What Was The Best-Selling Car Of 2020?

Wed 6th Jan 2021

Though the pandemic enforced lockdown put a severe dent into motor sales across the United Kingdom, it failed to stop the usual suspects from topping the sales charts?

In a year where luxury brands such as Bentley boasted record sales, it was a slightly more modest boast from the recognisable brands on the country’s highways.

For the 12th successive year, Britain’s most popular car in terms of sales was the Ford Fiesta, with more than 49,000 sold, and that strong performance helped Ford achieve the title of most popular brand for the 44th year in succession.

Ford saw three cars achieve best-selling top ten sales, with the Focus (39,372) and Puma (26,294) also featuring. Vauxhall’s Corsa was second on the list, with sales of 46,439, proving that the smaller car was more popular than ever. The Volkswagen Golf was third on the list.

“I want to thank our customers for continuing to show their confidence and trust in the Ford brand in what was an unprecedented difficult year,” said Lisa Brankin, managing director of Ford of Britain and Ireland.

“The new lockdown measures announced earlier this week mean there will be a slow start to the much-needed recovery in the new vehicle sales market as we begin 2021, though thankfully the UK-EU and UK-Turkey trade agreements signed just ahead of the new year have avoided an even worse potential situation. We hope that the current circumstances will have changed enough by the all-important March sales month to help give the industry the kick-start it needs."