06 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Volkswagen Polo sales steady as buyers stick with trusted favourite

2009_VW Polo Moda UKP191009

The Polo is still proving popular with UK buyers, Volkswagen having sold 3201 examples in May 2013, giving the car a top 10 place yet again in the country’s best-selling cars chart. The small Volkswagen grabbed the number eight spot in the Society of the Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ chart (SMMT), ahead of the Peugeot 208. The Polo’s long-standing nemesis, the Ford Fiesta, seems unstoppable – it was once more top of the May 2013 sales figures (9316 units sold), and the year-to-date (51,708). The Vauxhall Corsa came in third.

in summary, UK new car registrations grew 11 per cent to 180,111 units in May. Last month’s new car market secured the 15th successive month of growth and the largest May volume in six years. Registrations have risen 9.3 per cent for the year-to-date to 948,666 units. The year-to-date new car market remains 9.2 per cent off 2007 volumes for the same period, but trends among private buyers provide a good indication that consumer confidence is strong. The UK’s top 10 best-selling cars during May 2013 and the year-to-date (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 9316 (51,708, 1st)

2 Ford Focus: 7522 (38,547, 2nd)
3 Vauxhall Corsa: 6634 (37,279, 3rd)

4 Volkswagen Golf: 5247 (26,256, 5th)

5 Vauxhall Astra: 5211 (26,657, 4th)

6 Nissan Qashqai: 4243 (22,605, 6th)

7 BMW 3 Series: 3828 (16,156, 9th)
8 Volkswagen Polo: 3201 (18,584, 7th)

9 Peugeot 208: 3083 (17,166, 8th)

10 Audi A3: 3055


(The 2013 top 10 best-selling car absent from last month’s sales figures is the Nissan Juke in 10th place with 15,623 units sold.)

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