Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK – December 2010


The UK car market, a fraction the size of the U.S. car market, managed to snap up 4560 Ford Fiestas in December. In the U.S., sales of the Fiesta reached just 5212. Think those folks Across The Pond might prefer smaller cars?

Normally the strongest seller in the United Kingdom, December 2010 punched the Fiesta down to number three as Vauxhall had a strong month, taking out Ford as the number one brand. The Vauxhall Astra, the successor to a car we knew as the Saturn Astra, was the best-selling car in the UK in December. Its smaller sibling, the Vauxhall Corsa, squeaked in ahead of the Fiesta for #2 spot. You can see all this for yourself in the list below, so here are a few other notes on the UK car market’s December. By the way, if you’ve got the data to replace the “n/a” sections of the chart below, leave a comment and the Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK list will undergo quick adjustments.

Aston Martin found 71 buyers in the UK in December. Dodge sold 23 vehicles. Fiat’s market share fell 1.33 percentage points to 2.29% on 2839 sales. Ford sold 13,953 vehicles; Vauxhall 16,548, Volkswagen 10,828, BMW 7373. In total, the UK new vehicle market was worth 123,817 sales in December, down from 150,936. Compared to non-scrappage scheme volume in December 2009, volume was actually up 4.8%.

Rank
Car
Status
December 2010
Last Month
December 2009
#1
Vauxhall Astra
5377
4700
6268
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
4737
3684
4759
#3
Ford Fiesta
4560
6488
7877
#4
Mini
4236
n/a
3859
#5
Ford Focus
3831
5537
7339
#6
Volkswagen Polo
3724
3421
n/a
#7
Volkswagen Golf
3267
5220
5523
#8
Nissan Qashqai 
2841
2555
2759
#9
Vauxhall Insignia
2587
3915
n/a
#10
BMW 3-Series
2477
3890
3017

*Source: MTI, SMMT

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