The UK’s best selling car is no longer the Ford Fiesta – so what is?

The Ford Fiesta has been knocked off top spot by the VW Golf (in June)

 
Since 2014, the best selling car in the UK has been the Ford Fiesta but the VW Golf has come along and knocked it off its top spot, taking its three year crown.

For the first time since 2014, the Ford Fiesta is no longer sitting at the top of the UK car sales chart, beaten by the Volkswagen Golf.

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), more VW Golf’s were registered in June than versions of the Ford Fiesta.

The UK's best selling car is no longer the Ford Fiesta - so what is?

The Ford Fiesta has been knocked off top spot by the VW Golf (for June) © Copyright Burgess Von Thunen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 

The seventh-generation Fiesta has sat at the top of the leaderboard since December 2014 but at long last, its crown has been taken by the very popular VW Golf, which has been around since 1974.

In June, 8,601 models of the ‘Blue Oval’ supermini were registered in the UK, whilst a total of 8,808 VW Golf’s were sold.

Sales of the Ford Fiesta may have slowed down in June because of the arrival this month of their all-new model. Many buyers interested in the Fiesta might be waiting to get their hands on the new car. On the contrary, the VW Golf has recently arrived here in the UK with its new look.

Ford may still hold the top two spots on the chart so far for 2017, however it’s nice to see a different model of car taking the crown for a while, even if it might only be for a month – who knows though, the VW Golf could sneak in this month to take top spot again!

Top 10 Best Selling Cars in the UK  (June 2017)

1. Volkswagen Golf
2. Ford Fiesta
3. Ford Focus
4. Vauxhall Astra
5. MINI
6. Vauxhall Corsa
7. Nissan Qashqai
8. Volkswagen Polo
9. BMW 3 Series
10. Mercedes-Benz C Class

 

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