1 in 7 new cars registered UK-built

October 10, 2013

One in seven new cars registered in September are UK-built, the top three being UK manufacturers. The Ford Fiesta continues to be the UK’s best seller with 20,629 registered last month, this was followed by the Vauxhall Corsa with approximately 14,464 and the Ford Focus was in third place with 14,295 registered. The Ford Fiesta has held the title of the overall UK best seller since 2009, it was also Europe’s top selling small car last year with one purchased on average every two minutes. The four millionth Fiesta was sold back in July this year and today it outsells its nearest retail competitor by more than two to one.

The recent recovery in the new car market will be due to the fact that most motorists are now in the market for cars that are cheap to run. The average 2013 new car Co2 emissions are approximately 128.6g/km and the average fuel economy around 55mpg.

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