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Most common cars in the UK – 2012

3 Aug , 2013  

I personally hate common cars, i would never have one out of choice. Whether its a rare colour, spec or car altogether, id much rather drive around and not see another one of what i’m driving. Its nice to be unique and different (well i think so anyway)!

So heres a list of the most common cars that were registered in 2012, we will go through each segment showing: Vehicle – Number Sold – Segment Percentage

But first lets start with colour!

Top 5 colours in 2012:

  1. Silver – 8,000,859 – 25.4%
  2. Blue – 6,643,045 – 21.1%
  3. Black – 5,606,103 – 17.8%
  4. Red – 3,483,638 – 11.1%
  5. Grey – 3,261,933 – 10.4%

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Minis - Hyundai i10 - carwitter

Top 5 Mini’s:

  1. Hyundai i10 – 23,135 – 23.7%
  2. Volkswagen up! – 14,705 – 22.7%
  3. Suzuki Alto – 5,416 – 8.4%
  4. Vauxhall Agile – 4,656 – 7.2%
  5. smart fortwo coupé – 4,481 – 6.9%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Supermini - Ford Fiesta - carwitter

Top 5 Supermini’s:

  1. Ford Fiesta – 109,265 – 14.7%
  2. Vauxhall Corsa – 89,434 – 12.0%
  3. Volkswagen Polo – 41,901 – 5.6%
  4. Fiat 500 – 32,973 – 4.4%
  5. MINI – 32,729 – 4.4%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Lower Medium - Ford Focus - carwitter

Top 5 Lower Medium:

  1. Ford Focus – 83,115 – 16.4%
  2. Vauxhall Astra – 63,023 – 12.4%
  3. Volkswagen Golf – 62,021 – 12.2%
  4. Nissan Qashqai – 45,675 – 9.0%
  5. BMW 1 Series – 34,488 – 6.8%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Saloon - BMW 3 Series - carwitter

Top 5 Upper Medium:

  1. BMW 3 Series – 44,521 – 18.7%
  2. Vauxhall Insignia – 32, 610 – 13.7%
  3. Volkswagen Passat – 21,957 – 9.2%
  4. Ford Mondeo – 21,662 – 9.1%
  5. Audi A4 – 20,089 – 8.5%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Executive - Mercedes Benz C Class - carwitter

Top 5 Executive:

  1. Mercedes Benz C Class – 37,261 – 31.8%
  2. Mercedes Benz E Class – 23,594 – 20.1%
  3. BMW 5 Series – 21,566 – 18.4%
  4. Audi A6 – 13,097 – 11.2%
  5. Jaguar XF – 11,726 – 10.0%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Luxury Saloon - Mercedes Benz S Class - carwitter

Top 5 Luxury Saloons:

  1. Mercedes Benz S Class – 1,864 – 23.1%
  2. Jaguar XJ – 1,286 – 15.9%
  3. BMW 7 Series – 1,278 – 15.8%
  4. Audi A8 – 1,172 – 14.5%
  5. Bentley Continental – 1,139 – 14.1%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Specialist Sports - Mercedes Benz SLK - carwitter

Top 5 Specialist Sports:

  1. Mercedes Benz SLK – 6,668 – 14.5%
  2. Audi TT – 6,170 – 13.4%
  3. Volkswagen Scirocco – 5,173 – 11.2%
  4. Mazda MX-5 – 3,342 – 7.3%
  5. MINI Coupé – 2,592 – 5.6%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - Crossover - Range Rover Evoque - carwitter

Top 5 Dual Purpose:

  1. Range Rover Evoque – 18,143 – 9.0%
  2. Kia Sportage – 14,964 – 7.4%
  3. Honda CR-V – 13,649 – 6.8%
  4. Land Rover Freelander – 11,139 – 5.5%
  5. Hyundai ix35 – 11,053 – 5.5%

 

Top 5 Most Common Cars 2012 - MPV - Vauxhall Zafira - carwitter

Top 5 MPV’s:

  1. Vauxhall Zafira – 18,401 – 15.6%
  2. Ford C-MAX – 16,712 – 14.2%
  3. Ford S-MAX – 8.839 – 7.5%
  4. Ford Galaxy – 7.828 – 6.7%
  5. Mercedes Benz B Class – 6,594 – 5.6%

Taking all that into account means the average car on UK roads is a silver supermini. So if you want to be individual, you now know the cars, and colours to avoid!

(All info taken from SMMT Facts 2013)

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  • dbramley

    Why does the Merc C-Class appear as Exec but 3 Series and A4 appear under upper medium?

    • carwitter

      Im not sure, its the way SMMT divide the cars up!

      • dbramley

        Thanks. Just seems strange because I had the three of them down as competing for the same segment.

        Actually surprised at how few A4’s Audi are selling too – I see them everywhere and far more often than the C-Class.