Volvo continues to win sales with its current range and new models and a new corporate identity are expected to boost registrations.
Volkswagen hit the 200,000 registrations mark in 2014, but the brand suffered in the NFDA Winter 2015 Dealer Attitude Survey.
Managing director Tim Tozer says it can only get better for Vauxhall now that product investment is under way and a retail network revamp is complete.
Toyota last saw UK sales of more than 100,000 units in 2009, but it is on the verge of returning to that exclusive group this year.
After a record year for UK sales in 2014, Suzuki had a more troubled start to 2015.
A decade ago, Subaru’s sales were more than three times their current level. However, the brand appears to be moving forward at last.
Škoda director Alasdair Stewart insists that missed targets and overcomplicated terms of business have been ironed out and morale is on the up.
Seat broke through the 50,000 sales barrier for the first time in 2014, but half-way through 2015 its registrations were slightly struggling to keep up.
Renault has a quest for a 5% share of the UK new car market, and its 44% registrations growth in 2014 has laid a solid foundation.
Porsche's popularity and its range expansions mean its UK record of 10,542 registrations in 2005 looks certain to be beaten in the years ahead.
Peugeot retains its position as a 100,000-plus player in the UK car market, despite a 2.8% fall in its 2014 new car registrations and a 4.2% market share.
Nissan’s market share has neared 6% in 2015, and sales volumes are likely to exceed 2014’s 138,000.
In 2014, Mitsubishi was one of the fastest-growing car brands in the UK and it looks likely to finish 2015 near its pre-recession level of 20,000.
Mini achieved a record 53,661 UK registrations in 2014 and its market share of 2.17% was the brand’s highest anywhere in the world.
Mercedes-Benz broke through the 5% market share threshold in 2014 with 124,419 registrations and it has grown further since.
At 26,556 units by the start of August, Mazda’s registrations in 2015 look like being on track to beat its 37,784 total for 2014.
Maserati’s registrations have been rising fast since it launched the sub-£50,000 Ghibli and larger Quattroporte in petrol and turbodiesel guises in early 2014.
After 235 sales in 2014, a fall of 8% on the year before, dealers have been given something to shout about by beating that figure already in 2015.
Lexus is enjoying a bit of a resurgence, having signed off 2014 with its highest UK sales total since 2007.
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