Having just released the most recent registration figures for April, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (https://www.smmt.co.uk/) has revealed the UK’s top ten best-selling cars of 2018 so far.
The ninth best-selling car in 2016 and 2017, the Mercedes C-Class looks like it will once again feature in this list for 2018. With plans to capitalise on the popularity of this vehicle with a new model being released in the second half of 2018, it should be a great year for the German brand.
Currently outselling one of Vauxhall’s (https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/) traditional best-sellers, the Astra, the Mokka has enjoyed a fantastic start to the year. It’s also out-performing its closest rivals, the Renault Captur and the Suzuki Vitara.
8) MINI – 14,297 registrations
After breaking into the top 10 best-selling cars in March, the MINI is now eighth overall for the year so far.
7) Mercedes A-Class – 14,849 registrations
Not happy with just one entry into the most popular vehicles of 2018, the Mercedes A-Class is also making its way up the list. The hatchback has made headlines recently with an all-new model being unveiled which is guaranteed to generate even more interest in the car in the second half of 2018.
6) Ford Kuga – 15,865 registrations
This family SUV is making its way up the list with nearly 3,000 sales in April alone.
5) Vauxhall Corsa – 17,995 registrations
Finishing fifth in the best-selling list in 2017, it looks like Vauxhall will hang on to the same position this year.
4) Ford Focus – 19,344 registrations
Ford has secured fourth place for April sales alone with the Ford Focus. Strong interest has already been expressed in the new model due out in September so it may even climb a couple more places by the end of 2018.
3) Nissan Qashqai – 21,171 registrations
The Nissan Qashqai may have started the year in fourth place but it has managed to climb into the top three in the latest standings. In 2017, it was the most popular SUV in Britain and after temporarily having its crown stolen from the Mokka, the Qashqai is now back in front.
This is the very car which started the trend for small, family-friendly SUVs and it remains one of the most popular following a recent update which saw improvements made to the vehicle.
2) Volkswagen Golf – 26,685 registrations
Second in the final 2017 top ten standings, the Volkswagen Golf is in second place once again for the first half of 2018’s top selling cars with more than 5,000 registrations in April alone.
1) Ford Fiesta – 40,619 registrations
The Ford Fiesta was the best-selling car in the UK in 2017 and it has carried on where it left off by outselling its closest rival by nearly 14,000 registrations to date. The model has been consistently among the most popular cars in the UK for some time now so it’s really not a big surprise to see it continue to take the top spot in 2018.