the ford fiesta tops the 2018 sales charts as the best-selling car with more than 95,000 units sold.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed the top ten best-selling cars in the UK for 2018. Once again the Ford Fiesta topped the charts with over 30,000 more sales than the Volkswagen Golf , in second place. followed by the vauxhall corsa with sales of over 52,000 cars and britain’s best selling suv – the nissan qashqai follows closely behind in fourth place.
New car sales fell 6.8% in 2018, with annual registrations falling for the second year to 2,367,147 units. the largest volume of decrease was observed in the diesel sector with a significant decrease of 29.6 percent. however, gasoline car sales rose 8.7% along with alternative fuel car sales, which saw a 6.1% increase.
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This year’s biggest trend will be the arrival of a wave of new electric cars making their showroom debut in 2019. It will see Audi, Mini, Mercedes, Porsche, Honda and Polestar launching batteries. motorized cars. the beginning of a new dawn in driving will only continue to expand and improve for years to come.
Despite growing demand for SUVs and crossovers like the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga, the top 10 best-selling cars in 2018 are dominated by mainstream hatchbacks like the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf and Mini.
the ten best-selling cars of 2018
1 – ford fiesta – 95,892 registrations
The holiday has been a favorite of Brits for decades and shows no signs of changing. topping the sales charts once again as the most popular car in the uk, and we look forward to seeing it at the top of the list once again in 2019.
2 – volkswagen golf – 64,839 registrations
again, another popular with buyers and despite the eight-generation golf being unveiled later this year, sales were still up in 2018. with a new model coming out this year, it’s likely to sales increase.
3 – opel corsa – 52,915 registrations
vauxhall’s rival to the ford fiesta remains a popular choice among motorists. The next version will be revealed later this year, and with no other models in the top ten, Vauxhall will be keen to maintain its position with the Corsa.
4 – nissan qashqai – 50,546 registrations
the most popular offroader in britain after the vauxhall mokka x dropped out of the top ten altogether. The Qashqai is excellent value for money, with excellent fuel economy and running costs, it’s no wonder why it has continued to perform on the charts.
5 – ford focus – 50,492 registrations
With an extraordinary range of technology and engines on offer and an updated design, tempting buyers away from the mercedes a-class and bmw 1 series. however, its position on the list could increase in 2019, as the new focus went on sale in September.
6 – vw polo – 45,149 registrations
although sales of the volkswagen polo were quiet at the beginning of 2018, it finished in a safe sixth place, falling out of the top five. The new-generation Volkswagen Polo continues to attract buyers with its more spacious interior and impressive infotainment display.
7 – mini – 44,904 records
the mini is full of character with great driving dynamics and powerful engines. plus, the mini’s excellent fuel economy and sleek looks are attracting buyers, and sales are likely to remain strong in 2019.
8 – mercedes class a – 43,527 registrations
With a second consecutive top ten finish and the new a-class appealing to many and highly praised for having one of the best interiors and packed with tech, there’s no doubt it’ll stay in the top ten for a while.
9 – ford kuga – 40,398 registrations
good handling and refined driving, the ford kuga remains the second best-selling sport utility vehicle in britain. Despite its age, a recent facelift has helped keep the Kuga modern and continues to impress buyers in the SUV market.
10 – kia sportage – 35,567 registrations
A newcomer to the best-selling cars of 2018, the Kia Sportage offers buyers generous trim levels along with practicality and affordability. The mk3 model was a real game changer and is proving to be a highly sought after option for those looking for a comfortable and capable used off-roader.