FORD was once again the clear winner in October’s new car registration figures with the Fiesta taking top honours.
6,024 Fiestas were registered last month, with 91,965 units sold in the year-to-date.
However, October’s poor sales figures are evident with the Fiesta. In September, more than 19,000 Fiestas were registered – almost 13,000 more compared to October.
In a surprising second place was the Volkswagen Golf which clocked up 5,230 registrations in October, followed by Vauxhall’s Astra with 4,472.
In the overall year-to-date figures, the Astra and Corsa hold second and third places with 70,576 and 68,970 registrations respectively.
BMW’s 1 Series crept into the top 10 in September pushing the 3 Series out. However, October saw normal service resumed with the 3 Series sitting in fourth place with 3,955 sales, and the 1 Series failing to reach the top 10.
Family Favourite, Ford’s Focus, managed fifth closely followed by the Vauxhall Insignia, and Vauxhall’s Corsa dropped from 2nd in September to 7th in October.
Nissan’s Qashqai beats the Mini and the Renault Clio; the two small cars managed an identical number of registrations – 2,786 to be exact – and rounded off the top 10.
New car registrations October 2010
1 Ford Fiesta
2 Volkswagen Golf
3 Vauxhall Astra
4 BMW 3 Series
5 Ford Focus
6 Vauxhall Insignia
7 Vauxhall Corsa
8 Nissan Qashqai
10 Renault Clio
by JAMES BATCHELOR