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


2011 Hyundai i10 beige

Three Vauxhalls, two Fords, two Volkswagens, and single entries from Mini, Nissan, and Hyundai form the UK’s best-selling cars list for December 2011. In all the time GoodCarBadCar’s been tracking United Kingdom best sellers, no Hyundai has ever landed in the top 10. 

The i10 is Hyundai UK’s smallest car, smaller than anything Hyundai offers in North America. The sixth-ranked Volkswagen Polo is smaller than anything Volkswagen offers in North America. The Vauxhall Corsa is a Chevrolet Sonic-sized car. And the Ford Fiesta is offered in three-door form in the UK, two fewer doors than Ford fits Fiestas with in North America. Even one of the bigger cars on this list, the Vauxhall Insignia, is no bigger than its twin, the Buick Regal. The Regal, you may recall, isn’t a particularly big car by North American standards.

You get the picture – the most popular cars on the other side of the Atlantic are invariably small. Last month’s version of this list, absent the Hyundai i10 and Vauxhall Insignia, can be viewed here. The Ford Fiesta was Britain’s best-selling car in November, as well.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
December 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Fiesta
5411 + 18.6% 96,112 – 6.7%
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
5258 + 11.0% 77,751 + 0.5%
#3
Vauxhall Astra
4856 – 9.7% 62,575 – 22.4%
#4
Ford Focus
4047 + 5.6% 81,832 + 5.2%
#5
Volkswagen Golf
4031 + 23.4% 63,368 + 9.1%
#6
Volkswagen Polo
2742 – 26.4% 45,992 + 1.0%
#7
Mini
2706 – 36.1% 35,845 – 14.4%
#8
Nissan Qashqai
2580 – 9.2% 39,406 + 0.9%
#9
Vauxhall Insignia
2494 – 3.6% 46,324 n/a
#10
Hyundai i10
2411 n/a n/a n/a

Source: Manufacturers, MTI & SMMT
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Mini, as always on the UK list, refers to the non-Countryman Minis

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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK – January 2012
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK – November 2011
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK – December 2010
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  • Thomas Strome

    Mini is among the popular brand that I would buy if only I'm not saving some money. Looks like Ford Fiesta isn't just famous in the United Kingdom but also in many parts of the world. Tired of getting unsure results, look for Brooklyn Honda dealers.