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Ford Fiesta continues reign as best seller

Published 06 November 2014

The Ford Fiesta continues to be the best selling car in the UK, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 9157 Fiestas were registered in October 2014, which saw total overall new car registrations for the year-to-date pass 2m.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, "The October new car market outperformed expectations, with registrations showing the strongest growth in a month since March’s 18% rise. With economic confidence still rising, customers continue to benefit from attractive financial packages on exciting new models.”

Second place, behind the Fiesta, was the Ford Focus, followed by the Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Golf and the British-built Nissan Juke. British-made cars did well in October, with the Nissan Qashqai and Vauxhall Astra also appearing in the top ten.

October Year-to-date
Ford Fiesta 9,157 Ford Fiesta 116,087
Ford Focus 7,116 Ford Focus 74,131
Vauxhall Corsa 6,184 Vauxhall Corsa 68,877
Volkswagen Golf 5,683 Volkswagen Golf 64,347
Nissan Juke 4,311 Vauxhall Astra 51,043
Nissan Qashqai 4,287 Nissan Qashqai 43,207
Volkswagen Polo 3,968 Volkswagen Polo 40,740
Audi A3 3,902 Audi A3 39,498
MINI 3,755 Fiat 500 38,096
Vauxhall Astra 3,561 Nissan Juke 32,658

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