Volvo’s XC40 was carwow’s top-selling car for July 2020, the platform has revealed as it announced overall new vehicle sales went up by 10.43 per cent for the month.
Its sales figures for July foreshadow the SMMT’s data for the month, due to be released at 9am today (Aug 5) and which are expected to show a rise of 11 per cent, as revealed by Car Dealer on Monday after it saw preliminary figures.
Second favourite car during the month was the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, followed in turn by the Skoda Kodiaq, VW Polo, Nissan Qashqai, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Range Rover Evoque, Ford Kuga, VW Golf and VW Tiguan.
Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is proving to be carwow’s best-selling car so far this year.
Total carwow sales for the past 12 months were down by 19.73 per cent, caused by the national lockdown from March to June.
It added that sales figures for AFVs remained low compared with traditionally fuelled vehicles, but they grew by 52.6 per cent year on year in July, with petrol plug-in hybrids seeing a 74 per cent increase and diesel plug-in hybrids up by 55 per cent.
Carwow said July’s sales rise painted an optimistic picture for dealers, with CEO James Hind commenting: ‘It is still early days in terms of predicting if and how a market recovery will unfold, but our figures offer some respite for dealers adapting to the new world.
‘This is particularly encouraging as the countdown to the September plate-change begins in earnest.
‘Greater numbers of consumers are now choosing to buy online, confident in navigating the digital journey to find their next purchase and secure the deal.
‘This is great news for dealers and buyers alike. Dealers benefit from genuine leads from people intent on buying, not simply window shopping. Consumers benefit from choosing a dealer who offers a product and price that meet their criteria, whilst delivering a service that has their very best interests at heart, crucial at this precarious time.’
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