Britain’s top 10 best-selling new cars from 2018 revealed – and compact motors dominate again


BRITAIN’S best-selling new cars from 2018 have been revealed and there’s a clear favourite among drivers.

The Ford Fiesta once again led the pack of most popular cars in the UK after selling almost 96,000 vehicles last year.

Almost 96,000 Brits bought a Ford Fiesta last year

The compact car continued it’s reign of dominance as the best-selling vehicle after taking out the title in 2017, according to new figures by Society of Motors Manufacturers and Traders.

The simple hatchback offers great value for money due to its powerful engine and economy.

The Ford Fiesta also topped December sales to round out the figures for 2018, while the Polo ranked in second place for the final month of the year.

The Volkswagen Golf was the second most popular choice overall for UK drivers, selling almost 65,000 models in 2018.

The best-selling new cars from 2018
The Volkswagen Golf was the second most popular new car in the UK

Despite being slightly more expensive than the Fiesta, the Golf is a great all-round vehicle for families and young professionals.

Another small car – the Vauxhall Corsa – was an attractive option for motorists and it’s easy to see why.

The practical vehicle has an attractive £10,735 price-tag  and is just as cheap to run.

Families looking for a big extra room turned to the Nissan Qashqai last year, which sold close to 51,000 models.

But it wasn’t the only SUV which made the list.

The Vauxchall Corsa was bought by 52,915 Brits last year
The Nissan Qashqai was the most popular SUV


The Ford Kuga and Kia Sportage were favourites when it came time to buy a new car, selling 40,398 and 35,567, respectively.

The Volkswagen Polo and MINI also proved popilar, both selling close to 45,000 models.
Mercedes-Benz’s luxury A-Class hatchback came in eight place for the year, selling 43,527 models.


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