As was the case in September, declining car sales in the United Kingdom are only declining in the face of artificially inflated car sales from October 2009. Britain’s Scrappage Incentive Scheme boosted new car sales so current numbers appear underwhelming. The facts: new vehicle registrations in the UK fell 22.2% in October 2009. The Society Of Motor Manufacturers And Traders Limited, SMMT, believes new car sales will show declines in November and December, too, but the overall market in 2010 should end up with greater numbers than in 2009.
131,495 new vehicles were sold in the UK in October. There were 123,154 new vehicle sales in Canada in October, based on these figures. Automakers in the United States sold 950,145 new vehicles according to Autoblog. The nameplates which made up those sales are very, very different. In the UK, two companies represented in the Top 10 don’t even sell vehicles in North America.
This month, rather than writing up an analysis on each product, for which you should check earlier versions of this post, we’ll show you the direction in which the vehicle is trending compared with September 2010. These are the Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In The United Kingdom.
#10 – Renault Clio: 2786 ↑↑↑
The Clio is most commonly seen in the North American media as a hot hatchback derivative, the Clio 200 or the old mid-engined Clio V6. In reality, most Europeans buy this Ford Fiesta competitor with less than 100 horsepower.