Top sellers January 2011

Best sellers January 2011

7528      Ford Focus
5844      Ford Fiesta
4510      Vauxhall Astra
4363      Vauxhall Corsa
4110      Volkswagen Golf
3184      BMW 3 Series
3010      Volkswagen Polo
2236      Vauxhall Insignia
2171      Peugeot 207
2108      Nissan Qashqai

Car showrooms were quiet in January, with registrations of new cars dropping by 11.5% to 128,811, according the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The drop in demand was expected and means sales have continued to drop for seven consecutive months.

By the end of 2011 the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is predicting that sales will have dropped around 5% compared with 2010 to 1.93 million.

Although they continue to occupy most of the top 10 best-selling places, demand for small family cars and superminis fell sharply compared with a year ago when the scrappage incentive was in place. Demand for MPVs and executive and luxury cars increased.