German Hatchbacks and Superminis
BMW, Mercedes and Audi have all reported a marked increase in global car sales in 2015 and seemingly German cars are as popular as ever.
A big contributor to the current success of German cars in the UK is the growing market for German hatchbacks and superminis. In recent years there has been a distinct crossover as luxury German car manufacturers have sought to saturate the first-car and hot-hatch market. For the most part their attempts have worked, and luxury German car brands have emerged as a genuine challenger to the previous dominance of manufacturers such as Ford and Vauxhall in this popular category.
Whilst Ford and Vauxhall are still leading the way in the sales of hatchbacks and superminis, German equivalents are becoming increasingly popular. According to Auto Express, in 2014 3 of the top 10 selling cars in the UK were German manufactured cars.
The best selling German car in the UK in 2014 was the ever-present and reliable Volkswagen Golf, which sold a staggering 73,880 registrations in 2014 and was the 4th most popular car of the year. In terms of sales the Golf is sandwiched between the Vauxhall Corsa and the Vauxhall Astra, to gauge just how popular the Golf actually is. Also in the top 10 was the Volkswagen Polo, the smaller supermini equivalent to the Golf, which sold more registrations in 2014 than the Fiat 500.
The Audi A3 is another German hot-hatch that also features in the top 10 selling cars of 2014. Auto Express notes that 45,581 registrations were sold for this vehicle in 2014, making it the 8th most popular car in the UK in 2014. The Mercedes GLA, which was regularly touted as the best new vehicle of 2014 also received promising sales.
With good reported sales from German car manufacturers in early 2015, it appears that a continued growth in the sales of German Hatchbacks and Superminis is likely. Evidently, people are now seeking reliable German manufacturing in their hatchbacks and superminis and they are now a real potential alternative to a Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa.
Walker Cutting is a German car specialist garage and we are the home of Audi servicing Rotherham. Our Audi service costs are some of the most competitive around and all our servicing is carried out to the highest standards. We are also the premier Mercedes service Rotherham garage and the preferred VW Service Rotherham garage.
At Walker Cutting we provide expert servicing on all German cars and are a highly trusted garage with a glowing reputation from customers throughout South Yorkshire. The growing rise in the popularity of German hatchbacks and superminis means you need a name you can trust to call upon when you need to fix and service German vehicles.
Luckily, you can rely on Walker Cutting for a knowledgeable and dependable service with all German car related issues. Contact us today and make us your regular service provider.