How the 'old reliables' are still the top sellers despite big increase in Crossovers and SUVs
We may be witnessing the great crossover/SUV revolution but we're still buying the 'old reliables' in huge numbers.
Of the top 10 selling cars in the country last year, seven were either hatchback, saloon or estate. Three of the 10 fall into the category of SUV or Crossover.
As you'd expect, the big names dominate with Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen accounting for six (three each) of the top 10, according to SIMI figures.
That leaves the other four slots to Hyundai, Nissan, Skoda and KIA.
The best-selling models were: the Hyundai Tucson (crossover/SUV), Volkswagen Golf (hatchack), Ford Focus (hatchback, saloon, estate), Skoda Octavia (hatchback, estate), Nissan Qashqai (crossover/SUV), Ford Fiesta (hatchback), Toyota Corolla (saloon), Toyota Yaris (hatchback), Volkswagen Passat (saloon, estate), KIA Sportage (crossover/SUV).
With Toyota, Hyundai, Volkswagen Ford and Nissan occupying the top five best-selling new-car slots the others making the top 10 were Skoda, Renault, Opel, KIA, Audi.
Meanwhile, the 10 most popular used imports were the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Passat, Audi A4, Opel Insignia, Nissan Qashqai, Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Opel Astra and Ford Mondeo.