06 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

On the rise: the Volkswagen Polo is the sixth best-selling car in the UK

2016 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT (UK)

The Volkswagen Polo once again appeared in the UK’s top 10 best-selling cars list last month, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT). March 2016 saw 10,279 Polos find new homes, while 15,162 small Volkswagens have been sold in 2016, also netting the car sixth place in the year-so-far charts.

The Ford Fiesta once again blitzed the competition. Topping the SMMT table, 23,467 Fiestas were sold last month, with the Vauxhall Corsa around 6,000 units behind. More than a third of all buyers preferred driving compact cars: the supermini was once again the best-selling car type.

The SMMT reported that the new car market grew 5.3 per cent in March, as more than half a million buyers took advantage of popular numberplate change. Overall, the wider picture showed that registrations increased 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, to 771,780 units.

The UK’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars during March 2016 and the year so far (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 23,467 (36,327, 1st)
2 Vauxhall Corsa: 17,368 (24,579, 2nd)
3 Ford Focus: 14,002 (20,656, 3rd)
4 Volkswagen Golf: 13,401 (19,428, 4th)
5 Nissan Qashqai: 11,355 (18,680, 5th)
6 Volkswagen Polo: 10,279 (15,162, 6th)

7 Vauxhall Astra: 9,953 (14,764, 7th)
8 Mini: 8,915
9 Fiat 500: 8,304 (11,400, 10th)
10 Audi A3: 8,200 (13,046, 8th)

(The 2016 top 10 best-selling car absent from last month’s sales figures is the ninth-placed Vauxhall Mokka with 12,505 cars sold.)

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