With only 4,321 new cars being sold since April, due to the corona virus pandemic having a drastic impact on the car manufacturing industry, individual model sales have only increased slightly over the past month. However, this hasn’t stopped many consumers as these cars in the list below they just cannot seem to stop buying.
Topping the UK’s best-selling new car list every year since 2009, the Fiesta is a firm British favourite and it’s no surprise that it claims the top spot. Even after a major reshuffle in 2019 that saw the base models price increase by £2000, it is clear the Fiesta’s combination of efficiency, dynamism and plucky charm is still a winning formula with car buyers.
More success for Ford as their family hatchback takes 2nd place. It’s sleek and sporty styling paired with a playful chassis set-up, engaging drive-line and improved ergonomics means it doesn’t come as a shock that it has lured buyers away from its German, Spanish and Czech competitors. In high demand throughout June, the Focus overtook the Volkswagen Golf in the sales charts, claiming the number two spot.
The highly anticipated new Golf has landed in the UK and, with critics unsure whether it would live up to its predecessor, it already had a lot to live up to. Fortunately, Volkswagen have not lost their touch with the Mk 8, its high-spec styling, efficient yet dynamic power-train and practicality make it difficult not to love.
Runner-up in the super-mini class the Vauxhall Corsa finds itself in fourth place, remaining as Vauxhall’s best-selling model in Britain. The all-new PSA-developed car offers more appealing styling and a larger range of power-trains attracting a wider audience compared to its previous model. This combination is sure to keep the Corsa in the top 10 best-sellers list.
The Qashqai first went on sale in the UK way back in 2006 and is considered one of the founding fathers of the crossover class, which is now the most competitive and in-demand markets in the car industry. 14 years on, the second generation mid-sized SUV still remains the king.
A shock to most this premium entry from Mercedes makes sixth place. However, it shouldn’t be a shock at all when you take into consideration the variety of drivers the A-Class appeals to. With a range of petrol, diesel and now a plug-in hybrid option, each with an array of specifications and trim levels, the A-Class has become a real all-rounder.
A British classic, the Mini takes a spot in the top ten. With strong sales at the beginning of the year, the Mini climbs straight past best-sellers like the BMW 3 Series and VW Polo. And rightly so; there is plenty to like about this modern classic, including a spacious, stylish interior and a range of engines that pack a punch.
Another supermini sneaks into the 8th spot, in June Toyota registered 4200 Yaris’ in the UK. That’s only 186 less than its Ford Fiesta rival. Offering great value-for-money, spacious interior, and high build quality the Yaris is in strong demand and is no surprise that it makes the list.
A familiar sight, the Kia Sportage has become a regular in the top-sellers list. It’s simple, easy-on-the-eye design paired with class-leading load capacity, affordability, and practicality this hatchback crossover has become a family favourite across the UK.
This sixth-generation Polo has dropped a few places over the past couple of years. It claimed the 6th best-selling car spot in 2018 and in December of that year it was runner-up to the Fiesta. The latest model includes a spacious, well-equipped interior and it hasn’t lost touch with its roots as VW have created the classic blend of comfort and agile handling.