04 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lucky seven – Polo sits comfortably in June 2013 UK best-sellers list

2012 Volkswagen Polo GTI (UK)

The Polo is still finding favour with UK car buyers according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The small Volkswagen was the UK’s seventh best-selling car in June 2013, and correspondingly, the seventh best-selling car in the UK for the year-to-date. The SMMT reported that new car demand is up 10 per cent in the first half of 2013, with private buyers driving growth. New car registrations passed the one million mark last month, growing 10 per cent in the first half of 2013 to 1,163,623 units.

June’s growth was the 16th consecutive monthly registrations rise, growing 13.4% to 214,957 units. Motorists switching to more fuel-efficient cars have helped reduce average new car CO2 emissions to 129.1g/km in first half of 2013, down 3.7 per cent on a year ago. Mike Baunton, SMMT Interim Chief Executive said: ‘June secured the 16th month of UK market consecutive growth, a clear indicator that manufacturers and dealers are delivering desirable new products with tangible cost savings from the latest fuel-efficient technology coupled to a wide variety of very competitive finance offers.’ The UK’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars during June 2013 and the year-to-date (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 11,332 (63,040, 1st)
2 Ford Focus: 9128 (47,675, 2nd)
3 Vauxhall Corsa: 8868 (46,147, 3rd)
4 Vauxhall Astra: 7074 (33,731, 4th)
5 Volkswagen Golf: 5875 (32,131, 5th)
6 BMW 3 Series: 5432 (21,588, 8th)
7 Volkswagen Polo: 4703 (23,287, 7th)
a8 BMW 1 Series: 4678 (20,007, 10th)
9 Nissan Qashqai: 4507 (27,112, 6th)
10 Peugeot 208: 3649 (20,815, 9th)

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