10 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Polo rises two places in SMMT’s UK top 10 best-selling cars chart

2012 Volkswagen Polo R Line (UK)

It’s good news for the Polo, as sales continue to hold firm enabling the evergreen small Volkswagen to remain in the UK’s best-selling car top 10 chart. With sales of 2863 units sold last month, the Polo sits in sixth place, in the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) list, rising two places when compared to July’s chart. The Ford Fiesta was once again the best-selling supermini and the best-selling car in the UK during August 2012.

Total new car registrations grew 0.1 per cent in August to 59,433 units, and demand for small and dual-purpose cars continued to grow strongly. ‘New car registrations remained broadly stable in August, a month which traditionally represents a small share of the new car market as motorists anticipate the arrival of the new 62-plate change in September,’ said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. The top 10 best-selling passenger cars in the UK during August 2012 and for the year-to-date (unit sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 2993 (70,096, 1st)
2 Vauxhall Corsa: 2430 (55,386, 2nd)
3 Ford Focus: 2089 (50,684, 3rd)
4 Volkswagen Golf: 1933 (40,872, 4th)
5 Vauxhall Astra: 1567 (37,261, 5th)
6 Volkswagen Polo: 1484 (26,696, 7th)
7 Audi A3: 1243
8 Nissan Qashqai: 1238 (28,394, 6th)
9 Vauxhall Zafira: 1164
10 BMW 1 Series: 1136 (20,481, 10th)

(The 2012 year-to-date top 10 best-selling cars absent from August’s sales figures are the BMW 3 Series selling 26,614 units in eighth place, the Mercedes C-Class selling 21,824 units in ninth place, and the Vauxhall Insignia in tenth place, with 21,148 units sold.)

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