06 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Volkswagen Polo is one of UK’s most popular cars as deposit offer is launched

2017 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT (UK)

Following February’s re-entry into the UK’s top 10 most popular cars chart, the Volkswagen Polo was once again in the most wanted chart for March. In seventh place, 10,711 Polos found new homes last month, according to the latest registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). That puts the small Volkswagen in eighth place for the year so far.

The Ford Fiesta once again ruled the roost, with 25,428 units moving from the nations’s forecourts. In general, the registration total of 562,337 vehicles was up 8.4 per cent on March 2016, as new car buyers took advantage of a change in Vehicle Excise Duty rates from 1 April 2017. In fact, March 2017 was an all-time high for the UK car market.

The UK’s top 10 most popular passenger cars during March 2017 and the year overall (sales figure and position in brackets) were as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 25,428 (38,205, 1st)
2 Ford Focus: 17,119 (23,886, 2nd)
3 Vauxhall Corsa: 16,045 (21,305, 3rd)
4 Nissan Qashqai: 13,742 (19,701, 5th)
5 Vauxhall Astra: 11,680 (17,915, 6th)
6 Volkswagen Golf: 10,819 (19,223, 4th)
7 Volkswagen Polo: 10,711 (15,453, 8th)
8 Mini: 10,003 (12,973, 9th)
9 Ford Kuga: 9,561
10 Mercedes-Benz C Class: 9,471 (15,461, 7th)

(The 2017 year-to-date top 10 most popular car absent from March 2017’s registration figures was the tenth-placed Nissan Juke with 12,935 cars registered.)

To help buoy sales further, Volkswagen has released a range of special offers to entice prospective Polo buyers. Volkswagen Retailers are currently offering an extended deposit contribution of £1,800 at 6.2 per cent APR for customers taking advantage of Volkswagen Financial Services’ Solutions Personal Contract Plan before 30 June 2017.*

* With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs and exclusions apply. Offer available when ordered by 30 June 2017 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication (April 2017). Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

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07 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Volkswagen Polo is once again one of the UK’s most popular cars

2017 Volkswagen Polo (UK)

After missing the chart in January, the Volkswagen Polo is once again one of the UK’s top 10 most popular cars. In February 2017 – and despite being only months away from the end of production – 1,746 examples of the fifth-generation VW supermini found new homes, putting it in seventh place.

The latest registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) once again saw the Ford Fiesta at the top of the most popular cars list, even as, like the Polo, that car is due to be replaced by a new model very soon. A total of 4,282 Fiesta were registered in February, the small Ford sitting pretty at the top of the year-of-date figures pile, too.

The UK’s top 10 most popular passenger cars during February 2017 and the year overall (sales figure and position in brackets) were as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 4,282 (12,777, 1st)
2 Volkswagen Golf: 2,949 (8,404, 2nd)
3 Vauxhall Astra: 2,170 (6,235, 4th)
4 Ford Focus: 1,971 (6,767, 3rd)
5 Nissan Qashqai: 1,829 (5,329, 6th)
6 Mercedes-Benz C Class: 1,760 (5,990, 5th)
7 Volkswagen Polo: 1,746 (4,742, 9th)
8 Audi A3: 1,532 (4,650, 10th)
9 Vauxhall Corsa: 1,362 (5,260, 7th)
10 BMW 3 Series: 1,341

(The 2017 year-to-date top 10 most popular car absent from February 2017’s registration figures was the eighth-placed Nissan Juke with 4,759 cars registered.)

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06 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Volkswagen Polo ends 2016 as
the seventh most popular car in the UK

2017 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT (UK)

The Volkswagen Polo rounded off 2016 as the UK’s seventh most popular car by registration figures, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) which has released totals for December. A total of 3,650 Polos were registered in the last month of 2016, while 54,448 registration of Volkswagen’s small car also saw it placed seventh overall in the year’s chart as a whole.

The Ford Fiesta was once again positioned at the top of both the December and overall 2016 charts, with 8,198 and 120,525 cars registered respectively. The Volkswagen Golf was third in the final month of 2016 with 5355 units registered, while a total of 69,742 saw it finish the year in fourth place. Overall, 2,692,786 cars were registered in 2016 – up 2.3 per cent on 2015.

The UK’s top 10 most popular passenger cars during December 2016 and the year overall (sales figure and position in brackets) were as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 8,198 (120,525, 1st)
2 Vauxhall Astra: 6,134 (60,719, 6th)
3 Volkswagen Golf: 5,335 (69,492, 4th)
4 Ford Focus: 4,991 (70,545, 3rd)
5 Mini: 4,637 (48,328, 8th)
6 Vauxhall Corsa: 3,938 (77,110, 2nd)
7 Volkswagen Polo: 3,650 (54,448, 7th)
8 Nissan Juke: 3,368
9 Nissan Qashqai: 3,202 (62,682, 5th)
10 Mercedes-Benz C Class: 3,063 (44,184, 9th)

(The 2016 top 10 most popular car absent from December 2016’s sales figures was the tenth-placed Audi A3 with 43,808 cars registered.)

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06 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

November 2016: Volkswagen Polo is the eighth most popular car in the UK

2016 Volkswagen Polo

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in the UK has released its monthly new car registration figures for November 2016 and once again, the Volkswagen Polo makes the top 10 most popular cars chart. The Polo stays rooted in the number eight position, which is exactly where it was for October. Often criticised for being on the more sensible side of the small car class, you can’t knock its consistency. Overall, 3519 Polos were registered in the penultimate month of the year.

In a very reoccurring trend, the Ford Fiesta again sits pretty at the top of the rundown, with 8382 cars registered in November. Another popular Volkswagen, the Golf, is third, with 4663 units finding their way off the forecourts. The SMMT records that the market growth in November rose by 2.9 per cent, to a total of 184,101 cars registered. Overall, 2.5 million new cars have hit the UK’s roads to date in 2016, a new record.

The UK’s top 10 most popular passenger cars during November 2016 and the year so far (sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Ford Fiesta: 9382 (112,327, 1st)
2 Vauxhall Astra: 4829 (54,585, 6th)
3 Volkswagen Golf: 4663 (64,137, 4th)
4 Vauxhall Corsa: 4341 (73,172, 2nd)
5 Ford Focus: 4321 (65,554, 3rd)
6 Nissan Qashqai: 4242 (59,840, 5th)
7 Mini: 3778 (43,691, 8th)
8 Volkswagen Polo: 3637 (50,798, 7th)
9 Audi A3: 3296 (40,817, 10th)
10 Mercedes-Benz C Class: 3203 (41,121, 9th)

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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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