Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK – July 2011


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It would’ve been a rare occasion had the Ford Fiesta not been the best-selling car in the United Kingdom. Indeed, July 2011 marked no such rare occasion. According to SMMT, Fiesta sales remained level as its year-to-date total rose to 58,338. Ford’s own Focus was 460 sales back; 1113 sales ahead of the Fiesta-fighting Vauxhall Corsa.

The UK car market declined 3.5% year-over-year. 33.2% of the UK’s 131,634 new vehicle sales are represented in the best-selling cars table you’ll see below. The Fiesta and Focus combined to form 70.9% of all Ford UK volume in July. Compare that with Ford in the United States where the same two nameplates made up just 11.7% of Ford’s July volume. 

Another interesting comparison with the United States involves the number of brands represented in the list of the top 10 best-selling cars. Seven different automakers made their way on in the United States but only five in the United Kingdom. No luxury brand climbed higher in America than the BMW 3-Series in 16th, but in the UK the very same car ranks seventh. 

Rank
Car
Status
July 2011
July 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
Ford Fiesta
6695
6695
58,338
#2
Ford Focus
6235
4208
50,060
#3
Vauxhall Corsa
5122
4714
43,719
#4
Volkswagen Golf
4272
4082
37,390
#5
Vauxhall Astra
4084
4919
36,967
#6
Vauxhall Insignia
4037
2941
29,987
#7
BMW 3-Series
3693
3817
25,559
#8
Volkswagen Polo
3684
2897
26,581
#9
Nissan Qashqai
3391
4136
23,383
#10
Volkswagen Passat
2514
n/a
n/a

Source: MTI, SMMT

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