2009 Full Year Top Ten Best-Selling Cars in Britain

The Ford Fiesta dethroned the Focus to top the list of the ten top-selling car models in Great Britain (UK) in 2009 followed by the Vauxhall Corsa, Astra, and Volkswagen Golf.

In 2009, the Ford Fiesta became Britain’s favorite car by replacing the Ford Focus as the best-selling car model in Great Britain. The Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Astra, and Volkswagen Golf followed on the list of the most registered new passenger vehicle in the UK in 2009. The Ford Fiesta was the only top seller to have increased the number of cars sold in Britain in 2009. The British auto market declined by 6.4% to 1,994,999 new vehicle registrations in 2009.

Top Ten Best-Selling Cars in Great Britain in 2009

The list of the top ten most popular cars in the United Kingdom in 2009 according to car sales statistics published by the SMMT was:

Car Model … Number of Vehicles Sold in the UK in 2009

  1. Ford Fiesta … 117,296
  2. Ford Focus … 93,517
  3. Vauxhall Corsa … 84,478
  4. Vauxhall Astra … 67,729
  5. Volkswagen (VW) Golf … 57,187
  6. Peugeot 207 … 48,037
  7. Mini … 39,866
  8. BMW 3 Series … 39,029
  9. Vauxhall Insignia … 36,040
  10. Ford Mondeo … 34,418

Changes in the Top Ten Best-Selling Cars Lists in Britain

The composition of the list of the top ten most popular car models in the UK remained mostly the same as in 2008. The Mini entered the top-ten list at the expense of the Vauxhall Zafira. The Vauxhall Insignia replaced the discontinued Vauxhall Vectra.

The Ford Fiesta finally dethroned the Ford Focus as Britain’s favorite ca. The Focus topped the British best-seller list for ten years. The Ford Fiesta was the third most popular car model in Britain in 2008 and the only top seller to actually managed to increase the number of cars sold in 2009 compared to the previous year.

Vauxhall’s Corsa slipped one position to third in 2009. The Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf, and Peugeot 207 kept their previous positions despite selling fewer cars overall.

The Mini entered the British top ten best-selling cars list at position seven, while the BMW 3 Series slipped a position to eighth. The new Vauxhall Insignia entered the statistics at ninth, one place better than the Vauxhall Vectra model that the Insignia replaced. The Ford Mondeo slipped two places to tenth.

Ford and Vauxhall were the most popular car manufacturers in the UK in 2009.