Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom – 2009 Year End


2008 Ford Fiesta hatchback

After a decade on top of the leaderboard, the Ford Focus surrendered its UK best seller crown in 2009.

To another Ford.

The Fiesta recorded a 23.5% year-over-year increase in 2009, a gain of 22,307 units in stark contrast to the overall market’s 6.4% decrease, a loss of 136,696 sales according to the SMMT.

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As of this writing in early 2014, the Fiesta has yet to give up its best seller status, having owned the podium in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Nothing other than a Ford – Cortina, Escort, Focus, Fiesta – has been the UK’s best-selling car since 1971 when the Austin 1100/1300 finished a four-year run. 

These were the UK’s ten best-selling vehicles in calendar year 2009.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2009
2008
%
Change
#1
Ford Fiesta
117,296 94,989 23.5%
#2
Ford Focus
93,517 101,593 -7.9%
#3
Vauxhall Corsa
84,478 99,574 -15.2%
#4
Vauxhall Astra
67,729 90,641 -25.3%
#5
Volkswagen Golf
57,187 65,029 -12.1%
#6
Peugeot 207
48,037 53,462 -10.1%
#7
Mini
39,866 na na
#8
BMW 3-Series
39,029 49,384 -21.0%
#9
Vauxhall Insignia
36,040 na na
#10
Ford Mondeo
34,418 44,150 -22.0%

Source: Manufacturers via SMMT