05 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Polo sits steadfastly as the sixth most popular car in the UK

2016 Volkswagen Polo (UK)

The Polo is a continued UK success, even as the current fifth-generation car edges ever closer to the end of its lifecyle. The latest batch of registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the the Polo remains the sixth most popular car in the UK, following a rise to the spot just outside the top five in August. A total of 9765 versions of the small Volkswagen were registered in September. In the year-to-date chart, the Polo remains in seventh place.

In a repeat of what has happened throughout 2016, the Ford Fiesta tops both charts: 19,769 examples of the small Ford were registered during September, while 96,139 Fiesta registrations have been recorded during 2016 so far. As a whole, 469,696 new cars were registered in plate-change September, which the SMMT quotes as a steady rise of 1.6 per cent and the highest September on record. 

The total number of cars registered in the UK so far during 2016 so far has grown to 2,150,495 units – up 2.6 per cent compared with the same period last year. It is only the second time that the two million mark has been passed in September since 2004. The UK’s top 10 most popular passenger cars during September 2016 and the year so far (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 19,769 (96,139, 1st)
2 Vauxhall Corsa: 14,570 (64,295, 2nd)
3 Volkswagen Golf: 11,003 (54,954, 4th)
4 Ford Focus: 10,992 (57,137, 3rd)
5 Nissan Qashqai: 10,619 (50,293, 5th)
6 Volkswagen Polo: 9765 (43,642, 7th)
7 Vauxhall Astra: 9495 (44,771, 6th)
8 Audi A3: 9252 (33,240, 10th)
9 Mini: 9025 (36,738, 8th)
10 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 8603 (34,994, 9th)

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