Exploring The Top 5 Selling Cars Of 2009
If you’re currently in the process of looking for a new car to buy and aren’t too sure what you should go for, before you spend hours and hours trawling the internet for information on different models, take a look at the following list.
Each of these cars are so popular amongst the general public that they sold enough models throughout 2009 to make them the top 5 selling cars of last year.
1. Ford Fiesta – the new range of Fords were a massive success in 2009, with the Fiesta in particular standing out, shown by the fact it was the only new car last year to break into the 6 figure sales numbers, selling 117,296 – getting on for double the amount of one of it’s main competitors, the Vauxhall Astra.
It’s expected that Ford will be ecstatic with this result, as Fiestas are no longer the cheap cars that they once were, yet they’re still selling extremely well, showing that a mixture of brand loyalty and keeping up with the times really does pay off.
2. Ford Focus – one of the best selling cars in the UK for years, there were 93,517 Ford Focus sales throughout the year and helped Ford to dominate the larger top 10 list, as the Ford Mondeo came in at tenth place.
Available in a range of different styles and trims to suit everyone from the small family to the racing aficionado, Ford have got it absolutely spot on with the Focus.
3. Vauxhall Corsa – selling in one of the most competitive car niches (now known as the supermini area), the Vauxhall Corsa outshone most of its rivals and saw almost 20,000 more sales than it’s bigger brother, the Vauxhall Astra, with 84,478 new models being sold throughout 2009.
What makes the Corsa’s positioning in this list so great is that almost every other car it was competing against was a newer, fresher model.
4. Vauxhall Astra – a constant high performer in the UK, 2009 sales (which totalled 67,729) were boosted by 2 significant aspects.
Firstly, along with the brand new Insignia, Vauxhall released an updated, sleeker and altogether more stylish Astra in September. Receiving a lot of interest before it went on sale, people were eager to get their hands on one when it was released.
Secondly, as a result of the new Astra model being released, people wanting to purchase the older model could receive a substantial discount, often being able to take several thousands of pounds off the list price.
5. VW Golf – when the Golf first debuted in VW dealers in 1974, it was available in the standard ‘box-shape’ of the era with a range of different engine sizes, with the largest being a 1.8 litre petrol.
Fast forward to 2009 and you can walk into VW dealers and purchase a Golf that is a lot more aesthetically pleasing and has engine options such as a 2.5 litre straight 5 and a 2 litre TDI.
And with 57,189 sales in 2009, it shows that by listening to consumers and giving them what they want, you can create not only a fantastic car, but one that is loved by many.
Jardine Motors Group UK operates a large portfolio of specialist franchises of the world’s most prestigious marques, including VW dealers.