Ford Fiesta starts 2013 as it means to go on

Time 9:12 am, February 6, 2013

d10f6485-a4d4-47e5-a158-e1474ccbca29THE Ford Fiesta has started the year as it means to go on, claiming the number one spot in the January sales charts.

Just over 7,900 Fiestas were sold by dealers during the month, while its bigger brother, the Focus, took second with 5,794 units registered.

Vauxhall duo, the Astra and Corsa, took third and fourth places respectively with 5,462 and 5,178 cars units registered, while Nissan’s British-built Qashqai took a very impressive fifth place with 4,280 cars sold.

Volkswagen’s Golf claimed fifth with 3,335 units, while Peugeot shifted 2,959 208s in January. The Volkswagen Polo finished in ninth after dealers sold 2,885 units of the German supermini, while the Qashqai’s cousin, the Nissan Juke, took ninth with 2,522.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class rounded-out the top ten best-selling cars in January. With 2,356 cars sold in the month, it represented the only premium D-segment car in the standings, beating the normally popular BMW 3 Series.


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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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