Revealed: The Top 10 Bestselling Cars In The UK For 2018

A recent report revealed the top 10 bestselling cars in the UK for 2018, read our article to find out if your car made the list.

The market for new cars in the UK shrank by 7% in 2018, with potential buyers keeping their cars for longer instead of upgrading to a newer model, according to new figures. Some brands had big sales slumps, and all but ten manufacturers’ sales reduced compared to the previous year.

Revealed: The Top 10 Bestselling Cars In The UK For 2018

2.37 million cars were registered in 2018, according to the figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Retail sales fell by 6.4%, and fleet sales fell even more, with a 7.3% reduction.

Fears over Brexit and the economy have weakened consumer confidence, and the confusion over diesel has further reduced car sales – diesel vehicle sales have collapsed, reducing by a further 30%. Bucking the trend, sales of hybrids, plug-ins and electric cars grew by 21% – now 1 in 20 new registrations are for a car with at least a partially electric power train.

Predictions for 2019

Current predictions suggest 2019 will be a relatively steady year for new-car sales, with a 2% decline. However, it is feared that it could reduce even further if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

The UK’s bestselling car in 2018 remains the Ford Fiesta, with all the usual names scattered across the top 10 . Three of the top ten are crossovers (Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga and Kia Sportage) and premium cars such as the Mini and Mercedes-Benz A-Class are growing in popularity.

Top 10 Best Selling Cars in 2018

Ford Fiesta  95,892

VW Golf  64,829

Vauxhall Corsa  52,915

Nissan Qashqai  50,546

Ford Focus  50,492

VW Polo  45,149

Mini  44,904

Mercedes A-Class  43,527

Ford Kuga  40,398

Kia Sportage  35,567

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