The best-selling cars in the UK have been revealed! For many, it’ll not come as a surprise that the Ford Fiesta has claimed the top spot, again! The 10 best-selling new cars of 2019 looks similar to that of 2018, however, the numbers are slightly lower with the mark being down -2.4% compared to 2018. 2019 marked the third consecutive year of slower sales for the new car market in the UK.
From the looming diesel ban to the increase of road tax, there are a few contributing factors to the decline in the sales of new cars in the UK. However, the list of the best-selling cars 2019 (supplied by data from the SMMT) shows a wide array of family cars, superminis, SUVs and luxurious hatchbacks.
1. Ford Fiesta
Ford’s supermini continues to dominate the charts year on year and it’s easy to see why. The Ford Fiesta achieved nearly 78,000 registrations and stormed the chart with a whopping 20,000 more registrations than its rival, the Volkswagen Golf. It’s fun to drive, a small hatchback that is an affordable Ford finance option. It can suit a range of drivers, has low running costs and is available in a range of trims.
2. Volkswagen Golf
In both 2017 and 2018, the Volkswagen Golf came second place in the UK’s best-selling cars. The Volkswagen Golf heavily appeals to families as a spacious hatchback but has also proven popular amongst young and first-time drivers. For many, the golf is a timeless classic, with quality and roomy interior and excellent handling. The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf, which will be the biggest overhaul for a number of years arrives in 2020.
3. Ford Focus
Another Ford on the list is the ever-reliable Ford Focus. The new model Focus was released in 2019 so it’s no surprise that the sales charts were strong for this particular model. In recent years, Ford has improved key areas such as rear legroom, boot space, interior quality and on-board technology.
4. Vauxhall Corsa
The Vauxhall Corsa has long been popular with the younger generation. With low running costs, nippy engines and stylish looks, the Vauxhall Corsa is one of the best cars for young drivers. 2020 is also expected to bring ‘the most fun Corsa ever’ with the latest technology and even an all-electric option.
5. Mercedes A-Class
The Mercedes A-Class is a premium hatchback which has seemed to impress UK buyers year on year. It’s pricier than the models listed above but you really do get more bang for your buck. Its packed with the latest technology and its great value, making it an affordable and luxurious choice for any driver.
6. Nissan Qashqai
The Qashqai is without a doubt the most popular SUV in the UK. With so many DUV’s joining the market in 2019, the Qashqai is still selling incredibly well and ended the year in 6th place ahead of its rivals. 2019 saw an introduction of a new 1.3 turbocharged petrol engine which makes a strong performer even better!
7. Ford Kuga
A very strong rival of the Nissan Qashqai is the Ford Kuga. The Kuga had a sudden influx of sales in December 2019 which outsold the Nissan Qashqai for that month. The Kuga stands out for its impressive handling, refinement and easy ride. Will we see the Kuga take over the Nissan Qashqai in 2020?
8. MINI Hatch
2019 saw the 60th anniversary of the original MINI, which means there was plenty to celebrate and MINI still sees sale success year on year. The 2020 MINI Hatch has really grown up in terms of style and quality. Its seemingly endless personalisation means you can create a MINI that is perfectly you and its high-class cabin bring a more luxurious feel to the latest model.
9. Volkswagen Polo
Another Volkswagen on the best-selling list is the Volkswagen Polo. The Polo is a great all-rounder with good ride quality, impressive interior and efficient engines. It has long been considered one of the most grown-up small cars on the market today and the lest model is one of the roomiest and refined EVER. Check out our used VW finance options.
10. Kia Sportage
Like its rivals, the Kia Sportage is a well-balanced all-rounder. It comes with lots of standard equipment and smartly styled inside and out. The Sportage has made it into the top 10 for many years now. One of its biggest selling points which its rivals can’t offer is its impressive 7-year warranty.
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