Ford Focus becomes top-selling used car

  • Ford Focus is biggest used seller in 2012
  • Fiesta previously held position since 2007
  • Overall used car sales fall
Ford Focus
Ford Focus
The Ford Focus was the biggest-selling used car in 2012, knocking the Ford Fiesta off the top spot – a position it had held since 2007.

Figures from data experts Experian show that Focus sales rose 4.5% during 2012, beating the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa, which both increased by 1% over the same period.

Despite this growth, used car sales fell in 2012 when compared with 2011. Overall, 6,743,080 cars were sold - a 0.4% fall from the 6,768,759 sold the year before.

The largest growth in used sales was in the SUV segment, though, where an increase of 5.2% was recorded in 2012 compared with 2011.

The most popular used SUV was the Land Rover Freelander, whose sales increased by 4.5%.

For the first time since 2005, used MPV sales fell – recording a drop of 1.1%.

Outside the traditional segments, there was a dramatic increase in sales of hybrid vehicles. Sales were up 47% in 2012, with the Toyota Prius claiming a 35.7% increase.

The biggest-selling used cars of 2012:

Ford Focus
Ford Fiesta
Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Astra
VW Golf
BMW 3 Series
Renault Clio
Peugeot 206
Ford Mondeo
Volkswagen Polo

By Rory White
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