VW Golf the UK’s most sought after car in 2018
Auto Trader has revealed the top 10 most searched for cars on its platform in 2018. The BMW 3 Series, which has held onto the top spot since 2010, was finally beaten last year by the Volkswagen Golf.
The online car marketplace revealed that the total number of searches for the VW Golf has surpassed those for the BMW 3 Series every month since December 2017. Data from the website shows that between January and November 2018, the VW Golf was searched for more than 42 million times. There were almost 40 million searches for the BMW 3 Series in the same period.
Both the VW Golf and the BMW 3 Series, which were launched 45 and 44 years ago respectively, have a new model due to be released in the next year.
After a long reign as the UK’s most searched-for car, the BMW 3 Series finally surrenders to the Volkswagen Golf in 2018.
– Auto Trader
After a long reign as the UK’s most searched-for car, the BMW 3 Series finally surrenders to the Volkswagen Golf in 2018
- Volkswagen Golf
- BMW 3 Series
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
- Ford Focus
- BMW 1 Series
- Ford Fiesta
- BMW 5 Series
- Audi A3
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The Volkswagen Golf- Image courtesy of VW
An Auto Trader spokesperson said: “After a long reign as the UK’s most searched-for car, the BMW 3 Series finally surrenders to the Volkswagen Golf in 2018. But with both of these brands releasing newer models in 2019, the battle for the title of Britain’s most popular car is far from over.”
The spokesperson added that the list is dominated by premium models as they have become more accessible through finance options for both new and used cars. “Yet despite this trend, the search results highlight how the Ford Focus and Fiesta continue to be hugely popular for mass car buyers every single year.
“With new models and more EV versions launching next year, it will be interesting to see how much more choice of electric and hybrid vehicles might affect searches at mass level, to show a significant sign that more UK car buyers might be tempted to make the move to electric.”