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No change: Polo is the UK’s sixth best-selling car during April 2016

2014 Volkswagen Polo (UK)

As last month, the Volkswagen Polo is once again the sixth best-selling car in the UK according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT). A total of 4065 new Polos were registered in April 2016, while 19,225 examples of the small Volkswagen have been sold so far this year.

The Polo’s larger Golf sibling was second in the overall tally for April, behind the Ford Fiesta, seemingly un-knockable from its top spot. The Vauxhall Corsa meanwhile sits one place behind the Polo in seventh. Last month’s new car registration figures saw a 2.0 per cent rise to 189,505 cars – the largest April total since 2003, when 194,312 new vehicles found homes.

The latest figures show that Volkswagen was the second biggest brand in the UK during April, with registrations totalling 16,877, and a market share of 8.91 per cent. Both the private and fleet markets reported strong sales. ‘The good results over recent months reflect the high level of confidence within our UK retailer network,’ said Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen UK.

The UK’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars during April 2016 and the year so far (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 7913 (44,240, 1st)
2 Volkswagen Golf: 5645 (25,073, 4th)
3 Ford Focus: 5562 (26,218, 3rd)
4 Nissan Qashqai: 4460 (23,140, 5th)
5 Vauxhall Astra: 4132 (18,896, 7th)
6 Volkswagen Polo: 4063 (19,225, 6th)

7 Vauxhall Corsa: 4060 (28,639, 2nd)
8 Mercedes-Benz C Class: 3604 (14,391, 10th)
9 Kia Sportage: 3167
10 Audi A3: 3150 (16,196, 8th)

(The 2016 top 10 best-selling car absent from last month’s sales figures is the ninth-placed Vauxhall Mokka with 15,146 cars sold.)

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