Are you looking for a new car in 2014? The year might be just a quarter old, but it’s already seen some of the highest car sales figures in over a decade as the motoring trade enjoys a rise in business. Whatever you choose is subjective, dictated by preference of make, model, size, fuel economy and, above all else, budget – but let’s take a look at the ten bestselling cars of the year so far, according to a recent report on Auto Express.
1. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is the number one bestselling car of 2014 to date, with 39,240 registrations this year. One of its biggest selling points is its economical design, and it’s also a great car to drive. It’s worth noting there are a few variations of this model with the hatch Fiesta ST being one of the hottest on the market. Consistently popular, part of the Fiesta’s appeal is that it’s widely available, stocked at dealerships such as Jennings Motor Group and many others nationwide.
2. Ford Focus
It seems 2014 is the year for Ford with the Focus coming in a firm second. There have been 24,759 new registrations for this model so far. Families are a particular fan of this vehicle due to its low running costs and excellent space capabilities. Of course, it also helps that the car has an extremely stylish design.
3. Vauxhall Corsa
It may have been around for a while, but the popularity of the Corsa isn’t going away anytime soon. With 23,839 new registrations, this stylish model is available on great financing deals. Fans of the car will be pleased to know there’s soon going to be an updated model hitting the showrooms.
4. Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf has seen 19,160 new registrations this year. This hatchback has the space inside to serve as a family car, though it retains a super classy image and is perhaps perceived as being a more superior performer than many of its rivals.
5. Vauxhall Astra
A long-established favourite with UK buyers, the Vauxhall Astra is still drawing in the crowds with 17,465 registrations so far. It’s the Focus’s main rival and considered to be a very comfortable and affordable family car.
6. Volkswagen Polo
Another one for Volkswagen, the Polo is just like a junior Golf. It has all of the great features of the Golf only in a much smaller package. There have been 13,631 new registrations for this super mini car in 2014.
7. Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai was awarded the WhatCar? Car of the Year Award and it isn’t hard to see why. It boasts some pretty impressive features such as its 360 degree parking camera and Intelligent Park Assist. If you have trouble with your parallel parking then this is the car for you.
8. Fiat 500
If you’re looking for something a little different, the Fiat 500 is the car for you. There have been 11,685 new registrations for this model this year and it’s the unusual design that tends to draw people in.
9. Audi A3
Audi have delivered continuously stylish and innovative cars onto the market and one that has stuck is the A3. So far there have been 11,583 new registrations for this car and it’s not hard to see why. The car is pure muscle and it’s not going anywhere in terms of popularity. It’s a sleek, stylish and economical drive.
10. BMW 3 Series
BMW is one of the biggest names in the industry. Just like the Audi A3, the 3 series has seen 11,583 new registrations this year. It’s considered to be one of the best executive style cars available on the market.