Ford Fiesta named most popular nearly new car of 2019

10 January 2020 Press Release

The Ford Fiesta was the pick of the nearly new cars with Motorpoint customers in 2019

“The Ford Fiesta continues to be perennially popular with Motorpoint customers thanks to its versatility, low running costs and great savings off list price and I wouldn’t be surprised to see if topping the charts this time next year based on demand a”

New figures from the UK’s leading independent car retailer, which has a network of branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales, revealed that the Ford Fiesta was the best-selling nearly new model of 2019, moving up one place on last year. It was closely followed by last year’s favourite, the Nissan Qashqai, and the BMW 1 Series. The BMW 3 Series and the Citroen C3, a new entry, rounded out of the Top Five.

Top 10 Selling Cars of 2019 in UK

1. Ford Fiesta (+1)

2. Nissan Qashqai (-1)

3. BMW 1 Series (+4)

4. BMW 3 Series (+1)

5. Citroen C3 (New Entry)

6. Mercedes-Benz A Class (New Entry)

7. Fiat 500 (New Entry)

8. Ford Kuga (New Entry)

9. Ford Focus (-5)

10. Renault Clio (New Entry)

However, there were a number of regional variations. In England and Wales, for instance, the top three selling models were the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Qashqai and BMW 1 Series while in Scotland it was the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Fiesta and the BMW 3 Series.  And, yet when it comes to London it was a completely different story, with Londoners preferring more premium models, with the BMW 3 Series, BMW 1 and Mercedes Benz C Class all featuring in the top five selling cars of 2019.

Top 5 Selling Cars of 2019 in England 

1. Ford Fiesta

2. Nissan Qashqai

3. BMW 1 Series

4. BMW 3 Series

5. Citroen C3

Top 5 Selling Cars of 2019 in Scotland 

1. Nissan Qashqai

2. Ford Fiesta

3. BMW 3 Series

4. Citroen C3

5. BMW 1 Series

Top 5 Selling Cars of 2019 in Wales

1. Ford Fiesta

2. Nissan Qashqai

3. BMW 1 Series

4. Citroen C3

5. Mercedes Benz A Class

Top 5 Selling Cars of 2019 in London

1. BMW 3 Series

2. Nissan Qashqai

3. Ford Fiesta

4. BMW 1 Series

5. Mercedes Benz C Class

The ever increasing popularity of petrol cars continued in 2019 with petrol now accounting for almost two thirds of all sales, at 62.2 per cent (up 4.7 per cent on the previous year) compared with 37.8 per cent for diesels (down 4.7 per cent on the previous year).

And, when it came to choice of colour of car, Motorpoint customers last year preferred to play it safe with the firm favourite black, which accounted for 25.9 per cent of all cars, closely followed by white at 19.4, per cent, and then grey at 18.9 per cent. Blue, at 13.7 per cent and silver at 9.3 per cent rounded out the top five. 

Mark Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer at Motorpoint, explained: “The Ford Fiesta continues to be perennially popular with Motorpoint customers thanks to its versatility, low running costs and great savings off list price and I wouldn’t be surprised to see if topping the charts this time next year based on demand already in 2020.

“It also reflects the continuing overall trend among Motorpoint customers, as shown by the inclusion in our Top 10 of models such as the Citroen C3, Ford Focus, Fiat 500 and Renault Clio, towards smaller, more budget conscious and environmentally-friendly vehicles.” 

Motorpoint stocks over 7,000 low mileage, nearly new cars all under three years old and with less than 25,000 miles, from 30 different manufacturers. Every vehicle will come with the balance of manufacturer’s warranty and be available to drive away the same day.

Motorpoint is committed to making car buying easy which is why, backed by the Motorpoint Price Promise, Motorpoint will also refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find the same car from a competitor. As an added bonus, it will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.