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The UK car market continues to go from strength to strength and is on track for its strongest year of sales since 2008, according to the latest figures from the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The SMMT has reported that UK registrations have increased by 11.3 per cent to 149,191 units in November and year-to-date figures currently stand at 1,921,052 units which is a 5.4 per cent increase in comparison to November 2011.
The latest figures also place the UK in second place as the largest new car market in Europe behind Germany, beating countries such as France, Italy and Spain. See below to find out what the top five current best cars of 2012 are.
Ford Fiesta: Prices from £2,987.00
Sales year-to-date: 104,288
The Ford Fiesta takes top prize once again for being the most popular car of 2012 and it is easy to see why. It appeals to a number of different sectors from working professionals to families and singles and continues to offer an impressive selection of equipment as standard at an affordable price.
Vauxhall Corsa: Prices from £1,950.00
Sales year-to-date: 84,924
The Vauxhall Corsa, like the Fiesta, offers an impressive selection of features as standard demonstrating fantastic value for money. The variety of models on offer means that there is something for everyone when it comes to engine capacity and drive capability, keeping the Corsa at the forefront of the league table.
Ford Focus: Prices from £2,995.00
Sales year-to-date: 77,850
The Ford Focus remains in third place for another year and has almost as much appeal as the Fiesta when it comes to reliability and performance. Behind the wheel, the Focus is a dream to drive, and would give other more prestigious badges a run for their money in terms of value and capability.
Volkswagen Golf: Prices from £2,991.00
Sales year-to-date: 59,465
The prestige which comes with driving a Volkswagen car is what has kept the Golf at the forefront of the league table for many years. Its overall performance combined with its luxurious and stylish interior is second to none, and as a family sized car with an impressively sized boot, it certainly offers something for everyone.
Vauxhall Astra: Prices from £2,995.00
Sales year-to-date: 57,911
If you’re looking for a stylish car, the Astra wins hand down when it comes to curb-side appeal. Combine this with its excellent drive capability, impressive handling and great suspension, and you are in for an exciting yet comfortable ride for a fair price.