Ford's (F) Puma topped the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)'s list of best selling cars in August.
The Puma pipped the Volkswagen (VOW3.DE) Polo to the post, selling a total of 1,801 units in August. The Polo sold to the tune of 1,761 units.
The Toyota (7203.T) Yaris was third on the list, having sold 1,480 units.
Overall for the year, the Vauxhall (STLA) Corsa is still leading the way for sales, with year-to-date sales of 28,381. The classic Ford Fiesta is a close second, and also topped the list for used car sales in Q2.
"As we enter the important September plate-change month with an ever-increasing range of electrified models and attractive deals, buyers in the market for the new 71 plate can be reassured manufacturers are doing all they can to ensure prompt deliveries," said Mike Hawes, SMMT CEO.
Meanwhile, global supply chain issues continued to hit the UK car market in August, as new registrations fell 22% year-on-year.
According to the latest figures from the SMMT, 68,033 units were registered in what is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year for new car registrations, ahead of the important plate-change in September.
The monthly performance was the weakest since August 2013, and down 7.6% against the average recorded over the last decade, due in part to constrained supply as the global shortage of semiconductors — an issue born of the pandemic — continues to undermine production volumes.
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