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Nice surprise as new car sales up more than expected in 2014

Date: 11 February 2015   |   Author:


Despite falling registrations ahead of the mid-life facelift that went live at the beginning of 2015, the Ford Focus was again the most popular fleet model - but the rest of the podium looks different to last year, with the Vauxhall Astra slipping from second to fourth and passed by the VW Golf and Ford Fiesta, two models separated by just 51 units in favour of the Golf.

Moderate Mercedes C-class growth in the first full year of the new model saw it make the top 10 thanks to the Peugeot 208 and BMW 1-series falling away, while just ahead of it the BMW 3-series slipped two places behind the Audi A3 - the most popular premium brand model - and the Vauxhall Insignia.

Several models moved up by at least 10 places - the Seat Leon, Mercedes A-class, Renault Clio, Ford Kuga and Citroen C4 Picasso - while dropping by more than 10 spots were the Peugeot 208, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i30, Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz, Kia Ceed and Ford B-max.