12 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Longevity is key – Polo maintains top 10 UK best-sellers chart placing

2013 Volkswagen Polo R-Line Style (UK)

Volkswagen has enjoyed another good month for sales, as both the Polo and Golf remained in the top 10 best-selling cars in the UK during March 2013. Racking up sales of 7,431 units, the small VW sat consistently in seventh place, the same position in February’s chart. Its larger brother – now with its seventh generation fully established on the UK market – was placed three places higher in fourth, with 9978 sales recorded. The Ford Fiesta continued its reign at the top of the chart, selling 22,748 examples with the arrival of the new ’13’ registration plate.

UK car registrations rose for a 13th consecutive month in March, up 5.9 per cent to 394,806 units. The supermini segment once again showed the strongest growth, up 56.6 per cent, attributable to the success of newly-introduced models. ‘Despite ongoing economic concerns, consistent monthly growth in the market is an encouraging sign of returning consumer confidence as motorists are attracted to forecourts by new models and the latest technologies,’ said SMMT Interim Chief Executive, Mike Baunton. The UK’s top 10 best-selling cars during March 2013 and the year-to-date (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 22,748 (34,309, 1st)

2 Vauxhall Corsa: 16,169 (24,561, 3rd)

3 Ford Focus: 15,434 (25,081, 2nd)
4 Volkswagen Golf: 9978 (15,726, 5th)

5 Vauxhall Astra: 9559 (17,202, 4th)

6 Nissan Qashqai: 8465 (14,601, 6th)

7 Volkswagen Polo: 7431 (11,753, 7th)

8 BMW 1 Series: 7001

9 Peugeot 208: 6726 (11,108, 8th)

10 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 6628 (10,301, 9th)


(The 2013 top 10 best-selling car absent from last month’s sales figures is the Nissan Juke in 10th place with 10,010 units sold.)

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