South West: Not an area for large cities but a sizable population nevertheless. Bristol and Plymouth are the largest and Swindon is home to a Honda car factory.
9.5% of all cars sold in England are purchased here, up on recent years. This is the most popular region for Hyundai, Honda and Mitsubishi. Seat is only brand that finds this region its least popular.
South East: This is the most populous area of the UK, with cities such as Brighton & Hove, Portsmouth, Southampton and the large town of Milton Keynes. The BMW Mini is made here at Oxford.
One in five (20.4%) of all cars sold in England are bought in this region. Suzuki, Fiat, Mazda and Dacia do poorly, but Audi, Mercedes, Land Rover, Seat and Jaguar do better here than anywhere else in the UK. It's the only region that doesn't have at least one Asian brand in the top seven.
London: The wealthiest part of the UK, but not that strong for car sales due to its congestion and public transport alternatives. It is comprised of 33 districts.
Car sales account for just 6.4% of all English sales. brands more popular here than anywhere else in the top 30 or so makes are Porsche, Lexus and smart. Those least popular in all of Britain are Peugeot, Citroen, Hyundai and Chevrolet.
Data source: Thanks to the DFT.
Summary: As these three regions - especially the South East and London - have a disproportionate amount of the nations wealth, premium marques do well.
To quickly access other regions in this series for 2013, simply click on the following regions of Mid England, North England, Wales, and Scotland. Otherwise they and earlier years are found under the label 'Nation - UK region'. Northern Ireland processes its own data (very slowly) and is not included in the DFT statistics.