09 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Polo boosted to sixth place in UK best-selling cars chart

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI (UK)

It may have been absent in February, but the Volkswagen Polo re-entered the top 10 UK best-selling cars chart last month according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Sitting at number six in March’s best-seller list, the Polo sold 10,038 units, contributing to its total of 14,821 for the year so far. The new UK ‘15’ registration plate change may have boosted the Polo’s success, along with the introduction of new models, including the performance-orientated GTI.

The Ford Fiesta was still overall market leader with 27,034 examples finding homes, while the revitalised Vauxhall Corsa also had a strong showing, one place behind the small Ford with 19,391 cars sold. The SMMT reports that March 2015 was the best month this century for new UK car registrations with 492,774 vehicles registered in March, up 6.0 per cent on the same month last year.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: ‘The best month this century for new car registrations is a welcome boost for the UK’s thriving automotive sector. The challenge for a new government will be to maintain this momentum and to strengthen Britain’s manufacturing capabilities through continued investment, innovation and policies which maintain our global competitiveness.’

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

1 Ford Fiesta: 27,034 (39,804, 1st)

2 Vauxhall Corsa: 19,391 (29,100, 2nd)

3 Ford Focus: 15,442 (22,287, 3rd)

4 Nissan Qashqai: 12,210 (18,686, 5th)

5 Volkswagen Golf: 11,871 (19,435, 4th)

6 Volkswagen Polo: 10,038 (14,821, 7th)
7 Vauxhall Astra: 9,617 (15,009, 6th)
8 Audi A3: 9,101 (14,358, 8th)
9 Mercedes-Benz C Class: 8,755 (13,975, 9th)

10 Fiat 500: 8,662 (13,243, 10th)

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