The luxury British brand had to writedown $3.9Billion last year due to lower sales but the SUV sector is doing well in the US and the company has new models to launch there over the next 18 months, including the new Evoque (above) and upcoming Defender.
Nissan profits have collapsed to a near ten-year low of $2.84Billion.
It’s struggling with slow sales, costly sales incentives and the fallout from the arrest of former ceo Carlos Ghosn on financial charges, which he has denied, along with uncertainty over its future relationship with Renault and Mitsubishi.
Lexus, Alfa Romeo and Kia are the top three best brands, owners have told pollsters for Driver Power.
Japanese marques took six of the top ten places, with Jaguar in ninth position, ahead of Toyota.
US President Donald Trump has hinted at retaliation against Europe over tariffs imposed on classic bike maker Harley Davidson.
The Milwaukee company has seen a dramatic income fall and also declining sales, although it had earlier annoyed the President by saying it planned to move some production out of the US to avoid tariffs in response to his new higher duties on imported raw materials from Europe.
Motorists can expect more disruption in Cardiff this evening as about 200 Extinction Rebellion cyclists demonstrate for a second day over climate concerns.
They started on Tuesday and intend to finish the current peaceful action protest on Thursday.