Not since February has any car other than the Ford Fiesta been the best-selling car in the United Kingdom. February’s top seller, the Volkswagen Golf, trails the Fiesta by more than 22,000 sales through the first two-thirds of 2011. Fiesta sales rose 20.8% in August; Golf sales jumped 32%.
Volkswagen may not be at the top of the leaderboard, but no other automaker has more car models on the Top 10 Best-Selling Cars list. August 2011 was a good month for Volkswagen as sales improved 28.2%. The Volkswagen Group grabbed approximately one out of every five sales available last month.
Then again, in terms of improvements, Vauxhall is looking pretty good with the Corsa’s 78.1% jump. Then again… again, Vauxhall Astra sales slid 15.4%, not the best news when compared with the overall market’s 7.3% improvement.
August represents 12.8% of the days available for selling cars in the first two-thirds of 2011 but the volumes achieved in last month accounted for just 4.8% of year-to-date sales. Barely more than 5% of all Fiestas sold in the United Kingdom so far this year were sold in August. Sales figures should be wholly different in September, the SMMT says. Though their numbers were low, these are nonetheless the UK’s Top 10 Best-Selling Cars for August 2011.