Figures have not long been released by SMMT showing the top ten best selling new car’s for August 2012.
So is your new car in the top ten?
- Ford Fiesta
- Ford Focus
- Vauxhall Corsa
- Volkswagen Golf
- Vauxhall Astra
- Volkswagen Polo
- Audi A3
- Nissan Qashqai
- Vauxhall Zafria
- BMW 1 Series
So what can we learn from the top ten new car list
- The new car market rose by 0.1 % in August. Although is is slightly down from previous months growth figures is it still exceptionally good news for the motor industry as a whole.
- The new 62 plate is predicted to see more than 330,000 registrations of new cars and vehicles.
- At last Uk built new cars sales rose by 9.4 % which is an encouraging 11.9 % year to date.
There where no other big new car shocks and not surprisingly our on going love affair with Ford Vauxhall and all things German continues.
This does however beg the question that with such strong new comer’s into the new car market such as KIA and Hyundai how log will the old favorites such as Vauxhall, ford and the Volkswagen Group be able to hold on to the top positions.
We talk to customers day in and day out who have bought vehicles from 10 year old ford Ka’s to brand new Audi R8’s and Ferrari’s and one message is clear. When we are thinking about buying a new car we now not only want the right brand the right specifiaction and model but we now what the right overall package .
Weather we get it or not we all want to feel as though we have got real value for money and service. After all buying a new car is never in expensive and for most of us it will be the second largest investment we make after our homes.
So with ever lengthening warranty periods and fantastic low rate in and in some case heavily subsidized finance packages it will be interesting to see what new car manufacturers do to stay one step ahead.