Ford Focus is April’s top seller

The Ford Focus remained the top selling car in the UK during April, it has been revealed.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that last month UK car sales fell by 24 per cent based on yea-on-year figures, with only 133,475 changing hands.

This is the lowest level since 1991, while being the 11th straight month that new car sales have deteriorated.

However, the Focus remained the best-seller, shifting 8,974 units, which proved more than the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Golf and the Vauxhall Astra.

Boss of the SMMT Paul Everitt stated that there is optimism that things will improve in the coming months, especially after the government recently announced the scrappage scheme incentive.

He said: "Industry is hopeful that its prospects will improve in the coming months and the steps it has taken will provide the basis for a sustained recovery once growth returns."

According to Ford, the latest Focus brings together a "striking exterior design" with "improved aerodynamic lines".


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