Cupra outsells Seat as UK’s EV registrations progress continues


Efficiency-leaning Cupra outsold its Catalonian sister model Seat as its new Born electric vehicle (EV) tapped into the automotive retail sector’s solely progress section throughout July.

Cupra beat Seat by a single car final month, its gross sales swelling by 211% year-on-year to 1,839 models as its extra mainstream model suffered a 57.8% decline on its July 2021 efficiency to see its market share decline from 3.53% to 1.64%.

12 months-to-date, Cupra’s registrations are up 83.9% at 6,897, in comparison with a 51.9% decline for Seat which had delivered 14,625 models by the tip of July, in accordance with Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data.

Ford stays the UK’s best-selling automotive model year-to-date, with registrations of 68,024 down 18.3% on final yr, forward of Volkswagen (down 32.5% at 66,076) and Kia, which stay on-track for a report yr with registrations up 21.4% at 64,461.

Regardless of registering simply three automobiles final month Elon Musk’s EV model Tesla stays 44.1% up year-to-date with 21,297 registrations, in the meantime – commanding a 2.33% market share.

Tesla has progress its UK retail community in 2022, with new retailer openings in DorsetNorwich and Bournemouth.

Whereas MG (up 75.9% YTD at 28,149) and Hyundai (up 27.1% at 47,396) continued to defy a market faltering on account of manufacturing provide points in 2022, Dacia was additionally celebrating a report market share in July on the again of buoyant volumes.

The worth-driven Renault Group model is closing on Renault () with registrations up 80.8% year-to-date at 15,525 and July noticed its market share rise to three.04% because it delivered 3,414 models – up 102.3% YoY.

Within the retail market, Dacia’s share topped 5.48% following updates of its Sandero hatchback and Duster SUV and introduction of the seven-seat Jogger MPV in current months.

Dacia UK model director Luke Broad mentioned: “We’re seeing that the recognition of our model has been skyrocketing over the previous few years, pushed largely by our tremendous easy vary, our very well-equipped automobiles and our unbeatable worth for cash.

“It’s nice to see a report month for the Dacia model. That is just the start, although. With a daring new model identification, recent enhancements throughout our vary and the current introduction of the all-new Jogger, Dacia is just going to go from strength-to-strength within the UK.”

The Vauxhall Corsa stays the UK’s best-selling automotive year-to-date, with 24,33 registrations, regardless of the Nissan Qashqai topping the rankings in July with 2,514 registrations.

Right here is the SMMT’s rating of the UK’s best-selling automobiles in July and YTD:

SMMT July 2022 best selling cars rankings


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