Strong BMW and Mini sales helped grow Munich’s share of the British car market from 9.4% in May to 10% in June. Peugeot and Citroen improved from 8.2% to 8.6%. Renault and its Nissan/Infiniti partners gained a half a percentage point between May and June. Despite significant year-over-year losses, Toyota/Lexus increased their market share, too. Jaguar and Land Rover fell back from May’s 2.3%. Honda slid ever so slightly.
As already made clear, it was the major brands with their major volumes that weren’t quite as major in June as they were a month earlier. This enabled rival automakers, in most cases, to grab a greater percentage of paying customers in early summer than they did in late spring.
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