Best selling cars of 2019

There you have it. Another year has come to a close, and with it we move onwards into a brand new decade. What the future holds for the UK automotive industry, only time will tell, but for now we can take a look back at 2019. It wasn’t a stellar year for the automotive industry, with new car sales hitting a six-year low in 2019, but there were some cars that still proved popular with buyers.


So, here’s a breakdown of the ten most popular new cars in the UK from 2019…


1 – Ford Fiesta

77,833 registrations

The Fiesta has stormed to the number one spot with almost 20,000 more new registrations than the vehicle in second place!


2 – Volkswagen Golf

58,994 registrations

2019 followed suit for VW, with the Golf coming in second place for the third year in a row.


3 – Ford Focus

56,619  registrations

Ford almost occupied both the number one and two spots, with the Focus sitting pretty in second place for a large chunk of the year. However, a late surge in Golf sales led to the Focus slipping down to third. 


4 – Vauxhall Corsa

54,239 registrations

With a brand new Corsa due for release in 2020, it’s no surprise that 2019 saw the model slip out of the top three down to fourth in the list.



5 – Mercedes-Benz A-Class

53,724 registrations

Fifth overall, but the number one premium vehicle in the UK, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class comfortably outsold the BMW 1 Series and the Audi A3.


6 – Nissan Qashqai

52,532 registrations

The six and seven spots are taken up by SUVs, and the most popular SUV in the UK last year was the Nissan Qashqai, selling 10,000 more than the Ford Kuga. 



7 – Ford Kuga

41,671 registrations

And in seventh place is the Ford Kuga, a car that sold well throughout December and may surprise some with its place on this list.


8 – MINI

41,188 registrations

7,000 more MINIs were sold in 2019 compared to the previous year, yet the car still slipped down a place in the ranking from seventh to eighth. 



9 – Volkswagen Polo

37,453 registrations

And the car that has fallen the furthest in the top 10 is the VW Polo. 2018 saw this car sit high up in sixth place, and it’s now the ninth most popular vehicle in the UK.


10 – Kia Sportage

34,502 registrations

The Sportage remains in the top 10 taking up the final spot in the list for the second year running.