Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom – August 2011


2012 Vauxhall Astra GTC
Not since February has any car other than the Ford Fiesta been the best-selling car in the United Kingdom. February’s top seller, the Volkswagen Golf, trails the Fiesta by more than 22,000 sales through the first two-thirds of 2011. Fiesta sales rose 20.8% in August; Golf sales jumped 32%.

Volkswagen may not be at the top of the leaderboard, but no other automaker has more car models on the Top 10 Best-Selling Cars list. August 2011 was a good month for Volkswagen as sales improved 28.2%. The Volkswagen Group grabbed approximately one out of every five sales available last month. 

Then again, in terms of improvements, Vauxhall is looking pretty good with the Corsa’s 78.1% jump. Then again… again, Vauxhall Astra sales slid 15.4%, not the best news when compared with the overall market’s 7.3% improvement.

August represents 12.8% of the days available for selling cars in the first two-thirds of 2011 but the volumes achieved in last month accounted for just 4.8% of year-to-date sales. Barely more than 5% of all Fiestas sold in the United Kingdom so far this year were sold in August. Sales figures should be wholly different in September, the SMMT says. Though their numbers were low, these are nonetheless the UK’s Top 10 Best-Selling Cars for August 2011.

Rank
Car
Status
August 2011
August 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
Ford Fiesta
3213 2660 61,551
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
2901 1629 46,620
#3
Ford Focus
2858 1926 52,918
#4
Volkswagen Golf
1995 1511 39,385
#5
BMW 3-Series
1739 1600 27,298
#6
Vauxhall Astra
1613 1906 38,580
#7
Volkswagen Passat
1526 n/a n/a
#8
Volkswagen Polo
1467 1193 28,048
#9
Nissan Qashqai
1312 1456 24,695
#10
Audi A3
1125 1037 n/a

Source: MTI, SMMT

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