Ford continues to lead the way following with Volkswagen in the best selling cars in the UK charts. The SMMT figures showing year-to-date car sales have been released and the market was down slightly on last year by 3.5% year-to-date. Since that start of 2019, there is still a huge 1,426,443 people driving brand new cars.
Let’s see who’s been buying what. This is the leaderboard of cars sold so far in 2019, in ascending order...
Kia Sportage - 21,194
Kia's popular SUV makes it back into the top 10, making it the third SUV to enter the best selling cars of 2019. The Sportage is Kia's best selling model and it's not hard to see why. It's attractive, affordable, and comes with a massive 7-year /100,000-mile warranty.
- Prices start from £20,670
MINI - 23,001 cars sold
The MINI is a timeless, stylish icon, that handles like a go-kart and offers exceptional driver satisfaction as well as good running costs. The MINI really is a great car to drive.
- Prices start from £16,195 - 48 hour test drives available
Ford Kuga - 23,346 cars sold
The fact that an SUV like the Ford Kuga is outselling the likes of a popular Mercedes car model speaks volumes about just how much the market has changed. It makes sense though, where the Mondeo would previously have featured in this list, buyers have switched to bigger, more refined and safer cars like the Kuga, which is certainly one of the best in its class.
- Prices start from £23,375 - save £500 when you take a test drive in August
Volkswagen Polo - 26,173 cars sold
Now in its sixth generation, the new Polo is flying off the shelves. VW's successful small hatchback is a great all rounder.
- Prices start from £15,735
Mercedes-Benz A-Class - 31,606 cars sold
Who’d have thought the Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes’ first-ever hatchback, would feature so consistently in the top 10 best selling cars in the UK. It has sold so well for a combination of reasons. Firstly, it is available on very reasonable finance and leasing deals, and secondly, it is favoured highly buy company car owners and fleet managers.
- Prices start from £23,160 - PCH offers from £269 p/m + initial rental.
Vauxhall Corsa - 33,061 cars sold
The Fun Corsa is now in the top five best selling cars in the UK in 2019, the Corsa is accustomed to being high up on the leaderboard and much closer to its main rival, the Fiesta.
- Prices start from £11,735
Nissan Qashqai - 33,227 cars sold
The popular Qashqai has overtaken the Corsa pushing that into fifth place. The fact that the Qashqai continues to be the UK's best selling SUV, speaks volumes about just how good this model is.
- Prices start from £19,995 with 0% APR offers available
Volkswagen Golf - 35,781 cars sold
The Golf is such a popular car that sells, sells and sells, and it has done so consistently since it was first introduced back in 1974. Watch this space for news on the new Golf MK8 which is due out later this year.
- Prices start from £20,945
Ford Focus - 36,102 cars sold
Another unsurprising feature in this list. The new Focus continues the solid sales performance of the last one, and when the range is largely powered by modern Ecoboost petrol engines, this is a car which is comfortably withstanding the changing of the market.
- Prices start from £18,545 - save £500 when you take a test drive in August
Ford Fiesta - 48,943 cars sold
You probably could have guessed that this was going to be top of the list. It’s been the best selling car in the country for quite some time now. The new Fiesta is the best looking and most well-rounded model they’ve ever put on the market and the EcoBoost engines are just too good for most manufacturers to compete with.
- Prices start from £15,670 - save £500 when you take a test drive in August
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