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Scotland (UK) Full Year 2018: Ford Fiesta back to #1, Vauxhall Crossland X up to #6

First annual Top 10 for the Vauxhall Crossland X in Scotland.

Consult over 10 years of Scotland Historical data here.

Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you today December and Full Year 2018 Scottish registrations. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by UK nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK Full Year 2018 update. Scotland fares the worst of all UK nations with sales plunging -8.2% year-on-year to 186.683 units. This year the Ford Fiesta (+3.1%) manages to snap the annual top spot off the Vauxhall Corsa (-19.3%) for only the 2nd time in the past 11 years after 2014. The Corsa even slipped out of the monthly Top 10 in December… Below, the Ford Focus (-17.2%) and VW Polo (-10.8%) hold onto their positions despite steep falls as the Polo snapped its very first monthly win in December, but the VW Golf (-22.2%) does even better: up one spot to #5 thanks to the imploding of the Vauxhall Astra (#5 in 2017) out of the 2018 Top 10. Consolation prize for Vauxhall: the Crossland X is the success story of the year, breaking into the monthly Top 10 for the first time in January (#8), then into the Top 5 in February (#5) and ending the year at #6 overall with 1.8% share. Below the Mini (-22.6%) stuck at #7, the Nissan Qashqai (-6.3%) overtakes the Vauxhall Mokka X (-20.1%) and Renault Clio (-26.3%) to rank #8. Besides the Crossland X, a handful of other nameplates made their entrance within the Scottish monthly Top 10 this year, the most impressive being the two Volkswagen SUVs: the Tiguan landed directly at #3 in October while the VW T-Roc broke into the Top 10 in July at #8, then settling in at #8 in October, #3 in November and #5 in December. The BMW 4 Series ranked #9 in May, the Vauxhall Grandland X #6 in June, the Skoda Octavia #7 in November and #8 in December. Other great performers include the Toyota Aygo up to a record #2 in October and the Mini Countryman scoring its 2nd ever Scottish Top 10 at a record #7 in December.

Previous month: UK nations November 2018: First podium for the VW T-Roc, MG ZS up to #4 in Wales

Previous year: Scotland (UK) 2017: Vauxhall Corsa snaps 9th win in past 10 years

Two years ago: Scotland (UK) 2016: Corsa (-16%) leads, Astra up 20%

Full Year 2018 Top 10 models vs. Full Year 2017 figures below.

Full December 2018 Top 10 models below.

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