14 May 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Evergreen Volkswagen Polo still popular with UK buyers

2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT (UK)

Now in its fourth year in production, the fifth-generation remains popular with new car buyers in the UK, staying in the top 10 best-selling cars chart during April. An ever-consistent seventh place is its reward for last month’s sales of 3630 units, while so far this year, 15,383 units of the small Volkswagen have found homes in the UK. While that’s still short of the 42,392 Ford Fiestas sold, the evergreen Polo is still the second best-selling Volkswagen in the UK, and it’s also ahead of newer competition such as the Peugeot 208.

UK new car registrations rose 14.8 per cent in April to 163,357 units, the best April performance since 2008. There has been an increased demand for small cars among private buyers, while the supermini segment remains the largest market segment. Registrations over the first four months of 2013 increased 8.9 per cent to 768,555 units. Petrol-fuelled cars have seen their market share climb. The UK’s top 10 best-selling cars during April 2013 and the year-to-date (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 8083 (42,392, 1st)

2 Vauxhall Corsa: 6084 (30,645, 3rd)

3 Ford Focus: 5944 (31,205, 2nd)

4 Volkswagen Golf: 5283 (21,009, 5th)

5 Vauxhall Astra: 4244 (21,446, 4th)

6 Nissan Qashqai: 3761 (18,362, 6th)

7 Volkswagen Polo: 3630 (15,383, 7th)

8 Fiat 500: 3037 (12,654, 10th)

9 Peugeot 208: 2975 (14,083, 8th)

10 Audi A3: 2935


(The 2013 top 10 best-selling car absent from last month’s sales figures is the Nissan Juke in 10th place with 12,788 units sold.)

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