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. 

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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.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2008
2007
%
Change
#1
Ford Focus
101,593 126,928 -20.0%
#2
Vauxhall Corsa
99,574 94,120 5.8%
#3
Ford Fiesta
94,989 102,872 -7.6%
#4
Vauxhall Astra
90,641 113,894 -20.4%
#5
Volkswagen Golf
65,029 68,843 -5.5%
#6
Peugeot 207
53,462 67,185 -20.4%
#7
BMW 3-Series
49,384 58,544 -15.6%
#8
Ford Mondeo
44,150 na na
#9
Vauxhall Zafira
43,169 na na
#10
Vauxhall Vectra
42,555 50,983 -16.5%

Source: Manufacturers via SMMT