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Best selling cars of 2012

The UK new car market is revving up for its strongest sales year since 2008. The latest figures from the Society of Motor and Manufacturing and Traders suggest that UK registrations increased by 11.3% to 149,191 units in November. Year-to-year date figures stand at 1,921,052, which is a massive 5.4% on the same period in 2011.

The figures also mean that the UK is the second largest new car market in Europe, behind Germany but ahead of France, Italy and Spain.

Below is a countdown of the best selling cars of 2012.

10) BMW 1-Series - 31,292 Sales

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9) Mercedes-Benz C-class - 35,328 Sales

Mercedes-Benz C-class

8) Volkswagon Polo - 39,401 Sales

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7) BMW 3-Series - 41, 340 Sales

BMW 3 series

6) Nissan Qashqai - 42,835 Sales

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5) Vauxhall Astra - 57,911 Sales

Vauxhall Astra

4) Volkswagon Golf - 59,465 Sales

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3) Ford Focus - 77,850 Sales

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2) Vauxhall Corsa - 84,924 Sales

Corsa

1) Ford Fiesta - 104,288 Sales

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