08 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Volkswagen Polo ends 2014 as
the seventh best-selling car in the UK

2014 Volkswagen Polo (UK)

Continuing the trend it enjoyed all year, the Volkswagen Polo ended 2014 in the UK’s top 10 best-selling cars chart. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Volkswagen UK sold 48,004 new Polos during 2014, an increase of 5,395 cars and 112 per cent over 2013 placing it seventh.

No doubt helped by the arrival of the refreshed (6C) fifth-generation model, the Polo was placed ninth in the SMMT sales chart for December 2014, selling 3,189 units. The Ford Fiesta found 7,507 homes, while in change from previous months, the Vauxhall Corsa topped the tallies with 8,074 cars sold. Another popular VW, the Golf, was in seventh place.

The 2014 UK new car market grew 9.3 per cent over the previous year, ahead of the EU average of 5.7 per cent*. 2014 also marked a 10-year high for UK new car registrations. 2,476,435 new cars were registered in the UK in 2014 – the most in a calendar year since 2004. The UK remains the second largest market in the EU (behind Germany and ahead of France, Italy and Spain), and recorded the second-largest growth of these top five EU markets.

*January-November data (Source: ACEA).

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

1 Vauxhall Corsa: 8,074 (81,783, 3rd)
2 Ford Fiesta: 7,507 (131,254, 1st)
3 Ford Focus: 6,196 (85,140, 2nd)
4 MINI: 5,375
5 Vauxhall Astra: 4,936 (59,689, 5th)
6 Vauxhall Mokka: 4,099
7 Volkswagen Golf: 4,093 (73,880, 4th)
8 BMW 3 Series: 3,361
9 Volkswagen Polo: 3,189 (48,004, 7th)
10 Nissan Juke: 3,048 (39,263, 10th)

(The 2014 top 10 best-selling cars absent from last month’s sales figures are the Nissan Qashqai in 6th place, the Audi A3 in eighth place, and the Fiat 500 in ninth place selling 49,909, 45,581 and 44,005 units respectively.)

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