Revealed! The UK’s best-selling cars of 2016 so far

  • IMPORTANT CAR NEWS: we discovered this week that dogs have been driving Subarus. Yes, it’s for an advert, and probably not entirely real, but whatever.

    In other news, you might like to know that January’s UK car sales were the highest since 2005: 169,678 cars were registered, an increase of 2.9 per cent and the highest for over a decade.

    And in actually-quite-interesting car news, ‘alternative-fuel’ vehicles also saw a massive spike.  In the UK in January 2016, 6,075 alternatively-fuelled cars were sold, compared to last January’s 4,598.

    The burning question on your lips no doubt, is the number one spot. What has been 2016’s (ie, January’s) biggest selling car?

    Click on for the top ten. It will probably contain little surprise, but it’s, um, useful to know.

  • 10. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 3,022

  • 9. Vauxhall Astra – 3,185

  • 8. Audi A3 – 3,227

  • 7. Volkswagen Polo – 3,298

  • 6. Nissan Juke – 3,446

  • 5. Volkswagen Golf – 3,813

  • 4. Ford Focus – 4,285

  • 3. Vauxhall Corsa – 4,803

  • 2. Nissan Qashqai – 4,839

  • 1. Ford Fiesta – 8,353