ONCE again, the Ford Focus has topped the list of the most common vehicles serviced in garages during 2016, according to figures released by Autodata.
Leading the way is the second generation of Ford’s popular compact car. First introduced in 2004, the Mk2 Focus was the best-selling car in the United Kingdom for five consecutive years, following on from the five year spell its predecessor had spent at the top of the sales charts. Across all variants of the Focus, there are around 1.5 million examples on the UK’s roads, of around 32 million registered vehicles. Other models to feature in this year’s top five include the Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 206, Ford Transit, and Vauxhall Corsa.
- Ford Focus (2004-2011)
- Vauxhall Astra (2004-2013)
- Peugeot 206 (1998-2009)
- Ford Transit (2006-present)
- Opel/Vauxhall Corsa (2006-2014)
- Volkswagen Transporter T5 (2003-2015)
- Volkswagen Golf V (2003-2008)
- Peugeot 307 (2001-2008)
- BMW 3 Series (2005-2014)
- Renault Clio II (1998-2013)
This year’s top 20 also includes other highly popular vehicles such as the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Passat, Renault Megane, Volkswagen Polo, and the Audi A3, which made its world debut 20 years ago, in 1996.
Autodata compiled the list based on the number of service schedules accessed by its UK and European subscribers, with over 67 per cent of workshops in the UK having used Autodata’s latest online platform in the past 12 months.
Rod Williams, CEO of Autodata, said: ‘One of the many benefits of Autodata’s continuous evolution is the increasingly high levels of industry intelligence it provides. It allows us to see where the demand for content exists so that we can provide the most in-demand and up-to-date information to workshops.’
Autodata currently covers 32,000 models across 155 car and van manufacturers worldwide – visit www.autodata-group.com for further information.
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