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Volkswagen overtakes Ford for the most popular make of new car registrations

The Department for Transport (DfT) released the Vehicle Licensing Statistics for 2020 Quarter 1 (January to March) this week. The measures introduced by the UK Government to combat the coronavirus at the end of March impacted sales in that month, usually a strong sales month because it falls at the end of the financial year and sees the introduction of a new licence plate.


Sales of diesel and petrol vehicles decreased while cars powered by alternative fuels saw a significant increase in sales.


And while the Ford Fiesta was the best selling car, Ford is no longer the best selling brand.


Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/896203/vehicle-licensing-statistics-january-to-march-2020.pdf