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Top 10 Best Selling Cars in UK 2017

As the year of 2017 comes to an end the best-selling cars in the UK have been announced. Both the first place and third place car are produced by Ford, the Fiesta and Focus respectively, Ford is dominating the new car registration race in Britain. Volkswagen has managed to slip between the two Ford powerhouses with the Golf.

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Many of these manufacturers and even the specific models are regulars to the list of top selling cars. Many models are updated, redesigned and brought back out for the consumers to continue
their relationship with the manufacturer that they trust, love and support. This is often why it is so hard for new models to break into the top selling list in the early years of a vehicle being manufactured.

Knowing the British marketplace and the demands that the public has, it is no surprise that compact hatchbacks, with high-end performance and fuel efficiency, are features that drive the top end of the best-selling list. People are looking for vehicles that can get around the city, are easy to get in and out of tight places, can hold their own on the open road.

Top Ten Cars in The UK By Registration

Below we are able to look at the registrations that have been done around Britain this year, and that gives us a very clear understanding of what manufacturers and what models are selling best. It is clear to see Ford is dominating sales, with Volkswagen, Vauxhall, and Mercedes-Benz following behind.

High stakes in the car sales market and these numbers will continue to grow until the last day of the year! As you look at the numbers below know that Auto Express reported these numbers in mid-November (first column), and Autocar reported their numbers in early December (second column). 

1.
Ford Fiesta 83070 – 89504

2.
Volkswagen Golf 62565 – 68396

3.
Ford Focus 62029 – 66279

4.
Nissan Qashqai 57120 – 60682

5.
Vauxhall Corsa 48315 – 50739

6.
Volkswagen Polo 43158 – 45498

7.
Vauxhall Astra 43116 – 45533

8.
Mercedes-Benz C Class 41281 – 43792

9.
MINI 38964 – 43299

10.
Mercedes-Benz A Class 37937 – 41005

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Straight auto registrations are only one way to look at things. The Car Buyer used a rating system and sales to create a list that included SUV’s but helps us to see that the Fiesta, Golf, and Focus really are dominating when it comes to sales, coupled with customer satisfaction!

This is an interesting list, but as you can see the satisfaction rating can change things as the MINI jumps right up to 3rd while in sales alone it sits 9th. People must really love their MINIs once they get behind the wheel.

1.
Ford Fiesta hatchback 4.6/5

2.
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 4.2/5

3.
MINI Hatchback 4.0/5

4.
Ford Focus Hatchback 3.6/5

5.
Nissan Qashqai SUV 4.1/5

6.
BMW 1 Series Hatchback 3.8/5

7.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback 3.6/5

8.
Kia Sportage SUV 4.1/5

9.
Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon 4.1/5

10.
Ford Kuga SUV 3.3/5

Auto sales is a driven business (pun intended) and manufacturers want to be at the top, this year it looks like they are going to have to work hard to catch up to the Ford Fiesta and Ford in general!
January 1 starts a new year and a new chance for a different #1 bestselling car in the UK.

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