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Top cars and car-buying trends of 2019

20 December 2019

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As we say goodbye to 2019, Close Brothers Motor Finance looks back on the most popular cars from the year. 
 
Smaller models have been swept off the showroom floor this year as buyers look toward more affordable and greener options. More drivers than ever are paying attention to the fuel type of their car, as features like boot size, number of doors and colour slip down the list of priorities. As we accelerate into 2020, we can expect to see electric vehicles in higher demand, particularly as two in five (39%) are considering an EV as their next car. A quarter (26%) of hybrid and electric drivers were buying their cars for the status, reflecting the shift toward greener alternatives.
 
The top 12 cars financed in 2019: 
1.    Ford Fiesta
2.    Volkswagen Golf
3.    Ford Focus
4.    Land Rover         
5.    Vauxhall Corsa
6.    MINI       
7.    Vauxhall Astra
8.    Audi A3
9.    Nissan Qashqai
10.    Audi A4
11.    Vauxhall Insignia
12.    Volkswagen Polo
 
Top 10 main considerations when buying a car:[2]
1.    Affordability / price - 71%
2.    Fuel type - 51%
3.    How economical the vehicle is to run - 50%
4.    Engine size - 50%
5.    Existing mileage - 46%
6.    Number of doors - 46%
7.    Manufacturer - 37%
8.    Boot size - 37%
9.    Colour - 28%
10.    Ease of getting in and out - 27%
 

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