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We run down the UK s favourite cars of 2014: here are the top 10 best-selling cars of the year

At Auto Express we test every new car that goes on sale in the UK but ultimately it’s you, the car buying public, who are the final arbitors of whether a car succeeds or fails. The top 10 best-selling cars in the UK in 2014 were all success stories in their own right. Scroll down the page for the official Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders list in full.

Of course, some small-volume cars, like sports cars or dedicated off-roaders, won’t sell as many units in a year as these ten top bestsellers do in a single month. They have different targets but it’s still all about sales in the end: each car maker obviously wants to sell as many of each model it makes as it possibly can.

Supercars, luxury saloons and large SUVs are missing from the top 10 – the buying public in the UK was clearly very fond of hatchbacks and superminis  in 2014. The spread of cars included a few other bodystyles, though.

With the usual superminis and family hatchbacks supplemented by a city car. crossover SUVs and a premium hatchback, the top 10 bestsellers reflect both the increasingly diversified product ranges offered by manufacturers and the UK public’s broadening tastes.

The top 10 best-selling cars in 2014

1. Ford Fiesta – 131,254  registrations in 2014

The leading car in the supermini segment, Ford’s Fiesta was also the top-selling car in the UK. Ford’s finest manages to tick the practicality and economy boxes that are so crucial for any small car but it’s also a blast to drive, whether you opt for the entry-level version or the Fiesta ST hot hatch.

Alongside the Fiesta, the Focus is the powerhouse of the Ford range. It’s big enough to cope with the demands of family life but sufficiently compact to keep running costs to a minimum. As we’ve come to expect from modern Fords, the driving experience is first class and the Focus is about to get a styling refresh that should enhance its appeal further.

The new Vauxhall Corsa  is the best yet, offering plenty of practicality, quality and low running costs without a high price tag. It’s the closest yet to the Fiesta in terms of driving enjoyment, too. That’s clearly a winning formula: it was the third-highest-selling car in 2014.

The Volkswagen Golf is a thoroughly impressive family hatchback. It has a high quality feel that none of its mainstream rivals can match and the potential to pinch sales from premium hatches in the class above. Brilliantly-judged suspension, high-tech turbocharged engines and that classy VW image all count in its favour.

Vauxhall’s long-time rival for the Ford Focus continues to hold its place in the sales charts. The Astra  is a big, comfortable car for the family hatch class with attractive styling that’s shown-off best by the coupe-like GTC versions.

We have the Qashqai  to thank for kick-starting the current crossover SUV boom. By taking compact 4×4 looks and high-riding practicality then marrying the to the polished driving dynamics of a conventional car, the Qashqai has proved a sales sensation for Nissan. The second-generation model launched in 2013.

The Polo  is, to all intents and purposes, the junior Golf and it mirrors the qualities of its big brother in the smaller supermini segment. Despite its compact dimensions, the Polo has that highly prized ‘big car feel’ in spades. It’s pricier than its direct rivals but that doesn’t seem to be deterring buyers.

The Audi A3  uses the same platform and many of the same engines as the Volkswagen Golf but flexes its premium brand muscles to command higher prices. It’s a tactic that’s clearly working, however, because the A3 has muscled its way into the top 10 best sellers in the country.

Fiat hasn’t been having the best of times recently but the 500 city car is a big, retro ray of light for the company. Such is the 500’s sales success that Fiat has expanded the family to include MPVs and hot Abarth versions. It might not be the most technically adept city car but people just love the way it looks.


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A closer look at the UK s best-selling new cars in 2015 so far

New car sales have fallen for the first time in three and a half years, although 2015 is still likely to beat 2014’s record-breaking figures. It was only a slight drop in sales though, as the best-selling cars still present attractive ownership prospects to potential buyers.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) let us see exactly how many cars were sold each month, and which models are selling particularly well. We’ve used them to put together this list with the full sales figures for the top 10 models for this year-to-date.

Many are attributing the drop in new car sales to the VW emissions scandal – which has certainly improved awareness of how much pollution diesel cars put out compared to official figures.

You’ll notice a lot of similarities in the top models: most new cars sold aren’t sports cars, large SUVs  or luxury saloons. Those models are produced in much smaller numbers than the compact family hatchbacks. superminis and crossovers that make up the bulk of car sales in Britain these days.

Scroll down this page to see the top 10 best-selling cars of 2015 so far, with full sales figures and some details on each model.

The top 10 best-selling cars in 2015

1. Ford Fiesta – 116,631 registrations in 2015

The Ford Fiesta has been topping the UK sales charts for a long time now – and it’s easy t see why. Whether you go for the entry-level model or the hot Fiesta ST model, it’s great fun to drive. It’s good value too, and is a practical and handsome supermini that will appeal to all sorts of buyers.

2. Vauxhall Corsa – 77,896 registrations in 2015

The new Vauxhall Corsa has started its life with very strong sales, thanks to low prices and a well-judged revamp. Despite looking similar to the old model, it’s better to drive and cheaper to run – buyers are clearly taking notice of the latest Vauxhall supermini.

3. Ford Focus – 73,966 registrations in 2015

With its fun handling, practical body style, efficient engines and revised looks, the new Ford Focus is a strong seller in the UK. It’s been a top model for Ford for many years and the new version looks set to continue that trend.

4. Volkswagen Golf – 64,257 registrations in 2015

The Volkswagen Golf  needs no introduction, really – it’s been around since the 1970s and the latest version is the best yet. It has an upmarket cabin and is comfortable on long journeys, with a huge range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from. It also has one of the most recognisable car names in the UK, which can’t hurt sales. What could, however, is the emissions scandal surrounding VW.

5. Nissan Qashqai – 54,259 registrations in 2015

The Nissan Qashqai is considered by many to be the first modern ‘crossover’, with SUV styling and hatchback running costs. It’s a great car for those needing a practical family runabout. The latest model launched in 2013, and it’s having a great year so far in 2015, making it into the top 10 best-selling cars this year-to-date.

6. Volkswagen Polo – 48,770 registrations in 2015

VW’s Polo  supermini is a more grown-up car than its main rival, the Ford Fiesta, offering better ride quality and refinement. It’s good on any type of journey and features a wide range of efficient engines, too.

7. Vauxhall Astra – 45,487 registrations in 2015

Vauxhall’s Ford Focus rival, the Astra. has been around for a while now – but that’s not hurting sales. It’s a handsome family hatchback, and with the low prices being offered by Vauxhall dealers the Astra has managed to make it into the top 10 best-selling cars 2015.

8. Audi A3 – 42,137 registrations in 2015

It might use many of the same parts as the VW Golf, being built on the same platform, but the Audi A3 features a few more upmarket options that bring the price up a bit. It’s a tactic that’s clearly working – buyers are flocking to the upmarket Audi and sending into the top 10 best-sellers.

9. MINI – 38,241 registrations in 2015

The MINI has clearly been a sales hit since it hit the roads last year. It’s now jumped into the top 10 and knocked the equally retro Fiat 500 out. It’s easy to see why it’s been so popular, too, with good looks, a great drive and an upmarket interior to match the badge.

10. Mercedes C-Class – 37,748 registrations in 2015

Have you ever owned one of the UK’s best-selling cars? Give us your view of it in the comments section below. Or take our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey.


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We run down the UK s favourite cars of 2014: here are the top 10 best-selling cars of the year

At Auto Express we test every new car that goes on sale in the UK but ultimately it’s you, the car buying public, who are the final arbitors of whether a car succeeds or fails. The top 10 best-selling cars in the UK in 2014 were all success stories in their own right. Scroll down the page for the official Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders list in full.

Of course, some small-volume cars, like sports cars or dedicated off-roaders, won’t sell as many units in a year as these ten top bestsellers do in a single month. They have different targets but it’s still all about sales in the end: each car maker obviously wants to sell as many of each model it makes as it possibly can.

Supercars, luxury saloons and large SUVs are missing from the top 10 – the buying public in the UK was clearly very fond of hatchbacks and superminis  in 2014. The spread of cars included a few other bodystyles, though.

With the usual superminis and family hatchbacks supplemented by a city car. crossover SUVs and a premium hatchback, the top 10 bestsellers reflect both the increasingly diversified product ranges offered by manufacturers and the UK public’s broadening tastes.

The top 10 best-selling cars in 2014

1. Ford Fiesta – 131,254  registrations in 2014

The leading car in the supermini segment, Ford’s Fiesta was also the top-selling car in the UK. Ford’s finest manages to tick the practicality and economy boxes that are so crucial for any small car but it’s also a blast to drive, whether you opt for the entry-level version or the Fiesta ST hot hatch.

Alongside the Fiesta, the Focus is the powerhouse of the Ford range. It’s big enough to cope with the demands of family life but sufficiently compact to keep running costs to a minimum. As we’ve come to expect from modern Fords, the driving experience is first class and the Focus is about to get a styling refresh that should enhance its appeal further.

The new Vauxhall Corsa  is the best yet, offering plenty of practicality, quality and low running costs without a high price tag. It’s the closest yet to the Fiesta in terms of driving enjoyment, too. That’s clearly a winning formula: it was the third-highest-selling car in 2014.

The Volkswagen Golf is a thoroughly impressive family hatchback. It has a high quality feel that none of its mainstream rivals can match and the potential to pinch sales from premium hatches in the class above. Brilliantly-judged suspension, high-tech turbocharged engines and that classy VW image all count in its favour.

Vauxhall’s long-time rival for the Ford Focus continues to hold its place in the sales charts. The Astra  is a big, comfortable car for the family hatch class with attractive styling that’s shown-off best by the coupe-like GTC versions.

We have the Qashqai  to thank for kick-starting the current crossover SUV boom. By taking compact 4×4 looks and high-riding practicality then marrying the to the polished driving dynamics of a conventional car, the Qashqai has proved a sales sensation for Nissan. The second-generation model launched in 2013.

The Polo  is, to all intents and purposes, the junior Golf and it mirrors the qualities of its big brother in the smaller supermini segment. Despite its compact dimensions, the Polo has that highly prized ‘big car feel’ in spades. It’s pricier than its direct rivals but that doesn’t seem to be deterring buyers.

The Audi A3  uses the same platform and many of the same engines as the Volkswagen Golf but flexes its premium brand muscles to command higher prices. It’s a tactic that’s clearly working, however, because the A3 has muscled its way into the top 10 best sellers in the country.

Fiat hasn’t been having the best of times recently but the 500 city car is a big, retro ray of light for the company. Such is the 500’s sales success that Fiat has expanded the family to include MPVs and hot Abarth versions. It might not be the most technically adept city car but people just love the way it looks.


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A closer look at the UK s best-selling new cars in 2015 so far

New car sales have fallen for the first time in three and a half years, although 2015 is still likely to beat 2014’s record-breaking figures. It was only a slight drop in sales though, as the best-selling cars still present attractive ownership prospects to potential buyers.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) let us see exactly how many cars were sold each month, and which models are selling particularly well. We’ve used them to put together this list with the full sales figures for the top 10 models for this year-to-date.

Many are attributing the drop in new car sales to the VW emissions scandal – which has certainly improved awareness of how much pollution diesel cars put out compared to official figures.

You’ll notice a lot of similarities in the top models: most new cars sold aren’t sports cars, large SUVs  or luxury saloons. Those models are produced in much smaller numbers than the compact family hatchbacks. superminis and crossovers that make up the bulk of car sales in Britain these days.

Scroll down this page to see the top 10 best-selling cars of 2015 so far, with full sales figures and some details on each model.

The top 10 best-selling cars in 2015

1. Ford Fiesta – 116,631 registrations in 2015

The Ford Fiesta has been topping the UK sales charts for a long time now – and it’s easy t see why. Whether you go for the entry-level model or the hot Fiesta ST model, it’s great fun to drive. It’s good value too, and is a practical and handsome supermini that will appeal to all sorts of buyers.

2. Vauxhall Corsa – 77,896 registrations in 2015

The new Vauxhall Corsa has started its life with very strong sales, thanks to low prices and a well-judged revamp. Despite looking similar to the old model, it’s better to drive and cheaper to run – buyers are clearly taking notice of the latest Vauxhall supermini.

3. Ford Focus – 73,966 registrations in 2015

With its fun handling, practical body style, efficient engines and revised looks, the new Ford Focus is a strong seller in the UK. It’s been a top model for Ford for many years and the new version looks set to continue that trend.

4. Volkswagen Golf – 64,257 registrations in 2015

The Volkswagen Golf  needs no introduction, really – it’s been around since the 1970s and the latest version is the best yet. It has an upmarket cabin and is comfortable on long journeys, with a huge range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from. It also has one of the most recognisable car names in the UK, which can’t hurt sales. What could, however, is the emissions scandal surrounding VW.

5. Nissan Qashqai – 54,259 registrations in 2015

The Nissan Qashqai is considered by many to be the first modern ‘crossover’, with SUV styling and hatchback running costs. It’s a great car for those needing a practical family runabout. The latest model launched in 2013, and it’s having a great year so far in 2015, making it into the top 10 best-selling cars this year-to-date.

6. Volkswagen Polo – 48,770 registrations in 2015

VW’s Polo  supermini is a more grown-up car than its main rival, the Ford Fiesta, offering better ride quality and refinement. It’s good on any type of journey and features a wide range of efficient engines, too.

7. Vauxhall Astra – 45,487 registrations in 2015

Vauxhall’s Ford Focus rival, the Astra. has been around for a while now – but that’s not hurting sales. It’s a handsome family hatchback, and with the low prices being offered by Vauxhall dealers the Astra has managed to make it into the top 10 best-selling cars 2015.

8. Audi A3 – 42,137 registrations in 2015

It might use many of the same parts as the VW Golf, being built on the same platform, but the Audi A3 features a few more upmarket options that bring the price up a bit. It’s a tactic that’s clearly working – buyers are flocking to the upmarket Audi and sending into the top 10 best-sellers.

9. MINI – 38,241 registrations in 2015

The MINI has clearly been a sales hit since it hit the roads last year. It’s now jumped into the top 10 and knocked the equally retro Fiat 500 out. It’s easy to see why it’s been so popular, too, with good looks, a great drive and an upmarket interior to match the badge.

10. Mercedes C-Class – 37,748 registrations in 2015

Have you ever owned one of the UK’s best-selling cars? Give us your view of it in the comments section below. Or take our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey.


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Mass Appeal: Civic vs Corolla vs Cruze vs Elantra vs Focus vs Jetta vs Mazda3 vs Forte

Mass Appeal: Civic vs Corolla vs Cruze vs Elantra vs Focus vs Jetta vs Mazda3 vs Forte

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Corolla, Civic, Focus you know the names, but do you know the numbers? Last year, these three sold nearly 700,000 compact cars combined in the U.S. a staggering sum for a slowly recovering economy. This year, analysts expect sales for the entire segment to reach approximately 1.7 million, making it one of the most fiercely contested battlegrounds, and the ideal subject of our latest comparison test.

Since Japanese automakers defined this segment, we took their top-three-selling models (Toyota Corolla. the all-new ninth-generation Honda Civic. and Mazda3) and put them up against the top two from America (Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze) and Korea (Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte). We also included Germany s best-selling C-segment model, the Volkswagen Jetta .

Just what does it take to appeal to the masses in America?

Well, take a spin through the specs and note the many similarities. Each vehicle represents its brand s attempt to crack the C-segment code, so there is little variance when it comes to basic dimensions and standard features. For this test, we wanted to compare nicely equipped volume-sellers in the low $20,000 range, but not all the manufacturers were able to fulfill our requests. All eight vehicles had four-cylinder engines, automatic transmissions, front drive, alloy wheels, and stability control, but there was more variance than we d hoped for when it came to optional equipment. To help equalize these differences, we focused on the more practical attributes of each vehicle and balanced elements like value, efficiency, ride comfort, and styling against performance and driving pleasure.

In trying to be so many things to so many people, do some manufacturers lose their way? Indeed. So, with all respect due to Gang Starr, let s see who is losing the race for mass appeal

8th Place: TOYOTA COROLLA LE

How does the segment s best seller (and the best-selling nameplate in automobile history) land in last place? With a surprisingly unanimous thud. If any appliance makes the perfect argument for autonomous cars and light rail, this is it. Corolla has all the handling of a French car, but none of the charm, said Detroit editor Todd Lassa. It also lacks an auto-up driver s window, character, and fifth and sixth gears.

Indeed, the soon-to-be updated Corolla is well behind the curve in features, specs, and the data points we collect. It is the slowest car here, which is not surprising since it has the least power and torque. Yet, despite its light weight and paltry output, Corolla achieved only mid-pack fuel economy.

So how did Toyota manage to sell 266,082 Corollas last year? The same way McDonald s moved another 20 bazillion burgers: by stacking em high and selling em cheap. The C-segment is not about catering to gourmet tastes, but serving up simplicity, affordability, and familiarity. Corolla delivers all these and a surprisingly good ride. Not only is the car quite smooth on the freeway, but it s also fairly quiet, keeping road and wind noise at a minimum, noted associate editor Rory Jurnecka.

And then there are the factors we cannot consider in our test. Despite recent woes, Toyota maintains a strong customer loyalty based on a reputation for reliability and low operating costs. For many, these are enough reasons to pick the Corolla. But not for us.


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Posted Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 by Allen B. Ury

As the auto industry continues to struggle worldwide, it’s encouraging to note that car makers have hit more than their share of homeruns over the years. Here is a list of the top-selling cars (and trucks) of all time as compiled by Motor Trend magazine:

1958-Present

Est. Sales-to-Date: 14 million units

When introduced in 1958, the Impala was marketed as a high-end luxury car the middle-class car buyer could afford. Distinguished by its three pairs of taillights (most cars have only two), the Impala was originally designed as a very sporty two-door coupe, but has since evolved into a more mainstream four-door sedan. The Impala’s 1964 sales of 1,074,925 units stands as the all-time one-year automobile sales record, one that will probably never be beaten.

Est. Sales-to-Date: 14.1 million units

The car that basically “saved” Volkswagen when sales for its trademark Beetle plummeted in the late 1960s, the Passat is a mid-sized family car that was the company’s first venture in modern front-wheel drive as well as its first vehicle with a water-cooled engine. Developed partly from the Audi 80/Fox, the car has been marketed under various names, including Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat.

Est. Sales-to-Date: 15.8 million units

Sold in more world markets than any other automobile, the Accord dominated the market for Japanese cars sold in the U.S. between 1982 and 1997. It was also the first Japanese car built in the United States (1982), and is currently being produced for the growing Chinese market through a joint-venture headquartered in Guangzhou. The Accord has long been famous for its reliability, and to many consumers has come to symbolize the quality and efficiency of Japanese automobile manufacturing.

Est. Sales: 16.5 million units

Although little more than a quaint museum piece to many modern-day car enthusiasts, the Model T was unquestionably the most important and influential car of the 20th century. The first car to be mass-produced using the assembly line system, it was also the first automobile to be affordable to most middle-class Americans. The car that “put America on wheels,” its unparalleled success accelerated the demand for paved roads and highways that ultimately connected every city and town in North America.

The auto that, to many people, has come to symbolize the term “economy car,” the Honda Civic has been a top-seller for more than 35 years thanks to its powerful combination of high quality, low price, comfort and fuel efficiency. With a transverse-mounted engine and front wheel drive, the Civic has always offered above-average interior room for its relatively small size. In June 2008, with gas prices skyrocketing, the Civic pushed past the venerable Ford F-Series to become the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

5) Ford Escort (U.K.)

Produced by the company’s U.K. division, the Escort was Ford’s first “world car.” A sub-compact designed to accommodate the needs of gas-starved Brits and Continental Europeans, the sporty, affordable Escort became Britain’s best-selling car of the 1960s, with sales similarly robust in other foreign markets. With Japanese imports beginning to seriously impact American auto sales in the 1970s, Ford brought its Escort to the U.S.A. in 1981, where production continued until 2002.

Est. Sales: 2.3 million units

Conceived as a “People’s Car” by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931, the Volkswagen “Kafer” (“Beetle”) became a reality thanks to aggressive funding by Hitler’s Third Reich. Featuring a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, the car gained popularity throughout Europe during the post-War(does this need to be capitalized?) years thanks to a level of power, performance, comfort and durability unmatched by competing French and British compacts. Introduced to the U.S. market in the early 1960s, the VW “Bug” became synonymous with imported cars during this period, but initial consumer resistance was tempered by an extremely creative and effective marketing campaign. The Beetle continues to hold the record for the longest-running body type of all time.

Est. Sales-to-Date: 25.0 million units

The first successful replacement for its best-selling—but obsolete—Beetle, Volkswagen’s Golf initially came as a three-door hatchback, although five-door hatch versions ultimately joined the model’s line. First sold as the “Rabbit” in U.S. markets, the Golf has been a worldwide mainstay thanks to its above-average engineering, below-average price and reputation for dependability.

1948-Present

Est. Sales-to-Date: 30.0 million units

The only truck on our list, the F-Series is Ford Motor Co.’s full-sized pick-ups, the most popular of which is the F-150. Having gone through 12 generations, the F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States for 23 years and the best-selling truck for 31 years. It’s said that this single vehicle was, for many years, responsible for half of all of Ford’s profits.

The best-selling car of all-time, the Corolla offers a combination of style, price, performance and reliability that makes it popular worldwide. Manufactured in 16 different countries, the Corolla sells at a rate of one every 40 seconds. The car has gone through 10 major design changes, yet it remains the epitome of sub-compact style and engineering for tens of millions of customers across the globe.

If you have an interest in becoming a professional auto mechanic/technician, consider Automotive Technology training from WyoTech, one of America’s leading technical schools. For information on courses in automotive, motorcycle, diesel, collision/refinishing, marine and other specialties, contact WyoTech today !


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Posted Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 by Allen B. Ury

As the auto industry continues to struggle worldwide, it’s encouraging to note that car makers have hit more than their share of homeruns over the years. Here is a list of the top-selling cars (and trucks) of all time as compiled by Motor Trend magazine:

1958-Present

Est. Sales-to-Date: 14 million units

When introduced in 1958, the Impala was marketed as a high-end luxury car the middle-class car buyer could afford. Distinguished by its three pairs of taillights (most cars have only two), the Impala was originally designed as a very sporty two-door coupe, but has since evolved into a more mainstream four-door sedan. The Impala’s 1964 sales of 1,074,925 units stands as the all-time one-year automobile sales record, one that will probably never be beaten.

Est. Sales-to-Date: 14.1 million units

The car that basically “saved” Volkswagen when sales for its trademark Beetle plummeted in the late 1960s, the Passat is a mid-sized family car that was the company’s first venture in modern front-wheel drive as well as its first vehicle with a water-cooled engine. Developed partly from the Audi 80/Fox, the car has been marketed under various names, including Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat.

Est. Sales-to-Date: 15.8 million units

Sold in more world markets than any other automobile, the Accord dominated the market for Japanese cars sold in the U.S. between 1982 and 1997. It was also the first Japanese car built in the United States (1982), and is currently being produced for the growing Chinese market through a joint-venture headquartered in Guangzhou. The Accord has long been famous for its reliability, and to many consumers has come to symbolize the quality and efficiency of Japanese automobile manufacturing.

Est. Sales: 16.5 million units

Although little more than a quaint museum piece to many modern-day car enthusiasts, the Model T was unquestionably the most important and influential car of the 20th century. The first car to be mass-produced using the assembly line system, it was also the first automobile to be affordable to most middle-class Americans. The car that “put America on wheels,” its unparalleled success accelerated the demand for paved roads and highways that ultimately connected every city and town in North America.

The auto that, to many people, has come to symbolize the term “economy car,” the Honda Civic has been a top-seller for more than 35 years thanks to its powerful combination of high quality, low price, comfort and fuel efficiency. With a transverse-mounted engine and front wheel drive, the Civic has always offered above-average interior room for its relatively small size. In June 2008, with gas prices skyrocketing, the Civic pushed past the venerable Ford F-Series to become the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

5) Ford Escort (U.K.)

Produced by the company’s U.K. division, the Escort was Ford’s first “world car.” A sub-compact designed to accommodate the needs of gas-starved Brits and Continental Europeans, the sporty, affordable Escort became Britain’s best-selling car of the 1960s, with sales similarly robust in other foreign markets. With Japanese imports beginning to seriously impact American auto sales in the 1970s, Ford brought its Escort to the U.S.A. in 1981, where production continued until 2002.

Est. Sales: 2.3 million units

Conceived as a “People’s Car” by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931, the Volkswagen “Kafer” (“Beetle”) became a reality thanks to aggressive funding by Hitler’s Third Reich. Featuring a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, the car gained popularity throughout Europe during the post-War(does this need to be capitalized?) years thanks to a level of power, performance, comfort and durability unmatched by competing French and British compacts. Introduced to the U.S. market in the early 1960s, the VW “Bug” became synonymous with imported cars during this period, but initial consumer resistance was tempered by an extremely creative and effective marketing campaign. The Beetle continues to hold the record for the longest-running body type of all time.

Est. Sales-to-Date: 25.0 million units

The first successful replacement for its best-selling—but obsolete—Beetle, Volkswagen’s Golf initially came as a three-door hatchback, although five-door hatch versions ultimately joined the model’s line. First sold as the “Rabbit” in U.S. markets, the Golf has been a worldwide mainstay thanks to its above-average engineering, below-average price and reputation for dependability.

1948-Present

Est. Sales-to-Date: 30.0 million units

The only truck on our list, the F-Series is Ford Motor Co.’s full-sized pick-ups, the most popular of which is the F-150. Having gone through 12 generations, the F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States for 23 years and the best-selling truck for 31 years. It’s said that this single vehicle was, for many years, responsible for half of all of Ford’s profits.

The best-selling car of all-time, the Corolla offers a combination of style, price, performance and reliability that makes it popular worldwide. Manufactured in 16 different countries, the Corolla sells at a rate of one every 40 seconds. The car has gone through 10 major design changes, yet it remains the epitome of sub-compact style and engineering for tens of millions of customers across the globe.

If you have an interest in becoming a professional auto mechanic/technician, consider Automotive Technology training from WyoTech, one of America’s leading technical schools. For information on courses in automotive, motorcycle, diesel, collision/refinishing, marine and other specialties, contact WyoTech today !


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Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for 2010

01/07/2011 – By Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

Relative to 2009, 2010’s automotive sales figures showed slight improvement, up to roughly 11.5 million from 2009’s abysmal 10.4 million. The 10 models listed below are the ones that fared best in a year marked by slow recovery.

As the list shows, Americans still love trucks the Ford F-150 continues its reign as sales champion. The Honda CR-V was the best-selling crossover in the land and the placement of models like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu shows that family sedans are still very much in fashion with most buyers.

One thing to keep in mind is that our sales figures are more granular than those reported elsewhere instead of lumping all Ford F-Series sales into a single number, for example, we report separate numbers for the F-150, F-250, F-350 and F-450. As a result, our rankings may differ slightly from those published in other sources.

Numbers of units sold: 391,219

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  • Numbers of units sold: 282,530

  • Numbers of units sold: 252,882

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  • The Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of All Time #used #cars #and #trucks


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    Posted Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 by Allen B. Ury

    As the auto industry continues to struggle worldwide, it’s encouraging to note that car makers have hit more than their share of homeruns over the years. Here is a list of the top-selling cars (and trucks) of all time as compiled by Motor Trend magazine:

    1958-Present

    Est. Sales-to-Date: 14 million units

    When introduced in 1958, the Impala was marketed as a high-end luxury car the middle-class car buyer could afford. Distinguished by its three pairs of taillights (most cars have only two), the Impala was originally designed as a very sporty two-door coupe, but has since evolved into a more mainstream four-door sedan. The Impala’s 1964 sales of 1,074,925 units stands as the all-time one-year automobile sales record, one that will probably never be beaten.

    Est. Sales-to-Date: 14.1 million units

    The car that basically “saved” Volkswagen when sales for its trademark Beetle plummeted in the late 1960s, the Passat is a mid-sized family car that was the company’s first venture in modern front-wheel drive as well as its first vehicle with a water-cooled engine. Developed partly from the Audi 80/Fox, the car has been marketed under various names, including Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat.

    Est. Sales-to-Date: 15.8 million units

    Sold in more world markets than any other automobile, the Accord dominated the market for Japanese cars sold in the U.S. between 1982 and 1997. It was also the first Japanese car built in the United States (1982), and is currently being produced for the growing Chinese market through a joint-venture headquartered in Guangzhou. The Accord has long been famous for its reliability, and to many consumers has come to symbolize the quality and efficiency of Japanese automobile manufacturing.

    Est. Sales: 16.5 million units

    Although little more than a quaint museum piece to many modern-day car enthusiasts, the Model T was unquestionably the most important and influential car of the 20th century. The first car to be mass-produced using the assembly line system, it was also the first automobile to be affordable to most middle-class Americans. The car that “put America on wheels,” its unparalleled success accelerated the demand for paved roads and highways that ultimately connected every city and town in North America.

    The auto that, to many people, has come to symbolize the term “economy car,” the Honda Civic has been a top-seller for more than 35 years thanks to its powerful combination of high quality, low price, comfort and fuel efficiency. With a transverse-mounted engine and front wheel drive, the Civic has always offered above-average interior room for its relatively small size. In June 2008, with gas prices skyrocketing, the Civic pushed past the venerable Ford F-Series to become the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

    5) Ford Escort (U.K.)

    Produced by the company’s U.K. division, the Escort was Ford’s first “world car.” A sub-compact designed to accommodate the needs of gas-starved Brits and Continental Europeans, the sporty, affordable Escort became Britain’s best-selling car of the 1960s, with sales similarly robust in other foreign markets. With Japanese imports beginning to seriously impact American auto sales in the 1970s, Ford brought its Escort to the U.S.A. in 1981, where production continued until 2002.

    Est. Sales: 2.3 million units

    Conceived as a “People’s Car” by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931, the Volkswagen “Kafer” (“Beetle”) became a reality thanks to aggressive funding by Hitler’s Third Reich. Featuring a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, the car gained popularity throughout Europe during the post-War(does this need to be capitalized?) years thanks to a level of power, performance, comfort and durability unmatched by competing French and British compacts. Introduced to the U.S. market in the early 1960s, the VW “Bug” became synonymous with imported cars during this period, but initial consumer resistance was tempered by an extremely creative and effective marketing campaign. The Beetle continues to hold the record for the longest-running body type of all time.

    Est. Sales-to-Date: 25.0 million units

    The first successful replacement for its best-selling—but obsolete—Beetle, Volkswagen’s Golf initially came as a three-door hatchback, although five-door hatch versions ultimately joined the model’s line. First sold as the “Rabbit” in U.S. markets, the Golf has been a worldwide mainstay thanks to its above-average engineering, below-average price and reputation for dependability.

    1948-Present

    Est. Sales-to-Date: 30.0 million units

    The only truck on our list, the F-Series is Ford Motor Co.’s full-sized pick-ups, the most popular of which is the F-150. Having gone through 12 generations, the F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in the United States for 23 years and the best-selling truck for 31 years. It’s said that this single vehicle was, for many years, responsible for half of all of Ford’s profits.

    The best-selling car of all-time, the Corolla offers a combination of style, price, performance and reliability that makes it popular worldwide. Manufactured in 16 different countries, the Corolla sells at a rate of one every 40 seconds. The car has gone through 10 major design changes, yet it remains the epitome of sub-compact style and engineering for tens of millions of customers across the globe.

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    Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for 2010 #car #sales #jobs


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    Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for 2010

    01/07/2011 – By Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

    Relative to 2009, 2010’s automotive sales figures showed slight improvement, up to roughly 11.5 million from 2009’s abysmal 10.4 million. The 10 models listed below are the ones that fared best in a year marked by slow recovery.

    As the list shows, Americans still love trucks the Ford F-150 continues its reign as sales champion. The Honda CR-V was the best-selling crossover in the land and the placement of models like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu shows that family sedans are still very much in fashion with most buyers.

    One thing to keep in mind is that our sales figures are more granular than those reported elsewhere instead of lumping all Ford F-Series sales into a single number, for example, we report separate numbers for the F-150, F-250, F-350 and F-450. As a result, our rankings may differ slightly from those published in other sources.

    Numbers of units sold: 391,219

  • Numbers of units sold: 313,212

  • Numbers of units sold: 288,924

  • Numbers of units sold: 282,530

  • Numbers of units sold: 252,882

  • Numbers of units sold: 247,032

  • Numbers of units sold: 222,553

  • Numbers of units sold: 203,714

    Numbers of units sold: 198,403

  • Numbers of units sold: 198,365