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UK 1998: Ford Fiesta leads, Escort leaves, Focus arrives

Ford Fiesta

In 1998 no less than four Fords flirted with the title of best selling car. The Ford Escort made the most of its last year of life and even climbed back on top of the ranking during the 1st Half of the year. The Ford Mondeo stayed strong throughout the year and finished it at #3.

Ford Escort

The Ford Fiesta finished the year in the lead for the third consecutive year, and the Ford Focus was off to a flying start during the last 3 months of the year. The Renault Megane is by far the best selling foreign model in the country this year, reaching #5.

Ford Focus

Full 6, 10 and 12 months Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

UK Full Year 1998:

Pos Model
1 Ford Fiesta
2 Ford Escort
3 Ford Mondeo
4 Vauxhall Vectra
5 Renault Megane
6 Vauxhall Astra
7 Vauxhall Corsa
8 Peugeot 306
9 Rover 200
10 Rover 400

UK 1st Half 1998:

Pos Model H1 1998 % Jun-98 % Pos
1 Ford Escort 62,262 5.5% 10,000 5.9% 1
2 Ford Fiesta 61,942 5.4% 9,600 5.7% 3
3 Ford Mondeo 53,658 4.7% 9,700 5.7% 2
4 Vauxhall Vectra 50,016 4.4% 7,000 4.1% 4
5 Renault Megane 45,434 4.0% 5,500 3.2% 8
6 Vauxhall Corsa 37,663 3.3% 5,700 3.4% 7
7 Peugeot 306 37,251 3.3% 6,300 3.7% 5
8 Vauxhall Astra 36,940 3.2% 4,900 2.9% 9
9 Rover 200 32,694 2.9% 4,700 2.8% 10
10 Rover 400 30,181 2.7% 6,200 3.7% 6

UK 10 months 1998:

Pos Model 10m 1998
1 Ford Escort+Focus 108,300
2 Ford Fiesta 103,800
3 Ford Mondeo 90,600
4 Vauxhall Vectra 83,000
5 Renault Megane 75,000
6 Vauxhall Astra 69,000
7 Vauxhall Corsa 67,000
8 Peugeot 306 64,000
9 Rover 200 56,000
10 Rover 400 52,000

Source: SMMT

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