The UK's best-selling car in July was the new Vauxhall Corsa.
The best-selling car in July for the UK was the impressive, all-new Vauxhall Corsa.
With more than 5,450 models being sold, it follows a similar sales success in June to top the car sales charts for two straight months.
The figures have been provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), who highlight that new car registrations for July rose for the first time this year.
In total, there were nearly 175,000 new cars being registered, which is an 11.3% rise on 2019's figure for July.
This follows months of sales decline because of the coronavirus lockdown which led to car showrooms and factories being closed.
The sales figures highlight the pent-up demand that has built-up from consumers wanting to buy and lease new cars since the lockdown was imposed.
Indeed, July is the first time that car dealerships were allowed to open for a full month since they were closed in February.
The Vauxhall Corsa is the firm's fifth-generation of what has been a popular car.
It's now available with either efficient diesel or petrol powertrains and a fully electric version - the Corsa-e.
Since its launch in 1993, Vauxhall has sold more than 2.1 million Corsas in the UK to make it a popular choice for generations of drivers.
The sales figure for July 2020 places the Ford Fiesta and Focus in second and third places.
They are followed by the Volkswagen Golf, the Mercedes A Class and the Nissan Qashqai.
The Volkswagen Polo is in seventh place, followed by the Mini, the Volkswagen Itguan and the Ford Kuga is in tenth place
However, the year-to-date figures place the Ford Fiesta as the UK's top choice for a new car followed by the Focus, the Corsa and Golf.
The yearly sales figures then put the Qashqai in fifth place, followed by the A Class, the Mini, the Polo and the Tiguan with the Toyota Yaris in 10th spot.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.