06 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five alive! Polo retains position as fifth best-selling car in UK sales charts

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI (UK)

In a repeat of August’s position, the Volkswagen Polo was announced as the fifth best-selling car in the UK during September according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today. A total of 11,026 Polos were sold by Volkswagen UK last month. Seemingly unaffected by the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions ‘scandal’ (no UK-market Polo engine has so far been implicated), the Polo has sold 45,537 examples so far in 2015.

Highest September on record
Once again, the Ford Fiesta was both the best-selling small car and the most popular car overall with 22,807 examples finding homes in September alone, and an overall total of 108,054 units sold in 2015 thus far. The SMMT reports that September 2015 was the highest September on record in terms of sales with 462,517 cars registered (a rise of 8.6 per cent), undoubtedly helped by the now-traditional registration plate change.

It was the 43rd consecutive month of growth. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said: ‘September is traditionally one of the year’s biggest months for new car registrations, and last month set an autumn record. With plenty of attractive, affordable deals available on the new ’65-plate, Britain’s car buyers – whether private, fleet or business consumers – were busier than ever’.

The UK’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars during September 2015 and the year so far (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 22,807 (108,054, 1st)
2 Vauxhall Corsa: 15,670 (72,835, 2nd)
3 Ford Focus: 14,258 (69,053, 3rd)
4 Volkswagen Golf: 13,603 (59,200, 4th)
5 Volkswagen Polo: 11,026 (45,347, 6th)

6 Nissan Qashqai: 10,119 (49,715, 5th)
7 Mini: 8,754 (35,679, 9th)
8 Vauxhall Astra: 7920 (42,687, 7th)
9 Vauxhall Mokka: 7670
10 Fiat 500: 7460

(The 2015 top 10 best-selling cars absent from last month’s sales figures are the eighth-placed Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz C Class in tenth place with 38,253 and 35,505 cars sold respectively.)

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