The figures are in from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders on the best-selling cars of January 2013, and the good news is that car sales for 2013 are already on the up! There was an 11.5% increase in car sales in January, which means that 143,643 units were sold in total, but what were the biggest sellers? Here we guide you through the top five:
Number 5: The Hyundai Qashqai
Selling 4,280 units last month the Hyundai Qasqai is in at number five in the best selling cars of January 2013. This 4×4 is no longer being manufactured and sold by Hyundai, however it is still extremely popular on the second hand market due to its low price and large amount of features that come as standard, such as Bluetooth, electric mirrors and a trip computer.
Number 4: The Vauxhall Corsa
Selling almost one thousand more units than the Hyundai Qasqui, the Vauxhall Corsa is a popular vehicle that sold extremely well in 2012 and looks like it will also do well in 2013. The Corsa’s slogan is ‘put the fun back into driving’ and we can see why. Each of the models in the range is available in a variety of colours and the interior has a sporty design, and for just £9,495 it’s affordable too.
Number 3: The Vauxhall Astra
With only a few more sales than it’s younger sibling, the Vauxhall Astra managed to sell 5,462 units last month. A bit more costly than the Corsa, the Astra starts at £12,995, however it does have a more professional feel. Not only that, the Astra is larger and comes with a sleek black interior, meaning that it is perfect for those looking for a car that is fun yet functional.
Number 2: The Ford Focus
Scraping in at number 2 is the Ford Focus with 5,794 sales. Starting at £13,995 and going up to £25,495 this car is slightly more expensive than the others, however it does come with a range of features and is known for its well thought out design. For instance, all the vehicles in the range come with Intelligent Protection System that ensures the safety of the driver and the passengers throughout every journey.
Number 1: The Ford Fiesta
Leaping ahead in the sales and coming in at number one is the Ford Fiesta which sold a massive 7,906 units in January. Slightly smaller and quite a bit cheaper than its Focus counterpart, the Ford Fiesta starts at £9,795, and as Ford says: “combines contemporary style, with state-of-the art technology.” Not only that but it has great fuel efficiency meaning you can achieve an impressive 65.7 miles per gallon.
From these figures we can see a growing trend in people buying vehicles that are affordable, reliable, technologically advanced, cheap to insure, and just a little bit fun! If you are thinking of buying a new car soon make sure you check the cost of car insurance first, and enjoy your new purchase knowing if anything happens you are covered.