Ford Cars are the Top Two Best Selling Cars in 2011

Posted: February 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: truck, vehicle | No Comments »

The latest SMMT figures show a stable start to 2012, new car sales saw a slight increase last month. Most importantly there was a 2.7% increase in private registrations over January 2011, hitting 128,853. Private registrations have been lagging recently, with the new car market most significantly boosted by fleet sales.
41.1% of new registrations were to private buyers, with the remainder made up of fleet and business registrations. More than half of all cars sold were powered by diesel (53.7%), and a further 1.6% were alternative fuel vehicles, powere by electricity or hybrid powertrains.

The new car market is expected to remain stable throughout 2012.

Which cars were the best sellers of 2011? The Ford Fiesta, which was the most popular car of 2011, continues as the bestseller for January 2012, with its larger stablemate the Ford Focus taking second place.

"2012 is set to be an exciting year with record numbers of new models coming to market filled with innovative technology that will save the motorist fuel, enhance comfort and further increase levels of safety and security. However, to maintain market stability, government must act decisively and deliver much needed confidence to businesses and consumers."

Original article – This is Money

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