04 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Sitting in seventh – Polo stays in UK best-sellers chart

2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI (UK)

Even though full specifications for the refreshed model have been announced by Volkswagen UK, buyers are still flocking to buy the fifth-generation Polo. UK buyers bought 8306 examples of Volkswagen’s small car last month, no doubt buoyed by the introduction of the new ’14’ registration plate. That puts in seventh place in the UK top 10 best-selling cars chart, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

New car registrations rose by 17.7 per cent to reach 464,824, a figure which was only bettered in March 2004 (466,954). Year-to-date tallies are up 13.7 per cent on 2013. Among the Polo’s contemporaries, once again the Ford Fiesta topped the top 10 table, with 25,753 units sold. The Vauxhall Corsa was third with 16,231 cars finding new homes. For the first time, the Toyota Yaris entered the UK’s best-sellers, coming in at number 10, selling 7438 cars.

The UK’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars during February 2014 and the year so far (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 25,753 (39,240, 1st)

2 Ford Focus: 16,680 (24,759, 2nd)

3 Vauxhall Corsa: 16,231 (23,839, 3rd)

4 Volkswagen Golf: 13,142 (19,160, 4th)
5 Vauxhall Astra: 11,359 (17,465, 5th)

6 Nissan Qashqai: 8858 (12,937, 7th)

7 Volkswagen Polo: 8306 (13,631, 6th)

8 Fiat 500: 8136 (11,685, 8th)

9 BMW 3 Series: 7782 (11,027, 10th)

10 Toyota Yaris: 7438


(The 2014 top 10 best-selling car absent from last month’s sales figures is the Audi A3 with 11,583 units sold.)

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