Ford Fiesta forges ahead as UK new car sales rise to nine-year high.
Sales of new cars in the UK continued to motor ahead in June, resulting in the best first-half figures since 2005.
June saw new car registrations rise 6.2% to 228,291, which means 1,287,265 new cars have been sold in first six months of the year – a 10.6% rise and the best half-year total since 2005.
The Ford Fiesta was once again the best-selling car in June – a position it’s held every month in the new car charts since 2009.
Top-selling cars in June 2014
- Ford Fiesta – 11,213
- Vauxhall Corsa – 7,961
- Ford Focus – 7,391
- VW Golf – 6,546
- Vauxhall Astra – 6,249
- Nissan Qashqai – 5,356
- Vauxhall Insignia – 4,660
- Fiat 500 – 4,177
- BMW 3-Series – 3,961
- Audi A3 – 3,893
Figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Improving economic conditions have helped propel the UK new car market to a strong first half-year performance, with registrations up 10.6% on the same period in 2013.
“Key to attracting consumers is the ever-improving efficiency of new cars, an important factor that is highlighted by the 51.3% increase in alternatively-fuelled vehicle registrations so far this year.”