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The ten best-selling cars of 2017

Despite a downbeat year for new car sales, these models remained popular with car buyers

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5. Vauxhall Corsa (2016: 2nd)

Vauxhall Corsa, top ten 2017Vauxhall’s other representative in the ten best-selling cars of 2017 is the Corsa supermini hatchback, and it has the unfortunate title of biggest fall in sales in this list. The Corsa took a battering this year, dropping more than 24,000 units or 38% on the previous year. (52,772 registrations in 2017 vs. 77,110 in 2016). Ranking wise, the Corsa fell from second place in 2016 to fifth in the best-selling cars of 2017.

The coming year doesn’t look any better for the Corsa. The all-new Ford Fiesta is hitting its straps now that supply is fully up to speed, and there are many newer (and better) rivals on the market. The Corsa is not a bad car, but it’s not up to the levels of rivals like the new Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza or the all-conquering Fiesta.

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Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.