I have always been interested in cars (well there is no surprise there, as I write blogs about them).
Our roads are packed with them and every morning as I walk to work, I look at the cars people drive and some of the cars on the road do still surprise me.
So it got me thinking, what are the best selling cars on our road in U.K. five month into 2018.
Well there should be no surprise, the Ford Fiesta dominates the list, with a massive 19,272 registration just last month, which is 5,306 units more than its rival VW Golf.
There was no surprise seeing a drop of diesel sales, a drop of almost 37.2%, but once again we saw an increase is sales of petrol cars followed by hybrid and electric cars.
Top 10 Best selling cars of 2018
1- Ford Fiesta – 32,808 registrations
strong 2017 finish for Fiesta, was nit much of a surprise. The upward Trent is still continuing into 2018, with an almost 11,000 registration to date.
2- VW Golf – 21,203 registrations
VW finished in second place in 2017 top ten standings, and the same trend continues in 2018, having secured 13,966 registrations.
3- Nissan Qashqai – 16,914 registrations
In 2017 it was the most popular SUV in Britain, Starting 2018 in fourth place, it has managed to climb to third in the latest standings
4- Ford Focus – 15,560 registrations
Not content with securing first place for March with the Fiesta, Ford also takes the fifth position for March sales alone
5- Vauxhall Corsa – 15,352 registrations
It was fifth in the best-selling list last year, and it is showing a great promise for 2018. With 11,718 registrations of the Corsa in March is a good sign.
6- Ford Kuga – 13,096 registrations
The third Ford in our top ten list. We will review this car fully in our next article.
7- Mercedes A-Class – 12,213 registrations
It barely hit the list in 2017, but there is a very strong 2018 come back for the A class. The hatchback has dominated headlines lately with and all-new model being unveiled.
8- MINI – 11,724 registrations
There really isn’t much to say, it’s a Mini. It is classic and everyone should buy one, with 8,720 new MINIs being driven away in March alone.
9- Vauxhall Mokka X – 10,885 registrations
The second Vauxhall in our top ten list. We will review this car fully in our future article.
10- Mercedes C-Class – 10,832 registration
Ninth in the overall best-selling cars list in 2016 and 2017, once again the C-class creeps into the top ten in the early stages of 2018.
The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has updated its top ten best-selling cars list for 2018, having unveiled the latest registration for March.