Published: 09 Nov 2018

Ford Fiesta named best-selling car

The latest Ford Fiesta has been named as the best-selling car in the UK this year. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) show that 5,564 models were sold during October 2018 bring year to date sales of 84,980 units.

With sales of nearly 1,800 more than the second place Volkswagen Golf in October, the Ford Fiesta continues to be the UK’s favourite car.

Test drive the latest Ford Fiesta today

October 2018 best-selling UK cars

  • Ford Fiesta – 5,564 sales
  • Volkswagen Golf – 3,765
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class – 3,339
  • Volkswagen Tiguan- 3,297
  • Mini – 3,208
  • Ford Kuga – 2,847
  • Nissan Qashqai – 2,799
  • BMW 3 Series – 2,773


2018 best-selling UK cars

  • Ford Fiesta – 84,980 sales
  • Volkswagen Golf – 55,927
  • Vauxhall Corsa – 46,057
  • Nissan Qashqai – 44,742
  • Ford Focus – 43,505
  • Volkswagen Polo – 37,106
  • Mini – 37,084
  • Ford Kuga – 35,327
  • Mercedes A-Class – 35,139
  • Kia Sportage – 31,339


Auto Express Supermini of the year

Leading motoring publication Auto Express named the latest generation of the Ford Fiesta as it’s Supermini of the Year 2018. Commenting that “you can easily see why it’s been Britain’s best-selling car for a decade”, it was complimented for blending affordability with practicality and driving dynamics. Highlighting the 1.0l 99bhp engine it added, “it was complemented as punchy, delivers all the performance you’d need and matches this with economy”.

Ford Fiesta Zetec - Auto Express choice

Auto Express opted for the Ford Fiesta 1.0l EcoBoost 100 Zetec 5dr as the edition of its choice. The leading motoring publication added “you still get plenty of kit. Smartphone connections provide nav, or you can upgrade to the larger built-in system if you’d prefer. We’d opt for the 99bhp 1.0 EcoBoost engine; it’s refined and powerful enough to make the Fiesta genuinely enjoyable on the right road”.

Test drive the Ford Fiesta today

Discover the latest Ford Fiesta today at Lookers, the new name for Jennings. For further information call 0333 414 9750 and speak directly to a Ford specialist. Alternatively, visit a dealership in Middlesbrough, Stockton or Gateshead.

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