08 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Polo re-enters UK’s top 10 best-selling cars chart; eighth position in July 2011

After a two-month absence, the Polo is back in the UK’s top 10 best-selling cars chart. Sitting at eighth place during July 2011, the latest batch of sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) record that 3684 Polos were sold, bringing the year-to-date tally to 26,581 units. The unsalable Ford Fiesta was once again the top seller in both the July figures (6695 units) and the year-to-date charts (58,338 units). There was another success story for Volkswagen UK in the top 10 figures for last month, as the evergreen Golf appeared at number four, selling 4272 examples.

‘New car registration figures fell marginally by 3.5% to 131,634 units in July, reflecting the impact of slower economic growth and subdued consumer confidence,’ said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. ‘Robust demand in the fleet sector helped to bolster weaker private demand. While the coming months of the year remain challenging, performance in the second half of 2011 is expected to keep the new car market on course to reach sales of around 1.93 million units.’ The Polo’s supermini class segment accounted for an improved 34.2% share of the July market in 2011. The UK’s top 10 best-selling cars in July 2011 and the year-to-date (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 6695 (58,388, 1st)
2 Ford Focus: 6235 (50,060, 2nd)
3 Vauxhall Corsa: 5122 (43,719, 3rd)
4 Volkswagen Golf: 4272 (37,390, 4th)
5 Vauxhall Astra: 4084 (36,697, 5th)
6 Vauxhall Insignia: 4037 (29,987, 6th)
7 BMW 3 Series: 3693 (25,559, 8th)
8 Volkswagen Polo: 3684 (26,581, 7th)
9 Nissan Qashqai: 3391 (23,383, 9th)
10 Volkswagen Passat: 2514

(The 2011 year-to-date best-seller absent from July’s sales figures is the Mini, selling 20,337 units in 10th place.)

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