2018 most popular cars bought in the UK

By Chris Norman
on November 28, 2018 11:40:46 AM GMT

2018 most popular cars bought in the UK

By Chris Norman
on November 28, 2018 11:40:46 AM GMT

With 2018 nearly coming to a close we take a look at the most popular car models bought within the UK this year.

Car manufacturer Ford dominate the list for another year running. Ford’s ongoing success has allowed them to secure the top spot for a second year running. They have also managed to get another two models into the top ten.

According to Autoexpress.co.uk the Ford Fiesta is still the UK’s most popular choice by selling nearly 90,000 cars this year alone. The Fiesta was also top of the 2017 chart selling 94,533 cars.

Volkswagen had two cars in the list with the Golf being the 2nd most popular car bought with over 55,000 cars sold. The Polo sold under 40,000 vehicles meaning it comes in at an impressive 6th place. Only Ford and Volkswagen managed to get more than one model in the top 10.

Other Ford models made the top ten with the Focus coming in 5th and the Kuga appearing at 8th place.



  1. Ford Fiesta                        84,980

  2. Volkswagen Golf            55,927

  3. Vauxhall Corsa                 46,057

  4. Nissan Qashqai                44,742

  5. Ford Focus                        43,505

  6. Volkswagen Polo            37,106

  7. MINI                                  37,084

  8. Ford Kuga                          35,327

  9. Mercedes-Benz A-class    34,139

  10. Kia Sportage                      31,338

Compared to the 2017 figures it shows that the Vauxhall Astra has dropped out of the top ten most popular cars.

Mercedes Benz also took a hit with the C class dropping out after being 9th last year.

2017 most popular cars 

  1. Ford Fiesta                        94,533

  2. Volkswagen Golf              74,605

  3. Ford Focus                         69,903

  4. Nissan Qashqai                 64,216

  5. Vauxhall Corsa                 52,772

  6. Vauxhall Astra                  49,370

  7. Volkswagen Polo              47,855

  8. MINI                                    47,669

  9. Mercedes-Benz C Class    45,912

  10. Mercedes-Benz A Class    43,717


In 2016, 2.69 million cars were sold in the UK. It appears Ford still lead the way with their models and is still the most popular choice for drivers in the UK.

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