Focus takes top slot among best sellers as Fiesta falls further down top 10

Time 10:13 am, August 4, 2017

THE Ford Focus shifted 5,251 units last month making it July’s best-selling new car, the SMMT said today.

Narrowly behind it in second place was the Volkswagen Golf, with 5,236 cars sold. Third was the Nissan Qashqai at 4,640.

The Ford Fiesta ranked fourth with 3,372, with the Volkswagen Polo snapping at its heels in fifth place at 3,227.

The remaining top 10 were the Kia Sportage (3,155), the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2,828), Vauxhall Corsa (2,819),  Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2,809) and Audi A3 (2,607).

The Focus’s Fiesta sibling really seems to be suffering. Having been the number one monthly best seller for many years now, it lost its crown to the Golf in June, when it sold 8,601 units against the Golf’s 8,808, indicating that Volkswagen really was managing to put the Dieselgate emissions scandal behind it.

Now the Fiesta’s monthly sales figure has tumbled by more than 60 per cent, seeing it drop two more places. However, this is likely due to the fact that buyers have been waiting for the new model to arrive in showrooms.

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