UK car market declines for third consecutive yearJanuary 9, 2020
Most often, the British preferred the American brand Ford.
Experts from the analytics and statistics agency shared data on new car sales in the UK for the end of 2019. In the last month of the outgoing year, 148 997 new cars were sold in the territory of this country, which is 3.4% better than in December 2018. In total, according to the results of last year, official dealers in the UK were able to sell 2.31 million new cars – this result is 2.4% less than in 2018. The British market for new cars has been declining for the third year in a row. Due to new environmental standards, diesel car sales decreased by 21.8%. Sales of gasoline cars grew by 2.2%, and the demand for hybrid cars increased the most – plus 17%.
The most popular brand in the UK in the past year was the American Ford, and among the models Ford Fiesta was the most in demand – 77,833 cars sold.
In second place is the Volkswagen Golf, which sold 58,994 copies. One more Ford representative closes the TOP-3 – the Focus model, which in 2019 the British dealers managed to sell 56,619 times. The fourth position is occupied by Vauxhall Corsa, which was chosen by 54,239 Britons, and the TOP-5 is complemented by the compact Mercedes-Benz A-Class with a result of 53,724 units.
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