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


2011 Honda Jazz Front Rear Blue Green

For the eighth consecutive month Ford’s Fiesta was the United Kingdom’s best-selling car. Fiesta sales were up 21% in October 2011. Together, the Ford Fiesta and Britons’ third-favourite car (second-fave year-to-date) accounted for 68% of all Ford UK new vehicle sales last month.

The Ford Fiesta wasn’t the only popular car with vastly improved sales this October. Its main rival, the Vauxhall Corsa, posted a 76% year-over-year increase. Ford Focus sales jumped 34%. The Focus’s base price is £4500 above the Fiesta’s. The Corsa starts at £8995, £500 less than the Fiesta. That gap is equal to $800 USD.

At the opposite end of the ledger an appearance is made by the Honda Jazz, a car North Americans know as the Honda Fit. This is the first time a Honda has appeared on the UK Best-Selling Cars list since GoodCarBadCar.net began tracking UK auto sales a little more than one year ago.

You can see last month’s version of this post here. Below, you’ll find all the details on the Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom.

Rank
Car
October 2011
October 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
Ford Fiesta
7308 6024 84,506
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
6300 3574 67,259
#3
Ford Focus
5203 3888 72,875
#4
Volkswagen Golf
4400 5230 54,413
#5
Vauxhall Astra
4159 4472 53,201
#6
BMW 3-Series
3664 3955 37,314
#7
Volkswagen Polo
3289 n/a 39,944
#8
Vauxhall Insignia
2923 3811 41,309
#9
Nissan Qashqai
2789 3175 33,552
#10
Honda Jazz
2472 n/a n/a

Source: Manufacturers, SMMT

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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom – October 2010
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  • It's really incredible to see how different the UK market is from the US market. This chart is all compact, fuel efficient cars. A far cry from what we see in the states.