The Ford Fiesta remained the UK’s
best-selling new car in October.
Though there has been an overall decline in sales of new cars, the Fiesta is set to be the most popular new car of 2018.
According to October’s figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 153,599 cars were registered, which is 2.9% down on the same period last year. That is partly due to a drop in fleet car sales, which reduced by 5% last month.
October is traditionally a lower sales month following September’s new registration plate rush.
The top ten best-selling cars, with number of registrations, in October were:
Ford Fiesta, 5,564
Volkswagen Golf, 3,765
Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 3,339
Volkswagen Tiguan, 3,297
Ford Focus, 3,283
Mini Hatch, 3,208
Ford Kuga, 2,847
Nissan Qashqai, 2,799
BMW 3 Series, 2,773
Volkswagen Polo, 2,753