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Cars New car registrations: Best-selling cars in the UK

08:20  26 march  2020
08:20  26 march  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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New car registrations : Best - selling cars in the UK . We run through the latest new car registration data to see which models are flying off forecourts. 1. Ford Fiesta - 9210. It's hardly a surprise to see Ford's supermini in the top spot, because it has been the UK 's best - selling new car every year since

Britain's best - selling cars of 2018. 1. Ford Fiesta – 95,892 registrations . The Fiesta has been a British favourite for In remaking Britain’s best - selling car , Ford has trodden lightly with the new Fiesta. The car that created the crossover boon continues to lead sales in the category, despite an

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There were 2.37 million new car registrations in the UK during 2018 – down by just under 6.8 per cent on 2017. This result is broadly in line with industry Despite Ford selling more cars than anyone else during 2018 its sales did dip slightly but the arrival of the Focus Active and Focus ST should give the

Annual New Car Registrations . Best Sellers . FEBRUARY. The Motor Vehicle Registration Information System (MVRIS) is a database of new vehicle registration details in the UK for cars and commercial vehicles (less than 6 tonne gross vehicle weight).

The figures shown for each model are the most recent year-to-date sales numbers available. We'll be updating this list monthly.

1. Ford Fiesta - 9210

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It's hardly a surprise to see Ford's supermini in the top spot, because it has been the UK's best-selling new car every year since 2009. What is surprising is that demand for it hasn't slipped following a radical line-up reshuffle last year that brought its entry-level price up by nearly £2000. Clearly, the Fiesta's ability to blend efficiency with dynamism and charm is still a winning formula for a large portion of UK buyers.

2. Ford Focus - 8051

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There's success for the Blue Oval in the hotly contested family hatchback segment, too. When we tested the Focus in 2018, we liked its playful chassis set-up, engaging driveline and improved ergonomics – plus points that continue to tempt buyers away from German, Spanish and Czech equivalents.

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Almost 3% fewer cars were sold in the UK in February than in the same month in 2019, new figures have revealed. The continued downturn in the UK 's new car market comes after January's new car sales Below and over the next few pages, we ' ll look at the 10 best - selling cars in February 2020.

3. Volkswagen Golf - 7484

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A new Golf will land in dealerships imminently, but demand for the outgoing Mk7 variant (or Mk7.5, to be pedantic) is holding strong. Volkswagen's uncanny ability to combine people-pleasing styling, efficient yet potent powertrains and overwhelming practicality in one affordable package means that, even at nearly seven years old, the outgoing car doesn't quite feel its age.

4. Vauxhall Corsa - 6244

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The perennial runner-up to the Ford Fiesta in the supermini class finds itself in fourth place, but the Corsa remains Vauxhall's best-selling model in Britain – still technically its home market – and the arrival of the all-new PSA-developed car is sure to keep the nameplate in the top 10 best-sellers list.

5. Nissan Qashqai - 5901

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When the Qashqai arrived back in 2006, it heralded the birth of the crossover class, which is now the most crowded and in-demand segment in the UK. Even now, 14 years later, and with nearly 30 well-rounded opponents to fend off, Nissan's mid-sized SUV remains the king.

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When new registration numbers are issued, it’s a good time to buy a new car with the previous year’s registration number, which may be sold for thousands You may save money buying a car abroad, although prices have fallen considerably in the UK in the last few years and it’s generally no longer

When it comes to best selling models, Ford have been typically dominant in 2019 so far, with the Fiesta and Focus at the top of the ranking, having been sold a combined 75,536 times. This chart shows the car models with the most new registrations in the UK in 2019.

6. Mercedes-Benz A-Class - 4862

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A surprisingly premium entry here from Mercedes, but one that makes a lot of sense when you consider the sheer variety of drivers the A-Class would suit. With petrol, diesel and now plug-in hybrid options on the roster – as well as an overwhelming array of specifications and trim levels to choose from – the A-Class has become a real people pleaser.

7. Vauxhall Grandland X - 3801

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Vauxhall's largest model continues to find favour with buyers searching for practicality, space and frugality on a budget. It remains to be seen if the new 296bhp Hybrid4 variant – which commands a near-£50,000 list price in top-rung form – will play a big part in the Grandland's ongoing success.

8. Volkswagen Polo - 3787

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The Polo has lost some ground in the past couple of years. It was the sixth best-selling car in 2018 and in December of that year was second only to the Fiesta. The fact remains, however, that it's our favourite supermini on the market today. According to our reviewers, the Polo is "at once roomier, plusher, more technology rich, more pleasant to use and more polished to drive than almost any supermini on the road".

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The European new car market outperformed the global market in 2019 with SUVs particularly popular. Electrified cars gained market share. In 2019, new passenger vehicle registrations in the European Union increased slightly. Germany and the UK were the largest markets.

A closer look at the UK 's best - selling new cars in 2015 when a record 2.6m new cars were sold. Below you'll find full details on the UK 's top 10 best - selling cars over the course of the year. December registrations continued the trend that had run throughout 2015 and were up 8.4 per cent on the

9. BMW 3 Series - 3648

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Munich's five-star saloon reclaims its position as one of the UK's best-sellers, seeing off competition from the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class. Attractive finance options aside, a big reason for the 3 Series' appeal is its trademark duality: at home on autobahn, A-road and avenue, it's still one of the most competent all-rounders on sale.

10. Kia Sportage - 3386

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The Sportage has become a stalwart of the top-sellers list. It's easy on the eye and offers a satisfying driving experience that belies its affordable family transport billing, while offering class-leading load capacity and the choice of a range of efficient petrol, diesel and mild hybrid motors.

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UK market fell 2.9% year-on-year; industry body calls on Chancellor to make zero emission cars more affordableRegistrations fell 2.9% in February year-on-year, blamed on a significant 7.4% drop in demand for private buyers as fleet demand remained stable. Some 79,594 models were registered in the month, down 2,741 over February 2019. It's traditionally a quiet month for new car sales as buyers and sellers alike gear up for the March number plate change.

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