VW Golf is a best seller across Europe

Smaller and more economical new cars, with Volkswagen leading the way, are the best sellers across Europe as the scrappage scheme makes them more of a bargain.

Volkswagen’s new-generation Golf has remained as Europe’s top selling vehicle in September.

The Golf sold 59,552 units, which was a 56 per cent increase on the amount sold last year. This is partly down to the success of pan-European scrappage schemes, as well as the introduction of a new model since this time last year.

The Ford Fiesta was Europe’s second best seller, shifting 51,291 units, with the Vauxhall Corsa third having sold 38,947 units.

"It appears that across Europe, the increase in new car sales is being driven by smaller cars; not only are they generally available at cheaper prices, but they tend to be more economical overall" said Gary Bennett, MD of UK Car Discount, "This is something that we've seen at UK Car Discount too - smaller cars, such as the new VW are selling well."

The figures are from industry analysts JATO Dynamics, and it warns that the sharp rise in sales seen in the past few months are likely to be unsustainable when scrappage schemes are removed.

Once the scrappage schemes are removed by the various governments across Europe, it is unknown whether the cheaper cars will continue to sell more. A new VW Golf can be purchased from UK Car Discount from as little as £13,060. They also sell all the other VW range at cheap prices with great savings available.

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