/a 7
n/a Mercedes A-Class 217 1.8% 7133.3% 2 4 1,103 2.4% 102.4% 3 3 5
n/a Vauxhall Corsa 206 1.7% 10200.0% 1 1 1,795 3.9% 120.2% 1 1 1
n/a Range Rover Evoque 193 1.6% n/a n/a 3 830 1.8% n/a 7 n/a n/a
n/a VW Tiguan 151 1.2% n/a n/a 8 765 1.7% #DIV/0! 9 n/a n/a

Wales (UK) April 2021 – models:

Pos Model Apr-21 % /20 UK Mar 2021 % /20 Pos UK FY20
1 Ford Puma 180 3.8% n/a 4 2 538 2.9% n/a 2 6 6
2 Ford Fiesta 159 3.3% n/a 3 1 724 3.9% 13.8% 1 2 2
3 MG ZS 128 2.7% n/a n/a 10 369 2.0% -7.3% 8 n/a 3
4 Ford Focus 126 2.6% 6200.0% 6 8 411 2.2% -7.2% 5 n/a 4
5 Nissan Qashqai 111 2.3% n/a n/a 4 453 2.5% 45.2% 3 4 9
6 Ford Kuga 104 2.2% n/a 10 3 439 2.4% n/a 4 10 n/a
7 Kia Picanto 102 2.1% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
8 Toyota Yaris 94 2.0% n/a n/a 5 371 2.0% n/a 7 n/a 8
9 VW Polo 93 1.9% 9200.0% 9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10 Dacia Duster 86 1.8% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
n/a Mercedes A-Class 76 1.6% 2433.3% 2 6 356 1.9% n/a 10 3 n/a
n/a Vauxhall Corsa 65 1.4% 6400.0% 1 7 373 2.0% -75.2% 6 1 1

Source: SMMT

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