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Car sales rose in 2014

New car sales rose in the UK last year, with 2.5m new cars leaving forecourts in 2014, a rise of nine per cent against 2013.

Volume is set to increase in 2015, too, though the rate of growth in the sector is expected to slow.

Predictably, the top seller was Ford’s highly-rated supermini, the Fiesta, which sold over 130,000 units. In second place, though by some distance, was the Focus which sold 85,000.

The UK’s love of the hatchback is underlined by the rest of the top ten – only Nissan’s two crossover models, the Qashqai and the Juke, offering a different body style.

Best sellers in 2014:

1 Ford Fiesta 131,254

2 Ford Focus 85,140

3 Vauxhall Corsa 81,783

4 Volkswagen Golf 73,880

5 Vauxhall Astra 59,689

6 Nissan Qashqai 49,909

7 Volkswagen Polo 48,004

8 Audi A3 45,581

9 Fiat 500 44,005

10 Nissan Juke 39,263

The newly-invigorated market is great news for the used car sector, too, with better value than ever before available on nearly-new and used vehicles. If you’re in the market for a used car or van, don’t forget to check out our stock list here.

Remember, if you’re in the market for a new car and want to trade in our old vehicle, we can help. Get an instant quote on our website – don’t forget we guarantee to beat any other written quote by £100.

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