Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom - 2008 Year End

2008 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
Auto sales in the United Kingdom slid 11% in 2008 as a global economic crisis began to take hold. The Vauxhall Corsa was able to take advantage in fourth-gen form, climbing to second spot with a 6% increase. 

• Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK - 2007 Year End
• Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The UK - 2009 Year End

Yet for the tenth time in ten years, the Ford Focus was the UK's top-selling car, finishing the year a couple thousand units ahead of the aforementioned Vauxhall. 

In total, there were four Vauxhalls in the top ten to go along with three Fords and single entries from Volkswagen, Peugeot, and BMW. The Vauxhall Zafira and Ford Mondeo - members of the top ten in 2006 - returned in 2008. 

These were the UK's ten best-selling vehicles in calendar year 2008.

Best-Selling Car
Ford Focus
101,593126,928 -20.0%
Vauxhall Corsa
99,57494,120 5.8%
Ford Fiesta
94,989102,872 -7.6%
Vauxhall Astra
90,641113,894 -20.4%
Volkswagen Golf
65,02968,843 -5.5%
Peugeot 207
53,46267,185 -20.4%
BMW 3-Series
49,38458,544 -15.6%
Ford Mondeo
44,150na na
Vauxhall Zafira
43,169na na
Vauxhall Vectra
42,55550,983 -16.5%
Source: Manufacturers via SMMT

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