The top-selling cars of the year so far have been revealed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and the Ford Fiesta is still leading the way in the UK. This versatile model has been the people's choice for years, with the current version first launching back in 2008. Sales of the car have topped 100,000 every year since then, and it is yet to be ousted from its leading spot by any competitor.
Second and third places are taken by the Vauxhall Corsa and the Volkswagen Golf respectively. Despite a troubled year for Volkswagen, the Golf is still a very desirable vehicle and the figures show people have not lost confidence in the brand. The Corsa is favoured for its economical performance: the 1.3-litre diesel has achieved 88mpg in testing.
Although the leading cars come as no surprise, there are some noticeable trends in the rest of the top ten. Alongside the hatchbacks are several SUVs and high-end models. The UK is demonstrating that they will spend a little more to get the right vehicle, and that luxury models are becoming more accessible to the general public.
Some of the stand-out vehicles in the sales top ten are the Audi A3 Sportback hatchback, the Nissan Juke SUV and the BMW 3 Series. BMW have the top-selling saloon on the market and have displaced cheaper rivals such as the Mondeo and Insignia. Luxury motor purchases are becoming more common, especially with such great finance deals available to buyers. Drivers are seeking to make an investment with their vehicle purchases. Belgrave Motor Company is able to source these amazing prestige vehicles new or second hand, and offer you a superb finance package - along with roadside assistance and a full warranty. Call us today for more information on our current stock list.