UK top selling cars in July

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UK top selling cars in July

Post by karlos » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:18 am

1. Ford Focus
2. VW Golf
3. Nissan Qashqai
4. Ford Fiesta
5. VW Polo
6. Kia Sportage
7. Mercedes C-Class
8. Vauxhall Corsa
9. Mercedes A-Class
10. Audi A3

Not sure what Vx have to do to convince the British public to buy their cars.

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Re: UK top selling cars in July

Post by Crosseyxpower » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:57 am

It's not so much the public that's buying the cars it's the car hire company's that influence the sales market for new cars.

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Re: UK top selling cars in July

Post by Alpa-Chino » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:57 pm

I am quite surprised by number 7... but on the other hand 20% discounts are very common on C class now.
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Re: UK top selling cars in July

Post by Finston Pickle » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:14 pm

I had a work colleague once who said “perception is truth” - at the time I wasn't convinced - now I am.

People are convinced that various cars are better and worth more than others - even when hard facts can easily prove the opposite - just look at the problems, recalls and reliability numbers for various expensive cars compared with cheaper cars, typically Japanese, Korean or Skoda (Lexus is one of the few exceptions). The answer really is in the perception given by persuasive advertising to people who like to play things safe for the lowest cost outcome - the self fulfilling herd instinct giving high residuals.

In America, the GM Buick was historically seen as a good midstream car to be aspired to by mangers, entrepreneurs and young people alike - it never happened with VX in the UK IMO.

GM had a European cars of the year on its hands in 2016 with the Astra K. Did you ever see a clever, consistent and durable run of adverts in mags, TV and media for it - I did not. Did they get people into the Astra to see how good it was for the weekend or convince the fleet players to order?

Perhaps there are grounds for optimism on the Marketing front under the PSA banner - just look at Peugeot (The 3008 SUV is 2017 car of the year). Their styling, product and Motion and Emotion offers give hope.
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Re: UK top selling cars in July

Post by Ivanzu » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:44 pm

British are obsessed with Ford for some reason and since Vauxhall and Ford create very similar cars Brits will simply go for Ford because they like it more. Mainland Europe is different story.

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Re: UK top selling cars in July

Post by otj » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:59 am

Opel had a really good advertising campaign with the Astra. See the videos on Youtube.

I really can't understand why Focus is number one in the UK. The car is a really old model and outdated.

i bet the Astra still hits top ten charts in many european countries. In Germany Opel is second after VW and a lot of that must be because of Astra.
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